The Blue Plate Specials (BPS) join legends Dibbs Preston and The Rockats, Charlie Gracie, and Robert Gordon on Lancaster, PA-based Lanark Records. BPS recorded "Servin' It Up!" their first full-length album with the Lanark family in September, 2014, and it was a scorcher! They are a 5-piece Jump/Swing/Blues/Rockin'/Roots band with smokin' tunes and tight arrangements that hit the ground running, hold the corners, stop on a dime and give 9 cents change. When BPS hits the stage the party starts and the joint jumps until closing time.
"...hot-rodded style of roadhouse boogie ...mixing up classic jump blues and vintage Chicago blues sounds, delivering a horn-infused attack that's suitable for both dancing and drinking. Featuring tunes like 'Whiskey Costs Money,' 'Heartache and Cigarettes,' 'I Need a Car,' and 'Blue Plate Boogie,' 'Servin' It Up!' documents the
Blue Plate Specials' live sound with hip-shaking accuracy and a powerful sense of good, not-too-clean fun."
--Mark Deming, All Music
"The only problem you'll have is not being able to put it down once you get a taste of it."
--Grant Britt, No Depression Magazine
The Blue Plate Specials are:
Charlie Frey - Guitar & Vocals
Walter Beier - Tenor & Baritone Saxes, Clarinet, Flute
Frank Hosking - Keys
Brad Haberle - Bass & Vocals
Mark Cubranich - Drums