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Traditional blues done right, done tight!

Our purpose is to have fun while exploring all the blues styles, sharing an engaging performance that connects with the audience.

Dirty River plays modern, original and the old delta, porch-style blues.

A Cincinnati blues band now celebrating 30 years, Dirty River has performed for Weddings, Parties, Special Occasions, Corporate, Civic and Private Events as well as Clubs and Festivals!

Dirty River, has been featured on Cincinnati radio, television, in documentaries and has hosted and performed the earliest and largest outdoor blues festival in Cincinnati and Cincinnati's own "RiverFest" .

Booking:  Subject: Dirty River or call 513 477-7800 (Jenelle)

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The band line-up is:

Jeff Bonta-Lead and Bottleneck Guitars, Blues Harp, Vocals

Jenelle Murray-Drums, Vocals

Matt Hayden-Bass, vocals

Jocelyn, aka "Jaz"-Vocals

Mark Clifford- Keyboards, vocals

...and special guests.


Hear Dirty River here!


     Horseshoe Casino 'Rock Bar', Downtown Cincinnati, OH: "Thursday's Blues Nights"

     Froggy;s / Monroe, OH- New owner and management! November 28, 2014

  Benefit Concert For Homeless Youth / Cincinnati along with Rickie Nye,  Dick Buchholz and Emily Baehr


Please see Calendar for details!


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