Saturday, Oct. 12th at 3:00pm – PJ Brews Stage
The Long Island band provides a very polished sound, with short-haired, backwards-capped vocalist Dennis Grimaldi leading the way. Eddie Wenzel plucks away on the bass, Steven Greenbaum on blues harp while Ted Wender along with brothers Greg and Frank Delape jam on the Keyboards, guitar and drums, respectively. The band is driven by a tight, bluesy sound, with Greg Delape in lead guitar duties.
“We do this for our love of the music and the buzz of the camaraderie that we feel when we’re playing together. We’ve known each other since we were kids,” Wenzel said. On playing at The Blue Parrot, he added, “We like the intimacy of this place. There’s a good vibe here.”
Red, White, And Blues first got together in 2005, molding together decades of musical experience. Though the band is relatively new, its members are very familiar with one another. Wenzel and the Delape brothers were members of Doc West, a cover band that featured Cyndi Lauper as a vocalist in the mid 1970s. Doc West covered such bands as Led Zeppelin, Jefferson Airplane, and Bad Company, though Lauper dropped out of the band in 1977 due to vocal chord damage. Wenzel said he and the others still keep in touch with the now established female pop singer.