The Ramblin’ Mutts (formerly known as R. Mutt Blues Band) are two-time International Blues Challenge participants. As always, fronting the band is Dan Stepp on lead vocals, keyboards and slide guitar, and on lead guitar is Paul Goble. Filling out the rhythm section is Richard Heipp on bass, joined by the driving drum beats of Rich Patrick (also known from the bands Showtime and GruvTherapy).
Willie Green, Delta-style Bluesman: Born in Montgomery, Alabama in the early 1930s, worked many years with a rural share crop family. learned the blues early on in his teens when he would hitchhike or hop a freight train to town to hear the old Blues masters in the juke joints. He is self taught on both harmonica and guitar. Has opened shows for John Hammond, Jr (who calls him “the real deal”), Tommy Castro, Charlie Musselwhite, Maria Maldaur, John Lee Hooker, Jr, James Cotton, Eddie Kirkland, Joey Gilmore, JJ Grey (MOFRO) and many others including an outdoor opener at Veterans Colosseum for Eric Clapton. He now resides in Ocala, Fl and plays regularly at the Yearling Restaurant in Cross Creek, FL.