WTM Blues Band Members Come Together Like A Well-Oiled Machine

Thursday, November 14, 2013 - by Mark Herndon

WTM Blues Band is a team of Chattanooga’s most talented musicians. All are very  gifted musicians and most hold various positions in the corporate world.  When the call is out for a practice session or a public gig, they come together like a smooth operating machine.  

This was my witness as I captured the band at the recent 2nd Annual Green|Spaces Roof Top Hop held a couple of weeks ago in Chattanooga. The WTM Blues band features a remarkable bond of friendship and talent. The members play separately in several local bands but come together occasionally to pool their musical talent in WTM Blues Band. 

Thorpe McKenzie has a unique design to pull together people, a Team (Band) to work out solutions or just get results. Let’s say the knack to recognize talent with key local music shakers such as Johnny E Smith, Preston Paris, Tim Starnes and Bernie Faulkner.  Other WTM Blues Band members  Jimmie Dormire and Robert Streets I had heard of but never met until the evening of the Roof Top Hop. 

Thorpe McKenzie (Lead Vocal, guitar)

Preston Paris (Vocal, Bassist)

Johnny E Smith (Percussions)

Tim Starnes (Electric slide guitar, harmonica, )

Jimmie Dormire (guitar)

Robert Streets (vocals, cymbals)

Bernie Faulkner (keyboard)

More information about the band can be found on both their web site at http://wtmbluesband.com  and Facebook page by searching WTM Blues Band.


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