Band Bios and set lists

 Reed Scott ( Slim ) ~ ( Guitars, vocals ) After playing drums for many bands over the years Hambone Slim decided it was time to go back to his original love, the guitar. He loves the blues and American roots music so it was a natural that he would pursue that genre. His first band was in 1965 doing Stones and Beatles tunes ( like so many others at that time ) He started as a guitarist and lead singer but found out how hard it was to find a good he decided to play the drums instead. But his heart was always with singing and playing guitar. 

Growing up listening to the American Roots greats like Hank Williams, B.B. King, Willie Nelson, Roy Orbison, Ray Charles, Motown and Stax and all the great Muscle Shoals artists, along with the British artists like Peter Green, The Beatles, The Stones, Joe Cocker, Van Morrison, Eric Burden and so many others.. he gravitated to bands like The Paul Butterfield Blues Band and James Cotton and Muddy Waters out of the Chicago music scene. Taj Mahal, Keb Mo, J.J. Cale, John Hiatt, Bob Dylan, John Prine remain a huge influence. 

Reed brings all of these genres alive at  his shows... done in his own musical style..always with a reverence and respect for their music. Every one of his shows are a loving embrace of the music that came before and a walk through the influence American Roots music has all over the world... and his original songs reflect these influences. 


Paul Zeman~ ( Lead Guitars ) 

Paul is a very experienced guitarist that has been in demand in the region for many years. He has played in the top cover bands and brings his talent to the band on several levels. Soaring leads.. tasty riffs and beautifully constructed melodic patterns are his gifts and we are very happy to have him!!

Mike ( Bone )  Yourkvitch ~ ( Bass Guitars )

At 10 years of age he started to play guitar..leading him to the bass guitar at 19. He loved the sounds of funk, R&B and Blues at an early age so pursued those genres and to this day is one of the top funk/blues/soul bass players in the region. He has performed live for many years and his influences are Earth Wind and Fire...AWB...Tower of Power and Stevie Ray...

As Mike like to say  " It's all about that bass "  and we are very fortunate to have his talent and presence in this band!! 


Dave ( Playing Mantis ) Finberg  ( Keyboards ) 

Dave experienced the Beatles on The Ed Sullivan Show and knew he was going to be a musician! His life has been, and continues to be, an exploration of musical instruments including: piano, guitars, bass, and drums. He is self taught and uses his musical ear to guide him by listening to the music around him. This approach lets him absorb and understand the vibrations and to be able to play what fits the music naturally. 

He love all music.. classical, blues, jazz, bluegrass, progressive, electronic, funk, rock, etc.. Influences are: Beatles, Stones, the Who, CSNY, Traffic, Jimmy Smith, YES, Genesis, but most of all he loves the music of The Grateful Dead. 

The Blues Dues is honored to have him! 

 I Play With Sticks ( Louis )~ Drums

Louis is one of the most sought after srummers in all of California. He has played with many top acts over the years and recently back the top ABBA tribute band Supertrooper and backs the top country artist in the region Ariell Jean. As well as backing Nashville recording artist Mondo Mariscal. 

It is a feather in our cap to have him on board with us!! 

















Woodlake Tavern 

Uptown Pizza

Matchbook Winery

Viaggio Winery

Mei Wah Beer Room

Sac Yard Community Tap House

Sac Union Brewery

Yolo Brewing Co

Jackrabbit Brewing Co

Blue Note Brewing Co

Hide A Way Lounge and Grill

Sudwerk Brewery

City of Davis Concerts

Acoustic Cafe

The Sub Shack

Crooked Lane Brewing Co

Thirsty Barrel Tap House

 Old Sugar Mill

The Ren de Vous 

Big Sexy Brewing Co

Waterman Brewing Co

Porchlight Beer Room

 Little Bear Tree Farm

 Auburn Community Tap Room

Sorelle Winery 

Tower Brewing Co. 

Fair Oaks Brew Pub

Maribelle's Cafe 

Lodi Methodist Church













Set List tunes

Crazy Mama

That's Alright Mama

Little Sister

I'm a King Bee

Big Boss Man

Folsom Prison Blues

Thunderstorms and Neon

Call Me The Breeze

Spider and The Fly

My Good Thing

Statesboro Blues

Born In Chicago

Little Red Rooster

Walkin Blues

Hoochie Coochie Man

Move it on Over

Hey Good Lookin

T.I. Blues

The Weight

Rainy Day Woman


Get Out My Life Woman

Money Maker

Mystery Train

C.C. Rider

I'm Ready

Lonesome Day Blues

Unchain My Heart

Walkin the Dog

Hand Jive

Sweet Home Chicago

I Got My Mojo Workin

Leavin Trunk

Knockin on Heaven's Door


Serve Somebody

Tobacco Road

Before You Accuse Me

Flip, Flop, and Fly

 Fishin' Blues

Help Me

 Your Trills give me the Chills

It's What You Make It

Flat Tire Blues

Ride Them Rails

Born a Bluesman

City of New  Orleans

Panama Red

Stand By Me

Summer's End

Angel From Montgomery

Crazy as a Loon

Poke Salad Annie

My Back Pages

Other Side Of Town

How Every Empire Falls

Green Onions

Jupiter in Pisces


Cripple Creek

Get Out of Vegas

All The Way to The River

She's Alright

My Church

LA Freeway