THE HITMAN BLUES BAND

Playing original, critically acclaimed Modern Blues
It combines rock, funk, jazz, and – of course – blues, to create blues of the 21st century

Photo: Phil Honley

“Fine musicianship and strong songwriting – a winning formula!”

Blues in Britain

“If I had been managing your band then, not my own, you would have become nationally and internationally-known and I probably would not have had time to develop Black Sabbath.”

Jim Simpson

“The Hitman Blues Band will make you glad that music exists!”

MusikReviews

“Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome to the future of the blues!”

Bill Wilson, Reflections in Blue

“The Hitman Blues Band literally conquered the listener!”

Sound Guardian

Welcome to the home of Hitman Blues Band, your ultimate destination for soulful blues music.

Immerse yourself in the raw authenticity of our blues performances,
where every note tells a story and every chord resonates with emotion.

As a prominent force in the blues scene, the Hitman Blues Band brings a unique
blend of passion and musical prowess to every stage.

Explore our discography, catch up on the latest blues news, and join us on a
journey through the heart and soul of this timeless genre. Discover why fans and critics alike
consider Hitman Blues Band a true powerhouse in the world of blues music.

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The Hitman Blues Band – where the blues comes alive.


get ready for the live show

GIGS

Upcoming events

Tues
20

Feb

2024

Grasso’s, Cold Spring Harbor

Hitman will be performing with Gail Storm for a Mardi Gras celebration! As a singer/songwriter, her fans compare her to a combination of modern day performers Diana Krall and Marcia Ball, with shades of Amy Winehouse. The “Storm” is known to have a “heavy left hand” as demonstrated by her strong, rhythmic bass lines-particularly evident in the “boogie woogie”. Repertoire ranges from traditional blues and boogie woogie to swingin’ classic jazz standards, ballads, pop, and originals thrown into the mix. It is the blues stylings that provide the frame for Storm’s renditions.

This is gonna be fun…

  • 5134 Main Street, Cold Spring Harbor, NY 11724
  • 6:30 pm

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Sat
10

Feb

2024

Frogzz Bar ‘N’ Grill, Yaphank NY

We’re pleased to be performing at the all-new Frogzz Bar ‘N’ Grill! The Hitman Blues Band (duo) will be playing our favorite covers and originals, in a warm and friendly environment to counter the chilly weather.

  • 450 Main Street, Yaphank 11980
  • 8:00 pm

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Fri
26

Jan
2024

Big Daddy’s
1 Park Lane, Massapequa, NY 11758

Bring your mouth south! The Hitman Blues Band (trio) will be performing at Big Daddy’s, THE place to go for authentic New Orleans style Creole cuisine.

  • 1 Park Ln, Massapequa, NY 11758
  • 6:30 pm

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Sat
23

Dec

2023

Stephen Talkhouse, Amagansett NY

We’re very excited to be playing – for the first time – at the legendary Stephen Talkhouse in Amagansett, NY.

An intimate venue unlike any other, the Stephen Talkhouse has been featuring internationally-renowned performers alongside local East End artists since 1987. Situated on the Main Street of Amagansett, theTalkhouse is a legendary music scene and casual neighborhood bar in one: the place to make new friends or catch up with old ones, as your favorite musical luminary enjoys the same at the other end of the bar.

  • 161 Main St, Amagansett, NY 11930
  • 8:00 – 10:00 pm

$10 in advance
$15 at the door


THAT’S NEW

LATEST NEWS


July 15, 2023

Our Latest Album!

We’re already getting five star reviews for “Hey, Can You Guys Play…”
A collection of great cover songs from our previous albums, most done in the unique Hitman Blues Band style. Plus, a version of Kris Kristofferson’s classic “Sunday Morning Coming Down” that we guarantee you’ve never heard before anywhere!

This is a great introduction to our Modern Blues style, with unique interpretations of classic blues that remain true to the original spirit of the songs.

Get YOUR copy now!

Russell "Hitman" Alexander
Photo: Manuela Langotsch @ Five Zero Digital

December 2023

2024 Tours!

We had an incredible time in the UK this past July, late August and September. Festivals, clubs, private venues, it was all great. We’re looking forward to coming back in the fall of 2024, if not before.

We had a great December here in New York as well, including a gig at the fabled Stephen Talkhouse. Like the 100 Club in London, the list of people who performed there is just amazing.

Please stay tuned as we make new touring announcements for 2024! Plus, a brand new original album is coming…


Photo: Laurence Harvey

August 2, 2022

hitman teaches online

Music Theory

Hitman has released a YouTube seminar called “Music Theory For The Easily Bored”, and it’s absolutely free! You can also download the Word version of the seminar for reference:

Click here for YouTube link

Click here for downloadable manual

songwriting

Hitman did an online seminar for the Long Island Blues Society about songwriting! It covers how to begin, chord arrangements (basic), melody, and lyric writing.

Click here for YouTube link

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Photo: Manuela Langotsch @ Five Zero Digital

Russell “Hitman” Alexander formed the Hitman Blues Band and recorded their first release in 2000. With 9 overseas tours and 7 releases, the band uses humor and audience participation as a big part of their act. But the main attraction is the excellent songwriting, musicianship, and performances.

They play modern/alt blues, which can be high energy, slow and soulful, or happy boogie. It combines rock, funk, jazz, and – of course – blues, to create blues of the 21st century!

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So load up your favorite player and settle back to listen. Because it’s not the same old retread of the greats. As Midwestern Records said, “Now that’s the blues! This is the real deal…”


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