I always enjoy coming out to hear the kids who show up at the monthly Youth Blues Jam at the SpeakEasy, which is open to people under 22 years old. But they don’t sound like kids. These teens are really good musicians, and they have embraced the blues. The 3 guitarists, who often play together, will switch roles between the lead, rhythm and bass guitars, as they did today.
This first video has Leilani Kilgore (who just turned 17) playing guitar and singing, while Chase Walker (who is 15 and has his own band) played guitar, Tyler Ray Davidson (18) was on bass and Nate Hess (14) was on drums.
Next, check out Tyler Ray when he takes over the lead and Leilani switches to the bass guitar. I still find it hard to believe these are teens.
They welcome any one who fits the age limit and wants to play with them on the first Saturday of the month (this month was an exception) from 2-5pm at the SpeakEasy.