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 & raised in Philly. Remember my store, Green Onions, 13th & Walnut? Grew up on blues & soul, WHAT (Scott Taylor...where are you?), WDAS, The Record Museum, Stereo King Records, King of Pizza, The Uptown, BB, Muddy, Peter Green, Albert King, Booker T & MG's, Savoy Brown, Luther Allison, Chris Cain, Rory Gallagher. Playing with Andrew for 30 years; Steve for 5. Nothing better.
Chicago Steve | Drums
Steve was born and raised in Chicago. He started playing drums when he was 12. Early influences were Cozy Cole and Sandy Nelson. Later on, he discovered the talent and style of Benny Benjamin and Al Jackson Jr. As a young man, he honed his blues chops with many long time Chicago blues players. He has played in many blues and R&B bands in and around Chicago. In 2016, he moved to Philadelphia and found the blues lovers who would form Bluestime.
TBA l Bass