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Rockin’ in 2019 — New Year’s Eve with The Bob Lanza Blues Band

There is only one way to play the blues:
From the heart with ferocity as if your life depends on it.

Singer, songwriter and guitarist Bob Lanza from the wilds of north New Jersey leaves no doubt as to motivation with a scorching second release following his debut Things Ain’t So Bad (2009). Years with Floyd Phillips and the Mudflaps and backing legends like James Cotton prepared his audition as a new blues guitar hero.


The Bob Lanza Blues Band is a tight knit blues unit, in true Chicago, Kansas City, style with some Texas influences hanging out in north New Jersey.

The band includes Reverend Sandy Joren on bass and vocals, is from Leary Georgia. He came north in the early 80′s, where he met up with Bob in 1991 to fill in on bass. He has been there ever since. Harmonicist Snakeman Runyan was schooled by the master James Cotton. Snakeman brings charisma and energy to every performance — the perfect fit to Bob’s guitar playing, they play off of one another so well. The Plainfield NJ native adds just the right amount of “grease” to the recipe that makes up the sound of the band. Noel Sagerman on drums; he plays just as sweet as his persona!!!

The band represented the New York Blues & Jazz Society at the 2011 International Blues Challenge.