Monday, November 28, 2005

Opening a can of Blues Smackerel...

Your Mighty No-Star Blues Band will be opening up for Chicago's own Howard & The White Boys at the Lafayette Tap Room in Buffalo, NY, on their return trip to the Nickel City in February... Stay-tuned for more details as they become available.


Long Time No Post...

Sorry, we've been quite busy over the last several weeks.

Here are a few No-Stars News items and fancy-schmancy bullet points, to wit:

* Congratulations to the Mary Haitz Band from Rochester, New York, on winning the 2005 "Memphis Bound" competition held by the WNY Blues Society at the Lafayette Tap Room in Buffalo, NY. Mary and the band will travel down to Memphis to represent Western New York in the International Blues Challenge at the end of January. Go get 'em, boys and girls...

* Congratulations also go out to all of the nominees and winners in the "Blues" categories in the Buffalo/WNY Music Awards this year, including our own former sax-player, Hollywood Jack Prybylski (not "Prysbalski"... Don't you just love Buffalo journalism?)...

* On a sad note, our drummer of the past two years, Bill O'Shea, is stepping back into semi-retirement. You can still see him subbing occassionally with your Mighty No-Stars, but Bill wanted to spend more time with his family and his healthcare business, which we more than understand. Bill, you are a rock-solid, laser-focused rhythm machine, and a great human being
and we will miss you tremendously... Bill will be with the band full-time to the end of January. Be sure to stop out to our "Goodbye Bill" party at the Tap Room on the 27th of January.

* On a happy note, Gregg Juke & The Mighty No-Star Blues Band will become one of the "house bands" at the famed Alternative Brews blues club (Sheridan Dr. in Amherst, NY). Your Mighty No-Stars will be appearing at Alt-Brews on the first Friday of every month from January to June 2006.

* New dates are coming in... Check the website or sign-up for our e-mail list at, so you don't miss any of the happening No-Stars concert action!