Bad Influence Band Celebrates 25 Years of Blues

Congratulations to Bad Influence Band who are celebrating their 25th anniversary this month. The blues-infused, high-energy group was started by Epiphone endorsee (and Northern Virginia Blues Hall of Fame Member) Michael "Jr." Tash in 1988 and has been going strong with it's current lineup of Tash (guitar), Roger Edsall (harp/guitar/vocals), Bob Mallardi (bass/vocals) and David Thaler (drums) since 1993.

Washingtonian Magazine hails Bad Influence Band as "a part of a long and worthy Washington blues tradition." The band's performances and CDs have earned winning reviews in magazines and newspapers throughout the U.S. and abroad. Their latest CD, Under The Influence, was a 2012 IBC Finalist for Best Self Produced CD, and a 2012 WAMMIE award nominee for Best Blues Recording.

We look forward to at least 25 more years of great blues from these guys. Visit Bad Influence Band on-line at