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Biography

BlueKrewe is the band founded by Tony Trahan, who landed on the Colorado music scene in 1995 after relocating from South Louisiana. Shortly after moving here, he formed The Blue Advisory Band, mixing blues rock, classic rock and some Louisiana favorites. After several years of playing all the dive bars on the Front Range, they recorded their "No Restrictions" CD. This CD was a mix of originals and covers from Miles Davis to Jimi Hendrix to the Neville Brothers. Tony also recruited A.J.Primeaux, a Bayou Blaster bandmate from Louisiana, to sing and play harp on a few songs. Momentum from the CD got them noticed by KRFX-FM (103.5 The Fox) Denver radio DJ's Lewis and Floorwax (The Groove Hawgs), who invited them to play Hawgfest at Red Rocks Amphitheater and some Denver Broncos tailgate parties.

After several more dive bar tours, it was time for a change, so around 2005 Tony re-grouped and re-named the band BlueKrewe. This lineup introduced the "keyboardian" sounds of longtime Blue Advisory bandmate George Stone, and added the scrub-board and percussion stylings of Trip Merklein, another Blue Advisory alumnus. To round out the band, he added harmonica on top of a solid new rhythm section. This lineup recorded a live CD on Mardi Gras of 2007.

Over the years, BlueKrewe has toured with and opened for Sonny Landreth, Marcia Ball, Karl Denson's Tiny Universe, some of the Carrier family including the late Zydeco Legend Roy Carrier, Dikki Du, and Dwight "Black Cat" Carrier, Anders Osborne, Joan Jett, Foghat, Steppenwolf and others.

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