Meet the Band Members...

Johnny Guitar

Just one look at Clifford "Johnny Guitar" Scrivens and you will know that he is a man of the Blues. From his cowboy styled hat to his fancy shoes or cowboy boots, and the vest and long key chain he always wears, plus the ever-present guitar slung across his shoulder, "Johnny Guitar" walks the walk and talks the talk of a longtime journeyman Blues artist. Born and raised in West Central Florida, he established himself as a Bluesman early in his life. By the time he was 13 years old, Johnny had played every venue available to him around his home in Brooksville. He brought his act to Tampa, and built a reputation as a solid bluesman and entertainer. He loves to sing and play the guitar.

Oren "Doc" Plous

Oren has an exceptional career as a retinal surgeon, but "Doc" makes the keyboards sing when he plays with Bluestar. His ability to transpose and add content to the band is truly amazing.

The Velvet Hammer

Beth the Velvet Hammer began playing accordion when she was five. In fact, she played her accordion at a fund raiser for President John F. Kennedy as a youngster, and got to meet him at the time. Beth worked in broadcasting, radio then television, and has the distinction of having interviewed 4 U.S. presidents. Bass and blues are what she loves now. She met Skofield and Johnny through their mutual work with the late blues icon James Peterson. Beth also does a blues radio show on WSLR Community Radio, produces music videos, designs websites, publishes CD's for musicians and writes music.


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