Thunder Bay Blues Showcase Winners
Thunder Bay Community Auditorium
March 8, 2007
Recent review currently being featured on the "Thunder Bay Blues Festival" website:
Dr. Buck & the Bluesbangers: In just two years, Dr. Buck & the Bluesbangers have arrived, seemingly out of nowhere, to become one of Thunder Bay’s best blues ensembles. Led by Ray “Dr. Buck” Bukovy whose vocals and guitar riffs get better by the gig, the band features the sparkling guitar playing of Ed Drotar, the warm and funky keyboards of Gary Hare and the locked-in-the-groove rhythm section of Kevin Bukovy (drums/vocals) and Joe Levanto (bass).
This past February, like skilled rock climbers, they scaled the summit of the local blues scene at the fourth annual Northwest Blues Showcase where they were chosen to open for Johnny Winter’s performance at the Thunder Bay Community Auditorium and to appear at the sixth annual Thunder Bay Blues Festival. Be sure to arrive at the festival grounds early on Sunday. Dr. Buck & the Bluesbangers will make it worth your while.
"Ken Wright, Director, Thunder Bay Blues Society”