Michael "Mike" D'Agati

This page is dedicated to Michael "Mike" D'Agati, my longtime friend, a special person, and an amazing blues guitarist. Mike & Louie met while both sitting in with a local blues band. From that moment forward, Mike, as a Duster, became an integral part of the band. He will always be in our hearts.

Mike D'Agati

GW Toye

In Memory of longtime friend GW Toye, a bass player extraordinaire, eternally happy, always, always there to help for whatever, or whenever he was needed. GW's fine work appears on "Songs From The Last Roadhouse".
Floyd Phillips

RIP Floyd Phillips, longtime Johnny Copeland piano player and friend of the Dusters. Always happy to fill in, which was sometimes often, he also appears on "Songs From The Last Roadhouse". Floyd, one of the great blues piano players of our time, played with many blues icons including T-Bone Walker, Lowell Fulson , Albert Collins, Johnny Taylor, O.V.Wright, and Bobby Kyle.

Euugene Chrysler

Upright Bass, Bass Guitar, Vocals
Long-time Duster, Eugene is a truly talented professional who brings a quirky mix of honky-tonk, swing, rockabilly, and blues to the mix. With CD's to his credit, in addition to performing and recording, Eugene also directs music videos. He was nominated for a GRAMMY for his direction of the documentary depicting "the making of" Asleep At The Wheel's Bob Wills Tribute CD, which also earned him 2 Emmy awards! In addition, two music videos from his recordings have appeared on both TNN and CMT. His music featured in episodes of "LAW AND ORDER", a Bob Uecker beer commercial, and a History Channel show, as well as two songs in the film "Three Seasons".
He has furthermore won the CMT Music Video Awards for Best Event video of the year.


TJ"88 Keys"Walker

Keyboards, Vocals
T J is a talented pianist in the Chicago Blues tradition. Having embarked on his music career as a teenager, he played with "the old guys" in such bands as KD & the Dynatones, Little Jimmy & the Starlights, Flatbush Avenue, and The Drivers. He attended Berklee College of Music. He performed with some cover bands before meeting and joining Roadside Louie as a regular Duster, adding his own energetic zeal to the ensemble. When he's not playing with Roadside, TJ gives theatergoers some fine performances in a local acting company.



Drums, Vocals
AKA The Texas Shuffle King
Long-time Duster, Lester has been holding down the beat for over 40 years; his steady groove and knowledge of various shuffle and swing rythms make him a much sought after drummer.
Lester's influences come from some of the great masters including Gene Krupa, Buddy Rich, Ginger Baker, Carmine Apice, John Rossi, Fred Below, Dino Danelli.


Brian Dougherty

Guitar, Vocals
Longstanding friend and Duster, Brian has been playing with Roadside since childhood.
Brian is a guitar player's guitar player; he does not feel the need to burn up the fretboard all night long, but is masterful at supporting the effort with his vast knowledge of cords.
He currently plays duo gigs with his wife but fills in as needed. Brian also appears on "Songs From The Last Roadhouse".


"Filthy Rich"MacPherson

Guitar, Vocals
Rich has played stages from Maine to Florida, including The House of Blues in Boston, The Stanhope House in New Jersey and Manny's Car Wash and Chicago B.L.U.E.S. in New York City. He's shared the stage with blues greats including; Homesick James, William Clarke, Snooky Pryor, Little Sammy Davis, Jimmie Lee Robinson, Pinetop Perkins, Bobbie Blue Bland, Jimmy Dawkins, Honeyboy Edwards, James Cotton and Big Jack Johnson.
As a Duster, he was on a live recording by Homesick James.


Bill Stuve

Upright Bass, Bass Guitar, Vocals
Internationally renowned master Bassist, singer, & songwriter, Bill was a longtime member of Rod Piazza & the Mighty Flyers, and has played with such greats as James Harman, as well as many other blues legends over the years including Johnny Dyer, Jimmy Rogers, William Clarke, & Junior Watson. Bill has been a force in the music industry - a 16-time nominee and recipient of the now Blues Music Awards, formerly W.C. Handy, for "Bass Instrumentalist", with several recordings of his own!


Carmen Cosentino

Guitar, Vocals
Carmen has entertained audiences the World over as guitarist and vocalist for legendary artists such as Chuck Berry, Johnnie Johnson, Chubby Checker, Ronnie Spector, Bill Haley's Comets, Marshall Lytle, Shirley Alston Reeves (Lead singer of the Shirelles) - over 20 inductee's of the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame. With several recordings of his own, he has written music for the N.Y. Giants and the N.Y. Yankees, including closing music for Superbowl XXV and The 1996 World Series!


Bobby"Boom Boom"

Drums, Vocals
Legal Eagle by day, gifted drummer by night, Boomer has played drums for blues artists like Little Mike & The Tornadoes, Bobby Kyle (Johnny Copeland's guitar player), Mike Lawlor, Bob Lanza (Bulldog of the Blues), and Muddy Shews (Gary U.S. Bonds, Southside Johnny)! Bobby's talent is displayed in "Songs From The Last Roadhouse".


Steve Marks

Upright Bass, Bass Guitar, Vocals
Steve's credits include Rock, Jazz, Blues, R&B, Classical, Theater, World Music and Big Band ensembles. He has also produced and recorded a CD with singer-songwriter Bobby G (Gee), British recording star (with 3 #1 hits in the UK). In addition, he was part of a musical ensemble at the Lion Theater, where he played bass in the pit.


Mike Fossa

Accomplished keyboardist and freelancer, Mike has worked with Robbie Krieger (Guitarist for the Doors), Debbie Davies, Eric Burdon (Animals, War), Double Trouble (Stevie Ray Vaughan's backing band), Cesar Diaz, Todd Wolfe (Guitarist for Cheryl Crow), Grammy Winner Nanci Griffith, GE Smith (Hall & Oats and many more), and Little Milton!

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