2017 International Blues Challenge Semi-Finalists!
2016 Winner of the DC Blues Society Battle of the Bands!
2013 WAMMIE nominated Best Blues/Traditional R&B Duo/Group!
2013 International Blues Challenge Participants!
2012 Winner of the DC Blues Society Battle of the Bands!
Fast Eddie & The Slowpokes are guaranteed to get you up on your feet! The Slowpokes playlist is inspired by classic blues material from Chicago to West Coast Swing, Motown to Muscle Shoals, and all the rock n’ roll in between.
Fast Eddie & The Slowpokes have performed throughout the DC – Maryland- Virginia region, from The Kennedy Center to festivals to roadhouses. They have shared the stage with Victor Wainwright (2016 BMA Entertainer of the Year), The Nighthawks, The Andy T Band, Jimmy Thackery, and Phil Pemberton of Roomful of Blues. They won the 2016 and 2012 DC Blues Society Battle of the Bands and represented the DC Blues Society at the 2017 and 2013 The International Blues Challenge in Memphis! In 2017, they were Semi-Finalists at the International Blues Challenge!
The Slowpokes bring varied musical histories to the stage. Ed Crowley (harp/vocals) has shared the stage with Al Chesis (Delta Sonics), Bad Influence, and The Nighthawks. Dave Gorozdos (keys/vocals) has shared the stage with local favorites such as Ronnie Dove, Jonny and the Stingrays, The Lady Rose Blues Band and many others. Scott Chadwick (drums) has played with Lady Rose Band, Big Money Band, and the Walker Blues Band to name a few. “Cookie” Cooke (bass) has played with US Military bands, Cooking With Gas, and many others. Scott Mattern (guitar) has played with the fabulous Ursala Ricks, Cherry Gasoline, and many other great Baltimore and DC artists.