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J is for Jam

Rock out, Evansville! Scores of musical groups reside in the Tri-State performing all sorts of genres, from R&B to doo-wop. They’ve got the tunes that are sure to strike a chord, so turn your ears to these local bands and march to the beat of their drums!

Thunder Dreamer

Embracing their midwestern attributes, Thunder Dreamer is a pop-rock band that combines stadium-pumping rock with a dream pop genre. Their latest album “Summer Sleeping” is rich in the texture and space their music is commonly associated with.

The Tapestry

Featured in the November/December 2020 issue of Evansville Living, The Tapestry is a rock opera music group that combines the most iconic names in music together through a breakout musical experience. While the band has performed shows across the country with musicians from around the world, The Tapestry’s seven current members make up their Tri-State crew.

The Duke Boys

This doo-wop quartet has played all over the country including with rock stars Jason D. Williams and Gunnar Nelson at the Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa. With music straight out of the 1950s and 1960s, the Duke Boys still performs locally today.

Loops and Rhythms

Led by the talented multi-instrumentalist Monte Skelton (voted best musician in our 2020 Best of Evansville issue), Loops and Rhythms is an R&B duet band with Skelton and drummer Dekar Baker. You can see them perform at various local venues in the city throughout the year.

The Browne Sisters

Duo singers Gina Moore and her sister Joan Moore-Mobley have performed as The Browne Sisters in Evansville for more than 30 years. Named by a director after auditioning at the Civic Theatre, The Browne Sisters are arguably the most iconic R&B and blues band in Evansville.

The Back Beats

This Beatles tribute band is composed of five local musicians, including [Evansville Living] Distribution and Circulation Manager Gregg Martin who plays drums and vocals. Travel back to the Beatles heyday with live performances from The Back Beats throughout the year.

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