Jumpin' Blue - lineup
The Jumpin' Blue lineup:
Joel Jamison did his first gig with The Drivin' Sideways Blues Band in 1978 at Cold Spring Tavern, the infamous Santa Barbara landmark. He has been playing piano and organ with various bands in the area ever since. Although he has played many other genres, Blues is always at the core of what he digs. A highlight of his career was backing Bo Diddley for a show in 1986. He loves to sing as well as play the keys. Some influences have been Ray Charles, Greg Allman, Otis Spann and Bill Payne. Joel is a strong addition to the cool sound of Jumpin' Blue.
Robby Fair is a master of guitar tone. Switching between a variety of vintage guitars and amps, he can make you cry with his blue tones or feel like your riding a wave with his reverb-laden surf sounds. In the past he has been the cornerstone of many popular Santa Barbara area bands including Bluesaholics, King Bee and The Duke Mitchell Band. As a vital component of Jumpin' Blue, Robby is in his comfort zone playing the traditional to modern blues that the band is focused on.
As long time drummer for the popular Papa Doo Run Run, Bo Fox has played drums all over the world. He has also laid down the beat for many of Santa Barbara's favorite bands, including Spencer the Gardener, the Rawhides and Gatos de Amour. Jumpin' Blue is in good hands with Bo keeping a steady beat while always wearing his perpetual smile.
JimmyC has been performing around the Santa Barbara area since the mid-80s. He has played in almost every musical combination imaginable, from a single to full bands with horns. In Jumpin' Blue he holds down the bottom on bass but is equally capable of grinding out blues chops on guitar. Early influences include Mose Allison, Ray Charles, Michael Bloomfield and Paul Butterfield. Jimmy is endorsed by MTD basses.