Blues for Breakfast is the brainchild of WIZN dj Mr. Charlie Frazier, who hosts a Sunday morning show of the same name. Sensing the Champlain Valley's potential interest in a no-nonsense, partying, houserockin’ blues-rock band, in June of '91 he pulled together a group of the Burlington area's best musicians to perform at Vermont's annual Discover Jazz Festival Blues Jam.
Buoyed by the response, they decided to ride the wave and not let a good thing slip away. The band's reputation has been growing ever since, More than a decade later, they're still going strong--packing dancers into clubs across northern Vermont, New York and New Hampshire.
They’ve headlined concerts for Burlington's First Night celebration, played the annual Lake Champlain Blues Cruises, for the Burlington Mayor's Arts Council in Battery Park, rocked out the Church Street Marketplace, the Plattsburgh Mayor’s Cup and the Saranac Lake Chamber of Commerce.
The band's first release, "Fries & Gravy," was recorded live at Nectar's, and quickly sold out its 1000 copy pressing. They’ve also donated tracks to the first three Best of The Green Mountain Blues compilations, put together by Mr. Charlie, to benefit the kids at Camp Ta-Kum-Ta, a Colchester, VT camp for child cancer patients.
With over 200 songs in their repertoire, there's something for every musical taste! Occasionally augmented by the Over Easy Horns, and other special guest artists, the “House Band of the Champlain Valley” mixes a rockin' blend of blues, originals, R&B, Dead and reggae, that'll have you energized and dancin' all night!!!
New article written by Thomas McCabe, An Interview with Mr Charlie Frazier, Lead Vocalist and Harp Player of Blues for Breakfast