Low-reen & the Lazy Dogs featuring Charles Delta Blues Hog Hayes began performing together in 2014, with Charles Hayes & Low-reen on guitars & vocals, Jojo Hayes on keys & vocals, Freemond Beld on bass, & Ray Boydog Adams on drums & vocals. Red hot rough cut old-school blues is what you get when Low-reen teams up with Charles, who lays out 50s styled hard edged guitar blues from Mississippi throughout the States & Abroad!
Low-reen on growling vocals, telecaster, and bass guitar is a songwriter who brings her sizzling hot Chicago Blues to entertain old and new fans alike. Low-reen has a soulful sultry voice carefully curated by smokes & whiskey 🙂 that many have compared to Janis. Low-reen has been influenced by many many musicians before her, from Chicago’s own Robert Nighthawk to Muddy, Honeyboy to Wolf, Magic Sam to Jimmy Reed, as well as rock’s bluesier side Grateful Dead to Rolling Stones. Low-reen picked up guitar later in life, influenced by her friendship with her mentor David Honeyboy Edwards. Low-reen took a few classes at Old Town School of Folk Music with renowned guitarists Eric Noden & Chris Walz. Low-reen honed her skills as a musician and vocalist as well as an entertainer, sitting in with and playing alongside legendary Chicago Blues musicians such as Tail Dragger, Elmore James Jr, Little Scotty, Tony Brown, Charles Delta Blues Hog Hayes, Peewee Hayes, Bobby Too Tuff, Paul Petraitis, Rockin’ Johnny, Eddie Taylor Jr, Willie Buck, Killer Ray Allison, & LT McGee. All that good mojo has rubbed off!
Charles came to Racine from Alamo, Tennessee at an early age, immersed in a musical family, growing up around greats such as Sleepy John Estes, Yank Rachell, Washboard Sam, Montel Cox, B.B. King, Little Milton, the original Sonny Boy Williamson, and his father, the late Roland ‘Blue Dad’ Hayes. He has reached legendary status as a Blues musician and entertainer, carrying on the Hayes musical tradition with brothers Peewee Hayes & Jojo Hayes. Charles released the album Raw Blues on the St George Records label, as well as his self-produced album Night Train, & has played across the country as well as touring Europe! Recent area shows with Low-reen & the Lazy Dogs include Taste of Lake Geneva, Blues On the Water festival, Mundelein Summer Concert Series, Chicago’s historic Grand Ballroom, Studio Winery, house band for Waukegan’s premiere monthly art event ArtWauk, Scoop the Loop, and Mayor Cunningham’s Blues Festival! Low-reen & the Lazy Dogs are READY to BRING IT!