House rockin', juke joint jumpin’ electric blues played by folks that grew up listening, watching and learning from the Golden Age Blues Masters. After connecting only a few short years ago, BLUESTIME! has become a standout in the local/regional scene. If you caught our shows at the regional blues/roots festivals this past summer of 2021, then you know we leave the stage with no gas left in the tank! Anglesea Blues Festival in North Wildwood, Gypsy Moon Blues Festival in East Petersburg (3 years running), Lancaster Roots and Blues…….We tore 'em all up.
Our local Philly area gigs include multiple appearances at the Grape Room including the Philly Blues Society Bluesfest, Liberty Musicfest, Parx Casino, Dawson’s Pub, Great Barn Taproom & Taphouse, Crooked Eye Brewery, Mermaid Inn, Pickering Creek Inn. We played multiple gigs at Tellus 360, the premier live music venue in Lancaster, Pa.
Our mix of original music combined with covers of some of our favorite artists’ work create a blend that “don’t need no hot sauce” to get you off your hands, out of your seats and on the dance floor. We may be old, but we are bold and we leave nothing untold. Not the flower but the roots……. workout!
Andrew Orliner / Vocals and Guitar
Born in Philly. Bluesman, Andrew has been playing guitar since his early teens and has been playing blues in a variety of bands throughout. BLUESTIME is the culmination of all that experience, allowing him to share his own music and the music of some of the artists that have impacted him over the years.
Bobby C / Guitar
Born in Philly. Blues & Soul since forever. WHAT, WDAS, Record Museum, Stereo King Records, King of Pizza, Uptown. BB, Muddy, Peter Green, Albert King, Steve Cropper, Kim Simmonds, Luther Allison, Chris Cain, Junior Wells, Rory Gallagher. Playing with Andrew for 30 years, and now in '23 with two new super talented, super cool guys, Joe on drums & Glenn on keys. We continue to rock the blues hard!
Joe T / Drums
A Philly original, Joe's roots go back to his junior high school band, Green Onions, which featured a groovin' version of (what else?) the Booker T song. Over the years, he's provided the driving beat for such diverse endeavors as Soul Purpose, The Workin' Stiffs and the 1980's original composition recording artists, The Cousins. Blues backing has become an obsession which brought Joe T to BLUESTIME.
Glenn G / Keyboards
Glenn was born & raised in Philly where he's enjoyed playing music since he was a teenager. Early on he joined the Cheap Equipment Band with two of his brothers, who were its founding members. He later earned his performing stripes in the blues/rock/funk band The Workin’ Stiffs, playing gigs all over Philly and the Philly ‘burbs. In The Working' Stiffs Glenn also played a bit of guitar and harmonica, along with some vocals, but his primary role was on keyboards.
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