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   Blues Redemption has proven to be a mainstay in the Pacific Northwest, having been together since 2010, They have played all across the state from Port Townsend into Oregon and east of the Cascades.

The South Sound Blues Association sponsored them in 2011 and 2013 to compete 

in the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tennessee after winning its local competition.

The group consists of Bill Barner, Joe Hendershot, Doug Skoog and Doug Kearney. This veteran lineup of award winning musicians has an impressive history, having played with renown performers including Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, James Cotton, and RB Greaves to name a few. Individually they have played with countless local big names too numerous to mention.

Doug Skoog has won the Washington Blues Society Best of the Blues award for piano. Doug Kearney, on electric and slide guitar brings Louisiana Delta flair to the band, being born and raised near Baton Rouge. Billy won the Atlas Cole Memorial Summy Award presented by the Tacoma Music Foundation and was nominated for the Chris Leighton Blues Drummer Award in 2011 as well as several other distinctions. Joe’s solid bass has helped take three different band lineups to the International Blues Challenge in Memphis.

The band’s diversity and experience serve them well as they appeal to a broad cross section of music lovers. Their blues shuffles, boogie woogie, rumba, swing and straight ahead blues and rock beats give dancers and listeners equally, something to cheer about. They are warmly received everywhere they play.