Formed in 2008, Day Labor Blues (originally known as the Harrison Webb Blues Thing) has quickly found a loyal and diverse following in the Philadelphia area and surrounding suburbs. The band is comprised of an eclectic group of musicians, who each have numerous years of experience in playing in and around the area and beyond.
The band's live shows are marked with a high level of energy and audience participation. Each performance is truly owned by Day Labor Blues. This eclectic group of musicians puts on a hand clapping, toe tapping, head bouncing show with every performance.
However, like with any great band, the actual band is a sum of its parts. That is each member brings his own unique perspective to a song cumulating in a fresh take on Blues classics. That two of Day Labor Blues members are dyed in the wool "Blues People", while the others come from different directions overlapping with the Blues, gives the band their own, distinctive perspective and sound. The songs are a continuous process "growing" and changing and becoming Day Labor Blues own.
The band as a whole gives props to Johnny "Guitar" Watson, B.B. King, Chuck Berry, Willie Dixon, Muddy Waters, Freddie King, Percy Mayfield, Bo Diddley, Junior Wells, Jimmy Reed, Dylan, T-Bone Walker, Frederick "Shorty" Long, Slim Harpo, Ray Charles, Robert Johnson, Wilbert Harrison, Doc Pomus, Howlin' Wolf, Mose Allison, Eddie "Son" House and Magic Sam Maghett, to name just a few of the legendary blues artists who have inspired their music.