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Winner of the Baltimore Blues Society’s IBC Blues Competition, Dockta D is a hard-drivin’, rock yer socks off harmonica man whose hallmark is fun music with tight arrangements, searing lyrics, plenty of old fashioned jamming and a multitude of rhythms, including shuffle, swing, rock-n-roll, funk, street beat, rumba, Latin, and rock. Dockta D has performed all over the U.S. and overseas, including gigs for U.S. troops in Iraq, Kuwait and Abu Dhabi. He has performed in numerous clubs and casinos, including Antones, Uptown Theatre (Detroit), House of Blues, Pop’s (St. Louis), Avalon (Boston & LA), B.B. Kings, MGM Grand, Golden Nugget, Mandalay Bay, Foxwoods, Mohegan Sun, Silver Legacy, Harrah’s Tahoe, Pleasure Island Bahamas, Casino Rama Toronto, and Taj Mahal and Bellagio in Atlantic City.
His influences include Paul Butterfield, Blind Owl Wilson, Little Walter, James Cotton, Paul deLay, Sonny Boy, Kim Wilson, John Mayall, Lee Oskar, Billy Boy Arnold, Rod Piazza, and Bobby Rush. But his overall musical influences are diverse, as seen in the varied nature of his originals.
Dockta D has put together a fine group of players from SW Florida, each excellent in his own right, and together they create music that is chock full of creative high energy.