Below you'll find everything you need to know about the band, band members experience & bookings.
There's also multimedia examples, images, graphics, audio & suggested logos for the band. Feel free to use
any of these items for social media, web and print promotional materials your venue typically creates.
To book The Walkin' Blues Band or to get more information please contact Mark Todd at:
harpdr AT gmail.com OR 508-353-6055
The Walkin' Blues band was formed by Mark Todd and Jason Nelson in 2006 as
an acoustic duo. The band has had as many as 5 members but since 2013 has been a tight 4 piece blues band.
Mark Todd(Harmonica, Vocals) , Al Green(Guitar), Michael Terry(Bass, Vocals) & Mike Traub(Drums) have a
deep love for the blues. They play from several styles of Blues music with a strong influence from the
'Chicago Blues' of the 1920's, '30's, and '40's as well as modern blues performed by artists such as BB
King and Paul Butterfield. They bring their style to modern & classic rock performing songs by The
Fabulous Thunderbirds, Eric Clapton, Led Zeppelin, SRV and more.
The Walkin' Blues Band has played great festivals like the New England Blues Fest to honored venues
like The Chicken Bone and many great clubs in between.
Here's a complete list of the venues we have played. Feel free to contact them and ask about our shows and
professionalism. Every venue we play asks to have us back.
The Chicken Bone
The Hawks Nest
The Olde Post Office Pub
The Midway Cafe
Multiple private parties
Walkin' Blues Band Photos:
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Walkin' Blues Band
Walkin' Blues Band Videos:
WBB - "Born in Chicago" @ Liz's Diamond
WBB - "Let The Good Times Roll" @ Liz's Diamond
WBB - "Mellow Down Easy" @ Twelve
WBB - "Killing Floor" @ Jasper Hill
WBB - Communications Breakdown @ Twelve
WBB - Wait On time
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LISA MACALASTER - Lisa's singing career began at the age of four in the sanctuary of the First Presbyterian Church of
Smithfield NY when she marched up to the front alter, sat down next to the minister (her father), and
announced that she would like to sing the anthem. A veteran A cappella, R&B and Jazz singer she is moving
farther and farther from the alter at each performance. But she can always be counted on to sing like an
Lisa resides on Pinckney Street in Beacon Hill, unless it's snowing, it which case being avid skiers,
she and her husband Spencer head North to their home in Stowe Vt. To support her musical inclinations
Lisa sells residential real estate in Boston with Coldwell Banker.
MARK TODD - Vocals, Harmonica. Mark Todd started playing music at the age of 13 as a
classic rock drummer, that would simultaneously play the harmonica on a neck holder. However, after time and a
sudden exposure to classic Blues, playing the harmonica took a whole new meaning and defined what music could be
for him. Stepping out behind the drums and focusing on learning how to play, his skill and style have become unique
in the local music scene. After a performance at a Blues filled night at the Foxborough Orpheum Theater, Mark Todd
was featured in a local write up of the event. The description of the performance began with "The Walkin' Blues
Band opened with a classic blues set featuring master of the harmonica, Mark Todd whose wailing riffs took the
crowd back the Mississippi Delta". A short description, yet speaks volumes to the emotion and feelings that are
conveyed to the listening audience through individualized techniques and emotions that have been influenced for
over 10 years primarily by the likes of Sonny Boy Williamson II and, in particular, Paul Butterfield: two legendary
harmonica players with unique and distinct styles. Yet somehow Mark Todd makes his own impressions with the
audience integrating these influences with his own life-learned emotions and expresses them through his performance.
His dynamic playing, including story telling leads as well as soulful rhythm is engaging and mutually enhanced by
the integration and melding of the members of The Walkin' Blues Band.
AL GREEN - Guitar, Vocals. Al took up the guitar at age 10. In 8th grade he was lead
guitarist in a cover band doing Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton and Led Zepplin. He went to High school in Cambridge
England, and played in the Bill French band, doing originals influenced by Chick Corea and John McLaughlin.
While studying Electrical Engineering at Tufts University, Al played in Roadwork, a rock and blues band doing
originals, Allman Brothers, Little Feat and Grateful Dead. After school Al played in the Boston Funk Band Legal
Vices, and in All Clear doing originals. During a band break Al studied the blues roots of Freddie King, Albert
King and Albert Collins. Lately Al played guitar in New England Country, jazz with HoneyMac, and originals in
Black Cat Bone.. Always looking for something new Al also plays with the New Transcendentalists. Using his EE
education Al also builds his own custom tube amps, guitar FX, and speaker cabinets. Al is now doing the blues
with Walkin' Blues and is ready to Rock the House in a blues/jazz and rocking style.
MICHAEL TERRY - Bass, Vocals. Michael grew up in Vermont and started playing bass in
high school, more years ago than he'd like to remember. After a number of stints playing blues and rock in garage
bands in high school and college, Mike moved to Providence, RI and helped form The Motion, an all-original
new wave/R&B group. Since then he's played with bands all over the artistic map: from reggae to acid-jazz
improv, but always returns to the blues. Now in his most recent endeavor, Michael adds his own style to The Walkin'
Blues Band while seamlessly keeping the backbone rhythm in perfect time.
MIKE TRAUB - Drums. Mike graduated from Tufts University with a degree in music and
performance. He studied drums and percussion with Allan Dawson, and Ewe music from West Africa with both David Locke
and Nani Agbeli. Mike has played with several bands prior to joining The Walkin' Blues Band including The Stovall
Brown Band, The Movers, and Black Cat Bone and is an active member of the Agbekor Drum and Dance Society.