Mick Martin • Vocals and Harmonica
On Blues harmonica, Mick Martin has played professionally since 1968 and, since 1983, led "Mick Martin and the Blues Rockers."
On March 31, 1994, Mick did something highly unusual for a harmonica player: he performed at Carnegie Hall for the nationally-broadcast
"Blues in Jazz" concert with mentor Jimmy Smith, Jimmy Witherspoon, Grover Washington Jr., Carrie Smith and Mark Whitfield.
That same year, he was featured on Jimmy Smith's Fantasy/Milestone Records release, Sum Serious Blues. Mick has played harmonica
on stage behind Freddie King, Jimmy Rogers, Bo Diddley, Mick Taylor, the Yardbirds, Roy Brown and many others. He is a featured
artist on Dig Music's Bob Dylan tribute, "Positively 12th & K," which also features Sal Valentino and Jackie Greene.
Mick shared the "Best West Coast Blues Harmonica Player" nod with Mark Hummel in 2001. Mick Martin and the Blues Rockers have won
the Sacramento Area Music Award (a.k.a. the SAMMIES) for "Best Blues Band" three times, thus entitling them to a place in the SAMMIES
Hall of Fame.
Mick produces and hosts "Mick Martin's Blues Party" each week on KXJZ.
Bruce Pressley • Drums and Percussion
Bruce Pressley, a 5th generation Sacramento kid, planned on being a bass player via "Jack Bruce" until his dad made him an amp out of an old TV
in his 24th and V Street garage with instructions not to touch "that"... when dad left, Bruce touched "that" and got the shock of his life.
That led him to play drums.
In the late 70's Bruce started a successful touring group, the "Bruneau Gold Band" named after his grandfather's Nevada gold mine. Joe Lev was
the original bass player. After the BGB, Bruce played with several groups and several styles of music, especially Blues, throughout the western
USA, including Hawaii and Alaska. In 1996, Bruce was hired by Bawb Pearce to play drums for the famous Beer Dawgs. After 2 years and almost 600
gigs, Bruce left the Beer Dawgs. In June 2003, Mick Martin called Bruce to possibly play drums with Mick Martin and the Blues Rockers. Bruce set
the phone next to his drum set and "popped" a couple of different kinds of shuffles, did a few funk beats and passed the audition over the telephone.
Since that day, the Blues Rockers have shared the stage with Joe Bonamassa, Elvin Bishop, Coco Montoya, Eddie Cotton, the Fabulous Thunderbirds,
Little Feat, Robin Ford and the Ford Brothers Band, Maria Muldaur, Craig Chaquico, Cold Blood, Tommy Castro, Leon Russell, Volker Strifler, Tower
Of Power, Terry Hanck, Johnny Winter and most recently, Walter Trout. Bruce has since become an integral part of the Blues Rockers where he happily
plays drums and sings to this day.
In 2015, Bruce was inducted into the Sacramento Blues Society Hall of Fame.
Tim Barnes • Lead Guitar
Greg King • Bass and Vocals
Steve Schofer (RIP) • Bass