Apart from sewing hats and coats I am also the founding member and manager of Chris LaRose & the Hex Highway Blues Band. I have been a full time professional musician for over 15 years performing traditional Blues, Folk, and 50s Rock as a solo act. Upon returning from Memphis having competed as a semi-finalist in the International Blues Challenge I set out to fulfill my dream of building an Old School electric Blues Band focusing in the golden years of electric Blues and 50s Rock. I wanted to create a band with specifically Car and Motorcycle shows in mind or any other venue celebrating the wonderful elements of 50s era music, clothing, machines, and life. This page is designed to share information about that music side of my business and Band.
Chris LaRose & Hex Highway Blues Band
"Chris LaRose & Hex Highway Blues Band" is a driving, foot stomping, three piece Blues band that specializes in rocking golden era Blues from musicians like Muddy Waters, Howlin Wolf, and Freddy King. The show swings into the 1950-60s with Rock & Roll from Buddy Holly, Elvis, Dion, and Chuck Berry and really gets cruising with Woodstock hits by masters like Joplin, Hendrix, Cocker, CCR, the Allman Brothers all with a thrilling mix of red hot originals. This musical time warp takes off like a rocket bringing you the best old school cool Americana around leaving you jumping for more.
Lead Vocals , Guitar, Harmonica
Multi award-winning songwriter Chris LaRose grew up in the wooded hills of Lock Haven,
Pennsylvania, building motorcycles and singing the blues. Chris is the lead singer for the Hex
Highway Blues Band and has been performing professionally for 15 years. He stems from a
long line of musicians and performers determined to keep the soulful sounds of yesteryear alive
and well for generations to come. His foot-stomping songs and thundering voice conjure up
ancestors of the blues, and breathe life back into the spirit of early American Music. Chris's
Traditional Folk and Blues tunes and originals alike are sure to keep the joint a-jumpin' and the
crowd coming back for more.
Emily Neblock, the bassist for the Hex Highway Blues Band, has been playing music
professionally for over 10 years. Starting as a folk singer-songwriter from the Philadelphia area,
with a background in classical piano, she has been compared to the likes of Joni Mitchell and
Norah Jones. Now you can find her singing and playing bass for the electric blues-rock three
piece Hex Highway. Her powerful, genuine, and soulful voice inevitably dazzles audiences of all
ages and walks of life.
Tyler Mangold, a passionate musician and master of the beat, is the percussionist for the Hex
Highway Blues Band. He brings into the world of the blues his over 15 years of musicianship
and technical focus in Jazz and Metal percussion. His tightly woven rhythms are both complex
and tasteful, making the music spring to life. Tyler has played regularly in bands of nearly every
genre and now brings his unique range of experience to serve as the backbone of the Hex
Highway Blues Band.