Meet the Blue Drivers

Including veterans of such legendary Cleveland-area bands as Tiny Alice, Wild Horses, and The Baskerville Hounds, the Blue Drivers feature blues standards by artists like Muddy Waters, Junior Wells and Little Walter, swinging jump blues by Louis Jordan, Tiny Bradshaw and Louis Prima, jazz tunes by Mose Allison and Billie Holiday, as well as modern blues, soul and originals.

For more information and booking please contact the Blue Drivers at (216) 965-9025 or email us at



Vocalist Char Frires is a native of Gary, Indiana and learned her craft in a number of Chicago blues bands including The Nightcrawlers. She handles anything from blues to swing to jazz and ballads with style and soul.





Vocalist and harp player David Krauss has been writing and performing professionally since the late 1960’s. He was a member of the legendary Cleveland-based band Tiny Alice and has appeared on recordings and in concert with Peter Laughner, Alex Bevan and Deadly Earnest.



Also an alumnus of Tiny Alice, guitarist Tom Marotta has appeared alongside David with national acts such as Stevie Wonder, Luther Allison and Koko Taylor. He has played in a number of blues, rock and acoustic bands.





Well known among Cleveland musicians as one of the steadiest drummers around, Rick Sostaric was a member of Wild Horses during their “Funky Poodle” heyday and has performed with blues acts such as Little Willy & the All-Stars.




Bassist Dale Taylor has played in Northeast Ohio for nearly 30 years. In the early 1970’s he was a member of the seminal Cleveland band, The Baskerville Hounds and later performed with the extremely popular SRO.



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