The Band 


The Band, "Swampboy Blues Band" consists of the one and only Swampboy, Timothy Koehn; joined by Sondra Clarke, Jerry Steinke, Gayland Prince, and Frank Lightell.

"Swampboy Blues Band", blends music and life with a spontaneity that is contagious! Whether playing traditional blues, country, or americana, Swampboy Blues Band's music is unique and accessible; with originality and a familiar flair.


Swampboy, Timothy Koehn, lends his talents on guitar and vocals. A Wisconsin native raised on music, Timothy has been playing his unique blend of blues for over a decade in the Omaha metro area. After spending a year writing and playing music in Lake Charles, Louisiana in 2005 and 2006, Tim returned to Omaha and the Swampboy Blues Band had its beginning.

As host of SWAMPJAM, (an open jam that has moved around Omaha over the last seven years), Timothy has played music with hundreds of local musicians and with numerous touring bands coming through town. Since then Timothy has performed in and around Nebraska, Iowa, Wisconsin and Colorado.

 

 

Sondra Clarke on vocals is the newest member of our ensemble. Don't let this self-proclaimed soccer mom fool you; her bluesy, jazzy voice is infused with her Midwest roots but harkens back to her deep south family roots. In Sondra's on words, "Music is the air I breathe, my expression of joy and sorrow, and it is interwoven into all parts of my life." 

Jerry Steinke on Bass Guitar/Vocals is a local veteran of the Omaha Music scene.  Jerry was a member of "B and the Hot Notes" and "David Barger and the Jam Masters" and countless other projects.  Jerry has been in bands that 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 on the Saxophone is a classically trained musician and holds a bachelor of fine arts in music from the University of Nebraska.  Franks has performed as a soloist with the Omaha Symphony Orchestra and with 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."

 

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

 

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Let the good times roll!