Joe Blaney  

One of The Drivers' closest collaborators, Joe Blaney is
continually gaining recognition as one of music's truly
gifted producers & engineers.
Joe's extraordinary body of
work is, itself a "who's who" of music icons—including some
rock 'n' roll's greatest legends and other musical genres, as
well as a raft of gold & platinum recordings for such artists as:

 

Keith Richards / Prince / The B-52s / The Clash /
Tom Waites /Joey Ramone / The Neville Brothers /
Roseanne Cash / Mavis Staples / Soul Asylum / Jack
Bruce /
and soundtracks including Divine Secrets of
the Yaya Sisterhood

 

For a discography of over 120 albums mixed, engineered
and/
JOE BLANEY DISCOGRAPHY


 

The Mystix

Recently formed, The Mystix include several of The
Drivers' closest musical collaborators. In fact, Mystix
leader
/singer/songwriter, Jo Lilly is believed by many
to be The Drivers' Sam Deluxe himself.
The Mystix are
rapidly gaining recognition for their unique sound featuring
inspired, original material and superbly crafted arrangements.
"He evokes an entire era of classic playing," raves The
Boston Phoenix of Mystix guitarist, Bobby Keyes.


For more on The Mystix, visit: 
www.themystix.com

 


 

The Uptown Horns 

(L to R): Crispin Cioe, Alto & Baritone Sax; Arno Hecht,

Tenor Sax; Larry Etkin, Trumpet; Bob Funk, Trombone.

Led by saxaphonist, Crispin Cioe, The Uptown Horns have

recently made major contributions to The Driver's recordings

and performances, as they have for these musical greats:

James Brown / The Rolling Stones (Steel Wheels & Live

To The Max) Ray Charles / Buster Poindexter / Run DMC /
Ohio Players / Joe Cocker / B.B. King / Robert Palmer /
Lou Reed Bonnie Raitt / J. Geils Band / Howard Tate

& so many more.

Check out The 'Horns at: THE UPTOWN HORNS


 

Steve Jordan 

Grammy Award winning drummer & percussionist, Steve
Jordan
lends his incredible chops & sounds to The Driver's
latest and yet to be released recording, Harder Than Before.

Much sought-after as a recording/performing accompanist,
Jordan is known by the company he keeps, including:

The Rolling Stones / Eric Clapton / Billy Joel / Aretha Franklin

Cheryl Crow / Bob Dylan / Booker T. & the MG's / Steely Dan

Chaka Kahn / B.B. King / James Taylor / Neil Young / John

Mayall & the Bluesbreakers / Gato Barbieri / Cat Stevens
and
many, many other musical greats too numerous to mention.

 


 

 

Bernie Worrell

One might say to keyboard giant, Berine Worrell, 'Bernie, you

had me at Parliament/Funkadelic!' Worrell continually moves

in parallel with and well beyond his landmark funk/R&B roots,

recording & performing with a stunning array of musical icons:

Johnnie Taylor / Bootsy's Rubber Band / Spinners /
Talking
Heads / O'Jays / Rita Coolidge / Keith Richards
/ Mos Def Tom Tom Club / David Byrne
(etc., etc.)

Enter Bernie's musical realm

 


Bobby Keyes

In addition to being a member of The Mystix, guitarist, Bobby

Keyes has worked with such legends as Jerry Lee Lewis,

Ben E. King, Sleepy LaBeef with pop music's New Kids on
the Block
. In addition to all this and his time as a session player
at the legendary Fame Studios of Muscle Shoals,
AL, Bobby
graces both The Drivers' recentperformances & recording efforts
with his distinctive stylings.

 

BUY Bobby's lush, richly rendered solo CDs NOW

 


Kenny White

In addition to gracing The Drivers' yet to be released Harder
Than Before,
keyboardist (etc.) extraordinaire, Kenny White
has his own, distinguished career—working with such major

artists as Gladys Knight, Aaron Neville, Peter Wolf, Shawn
Colvin, Linda Ronstadt
,
and Dwight Yoakam among others.

 


Neil Jason

Bassist, Neil Jason recently made a major contribution to The
Drivers' yet to be released Harder Than Before.
Neil's bass
genius has provided the underpinning of some of music's
brightest recording & performing moments with:

Paul McCartney / The Brecker Brothers / Roxy Music /
Mark
Knopfler / Carly Simon / Gato Barbieri / John
Lennon / Celine Dion / Joe Jackson / Cyndi Lauper /
Dianne Ross / Grace Slick / The Weather Girls / Bryan
Ferry / Hall & Oates / Bob James / Dire Straits /
Evelyn 'Champagne' King /
(etc., etc.)


       

 

Ron Pownall

Boston-based photographer, Ron Pownall is neither of
the gentleman pictured above, who serve to illustrate the
breadth of his 'street to stage' scope. Ron has created
thousands of seminal images of everyone in rock 'n' roll
—and we mean literally everyone, from Aerosmith to
Springsteen—landing his
work in Kodak's permanent
(as well as many other, private) collections & galleries.
Apart from candids, Drivers portraiture on CD covers,
etc. is exemplary of Ron's photographic art.

Much, much more of Ron's widely recognized
and admired
photographic work.

 


Bobby Chouinard (1953-1997)    

Early Drivers drummer, Bobby Chouinard spent his life in
musicworking post-Drivers with a wide and varied array
of artists from Billy Squier, Cher, Ted Nugent, Peter Wolf
and Alice Cooper to Jonathan Edwards and rockabilly icon,
Robert Gordon
to cite only a few.

 

You will find a comprehensive, online
memoriam to Bobby at:
www.bobbyc.net