Years Performed: 2017
The Bryce Alastair Band is a Jacksonville based blues rock/southern rock outfit.
As a child Bryce gained influence cruising through the woods of mid Michigan with his grandfather Keith listening to old broken blues tracks by Robert Johnson, Buddy Guy, Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf as well as southern heroes like Lynyrd Skynyrd, and The Allman Brothers. He got his start on guitar and drums at the age of 7 and is still caught plucking through the night with band mates and fellow musicians.
The latest Bryce Alastair Band lineup was reformed in 2012 recruiting piano/harmonica player and lead collaborator James Adams, James owns his own coffee shop in Jacksonville, Florida and was introduced to Bryce by mutual friends in 2006. They have played music together whenever possible since. Bryce also recruited drummer Whitney Bell who has a steady off beat style, and has jammed with the band since 2010 following the departure of former drummer Melody Delorenzo. With Whitney back to stay, the guys recruited Brent Byrd, a St. Augustine based singer/songwriter, to hold down the bass duties after parting ways with Jennings Attaway in 2014. Long time friend Jason “The Conga King” Morrison has been playing percussion with the guys since 2013, and in late 2014 the band voted to add Tom Rowe on saxophone after bringing him up to jam a set during the First Coast Music Fest and being blown away by the talent/stage presence Tom brought to the table.
Stoked for the fans and friends to hear the new sound the guys have shared the stage with blues great Robert Randolph & his Family Band, singer/songwriter Chris Knight, the alt country outfit American Aquarium (on several occasions) Drivin’ N Cryin’, Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band, and many other influential artists. They are currently finishing up touches on the Appalachian Delight LP in Eclipse Recording studio in St. Augustine, Florida.