One of the goals I had when I was young was to be in a blues band that could back up any blues artist. Well, I think I have accomplished my goal. The Smokin' Polecats can definitely do that. As Bill Wax, programmer of "B.B. King's Bluesville" on XM Radio said, "The Smokin' Polecats know how to play the blues in all styles and for all tastes." This prompted three of the D.C area's top female vocalists, Marianna Previti, Mary Shaver, and Jamie Lynch, to pick the Polecats as their regular back-up band. The Polecats have also been hired by area blues dignitaries such as Robert Lighthouse and Daryl Davis from time to time.
I could go on and on, but the proof is in the listening. Come to a show and find out why Mary Shaver called The Smokin' Polecats "the real deal."
---- Dave Sherman
The Smokin' Polecats are: Dave Sherman - guitar/vocals; Roger Edsall - harmonica/guitar/vocals; Leigh Oben - bass; Kevin Whisman - drums.