Lower Case Blues is a power trio originating from Newark, Delaware. The band features Jake Banaszak (lead guitar), B.J. Muntz (bass and vocals), and Paul Weik (drums). Since the Band started in ’03, They have established themselves as some of the best in the area.. Taking blues to a whole new level and earning respect as being some of the best up and coming musicians.
Lower Case Blues has many influences ranging from blues greats like Buddy Guy, Tinsley Ellis, SRV, Albert Collins, Big Joe Turner, and Muddy Waters to others such as Bootsy Collins, The Allman Bros., Jimi Hendrix, ZZ Top and Victor Wooten. LCB focuses on playing original music with a reasonable amount of covers thrown into the mix to pay tribute to there inspirations. The band always plays with feeling and improvisation… you’ll never hear a song played the same way twice.
Some of LCB’s accomplishments include…
-Inducted to “The Blues Hall of Fame” 2012
-Played “Firefly Festival in Dover DE” 2012
-Was selected “Best Band in Delaware in 2009” … Delaware Today Magazine
-Opened for acts such as Buddy Guy, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, .38 Special, John Corbett, Michael Burks, The Junco Pardners, Los Lonely Boys, Jakob Dylan, and Robert Randolph..
-Backed up funk guitar great – Leo Nocentelli (The Meters) @ Dogfish Head Brewery in 2010
-Competed in the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN in 2008.
-Was voted Best Blues Band in Delaware by Out ‘n’ About Magazine.
-Won award for Best Americana Band in April 2007 at the Delaware Music Festival.
-Won “Battle of the Blues” for local radio station 98.5 Big Classic Rock.
-Recorded and performed with producer and keyboardist Johnny Neel (formerly of the Allman Bros.)
All performances are FREE and open to the public, unless otherwise noted. This schedule is subject to change without prior notice and are subject to cancellation due to weather considerations.