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New Videos of Brian Lee & the Orbiters
 
Our videos page features new videos of Brian Lee & the Orbiters performing at the Washington Blues Society Holiday Party, Dec 27, 2014! The party was a blast, and it was a delight to be part of it! Everett Rock was there to capture the action on video, and really did some mighty fine work! He has posted a 14 song playlist of songs from our set! The playlist link on our video page will play all the songs in succession, or you can also click the song links to view individually. There's also a link to a fun version of "Going to Brownsville" featuring WBS All-Star Jam host and great friend Billy Shew, plus Rod Cook, Chris Leighton, and Orbiters Hank Yanda and Brian Lee. Fun! Thanks so much to Everett Rock for creating these really nicely produced videos! Great thanks to Janice Clevan Gage and the Washington Blues Society for choosing our band to part of this great event! 



Brian Lee & the Orbiters receive two WBS 2014 "Best of the Blues" Awards!
 
The membership of the Washington Blues Society have awarded Brian Lee & the Orbiters with the 2014 "Best of the Blues" Awards for both "Blues Act" and "Little Bill & the Blue Notes Traditional Blues Act" categories. We are very honored by this recognition of our band, and also really appreciate the WBS members' support of the traditional style of blues that we love to play. All nominees in all categories are exceptionally talented and we're glad to be part of such a vibrant musical and artistic community!  Here's the Press Release listing all the award winners by category. Thank you WBS members!!!

If you aren't a WBS member, consider joining! The WBS hosts a free monthly meeting with both an acoustic opening act, and electric band. The WBS also publishes the excellent monthly "Bluesletter" with news, a calendar of performances/venues, and other great articles on the blues scene. For more on the 2014 BB awards, and the Washington Blues Society, see: https://www.facebook.com/WashingtonBluesSociety
 
 


Brian Lee & the Orbiters receive six 2014 "Best of the Blues" award nominations!
Thanks to the Washington Blues Society membership for nominating our band and band members for six "Best of the Blues" awards this year! We're honored to be recognized by these nominations and to be included in such great company. As a band, Brian Lee & the Orbiters are nominated for Best of the Blues awards in both the Blues Act and Traditional Blues Act categories, as well as the Blues Recording category for our new In Orbit album. Individually, Russ Kammerer is nominated in the Drums category, Hank Yanda is nominated for Bass, and Brian is nominated for Songwriter.