Terry Oates and the Mudcats is a high energy show blues band from Winchester VA based on traditional blues influences with a modern flair. They draw inspiration from the original greats such as BB King, Howlin Wolf, Muddy Waters, and many others in their original material while paying homage to these icons of the blues by playing some of their greatest performances in the way they were originally recorded.
Since the conception of “Terry Oates and the Mudcats” we have been on a journey of discovery of our genre! As most music fans are aware the blues is America’s music and has given influence and birth to all music that has arisen out of our incredible homeland! Its scope and influence is present in all of American music which has had a great impact on music world wide!
The “blues” has spawned many offshoots of music, including; country, jazz, big band, swing, rock, funk, R&B, soul, Motown, and about any other styles popular in America today! Terry Oates and the Mudcats have been driven to explore all these styles and incorporate them into our show!
With that, we are proud to bring you, Terry Oates and the Mudcats “The American Blues Experience”! We have incorporated all of the these blues based styles of music into our show taking us from not just a blues show band but to an American band performing the all encompassing American blues influence!
Terry Oates and the Mudcats have many different influences and backgrounds giving them a unique perspective to the music. They are able to combine Jazz, R&B, Motown, Rock n’Roll, and even Classical into their own style that encompasses everything Blues. Their combination of guitar, bass, drums, horns, vocals, and backing vocals give them the ability to cover and create many styles of the blues.
We have shared the stage with Tinsely Ellis, Texas Chainsaw Horns, Mary Ann Redmond, Devon Allman, Skyla Burrell, Pat Travers have performed at numerous venues and look forward to performing for you soon!