keyboards, Anthony Holmes on bass & vocals, and Russ Rosenbalm on
drums. Someone commented recently saying, “She has all the best
players,” and while we do not speculate on who is the best, we can tell
you that Missy and the players in her band are all top notch.
As a multi-instrumental musician, Missy Califano has played many roles
in bands over the years, in several genres of music. Her primary
instrument is powerful lead vocals, but she also plays electric/acoustic
rhythm guitar,dobro slide, keys, bass, mandolin, violin, harmonica, and
percussion instruments. Missy has sung blues, R&B, alternative rock,
classic rock, & jazz, in groups, large & small, throughout the Northwest.
Missy has beenwriting originals, in several genres, and hopes to
complete a blues cd, in 2014.
Florida on the flute and saxophone. His next band director,
upright bass. He later took up electric bass and formed his
own band. He has toured all over the world and played with
Jimmie Reed, Jackie Wilson, Etta James, Big Maybel, Sam &
Dave, Jesse Ferguson, Earl Gaines, Margie Hendrix,
Shirelles, Freddie Empire. In Atlanta he played with many
bands including the Paul Mitchell Trio in the Bert Reynolds
film "Sharkeys Machine." Blues singer Synethia included
Anthony on her latest cd, in the song "I Don't Have To Run
Away" written by Anthony and his wife. In 2005 the Holmes
moved to Spokane where he has played with many of the
local bands in most genres. He has composed all types of
music from a young age and is particularly adept at using
and teaching the recording, producing, and composing using
computer music software. Although he has had many
basses, his current Conklin electric Bill Dickens 7 string and
Palantino Upright are his favorites. In addition to playing
bass, Anthony sings lead vocals & harmony in Blues Edition.
Russ Rosenbalm has traveled the Pacific Northwest, Canada, the Western US, Guam, & South Korea (6 times) in his
30 plus years of professional drumming. The South Korea tours were with the MWR Division of the US Army,
entertaining over 10,000 U.S. Soldiers based there. He has recorded 5 albums and enjoys giving his best to any style
of music! Russ is fascinating and fun to watch, as he shows you just how much he really loves playing and pulls off a
trick or two that makes you wonder, “Did I just see that?”
Andrew Enz has excelled with his guitar style in various genres, throughout the West. He is a respected guitar teacher.
For Blues Edition, he demonstrates his flare for blues, playing slide and leads. His style is confident and high energy,
bringing impressive musicianship.
Casey Winkinson is a true genius in many areas of music, including composing, charting music for college orchestras,
and has regularly played piano with The Master Class Jazz Orchestra, as well as other bands and genres. For Blues
Edition, Casey lays down the funky stride piano, with hot piano solos, and he also lends bluesy organ to the mix.
Missy Califano, Photo by William Fowler
Anthony Holmes, Photo by William Fowler