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Dennis McClung
Guitar, Vocals
Jason Corder
Bass, Vocals
Randy Franklin
Keyboards, Vocals
Linny Merchant
Drums, Vocals

Fairmont, West Virginia
United States of America

Ray Charles, Billy Preston, Albert King, B.B. King, Freddie King, Eric Clapton, SRV, George Harrison, Fats Domino, Muddy Waters, Art Tatum, Allman Brothers, Sting, Michael McDonald, Bonnie Raitt, Aretha Franklin, Chris Cain.
Ray Charles, Billy Preston, Albert King, B.B. King, Freddie King, Eric Clapton, SRV, Fats Domino, Muddy Waters, Art Tatum, Allman Brothers, Dr. John, Beatles, all blues players, Beethoven

When it comes to the blues, Dennis McClung has been called a force of nature, the real deal, and the genuine article. Playing the blues McClung says is like speaking a language: the greater your vocabulary, the more you can say. The blues is, according to McClung, the language of the Truth. The fire, passion and soulfulness in his playing and the intensity in his voice show that he has plenty to discuss............., and it is, all the truth!!!!

This past Friday, July 22 we opened up for "Guitar Shorty" at Snowshoe, WV. It was a pleasure to warm up for one of the blues guitar greats! After the show I was talking to him when he gave me a great compliment. He said, "You sound good man, you play with a lot of soul." Considering that Guitar Shorty started out playing with Ray Charles and has played with damn near everybody including his brother-in-law Jimi Hendrix, his compliment is something very special. It's certainly a nice compliment to receive.

The Dennis McClung Blues Band has opened for A.J. Croce, Deanna Bogart, Georgia Satellites and John Raitt. Recently they added Debbie Davies, Corey Harris, Guitar Shorty, and John Mayall to the list. They have shared the stage with Sandra Hall, Cotton Candy & So Many Men, Skeeter Brandon, as well as B.B. Coleman and blues artists formerly of the Junior Wells Band.

The release of their debut CD Prisoner of the Blues roused enthusiastic reviews from Blues Revue magazine and Blues Wax magazine.

The band is proud to be the 1993 and 1995 winners of the Marietta Ohio Blues Society's blues band contest, the only band twice to be so honored.

In 1995 the band earned the distinction of becoming the only West Virginia blues band ever to have performed at the New Daisy Theater and WC Handy Park on Beale Street in Memphis.

Dennis once spoke with Chicago Blues Legend Jimmy Rogers and recalls of the meeting, “Jimmy really was kind to me and I’ll never forget his smile. The most important thing he told me was, ‘There’s always room.’”


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Album title
No. Tracks Release Date
Prisoner of the Blues CD 9 1999
“Live” out of the Ordinary CD 10 2005
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