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Original members of Johnny Winter and Charlie Karp.  Winner "Best Blues Act" 2023 (New England Music Awards). Since the band evolved in 2019, they have released 3 albums.  The latest album, "Blue Diamonds" was the #1 album in CT for 15 weeks straight.  It was released on 8/4/2023, and debuted at #3 on the Roots Music Report album chart for BluesRock, and reached #2.  The band has recently performed at sold out shows at The Bijou Theatre in Bridgeport (CT), and Cafe Nine in New Haven (CT).  Other venues include, The Oyster Festival, (Norwalk CT), The Bitter End (NYC), The Triad Theatre (NYC) 

Bobby “T” Torello- has an extensive career, most notably as the former drummer for the Johnny Winter Band. He also toured and recorded with Michael Bolton, Grace Slick, and Black Oak Arkansas. In 2017 he was inducted into the Classic Drummer Hall of Fame. In 2020 he was inducted into the New England Music Hall of Fame, and currently serves as an ambassador for WFIII drums.


Scott Spray- Like Bobby “T”, Scott played in the Johnny Winter band, and was Johnny's longest running bass player.  Like Bobby, he was also inducted into the New England Music Hall of Fame in 2020.

Scott was also Edgar Winters’ bass player and has performed with The Rascals, Ronnie Spector, and more. He’s played on over 800 albums, his credits span decades, and his bass work on Johnny Winter’s album “Step Back” earned him a Grammy for Best Blues Album in 2015. 

Rafe Klein is a songwriter who played guitar along side blues legend Charlie Karp for many years. He co-wrote many songs that appeared on Charlie Karp’s last album “Back to You” (Courtesy of Red Parlor Records) and "Love" (Carole Sylvan).

Ron Rifkin- is a keyboard powerhouse and vocalist. Ron has played on numerous sessions, and played along side Charlie Karp for over 30 years. His playing puts him in high demand as a studio session player.

"The Name Droppers make one feel that a Motown band or a Stax band never grew old". - Bill Copeland Music News, 9/2022

For Booking, Contact:

Bobby T Torello

203 535-8458

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