Groups/Bands

The Brannen & Red Show

The Brannen & Red Show

Brannen Temple and Red Young have been playing together for a decade and a half.  Many of the same influences, much of the same music they listened to.  When it’s just the two of them – Brannen on drums and Red on the Hammond B3 organ, anything goes.  They play a very wide variety of […]

Red Young & His Hot Horns

Red Young & His Hot Horns

This is a band I’ve been writing for a long time.  I grew up listening to early blues recordings of Jimmy Witherspoon, Ray Charles, Percy Mayfield, Big Joe Turner, Joe Williams – all the blues before the electric guitar became the dominant instrument in the blues.  The band has horns – 2 trumpets and 3 […]