Altered Five Blues Band (Jeff Schroedl)
Proclaimed "a staple of the Midwest's band scene" and "a festival favorite" by the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Altered Five's delectable brew of blues and soul is now quickly gaining national attention. The group's third album, Cryin' Mercy, was produced by Grammy-winner Tom Hambridge (Buddy Guy, Susan Tedeschi, Johnny Winter, etc.) and Living Bluesmagazine claims it is “turning heads.” The album reached #3 in the iTunes blues, #4 on the Roots Music Report radio chart, and the song “I’m In Deep” hit #1 on the Roots Music Report blues song chart. According to the Minneapolis Star Tribune, frontman Jeff Taylor's voice is "gloriously gritty." Downbeat magazine raves that Jeff Schroedl's "high-wire guitar reaches the high bar of mixed invention and fluidity," while Blues Bytes magazine states that the group features "the funkiest rhythm section outside of Memphis." The band was formed in 2002, is based in Milwaukee, WI and won "Blues Artist of the Year" at the 2014 WAMI Award Show.
“An outstanding blues and soul band” —Minneapolis Star-Tribute
“Solid songs” —Downbeat
“Muscular blues mixed with vintage soul” —Examiner