Blue on Green is a six piece Blues and Celtic rock band with electric guitars, flute, saxophone, acoustic bass, vocals and drums. Blue On Green features classic Irish fiddle tunes, familiar blues standards, and originals. The band pushes the limits of blues-rock music by blending tradional blues slide guitar with San Francisco style rock and then finishes it off with good old Celtic dance tunes.
From his early days pefroming with notable San Franciscan musician John Cipolina (Quicksilver Messenger Service), to his ten years as guitarist for the Bay Area Celtic rock mainstay Tempest, Rob Wullenjohn has continued to compose original blues-rock and folk-inspired music. His music blends diversr styles, such as Blues, Jazz and Celtic music into rock-n-roll music. His choice of instrumentation mixes the mainstays of those genres, such as harmonica, saxophone and flute within a tradional rock-n-roll band.
Two years ago, Rob Wullenjohn released his first solo album, "Blue on Green". That album featured original and traditional compositions, adding Irish fiddle and banjo to the rock band sound. His band's second album "Love That You Want" released in April 2002, features a more consistent mix of blues inspired music. The sophomoriceffort features a beautiful flute performance on the original middle-eastern tune entitled "Baladi" and a rocked-up version of the traditional Irish tune "Whisky In The Jar" having more energy than the Metallica version heard on popular radio. The guitar rave up in the middle section in the tune Secret Surfer, sends a shiver up the spine. Styles shift again as Rob plays slide, and sings about being down on his luck and having to sleep on a "friends" couch. Then with slide guitar again, in the song Blues For Green Hawaii, he's blending a Hawaiian steel sound with old time jazz.
Rob shares the vocal duties with Nancy Hall on the album title track, with a performance that evokes the energy of two singers performing live in front of an audience. Blue on Green's music is sure to be a treat when performed live!