Duffy Bishop will be performing at Fuzion 904 in Crescent Beach, Florida, on Friday, February 23rd at 6pm…and every other Friday thru April! Duffy will be joined by Rusty Springfield on bass and Chris Carlson on guitar
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Originally from Memphis, TN, Rusty began playing bass as a teenager, soaking up the R&B sounds of his hometown, and later attended Berklee College of Music in Boston, where he majored in jazz performance.
One of his most interesting experiences was touring with the Ringling Brothers and Barnum& Bailey Circus, where he anchored a 17-piece big band, playing up to nine arena shows per week while traveling the entire country by train.
Rusty now calls St. Augustine, FL home and performs regularly with the Duffy Bishop Band.
Alex Richman is a keyboardist/singer/songwriter whose musical background combines classical training with blues and soul to form her own unique style. She recorded a solo album on Capitol Records, and has played and recorded with The Butts Band which included members of The Doors, and has toured England and Europe with Curved Air with Stewart Copeland on drums. Currently she lives in St. Augustine and plays with The Duffy Bishop Band and others, as well as playing solo.
Chris Carlson grew up in the musical metros of Philadelphia, Nashville and Jacksonville, and spent a lot of his life in Seattle and Portland, Oregon. He has been playing guitar, writing music and producing albums for over forty years. Having acquired no other discernible skills, he will continue to do the same in the foreseeable future.
For thirty of those years, Chris has been lucky enough to play and write for his wife, the beautiful blues chanteuse Duffy Bishop, and will keep that gig for as long as she can stand it.
Mike is the former drummer for The Judds, along with Wynona Judd's solo career. He was the driving force behind The Mark Farner Band, aka "Grand Funk Railroad", as well as former members of Lynyrd Skynyrd, Billy Powell and Leon Wilkerson in the Christian rock band "Vision"
Mike's accomplishments speak for themselves. He has been a studio musician and played on thousands of recordings. He is an incredible musician and a lot of fun to be around.
Christian has strong musical roots.
Growing up in a musical family in New York, he was sitting behind a drum set by the time he could walk and
studied music in grade school thru college level.
Throughout his career he has played in many live and studio projects varying widely in musical styles from, Blues to Rock & Roll, Pop, Funk, Soul, R & B, Jazz, Swing, Country and Classical Ensemble.
Playing piano, guitar and bass round out Chris' musical expertise.
He is also a composer and arranger in his own rite.