The Roots, Rhythm, and Blues Band

The Roots Rhythm and Blues Band (RRB)  

 Marcus Childs - Guitars

Marcus Childs shares a love of classic Rhythm and Blues, Soul and Motown with Ozzie and adds his flavor and experience on guitar. A longtime musical collaborator with Ozzie, Marcus, a veteran of the Springfield Ma. blues scene has also played with blues rockers Blue Devil Bluez, Ozzie Williams and the Marion St. Band, Shorty and the Allstars, Stone Blue, Marky and the Spice Hogs and The Inner City Blues Band.

   Gary Johnson - Drums    

Gary has been playing Drums in the Massachusetts and Connecticut area for decades. He has had the pleasure of working with MCA recording artist Frankie Hill and the Spydells, Just to name a few of the bands that Gary has been associated with during his career: Flipp, The Instigators, The Dave Burnette Band, The AKA Band, Shorty and the Allstars, Jack Veronesi, Tommy Whalen, The Radiators/Bullhorns, The Inner City Blues Band. Gary has also been the house drummer at the Black-Eyed Sally's Blues Jam in Hartford Ct. for 12 years. 

   Dan Wallack - Bass Guitar

Chicago  area 1968-1973
drummer with "Little Pat" Rushing, Lucky Lopez, John Wrencher, John Lee Granderson
in clubs on the south and west side, and outdoor gigs in "Jewtown"(Maxwell street).
with Jimmy Reed in Detroit

NYC  1975-1982
bass player with Cigarette, a free form rock band
in clubs, and lofts.
scores for modern dance/theater/poetry performance.
the Odd Couple, trio
1983 extended break
w. mass

"returning to the music, mining for autochthonic spirits"

Dan Wallack

Ray Moore - Saxophone

Ray Moore, from Springfield Ma. joins us on the Tenor and Soprano Sax. Playing Sax from the 70's, Ray has played R&B with several local bands including most recently The Jus Us Band. Ray has also played with Inner City Energy, Earl Davis and the Top Hat Band,The Dynamic Sex Machine, Sunlight and Shade, GTX Unlimited Band, Soul Steve and the Ovations, and Johnny Q and the Q Jays.