Stein Stokke has been into music since the sixties, and through decades established himself as a significant blues artist. Stein is well known for his raw, powerful yet soulful voice, and has developed a personal harp style. He is, as far as one knows, the only one who plays jaw harp and euphonium (baryton) in a blues context, and even plays guitar in The Blues Duo.
He writes most of the songs himself with co-arrangements from Trond Eliassen, The Engine and a few others, with the roots deeply anchored in the nutritious soil of the blues. Some of his lyrics have even been printed in magazines, and is known to spice up his concerts with quick remarks and stories about the songs.
Trond Eliassen on guitar and slide has a distinctive guitar tone signature, built on years of experience, always focused on giving the song its proper character.
Trond has been playing in several bands, and has played a lot of festivals- and clubs throughout the years. In addition, Trond is an experienced composer and arranger within several music genres, and the main architect behind the stripped-down accompaniment in The Blues Duo. The naked, acoustic format really shows what a great guitar player Trond is.
Rune Bryn on drums is a much acknowledged drummer among bands and as a studio- and session drummer, delivering outgoing, interesting, yet "old time grooves", often with Rune playing bass. His CV contains, among others, Ski- and Ett Fett Storband, Borderline, Bærum BigBand, Prime Time, Maiken Kristiansen, Åge Sten Nilsen, Wenche Myhre, Øyvind Elgenes, Frode Thingnæs, Harald Heide Steen Jr. and Randy Johnston.
Rickard Johannesson is a rock solid bass player with a comprehensive genre crossing experience as studio- and session musician, many of these together with Rune. Rickard is known to provide justice to all styles of music, which has earned himself a very respectful reputation. He has, among alot of others, been playing bass for Jahn Teigen, Ole Børud, Hans-Erik "Hank von Helvete" Dyvik, Ett Fett, Bærum Big Band and Funk Factory.