Vancouver-based The Mud Bay Blues Band brings its brand of blues and roots music to Lorenzo’s Café Aug. 19.

Vancouver-based The Mud Bay Blues Band brings its brand of blues and roots music to Lorenzo’s Café Aug. 19.

Mud Bay Blues Band has paid their dues

Together for close to four decades, the band brings its brand of blues and roots music to the North Okanagan Aug. 19

For 38 years (and counting) the Mud Bay Blues Band has been electrifying audiences with their unique high-intensity brand of blues and roots music.

Weathering more than a few storms along the way, they have been hailed as bona fide soul survivors, “The Band That Won’t Go Away,” much to the delight of their legions of fans throughout the world.

The five-piece band features four songwriters, three of whom are also lead vocalists. But underlying this diversity of writing and performance is a remarkable consistency, the result of a shared vision refined over many years. Distinct as the individual contributions may be, it all comes out sounding like the Mud Bay Blues Band.

The music is danceable original indie roots and blues with vintage rhythm and blues stylings abounding. The band features three singers and a strong rhythmic element.

Their sound reflects a wide range of influences — classic Chicago Blues, country, Cajun, rock, soul — all finding common ground inside well-crafted, inventive songs.

Proud to have been forerunners of the burgeoning indie blues movement, the Mud Bay Blues Band has always taken the road less traveled, favouring innovation and interpretation over imitation. Their dedication to expanding and enriching the blues and roots idiom they cherish has never wavered.

Mud Bay’s fourth album Colebrook Road is receiving play on internet radio in Europe, CFRO, CITR and LG104 FM on the Lower Mainland and on Stingray Music, CBC and on community and university radio across Canada

Now with almost four decades of dues paid, they have earned respect and praise from such blues legends as James Cotton (“Just like playing with family”) and the late great Stevie Ray Vaughn (“Mud Bay..?… More fun!”)

The Mud Bay Blues Band plays Aug. 19 at Lorenzo’s Café, 901 Mabel Lake Rd. (eight km east of Enderby). Doors open at 6 p.m., music starts at 8 p.m. To reserve your seat, call 250-838-6700.