Bootleg Bessie is a modern day revival of the Delta Blues sound, driven by a high energy testament to the legendary bluesmen such as Muddy Waters, and a passion for unique and live performances captured in so many epic concerts at the famed Fillmore East in the early 1970s. The trio’s sound is driven by distorted slide guitar, soulful vocals and driving backline rhythms. Bootleg Bessie – we are original Milwaukee.
Bass Guitar - Mark Becker
Drums - Richard "Dicky" Paul
Guitars & Vocals - Josh Rauen
Why Bootleg Bessie? Because Led Zeppelin was already taken. All joking aside, Keith Moon didn’t name our band, but her name pays homage to the most influential artists of roots rock and our passionate love of live music.
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