The Band

The Band

Reese Wynans (keyboard)

Reese Wynans was a member of the Second Coming, which, from November 1968 to Feb 1969 also included two future and founding members of The Allman Brothers Band: guitarist Dickey Betts and bassist Berry Oakley. Wynans joined Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble in 1985, playing keyboards on Soul to Soul and In Step. Since moving to Nashville, Tennessee, in 1992, Wynans has played keyboards for a number of country artists including Brooks & Dunn, Trisha Yearwood, Martina McBride, and Hank Williams Jr. Wynans has also played for blues artists Buddy Guy, John Mayall,Kenny Wayne Shepard, Colin James, Ana Popovic, Dudley Taft and Los Lonely Boys.

Anton Fig (drums)

Having spent the last 29 years as the house drummer on Late Night with David Letterman and its successor The Late Show with David Letterman, and even longer as one of New York’s most in-demand session drummers, Anton Fig is one of America’s most widely-heard musicians.   He racked up an impressive session resume, playing on albums by Rosanne Cash, Joe Cocker, Bob Dylan, Mick Jagger, Cyndi Lauper and Ronnie Spector. During his Letterman years, Fig recorded or performed live with such legends as James Brown, Eric Clapton, Miles Davis, and B.B. King. He also played in the house band for Bob Dylan’s historic 30th Anniversary concert celebration.

Michael Rhodes (bass)

Michael Rhodes learned to play guitar with great skill before he was even thirteen years old. Rhodes would eventually switch over to bass and became a session player for a host of major musicians including Buddy Guy, Brian Wilson, Lady Antebellum, Emmylou Harris, and a whole lot more.

Lee Thorburg (trumpet)

Lee Thornburg is a trumpeter who has played with many artists, and also has been a member of Supertramp and Tower of Power. Thornburg also played with Wayne Cochran and the C.C. Riders in the 1970s. Additionally, Thornburg toured with Tom Petty, Aaron Neville, Ray Charles, Bonnie Raitt, Huey Lewis, Dwight Yoakam and Clint Black. In 2009, Thornburg performed at The Royal Albert Hall in London on Joe Bonamassa’s DVD release.

Paulie Cerra (sax)

Having spent years on the road touring the world over and recording with many of the top blues and R&B acts including Stevie Wonder, Kirk Franklin, Lucky Peterson, Luther Allison, Little Milton, Bobby Bland, Billy Preston and Jimmy Johnson to name but a few, has laid the foundation for this versatile and dynamic performer. Drawing influence from a broad spectrum, Paulie Cerra’s songs weave tales of real life stories of love, heartache, pain, joy and optimism.