The Band 


"Swampboy Blues Band", brings spontaneity and life to the music they perform whether playing traditional blues, country, or americana.  The music is unique and accessible; original music with a familiar flair and familiar music with originality.


 

The Band, "Swampboy Blues Band" consists of Tim Koehn, Jerry Stienke,  Gayland Prince and Frank Lightell.

 

 

Tim Koehn, on guitar and vocals, was raised on music in Wisconsin and has been playing his unique blend of blues for over a decade in the Omaha metro area.  As host of SWAMPJAM, an open jam that has moved around Omaha over the last seven years, Tim has played music with hundreds of local musicians and with numerous touring bands coming through town.  After spending a year writing and playing music in Lake Charles, Louisiana in 2005 and 2006, Tim returned to Omaha and has performed around Nebraska and in Iowa, Wisconsin and Colorado.

 

 

Local veteran from Council Bluffs, IA, Jerry Steinke of "B and the Hot Notes" and "David Barger and the Jam Masters" is on bass and vocals.   Jerry has been in bands that, with him, opened for Steppenwolf, The Clash, Los Lobos and Wayne Cochran.  Jerry has been playing Bass for over 50 years.

 

 

Omaha native Gayland Prince, the son of the renowned trumpet player, Mason Prince, is on percussion and has performed over the last 50 years with everyone from Clarence Gatemouth Brown and Buddy Miles to local greats Preston Love and Luig Waites.



Frank Lightell(Saxophone and Flute)describes himself simply as" a product of the public school music program".  Frank is a classically trained musician and holds a bachelor of fine arts in music from the University of Nebraska.  As a winner of the Young Artist Competition, Franks as a soloist performed with the Omaha Symphony-becoming the first Saxophonist to gain that honor.  Frank has performed with national artists from Tom Scott to the Radio City Rockettes.  Frank has been a member of a number of local groups over the years including, The Confidentials, Finest Hour, The Mighty Jailbreakers and Blue House and the Rent to Own Horns.



Please come out sometime and give us a listen and get to know us.

 

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