Cottonwood AZ (August 15, 2013) – The Bresnan Blues Band comes to play ‘hard-driving blues’ at the Main Stage Theater, Music Art Community, 1 S. Main Street, Cottonwood AZ 86326.
“(We) feel the music….and the musical structure of Blues allows us the freedom to mutually improvise and deliver our own emotional expression directly to the audience.”
The Bresnan Blues band performs rock-inspired blues music with influences ranging from traditional blues, 50’s rock and roll, jazz, and classic rock. The band presents original material, traditional blues classics with a fresh perspective, and ‘blues-i-fied’ songs pulled from other genres. The band brings together some of the most accomplished musicians in Northern Arizona and features Dan Bresnan on Guitar, Hutch Hutchinson on Bass, and Bob Sellani on Drums.
Dan Bresnan has been a guitarist for more than 40 years, and has been publicly performing for more than 30 years. Having performed, written, and recorded across a wide variety of musical styles, Dan’s performances represents an expressive fusion of many diverse influences. Dan is Board Member and Officer for the Sedona Performing Arts Alliance, and performs regularly across the Northern Arizona and the Phoenix areas playing guitar, bass and keyboards. In addition to the Bresnan Blues Band, Dan can be seen performing as a member of Blackbird, the Rifftor’s and the Heavenly J’s.
Hutch Hutchinson began playing guitar at age ten but switched to bass a couple of years later. He also can play keyboard and drums. He’s been gigging since the age of fourteen, strongly influenced by the playing styles of Paul McCartney, Jack Bruce, Jack Cassidy, Stanley Clark, Larry Taylor, Criss Squire, to name just a few.
Hutch grew up in Kansas City and moved to Phoenix in 1969. During the ‘70’s he was a member of Whisper, managed by Neil Smith’s (Alice Cooper’s drummer) mom, June Smith. He has performed throughout the Southwest and as far east as Texas and Kansas, and was a member of the legendary Northern Arizona blues/rock band, Dry Heat.
In addition to The Bresnan Blues Band, Hutch also plays bass with Blues Dawg, the Rifftors and the Heavenly J’s.
Since his 2012 relocation from South Florida, Dr. Bob Sellani (a.k.a. Dr. Bob) has played with the R.D. Olson Band in the 2012 IBC competition in Phoenix, and also Sammy Mac and the Monday Night Blues Band in Flagstaff. On April 1st, 2013, he founded the Northern Arizona Blues Alliance, an organization dedicated to spreading, educating, and preserving the Blues. In South Florida, his recent projects included playing three local International Blues Competition events, finishing in the top three (out of twelve), with the Darrell Raines (Albert King Award Winning guitarist) Band, and King Muddfish (all original Blues). He organized and ran the South Florida International Blues Festival on the campus of Nova Southeastern University from 2007-2009. The three day event hosted 33 bands, including top performers Janiva Magness, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, and Joe Bonamassa. He is regarded as one of the top blues shuffle drummers in South Florida and has provided backup for Blues Hall of Fame inductee Matt “guitar” Murphy, BMA nominee Albert Castillo and two-time Memphis IBC winner Joey Gilmore.
For additional information on the Bresnan Blues Band, or to contact us directly, please visit www.bresnanbluesband.com.
For additional information on the Main Stage Theater, please visit http://mainstagetheater.com/.