Operating under only one rule, play what you love, Mr. Blotto has made the Jam band sound their own. Whether it is covering albums by the Grateful Dead or Velvet Underground (and everywhere in between) or drawing upon their own catalog of original material, Mr. Blotto has made a name for themselves on the Chicago music scene.
Paul Bolger: Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar Mike Bolger: Vocals, Bass Guitar Mark Hague: Vocals, Lead Electric & Acoustic Guitar Steve Ball: Vocals, Keyboard, B3, Nord, & Wurlitzer Alan Baster: Drums Mr. Blotto started in 1991 as an off-night musical vehicle for members of other local acts around the Chicago area. In response to repeated fan requests for tapes of shows and the surprise popularity of a series of bootlegs, Mr. Blotto released its debut album entitled “Parking Karma” in August 1992. As the band’s popularity grew, they added another member to play keyboards, specifically the Hammond B-3 Organ. In July 1994, the band released their second album entitled “Bad Hair Day.” With local radio play, they began headlining larger clubs and theaters on consecutive nights. And with the introduction of tapers, the music spread to a larger audience around the nation. The band’s third album entitled “Ancient Face” was released in July 1998.
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