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.