Keepin' the Vibe Alive

Keepin' the Vibe Alive

Meet the Brothers


Russ Lema
Organ, Piano, Vocals
The frontman of the band, Russ has had the privilege to have played before and with many national acts.

A recent inductee to the Rhode Island Music Hall of Fame, Russ returns to the keys to front this great band of Brothers. Having that "bluesman" voice doesn't hurt when it comes to doing Southern Rock...especially when it comes to the Brothers.
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Robert Blaschke
Drums, Percussion
Robert lives and breathes the drums. With a motto, "Great grooves. No bullsh*t." you know he's dead serious about the art of drumming. With the Brothers All Band, he melds Jaimo and Butch Trucks into a fantastic single performance.

Performing and teaching since 1972, Robert's played nearly every musical style and venue. In addition to the Brothers, he's proud to have co-founded MushroomSoup, was formerly with Shaka and The SoulShakers, and enjoys sharing his lifetime of experience as a drum teacher for students of all ages and skill levels.
Robert Blaschke - Drums

Rick Mariotti
Guitar
Rick has been the soloist in many of the area's premier Southern Rock and jam bands for a long time. An accomplished guitarist, he not only plays electric, but has great command of the acoustic finger picking style.

Rick has played before many national touring acts as well as joining forces with local powerhouses in both the Northeast and the South.
Rick Mariotti - Guitar

Giuseppe D'Amelio
Slide Guitar, Vocals
Guiseppe has been a student of the blues from the day he picked up a guitar! There is something about the wailing of the slide that has captivated him since he first heard Duane's blistering intro to Statesboro blues. Ever since, he has been on a journey trying to follow the greats: Duane, Derek, Warren, Elmore.

Recently returning to New England after spending the last 6 years in St. Louis playing funk and soul music and founding the traditional acoustic blues duo "Giuseppe & Rodrigo", we welcome him as the newest member of the band. Giuseppe is excited to bring his unique blend of styles to some of his favorite music.
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Jocko Safford
Bass, Vocals
Jocko is a long time follower of the Allman Brothers Band. A bassist of many genres…jazz, rock, country to name a few…Jocko brings a wide range of experience to the Brothers All Band.

Jocko will be singing some lead and backup vocals along with laying down the bass lines. He has played bass since 1973, and studied Jazz Theory and Composition at The Modern School of Music.
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