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.
Russ Lema - Keyboards, Vocals

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. He's proud to have co-founded MushroomSoup, and in addition to the Brothers, he is the drummer for the CT-based Rough Boyz and was formerly with Shaka and The SoulShakers.
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

Todd Clark
Slide Guitar, Vocals
Todd has played in local bands in the New England area for many years. Mostly in blues and blues rock groups. He can remember the first time hearing the music of The Allman Brothers Band. "My brother sat me down at the age of 13 and spun the whole 'Live at Fillmore East' album." Todd goes on to say "…how can you not be moved?"

Todd taught himself using the old fashioned method, just put the needle to the vinyl and repeat. And finally he says on the matter, "You know I never gave up, this music is so special and needs to be played".
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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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