Tupelo Blue
"Dramatic power and driving rhythm" .....LA Jazz
"Lesher's harmonica solos light creative fires".....AllAboutBlues.com
"A very cohesive band, with all instruments clicking".....Amazon.com


Tupleo Blue, since 1995, has played the OC/LA area on a steady basis. Now fronted by Bob Lesher (Harmonica/Vocals) and Phil Terrones (guitar) and driven by a top rhythm section , the band continues to present Blues Music in an individual & vibrant interpretation that has always been its trademark.

Among venues played over the years by Tupelo Blue are Café Boogaloo, The Lumberyard Restaurant, Original Mike's, La Palapa Restaurant, Belmont Station, Stubrik's Steakhouse, The Olde Ship Pub, 33 Degrees and Centerfield Bar & Grill.

Bob Lesher, patriarch of Tupelo Blue, has the most years under his belt and in 2009 was voted into the Victoria Music Hall of Fame, located in British Columbia, Canada, for his work there circa 1969-75. He has shared the same bill with several international Blues greats, including Albert King, Jr. Wells, Koko Taylor, and Charlie Musselwhite. Lesher also co-wrote all of the material on the Tupelo Blue CD, released in 2000.

Phil Terrones is the band's "youngblood", an accomplished guitarist who worked two years with a local favorite Big Harmonica Bob. Phil has also worked with famed Blues guitarist Bernie Pearl, and shared the bill with ZZ Top and Steve Miller.

Tupelo Blue is on time, completely professional, and is sensitive to the needs of each venue it plays. As one club owner said about the band, "Never, do I have to worry about you guys."

"several catchy lines that want to say, 'ya gimme fever' "......Reviewer Jim Santella
"mournful harmonica paints a thousand feelings".....Blues Revue Magazine
"very fine bluesy vocals".....Northern California Blues Review