BRIAN LEE and the ORBITERS
Get ready for a stellar ride through the traditional blues universe! Brian Lee & the Orbiters are among the premier bands on the Northwest blues circuit, and have earned an impressive reputation for being among the finest purveyors of traditional blues, while forging their own unique sound. The "Orbiters" name evokes the concept of the band - a "broad orbit through the blues universe". Brian delivers dynamic and engaging performances with melodic vocals, exceptional song writing, and superb harmonica, slide guitar, and guitar.
The incredible Orbiters rhythm section features Mark Dalton on bass and Russ Kammerer on drums, and the groove really swings! Completing the Orbiters sound on guitar is the remarkable Mahiko Fujita, who is an exceptionally fine guitarist deeply versed in the blues and jazz traditions.
Brian and band have been nominated by the Washington Blues Society for the 2019 "Best of the Blues" (BB) award for Best Traditional Blues Band. They have been honored with this award in 2018, 2017, 2015, 2014, and 2013, and also with the award for Best Blues Band in 2014. Brian was also awarded Best Slide Guitar in 2017, Best Songwriter in 2012, and the band’s “Identity Theft” album was awarded the 2012 Best Recording.