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

“” ‘What a find’ you may think – and you’d be right””

Blues Matters (UK)

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

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

Bill Wilson, Reflections in Blue

“Our festival opened unofficially the night before, but the party didn’t officially start until the Hitman and Co. descended upon us!”

Upton Blues Festival

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

Sat
1

June

2024

Boulton Center For The Performing Arts

An amazing night featuring three incredible bands:
Yours truly, the Hitman Blues Band (full 9 pieces!), the virtuoso Blue Velvo, and the legendary Lex Grey and the Urban Pioneers. DON’T BE LATE! You don’t want to miss a single note!

  • 37 West Main Street, Bay Shore, NY 11706
  • Doors open 7 pm

$30 in advance, THREE bands!

Sun
2

June

2024

Stephen Talkhouse

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, the Talkhouse is a legendary music scene.

We’re very proud to be have been invited back. ONE SET ONLY, from 8 to 9:30pm

  • 161 Main St. Amagansett, NY 11930
  • 8 pm

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Wed
17

July
2024

Westbury Arts Summer Concert Series

We’re very happy to return to the Westbury Arts Summer Concert series! A beautiful park with lots of street parking, in the heart of Westbury. The perfect way to enjoy a summer night!

  • Piazza Ernesto Strada, 200 Post Avenue, Westbury, NY 11590
  • 7:00 – 9:00 pm

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for info


THAT’S NEW

LATEST NEWS


March 25, 2024

We’re Recording!

We’ve started recording our new album, “Calling Long Distance”!

This will feature 12 songs – eight all new originals, three covers done in our unique style, and one cover of our friend Stewart Maxwell’s song “Watch That Thing”, a fun double-entendre boogie.

We’re hoping to have it completed by June, depending on recording studio and musician availability. Sign up for the mailing list to get some “behind the scenes” videos of the recording sessions (and other free stuff!)

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

March 2024

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 to the UK 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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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!

Hear it for yourself! Just enter your name and email address (and this will NEVER be shared with ANYONE) below and, within seconds, you’ll be sent the download link to the FREE 5 song sampler and be added to the quarterly newsletter subscriber list!

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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