HARVEY BRINDELL
Harvey Brindell is a storyteller who happens to play guitar and sing and loves the blues. Sometimes the stories are from his own life experiences and sometimes he shares the stories of others. He's lived in the northeast, southeast, midwest and currently the Pacific northwest. He's been playing professionally for the past thirty years. He played guitar in the legendary Honeyboy Turner Band, nominated two years in a row (2012 & 2013) for the Omaha Entertainment & Arts Award for Best Blues Band. Harvey travels the Pacific Northwest and the midwest playing at all the major blues venues, hundreds of small clubs, wineries, casinos, and festivals. He's played regularly at The Zoo Bar in Lincoln as well as all of the blues venues that have come and gone in Omaha. Harvey has also played and continues to have scheduled shows in Atlanta, Macon, Milledgevile, and Sandersville, Georgia.

Harvey has played shows with Magic Slim & The Teardrops, Shawn Holt and The Teardrops, Bernard Allison, Mitch Kashmar, The 44s, Jimmy Thackery, Mike Zito, Smokin' Joe Kubik, Kilborn Alley Blues Band, JW Jones, Sean Chambers, Corey Stevens, Davina & The Vagabonds, Mighty Joe Young, Josh Hoyer & Soul Colassal, Kevin Selfe & The Tornados,and Deak Harp. Harvey Brindell & The Tablerockers recently toured as the back up band for Mitch Kashmar. His bands have also backed Chicago legends, Taildragger, Mary Lane and Rockin' Johnny Burgin when they were in his area and needed a back up band.

Harvey recorded two CDs with The Honeyboy Turner Band, Preachin The Blues in 1994 and Billiard Playin' Mama in 2012. He wrote several songs that were included on each of those CDs. Both CDs sold well regionally. They are available for streaming or for purchase on the MERCHANDISE page of this website. One of Harv's songs, Blues For Omaha, was included on the Blues Society Of Omaha Compilation CD, Deeper Blue.

Harvey's current band, Harvey Brindell & The Tablerockers, has been twice nominnated for Cascade Blues Association Muddy Awards.
The Tablerockers

Ray Beltran - Harmonica/Vocals
Ray Beltran, a harmonica player and vocalist formerly from California and now residing in Salem, OR has been playing and performing for nearly 30 years up and down the West Coast, from San Diego to Seattle. Ray has been a frontman or sideman in a number of bands in the blues genre, as well as occasional solo performances while playing both acoustic and amplified harmonica. A multiple-time invitee to the Seattle Superharp Showcase, Ray is known for his deep, rich full-bodied tone and smooth phrasing. Ray's versatility on the instrument allows him to seamlessly and sublty blend different styles and genres while still staying true to the blues.

As a performer, Ray has had the opportunity to share the stage with James Harman, Kim Wilson, James Cotton, Mitch Kashmar, Kirk "Eli" Fletcher, Willie "Big Eyes" Smith, Rusty Zinn, Popa Chubby, Chris Cain, Kid Ramos, Roy Rogers and others.

Ray's experience with harmonica has lead him to be invited as an instructor to the internationally recognized Jon Gindick Harmonica Jam Camp, teaching alongside Dennis Gruenling, Richard Sleigh, Kim Fields, Jimi Lee and others.
Ashbolt Stewart - Drums/Vocals
Ashbolt Stewart has been a professional drummer since 1964 beginning with his first group, The Next Five. Throughout his life he's been in more than 100 bands from duos to 10 pieece horn bands, has been recorded playing on more than 20 CD's and played live in Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, Florida, California, Colorado, Idaho, Wyoming, Wahington, Hawaii, Guam, Philippines, Japan & currently lives and plays in Portland Oregon. Ashbolt also had the pleasure of playing with Wild Child Butler in Chicago in 1973. He recently recorded and played with Kid Andersen and the Greaseland Gang, including a show at the 2015 Waterfront Blues festival. Ashbolt continues to be a vital musical force into his mid-60s ! He teamed up with Harvey Brindell and Ray Beltran, and Dave "Shakey" Wagner and continues to be a Tablerocker in 2017!
Al Hooton - Bass/Vocals
By the time he was a junior in high school, Al was working with local bands around his hometown of South Bend, IN, as a trumpet player. As it happens, South Bend is about an hour east of Chicago, and the influences from the Windy City were frequently crossing his path. There were many times when Al and a couple other kids from the high school jazz band would take off to Chicago and sneak into places like Kingston Mines to hear all the great blues players of the time. He didn't know it at the time, but these experiences would be important in informing his longer-term musical path.

After putting the horn down in his mid-twenties, Al was out of the scene for a number of years. When he got back in, he decided that it was time to do something completely different, and allow his long-standing passion for bass grooves to lead him to the bass guitar as a performer.

Al has performed with many artists around the Pacific Northwest, Southern California and Nashville. Most recently, Al was bassist with the Rae Gordon Band, which scored a 3rd-place finish at the 2017 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, out of thousands of bands from around the world that started that competition.

The stripped-down, driving and emotional approach that makes up Chicago blues is in Al's soul, and he delivers that to the audience at every Tablerockers gig.