Listen to The Heritage Blues Orchestra and what awaits you is a musical intermingling of sounds and styles so typical of the group. At the heart of it is a broad spectrum of the New Orleans sounding blues combined with remnants of Southern gospel and European sounds. This musical blending between America and Europe brings together African-American music, modern jazz and western European harmony into one unforgettable sound that gives Heritage Blues Orchestra its authenticity.
The group consists of a core trio of Junior Mack and Bill & Chaney Sims (father and daughter). Junior and Bill play guitar, and all three trade-off vocal duties. The Heritage Blues Orchestra is driven by its musicians: Grammy-awarding winning blues drummer Kenny “Beedy Eyes” Smith, Frenchman Vincent Bucher, and Bruno Willheim which are some of New York City’s heaviest horn players, having worked with everyone from Wynton Marsalis to Sting and Springsteen. Signed to Raisin Music as of 2012, the band released its debut album, “And Still I Rise” which features traditional blues material with a modern twist to its sound. The result is magnificent!