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Mike Guldin & Rollin' & Tumblin'

Finalists in the 2001 and 2003 International Blues Challenge, Memphis, TN conducted by The BluesFoundation.

Mike Guldin (Guitar, Vocals)
Mike started playing guitar and singing at age 16, inspired and influenced by blues legends Muddy Waters, Howlin Wolf, Albert Collins, B.B. King as well as more contemporary artists such as the Allman Bros, Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughn and the Rolling Stones. Also heavily influenced by R & B / Soul
icons such as Sam & Dave, Booker T. and the MGs and the Stax sound, along with the southern-fried sounds of Lynyrd Skynyrd, the Outlaws and a slew of country artists.

C.J. Clark (Bass, Vocals)
Attending Berklee College of Music VERY briefly, CJ left to go on the road to make some much needed cash with one of several "Chicken-Circuit" bands. He joined Chuck Jackson in the early 70's & toured the south. Later CJ became one of the "Philly-Sound" bassists in the mid-70's doing mostly session work. He
toured with Billy Paul until '79, with the OJays from '80 to '81, and with Sister Sledge from late '81 through '82 when  CJ decided to "hang it up." "Big, Bad, Dangerous Daddy" resurfaced to work with select Philadelphia jazz and R&B bands from 1984 'til present, including (thankfully) Rollin' & Tumblin'

Tim Hooper (Keyboards, Guitar, Vocals)
Classically trained on the piano, and self-taught on everything else. Through high school, Tim was educated in Great Britain, and later in the U.S., where he received his Music Composition degree from Haverford College. Tim not only holds down the keys, but also adds his unique jazz inflected guitar voice to Rollin' & Tumblin'. Tim's been playing with a variety of bands off and on for 25 years; he currently plays with R&T and Philadelphia's legendary Soul Survivors.

Alan Howe (Guitar)
Joining Rollin' & Tumblin' in 1998, Alan has succeeded in bringing his own guitar voice to an already extraordinary band. Known for his "less is more" approach to the blues, Alan's emotional playing style recalls his major influences: BB King, Johnny 'Guitar' Watson, Jimmy Vaughan, Hollywood Fats, and a little Albert Collins on the side. In keeping with the ensemble spirit of the band, Alan enjoys being the third driving force in the rhythm section as much as his tasteful, soulful soloing. Groove is everything.

John Cumming (Drums)
Hailing from Atlantic City, NJ, John's been rock solid on the throne for many East Coast bands. Despite two tours with the U.S. Marine Corps (Vietnam & Desert Storm), John has played with regional favorites Paul Plumeri, Johnny Thompson, The Karl Frick Blues Band, and Little Buddy. Rollin' & Tumblin' is proud to have this shuffle-master layin' it down. While not behind the set, John has become an accomplished Flamenco guitar artist.

Karl Frick (Hammond Organ, Bass, Vocals)
Yet another great Hammond player hailing from Pennsylvania. Paired with Tim on piano, Karl fills out the best keyboard 1-2 punch working today. Playing over the years with some great regional acts (The Horizontals, Craig Thatcher Band), Karl has thankfully gravitated into the ranks of Rollin' and Tumblin'. An avid electronics enthusiast, Karl holds a patent for a carillon controller.

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