ARTISTS

Omar Coleman. West Side Wiggle Chicago Blues CD featuring Omar Coleman. OMAR COLEMAN was born in Chicago in 1973. He first took an interest in hip hop and other popular music. However, once he was exposed to the great blues in his hometown, he was hooked. He began playing the harmonica as a teenager. His main influences are such modern day masters as Billy Branch and Sugar Blue, however he also cites Jr. Wills and Big Walter Horton as influences.

Omar Coleman plays regularly with John Primer, Muddy Waters Jr, and the Kinsey Report. He also fronts his own band and makes regular stops at clubs such as Rosa's. He occasionally sits in with his idol and mentor, Billy Branch.

Omar is a featured member of the Chicago Blues Harmonica Project. They have recorded a critically acclaimed CD for Maryland's Severn Records and have performed at several venues, including the Chicago Blues Festival. Omar Coleman released a recording on the Honeybee Entertainment label in late 2011.

Cleveland Fats. CLEVELAND FATS began playing in the bands of Otis Trotter and Lee Eddie Clark in the late 1960's. In the early 1970's he joined the band of Robert Lockwood, Jr. and played with him for nearly twenty years. In the early nineties he began recording and touring with his own band. As a frontman, he has toured across North America and Europe. He has played such festivals as the Chicago Blues Festival and King Biscuit Blues Festival. Cleveland Fats has recorded for Ichiban, Blues-Swayed and Honeybee. His most recent Honeybee recording, "The Way Things Go" debuted at the number two position on the Living Blues radio chart.

Currently in semi-retirement, Cleveland Fats plays regionally, fronting his own band or as a solo accoustic artist.

Lockwood Allstars. LOCKWOOD ALLSTARS: After the passing of blues-legend Robert Lockwood, Jr. in 2006, his band was approached about continuing to play their weekly Wednesday night gig at Cleveland's Fat Fish Blue. The band continues to play the club and continues to have a strong following. The Lockwood Allstars currently has added featured vocalist Sonny Monday, and often has such Cleveland area favorites as Travis Haddix, Crazy Marvin, and Cleveland Fats sitting in.

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Gene Schwartz. GENE SCHWARTZ: In addition to being the base player for the Lockwood Allstar Band, (Gene played with Robert Lockwood, Jr. for over 30 years), Gene is a well known builder and racer of vintage race cars. In the 1960's, Gene held several national records. His cars have been featured in such publications as Gasser Wars, Super Chevy, Hot Rod, and Gasser Magazine. Gene currently owns three 1952 Chevy sedans. He is available for shows, nostalgia meets, and as a consultant to hot rodders on projects.

DC Carnes and the Continentals. DC CARNES and THE CONTINENTALS: Once Cleveland Fats left Robert Lockwood's band, DC took over the duties as second guitarist. DC stayed with Robert Lockwood for over fifteen years and continues to play with the Lockwood All-stars. Additionally DC fronts his own band, the Continentals.