Mesa Mitchell

Front Vocalist From the heart of the Ozarks... Miss Mesa Mitchell. You're in for a hard driving, full tilt boogie experience. Mesa is a gutsy, folksy vocalist and songwriter and also Cool Beenz' newest member. Her talent and stage presence is unquestionably powerful. She is the embodiment of the Chicago blues mixed with New Orleans rhythm and blues. May West and Billie Holiday would be proud. Mesa's strong yet smooth voice comes accross from her many influences of the artists she loves. Bonnie Raitt, Etta James and Tina Turner to name a few. Her range of excellence covers not only the blues but jazz, rock, rhythm and blues and pop. She is equally at home with the latest hits or standards. Mesa's natural talent and love for music combined with her fun personality gives each song her own personal touch. This girl will rock your house. CAUTION! Strap yourself in and keep your hands and feet inside the beat 'cause when the band strikes up so does the heat!

 

  Cory Feaser - Guitar

Cory is pretty much the 'Green Bean' of the bunch; this is his first working band. He's been playing AT the guitar most of his life, but played mostly with himself until he met Teri, who is now his partner in crime with the 'Beenz'. As a roadie in some of Teri's previous band endeavors, he sat in on several songs and played percussion with cymbals strapped to his knees because they were shaking so much! He has overcome his fear of performing and now finds he just can't get enough! He doesn't sing because he realizes the main goal is to make an audience stay...you have to know your limitations. All in all, he's a great addition to the already seasoned 'Beenz'.


 

     Rick Alumbaugh - Bass & Vocals

Around age twelve Rick decided that he was sure to be the next great white hope for the NBA, then one evening while watching the nightly news he saw the Beatles. They were surrounded by women and made lots of money, he was sure. So needless to say his focus immediately changed. Thousands of hours of practice and many years later he is still waiting for all the money, the women never kicked in either except for the teenage girl that got his attention in high school and for some unknown reason is still around today. Rick has a strong background in blues, classic rock, country. Prior to joining Cool Beenz, you may have caught him performing in some well known bands in the Joplin area such as the 32nd Street Band and Slick Alibi. Rick is definitely a "Bean" now and the members of Cool Beenz welcome him to the band.


 

Wayne Severson - Guitar

What can be said about Wayne? At six foot six he is a presence which cannot be denied. When you watch him play there will be no doubt he feels and loves his music. A seasoned veteran of the road both on the national circuit with David Allan Coe and the club and casino circuits across the US, Wayne has once again returned to the Branson area to play with the caliber of musicians known to be here. Thirty years of experience can be gained in only one way; hands on, day by day....

 

  Jeff Barker - Drums / Percussion

Although Jeff aspired to become a professional musician while in school, he settled on playing drums instead. After starting his career playing local clubs at the age of fifteen, he hit the road at seventeen and never looked back. Jeff moved to Branson in 1982 and started his new career playing the theaters there. Now, he's been at it for thirty years including twenty four years playing the Branson/Ozark theaters. He has been blessed to be able to work with many national recording artists and celebrities. Most recently, Jim Stafford, the Osmond Brothers, The Platters, David Frizzel and Shotgun Red. But his passion is playing rock, funk and blues with the club/show bands he's formed since coming to Branson. He's a "professional nice guy" and his dedication and love of his music is evident to everyone he works with. Ask Jeff how many instruments he plays, he'll tell you it depends on how many drums he's sitting behind. But, his family would be disappointed to find out he's a drummer, they just think he's in prison!

 

 

Up Coming Shows

2010

April 24
(Pending)
Ahoy's
part of the Kimberling Inn
9:00 PM to 1:00 AM
11863 State Hwy 13
Kimberling City, MO
417-739-4044

May 19 Outback Pub
9:30 PM to 1:00
1922 W State Highway 76.
Branson, MO
(417) 334-7003

May 21, 22 Turtleheads
8:00 PM to 12:00 AM
4218 S Hearnes Blvd
Joplin, MO 64804
417-782-4323

June 1 Outback Pub
9:30 PM to 1:00
1922 W State Highway 76.
Branson, MO
(417) 334-7003

June 6 Downstream Casino
5 PM to 9:00
Quapaw, Oklahoma
June 11 Ahoy's
part of the Kimberling Inn
9:00 PM to 1:00 AM
11863 State Hwy 13
Kimberling City, MO
417-739-4044

June 12 The Town Square
7:00 PM to 10:30-ish
Yellville, AR
June 22 Outback Pub
9:30 PM to 1:00
1922 W State Highway 76.
Branson, MO
(417) 334-7003

July 16 Outback Pub
9:30 PM to 1:00
1922 W State Highway 76.
Branson, MO
(417) 334-7003
Map
July 23, 24 Royal 66
9:00 PM to 1:00
Mountain Home AR
Sept 10 Outback Pub
9:30 PM to 1:00
1922 W State Highway 76.
Branson, MO
(417) 334-7003

Oct 2 Outback Pub
9:30 PM to 1:00
1922 W State Highway 76.
Branson, MO
(417) 334-7003

 

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