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Featuring

Cats

Robert Nighthawk Tooms


G U I TA R

Josh Roberts

Josh Robert’s guitar appears on many of Brad Webb’s Boogie Barbeque recordings, including his own release on this long established Memphis label. He recorded with Steven Segal at The House of Blues Studio in Memphis on a project with Blues greats, Pinetop Perkins, Bob Margolin, and Koko Taylor. He has played with a long list of contemporary Memphis musicians. A true musician, he also plays bass, drums, piano and harmonica proficiently. His latest contribution is to the Reba Russell band’s Broke Down But Not Out and Bleeding Heart recordings which have made it to regular rotation on satellite radio. His specialty is slide guitar. His performances at the King Biscuit Blues Festival in Helena, Arkansas, and Morgan Freeman’s Ground Zero in Clarksdale, Mississippi are legend. He has played with both the Reba Russell Band and the Wampus Cats at blues festivals around the world.

DRUMS VOCALS Doug McMinn has been a professional musician for over twenty-six years. He started his career at the age of 15, growing up with both parents performing the blues. He worked with his father, Papa Don McMinn, opening and playing for over 9 years at The Rum Boogie Café on the legendary Beale Street. He has also toured Europe and the UK extensively over the past 10 years. Live Performances: The Coasters, The Drifters, The Shirelles, The Crystals, The Platters, The Tokens, Chuck Berry, Bowser (Sha Na Na), Percy Sledge, Peter Noone (Herman's Hermits), Danny and The Juniors, Tommy Roe, Albert King, George “Mojo” Buford, Bruce Carroll, Rufus Thomas, B B King, Ace Cannon, John Angotti, Papa Don McMinn, Tommy Allen, Sir Mac Rice, Carla Thomas, Regina Bell

Doug McMinn

Doug’s Recording Performances • • • •

Live At The Rum Boogie Café - Don McMinn Black Guitar - Don McMinn Do You Know - Linda Gail Lewis Cornerstone - Don McMinn

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Memphis Music For Him - Triplthret Home Blues – Papa Don McMinn & Nightrain Specials - Hope Studio Series Volume One Blues Ain’t A Color - Mojo Buford Just Like Last Night – “Papa” Don McMinn


Robert Nighthawk Tooms

KEYS HARPS VOCALS Roberts Recording Performances • The Reba Russell Band - Going on Strong • The Reba Russell Band - Buried Treasure • The Reba Russell Band - City of the Blues • Blind Mississippi Morris - Back Porch Blues • The Memphis Sheiks - Slow-Cooked Pig Meat • The Memphis Sheiks - Diamond in the Bluff • The Memphis Sheiks - Up to No Good, Again • Eddie Juke - It's a Memphis Thang! (UK) • Big Bill Morganfield - Nineteen Years Old (Germany) • Willie Foster, Henry Townsend, Fred Sanders, Blind Mississippi Morris Live in St. Louis

Robert Nighthawk Tooms is a 30 year veteran of Beale Street and the Blues. He started playing the piano at the age of 6 and by the time he hit his teens he had fallen in love with the Blues. He has been creating music with The Reba Russell Band since 1991 and also records and writes music with his own band, The Wampus Cats. He is endorsed by the Hammond-Suzuki organ company, makers of the B-3. He has worked with such blues greats as: B.B. King, Matt “Guitar” Murphy, Paul Burlison, Billy Lee Riley, The Hi Rhythm Section, Mark Wearner, Richard Hite of Canned Heat, Big Bill Morganfield, Earl Forest, James Cotton, Rosco Gordon, Little Milton, Willie Foster, Blind Mississippi Morris, The Memphis Sheiks, Don McMinn, Tracy Nelson, Larry Raspberry, Reverend Horton Heat, Bob Margolin and Jimmy Thackery. Robet Nighthawk has appeared at venus around the world including these: Distillery Blues Festival, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; King Biscuit blues Festival, Helene, Arkansas; Smokin' Moe's, Winter Park, Colorado; Ozark Blues Festival, Springfield, Missouri; Duvelblues Festival, Puurs, Belgium; Goorblues, Gooreind,Wuustwezel, Belgium; B.B. King's Blues Club, Memphis, TN; Memphis in May, Memphis, TN; Toyland Ball, Tulsa, OK; Banana Peel, Ruiselede, Belgium; Mile High Blues Festival, Denver, Colorado; De Steiger in Menen, Belgium; Hot August Blues Festival, Kenlake’s amphitheatre, Kenlake, KY; Bluesclub XXL Wageningen, Netherlands; Eureka Springs Blues Festival, Eureka Springs, AR; Quincy Blues Festival, Quincy, IL; Good Shepherd Manor Fall Fest, Momence, IL; Sedalia Blues Festival, Sedalia, VA; The Ellington, Lynchburg, VA; Big Lick Music Festival, Roanoke, VA; Bugaboos Bluesfestival, Mol, BelgiumFlanders; Fort Smith Blues Festival, Fort Smith, AR; Downtown Blues & BBQ Festival, Texarkana, TX

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Willie Foster - People Talk Too Much Wally Ford & the Lizard Kings - Crawling like a Lizard The "M" Clan - The M Clan (Spain) Carol Plunk - A Piece of Me Blind Mississippi Morris - Live at the BBC! Paul Jones Show (UK) Tom Hackenberger and Friends - Memphis Music Sampler Barbara Pittman - First Lady of Sun Records Reverend Horton Heat - 706 Union Avenue Robert Nighthawk II and the Wampus Cats - Toastin' the Blues Robert Nighthawk II and the Wampus Cats - Spectator Shoes

Artist, Musician Wayne Russell was born in Pontotoc, Mississippi to parents who picked cotton on family land. Both his mother and father came from homes where music was a part of daily life. Most of his family members played and sang in church as well as community gatherings. At the age of 5, Wayne and his family moved from Mississippi to Memphis Tennessee where Wayne’s love of art and music blossomed. He fondly remembers receiving art supplies and guitars each Christmas during his childhood, and by the time he completed High School he was voted most talented student. He has worked with such great blues artist as Tracy Nelson, Barbara Blue, Don McMinn, Mojo Buford, Jack Rowell… When you hear him play, you have heard one of the best.

BASS VOCALS

Wayne Russell


Wampus Cat’s Photo Gallery

Song List some of our favorites

LittLe WaLter

Juke She's So Fine Sad Hours (instrumental) Just Your Fool Blues with a Feeling You Know it ain't right Who Was that While ago?

SONNY BOY WiLLiaMSON

Rob Reba Russell and

Nine Below Zero Help Me, Baby

Wampus Cat 2008 European Tour

HOWLiN WOLF

Sugar Mama riding in the Moonlight

B.B.KiNG

Steady Rolling Bob Margolin and Rob es Rob with Charl

Sweet Little angel 3 O'Clock Blues

Brown

CHarLie riCH

Who Will the Next Fool Be?

FreDDie KiNG Same Old Blues

CHUCK BerrY Doug McMinn with

and Rob Pinetop Perkins

Oh, Carol

Chuck Berry

LOWeLL FULSON reconsider, Baby

MeMPHiS SLiM

everyday i have the Blues d Webb and Joyce Cobb, Bra

Jimmy Thackery and Rob

Rob

MUDDY WaterS

Walkin' through the Park

BiG MaCeO MerriWeatHer Worried Life Blues

CHarLeS BrOWN

Merry Christmas, Baby

HaNK WiLLiaM

Doug McMinn with

ssroads

Cro Mojo Buford at the

Larry Raspbe rry and Rob

Hey, Good Looking

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Wampus Cat Media Kit (European Tour)