The Noah Wotherspoon Band-Dayton Blues Showcase-112The Dayton Blues Showcase at Oddbody’s Music Room featured four of the area’s best Blues Guitarist. As part of our ongoing series, Music Connection Dayton is proud to spotlight Dayton’s own Noah Wotherspoon Band.

Hailed as a top guitar prodigy in his teens, Wotherspoon has been turning heads on the Dayton Blues scene forThe Noah Wotherspoon Band-Dayton Blues Showcase-153 over 15 years.

At 19, Wotherspoon released his first album with his band the Stratocats called “Buzz Me” that featured 7 original tunes. Today, Wotherspoon still has a way of making people take notice of his incredible talent!

Now don’t get me wrong, Noah is NOT one of those “in your face” kind of guys; quite the opposite. Wotherspoon is one the most humble and kind people I’ve ever met, but when he straps on the six-string and hits the stage, a transformation takes place changing the mild-mannered Wotherspoon into a Blues superstar! It’s not uncommon to see jaws hitting the floor when folks see Noah for the first time. 

The Noah Wotherspoon Band-Dayton Blues Showcase-076Wotherspoon’s small stature is only a smokescreen for his enormous flair and mastery of the blues. For two years running, Noah and his bandmates, Rob Thaxton on Bass and Brian Aylor on Drums, have taken home runner-up honors at the coveted International Blues Challenge held each year in Memphis, Tennessee. In addition, they garnered a second place finish in the band competition, and Noah brought home the Gold winning Gibson’s Albert King Award.

Noah opened his set at the Dayton Blues Showcase with his winnings from Memphis, a beautiful Gibson 335 Albert King Blues Guitar. The power trio quickly took command of the Oddbody’s stage enticing the crowd with tunes like “The Highway Song” and a great Blues tune called “Dead Man’s Shoes” that nearly brought down the roof. The audience was more than impressed and showed their appreciation with a much deserving standingThe Noah Wotherspoon Band-Dayton Blues Showcase-173 ovation.

The Noah Wotherspoon Band has a busy summer schedule that includes a stop at Gilly’s in Dayton on Saturday, June 13. The summer tour also includes stops at the Eureka Springs Blues Weekend, a Tribute to Albert King featuring Albert King Award Winners Jonn Del Toro Richardson, Nick Schnebelen and of course Noah Wotherspoon at The Auditorium in Arkansas as well as an appearance at the much anticipated Eatonic Music Fest starring Blues legend Buddy Guy. Somehow, amidst all the awards and touring, the band has found time to release a new studio album that is due out this summer.

For more info on The Noah Wotherspoon Band, visit their Website at

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