Singer Dana Bryant and acoustic and slide guitarist Cole Prior Stevens join forces in the Bryant-Stevens Band, and the result is a collective style that falls somewhere between the grooves of Little Feat and Muddy Waters, incorporating influences from jazz, R&B, West Coast funk and swampy country fried blues.
Bryant’s soulful voice is reminiscent of Lydia Pence and Bonnie Raitt. Growing up in Indiana, she listened to her father play guitar, and as an adult, she realized that all she ever wanted to do was sing. Stevens, a guitarist, singer and songwriter, has been working his craft in the blues genre for nearly four decades. Stevens draws his slide guitar style from the pre-World War II blues masters such as Son House, Robert Johnson, and Muddy Waters.
Joining the two are Phil Longo on drums and vocals, Low Hale on piano, and vocals; and Mark Hodge on bass guitar.