Ruth Israel & The Band Once Removed, formed in the spring of 2003 - the first performance was at the Golden Colorado Dinner Theatre’ – to benefit a young man, a young dad and husband who was stricken with cancer --- we played for an hour, and helped raise money for his medication. It was an exciting performance that made us realize – performing for a cause was our destiny.
To date, we have performed at various Festivals, Performing Arts Centers and a few night clubs around Colorado – and we’ve grown from our initial 3-Piece to 8 Piece with a Soundman and 4 Roadies !!
We are having fun playing music. Too much fun to be The Once Removed Blues Band – last month, we dropped “Blues” from the name and are now, Once Removed…
Although we are back-boned on blues, our style and dynamic, and the stories within the music – are not really blues… I don’t know what style you would really place us .. Any suggestions??
Thank you for listening to our music – we hope you enjoy listening to it as much as we have playing it!
Guitarist / Vocalist
Ruth Israel (Lead Vocals)
Patrick McAllister (Electric Guitar & Vocals)
Caleb McAllister (Acoustic Guitar)
Jerry Neeman (Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Trombone, Guitar, Drums)
Bogdan Miqurski, Fretless Electric Bass
Jack Herndon (Harmonica & Percussion)
Amanda Mattleman (Drums)
Frederick Woehler (Engineer)