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Brian Lee & the Orbiters receive EIGHT 2014 "Best of the Blues" award nominations!
 
Thank you to the Washington Blues Society membership for nominating our band and band members for EIGHT "Best of the Blues" awards this year! We're honored to be recognized by these nominations and to be included in such great company with all of the nominees! 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. Individually, Russ Kammerer is nominated in the Lifetime Achievement and Blues Drummer category, and Brian Lee is nominated in the Male Vocalist, Slide Guitar, Performer, and Songwriter categories. Here's the Press Release listing all of the nominees, in all categories. We are so appreciative of this recognition and support for our music! Thank you so much! 

Voting is underway, and the awards will be announced at the Best of the Blues Award Show on Sunday, April 12 at the Kirkland Performing Arts Center.

If you aren't a WBS member, consider joining! The WBS hosts a free monthly meeting with both an acoustic opening act, and an 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 2015 BB awards, and the Washington Blues Society, see:
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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!