Blue Book Value band based in Northern Virginia, right outside of Washington, D.C. They have been playing in the Washington, DC metro area since 1996. In addition to blues and swing, they play a bit of rock n' roll, as well as a few current popular songs which makes them quite versatile for any venue.
The lead singer, Karen Book delivers some powerful, rich vocals and is supported by talented local musicians Bill Winslow on guitar, Paul Gibson on bass, Kim Wooten on keyboard, and Henry Weisiger on drums. Blue Book Value plays a mix of original and cover songs. Their repertoire includes songs by Junior Wells, Bonnie Raitt, Susan Tedeschi, Ray Charles, Sara Bareilles, and Etta James.
Blue Book Value has played all over the Washington metro area. They were invited to play at one of the Presidential Inaugural Balls in 1997 after Tipper Gore heard them perform at the AIDS WALK WASHINGTON in 1996. The band played at the Mid Atlantic States Ball at the National Air & Space Museum. They play in the Metro D.C. area at local clubs, festivals, outdoor summer concerts, as well as at private parties and weddings.
SOME PAST VENUES:
Ice House Cafe - Herndon, VA
Paradise Springs Winery - Clifton, VA
Taste of Reston - Reston Towne Center, VA
Kensington Outdoor Summer Concerts - Kensington, MD
JV's Restaurant - Annandale, VA
Clare and Don's Beach Shack - Falls Church, VA
Presidential Inaugural Ball 1997- Washington, DC
Aids Walk Washington 1996 - Washington, DC
Oktoberfest Reston - Reston, VA
Barrel Oak Winery - Delaplane, VA
Haydee's Restaurant - Washington, DC
Bangkok Blues - Falls Church, VA
Hershey's Restaurant - Gaithersburg, MD
Arlington County Summer Concerts- Arlington, VA
Rhodeside Grill - Arlington, VA
Alexandria Parks & Recreation Concert Series, Alexandria, VA
Rockville Summer Concerts - Rockville, VA