Even when Otis was a little boy he had music in his heart. Banging on pots and pans with serving spoons, he would sing to the entire neighborhood. His momma was his first inspiration. “Otis! I’ll give you something to scream about!” Otis has had the blues ever since.
They say the secret to success is to surround yourself with good people. But now that they’ve said it, it isn’t a secret any more.
Gordon Reynolds has the blues. He has the blues real bad, which is important for a blues singer. Sometimes when he’s on stage you can see it in his eyes. It will change you. Not content to get by on just his looks and personality, Gordon also plays saxophone.
Rob Reynolds figured that since he has two hands maybe he should play two instruments. But it turns out that both require at least one and one requires at least both. That’s why they take turns. Not the hands, the sax and the harmonica.
They say the mark of a good bass player is that you don’t even know he’s there. Well, we can see Russ Saylor right there, in the above photo. That’s because he’s a great bass player.
As the drummer, Charles Alexander is the only member of the band whose instrument is both a verb and a noun. It’s this kind of multitasking that allowed him to learn to use each limb independently. Sometimes he even moves his mouth while playing. Charles is a great drummer. He has better fills than a donut shop.
Phillip Reynolds likes sunsets, long walks on the beach, puppies, and meaningful conversations. We make him sing and play the piano if he wants to hang around with us, though. Phillip also created the artwork on this website.