History of the Brickhouse Blues Band                                                                                     

 The Brickhouse Blues Band was formed around 1986. Since then the band has kept on a steady track at playing the blues. The band has had its changes with band members, but has never stopped playing. The original members were Tommy "Nightdog" Nichols, Ronnie "Alleykat" Carroll, Dave Nida, and Davey Burke. In 1988,  Jack Freeman took over Davey's place as the bass guitar player.     This unit played consistently for the next seven years, till a much needed break from a heavy and hectic schedule. Reforming six months later, Bobby "Blindboy" Carroll took over the drum slot. This band unit played up till 2004 when Tommy "Nightdog" Nichols decided to pursue other avenues, such as session and studio work, leaving it open for frontman Billy "Skinnyboy" Conklin as lead singer, harmonica, and coronet player. We have had great success and the good fortune to have played some of the best clubs, wineries, festivals, national shows, benefits, weddings...just about every kind of venue you can think of. It is our passion and love of performing and playing the blues, playing the music that keeps us "keeping on" that comes through when we hit the stage. Also, if it wasn't for the support of our families, friends, and fans...well, it just wouldn't be that much fun without cha,,,, Thank you so very much, We love ya and can't wait to see ya at the next gig,,,               Payin our Dues and  Playin the Blues  -  TheBrickhouseBluesBand,,,              There has been a change ! Billy Conklin is back on lead vocals,harmoica, and coronet,  Rick Kodramaz on Bass guitar,       ,,Smokin Blues ,,  , Looking forward to bringing you great ,       classic blues ,     the BRICKHOUSE BLUES way,,    see you soon , Thanks so Much,, Ronnie "AlleyKat" Carroll                                                                                                      

 We have opened for National Acts and shared the stage with great musicians such as : Sonny Landreth, Tommy Castro, Ronnie Baker Brooks, Charlie Musselwhite, Foreigner, Lee Osker, Mark Hummel, Eric Burden, Brian Auger, Sugar Blue, Deanna Bogart, Kenny Neal, Derek Trucks, Thunderbirds, The Nighthawks, Magic Dick of J. Giels, Joanna Conners, Jerry Portnoy, Rod Piazza and the Mighty Flyers, Clarence Gatemouth Brown, Leslie West of Mountain, Omar  and the Howlers, Indigenous, Coco Montoya, Screamin Jay Hawkins, "Jimmie Vaughan" , Ana Popovic and a host of others ,the list is lengthy and impressive,,God Bless America!!!