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A Band of Brothers

Folk and Roll


"Folk and Roll" .... Think electric Dylan, Van Morrison, John Mellencamp, Neil Young, The Band, or maybe "American Pie" , or songs by great classic rock bands like the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, Jethro Tull, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Crosby, Stills and Nash, Dire Straits. Songs written by some of the greatest musical storytellers of all time. Songs that make you laugh or cry, dance or shake a fist in the air, or take you back to memorable points in your life: first loves, first car, children, weddings, or just the first time you heard a song. That's what you get at A Band Of Brothers Show. Cool songs most people know played pretty good. Time Travelers of Rock and Roll encompassing the many genres of the music that have been melded together to become what is called rock: country, bluegrass, blues, and jazz, that's A Band Of Brothers show.

Over the past 30 years and across the USA, members of A Band of Brothers have worked with such diverse artists as: The Marshall Tucker Band, Chuck Berry, The Statler Brothers, Leslie West & Mountain, Van Halen, The Oak Ridge Boys, Steppenwolf, Head East, Roseanne Cash, Soul Asylum, the Black Crowes, The Soul Phonics, One Eyed Jacks, Metallica, Alan Jackson, Ozark Mountain Daredevils, Travis Tritt, Hank Williams Jr., Clarence Cleamons (Springsteen's E Street Band), Black Oak Arkansas, Steve Wariner and many others.

A Band of Brothers proudly use Saegull, Epiphone, Alvarez, Vester, Fender, Mullens & Dobro Guitars, Ampeg, Crate, Carvin & Peavey Amps, Yamaha Drums & Zildjian Cymbals, Korg & Clavia Keyboards, Conn Saxophones and Pearl Flutes.

Dave Halstead
 David Lee Halstead -Vocals, Guitar, Mandolin, Accordion, Bass Pedal Steel, Slide Guitar. Born and raised in DuQuoin, IL and lives in DuQuoin, IL. Dave began his musical career playing accordion at age 5, moving to guitar 7 years later. Performing throughout Southern Illinois, Kentucky, and Missouri with many bands including; The Electric Circus, Jerry D &The Diesels, The Claytons, The Hank Blues Band, Free Beer, Arrowhead, The Mud Hippies, Lucky Duck, Pecos Pud & The RodeoRoughriders, Appaloosa, Pecos Stone Band, Illinois Electric Blues Band, Dave's Not Here and Hunter Halstead Shreve & Steb.
Dana DeMaris – Keyboards, Saxophones, Flute, Harmonica, Vocals. Dana has been a part of the American rock scene for over 25 years. Dana studied woodwinds with Gene Steinman and has attended workshops with jazz legends Sonny Rollins, World Saxophone Quartet, and Jackie Mclean. Dana has played with a score of bands in America and Canada Including: Little Berry Jam, The Oblique Wave, P.Y.G Roast, Masked Men, Phish, Cory Stevens, The Alien Time Ensemble, Jump Duck and the Mallardtones, Lucky Duck, The Perkulators, the psychedelic band Dream Lab, and Blind Date. Dana's love of acoustic instruments helps to give its unique sound, bringing the classics to you as they were originally recorded.
Dana DeMaris
Tony Malawy
Tony Malawy:- Bass Guitar, Vocals, Composition. Tony has played professionally since 1982, playing with Belleville and St. Louis area bands. Some of his musical influences are Bill Wyman, Noel Redding,Tony Cox, Rick Danko, James Jamerson, and Flea. He has performed with The Midnight Riders, Random Access, Black Coffee, Lon-L & Petty Thief, and Blind Date. Among his many other interest, Tony plays music occasionally with Lon-L Brooks. He additionally composes and records in his digital home studio in Centralia, IL

 Greg Calvert -Vocals, Drums Percussion. Born in Fairfield raised in DuQuoin and now lives in Centralia, IL got his first set of drums from his grandma at age 10 and has been performing live ever since with local bands; Scarlett Thred, Whiteash, Obsession, Shades, The Saloonatics, Southern Prophet, Jump Duck & The Mallardtones, Lucky Duck, Rockin' Blue Iguanas, The Mud Hippies and Dave's Not Here, Dreamlab, Lon-L & Petty Thief, and Blind Date. He is also the manager and booking agent for the band.

Greg Calvert



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