(DALTON, Mass.) – Jeff Link, of Pittsfield, has joined blues trio T Bone Daddy (TBD) as the power trio’s newest member, playing bass alongside frontman/guitarist Tyler Fairbank and drummer Lou Parreault. A member of the faculty at Berkshire Community College who also teaches music at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts in North Adams, Link is a widely acclaimed bassist who has taught at Berklee College of Music in Boston and played and performed with intertionally known artists including Robben Ford, Ernie Watts, Sarah Brightman, and Michael Crawford, as well as leading his own jazz-fusion group.
“T Bone Daddy has always had a thump, but with Jeff’s talent, energy and presence this band will be delivering something like never before” says Tyler Fairbank.
“I have been fortunate to spend my entire life and career making music, and am now very excited to have found my new musical home with T Bone Daddy” says Link.
Fairbank names Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Eric Clapton as major influences on T Bone Daddy, coupled with new flavors of artists like John Mayer and Joe Bonamassa. From contemporary interpretations of iconic blues compilations to original material, TBD pursues a tone that is uniquely theirs. The trio plays throughout the Northeast at clubs, festivals and theatres.
The TBD has produced two albums, Deluxe and River of Blues, and returns to the studio this spring to work on their latest project..
Upcoming gigs include:
March 30: Mad Jack’s BBQ, Pittsfield, Mass., 8 pm
April 20: The Log, Williams College, Williamstown, Mass.
May 5: Blues Jam, Roadhouse, Albany, N.Y. 8 pm-midnight