Altered Five Blues Band

Altered Five Blues Band makes music with a swaggering stomp of bruising, barrelhouse grit. According to Downbeat magazine. Blues Bytes magazine declares the group features “the funkiest rhythm section outside of Memphis.”

A 2018 Blues Music Award nominee, the Milwaukee-based quintet released its new album, Ten Thousand Watts, on Blind Pig Records. Recorded over four days in Nashville and produced by three-time Grammy winner Tom Hambridge, The collection of songs reflect the continuing evolution of the band’s deft songwriting, blended with the intuitive musical interplay of the longtime bandmates. The album reached #10 on the Billboard Blues Chart, hit #1 on both the iTunes and Amazon blues charts, and the song “Great Minds Drink Alike” won first place in the blues category of the 2019 International Songwriting Competition.

The new album arrives on the heels of back-to-back award-winning records. Cryin’ Mercy won “Best Self-Released Album” at the International Blues Challenge in 2015, and Charmed & Dangerous scored Song of the Year at both the Independent Music Awards and Wisconsin Music Awards in 2018. Both albums reached the Top 5 in the iTunes blues store and hit #1 on the Roots Music Report Blues Album Chart. The song “Charmed & Dangerous” has been in regular rotation on SiriusXM’s Bluesville.

Altered Five Blues Band has performed at Lucerne Blues Fest (Switzerland), Grolsch Blues Fest (Germany), W.C. Handy Blues Fest (Kentucky), Baltic Blues Fest (Germany), Milwaukee Summerfest, B.B. King’s Blues Club (Memphis), Buddy Guy’s Legends (Chicago), and of course The Prairie Dog Blues Festival!

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All Kinds of Blues!

A part of the great variety of blues music you will hear at the Prairie Dog Blues Festival.

The Hooten Hallers - Comin' Down the Mountain Altered Five Blues Band - Charmed & Dangerous
Vella - I See Red John Nemeth - Country Boy