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
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