Bios

Personnel:

David Mason: (Harmonica and Vocals) grew up in upstate New York and his earliest musical influences were folk, rockabilly and rock and roll. Throughout the seventies he played country and folk music with many local artists of theMidwest including Jeff Black. Then during the eighties Dave became a devoted Blues fan and was influenced by Little Walter, Big Walter, Charlie Musslewhite and Paul Butterfield. He has appeared on stage with Chick Willis, Lou Rawls and Clarence Gatemouth Brown.   David has resided inFreeholdNJ for the last 13  years  performed in the tri-state area  with Bob White and the White Boys and many other local  musicians .

Paul Yenaff: (bass, keyboards and vocals) grew up in Monmouth County N.J. and his earliest exposure to music was through his brother. Paul’s rhythmic melodic style is influenced by Willie Dixon, James Jamerson, Paul McCartney, Jack Bruce and John Entwistle as well as private vocal, bass and piano studies. Paul really took an interest in blues by tracing its roots through bands like Led Zeppelin, Cream, and The Stones, which led him to his personal favorites: Willie Dixon, Muddy Waters and B.B King.  Over the last twenty-five years Paul has performed, written and recorded music throughout the tri-state area with The Soul Searchers, The Cobra Bros, The Garden Insane, Rägnorok and numerous fill-ins.

 

Castle Browne: ( guitar, vocals ) began his musical journey in 1965 as leader of the Castle Browne Blues Band. He was 15. Through the remainder of the 60’s he played in many rock bands where blues was always the core music. In the Fall of 1969 after attending Woodstock, he formed the Castle Browne Band and began a professional career in 1970. The band performed 6 nights a week in the winter and 7 nights a week in the summer across 7 states for 17 years until 1987. He then became a founding member of the popular and successful New Jersey blues band called the Hounds. In 1991 he reformed the Castle Browne Band and played blues and classic rock for 21 years in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Two cds were recorded and released during this time: a live album named “Winter Blues”, and a studio album of original music called “Greatest Hits”. Both albums were received with critical acclaim. Over the years he has played as a band member for Otis Rush, Buddy Guy, James Cotton, Junior Wells, Chuck Berry and others.

    

Matthew Teitelman: (drums) grew up in Oak Park, IL.  He began play the drums at age 9 after begging his parents for a drum set.  With a sister as a singer and a guitarist for a father, music was always an essential part of Matt’s childhood.  In high school, he began studying drums with renowned percussion educator Don Skoog.  Matt has since studied with jazz greats Victor Lewis and Bill Goodwin while completing his Bachelor’s in Music at Rutgers University.  Matt’s influences include Roy Hanes, Elvin Jones, Chad Smith, and Stanton Moore.  Matt also is a member of Rosewood Ghosts and his own jazz combo.  He has performed throughout the Northeast including such venues as the Bitter End and the Lizard Lounge.


Sidemen

Charles Calhoun: (harmonica)

Carlos Colina:  (harmonica and vocals)

John Mulrenan: (keyboards and vocals)

Kim Garey: (Drums)

Roger Gorey : ( Drums, vocals)