BRIAN LEE and the ORBITERS
Brian Lee and the Orbiters play energetic and inspired blues in a wide orbit through the blues universe-especially Chicago, Texas, and West Coast styles. They also take excursions into country blues and jazz, all within their unique Blues Orbiters sound.
Their tunes are a blend of originals and favorites from the rich blues tradition. Founder Brian Lee leads the band with smooth, soulful vocals, and instrumental variety on slide guitar, blues harp, and guitar. He also has written many of the band's original tunes.
"Best of the Blues" award winner Tim Sherman is a master of the blues guitar, whose playing never ceases to amaze and inspire.
Hank Yanda on bass, and Conrad Ormsby on drums propel the band with both incredible energy and finesse. Hank also contributes superb vocals.
The band has been nominated by the Washington Blues Society for "Best Band" in 2008 and 2003, as well as for "Best Recording" in 2006. Tim won the Blues Society award for "Best Electric Guitarist" in 2006 and 2002.