Current Members: Dan Book, guitar and vocals; Mike Abrian, lead vocals; Justin Posner, drums; and "Clunky" Jacobson, bass.
Founded in: 1999
Style: Hard rock
Influenced by: 311, Guns N' Roses, Led Zeppelin and Nirvana
Notable: Members of VooDoo Blue have been rocking out --and sharing the spotlight with major-label acts such as (hed) P.E. and Shinedown -- since they were just local high school kids. The bandplayed a leg of the Lollapalooza tour last year and, after recently winning WHFS' big-break contest, will open the radio station's summer concert, the HFStival, on Saturday.
Quotable: Book on trying to catch a break while playing alongside big names: "We've been working at it really hard over the last five years -- a quarter of my life. A lot of the national acts we've played with ... are the most humble and gracious guys. [That's] because they've been where we [are today]."
Check out VooDoo Blue when the band opens the HFStival Saturday at RFK Stadium in Washington. Gates open at 10 a.m. RFK Stadium is at 2400 E. Capitol St. S.E. Tickets to HFStival are $40.
For more information on VooDoo Blue, visit www.vdbmusic.com.
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