Louisville Brass & Electric
This group started out as a band for the 40th reunion of the Seneca Class of 1969. The group was put together by Bobby Decker and included, Pogie Decker, Jimmy Gardner, Wayne Barnes, Art Kestler, Mike Tracy, George Shields and Duke Freeman.
After the reunion several of the guys decided they'd like to continue playing as a group. Within three months they adopted the name "Still Kickin" and played under that name for 2010 and 2011. The band really needed a name more representative of their music, their instrumentation, their origin and heritage.
Duke Freeman had been trying to come up with a name while driving from Martinsville, Indiana to Louisville in the summer of 2011. The necessity of connecting the group with the town and the instrumentation was imperative. He thought Louisville Brass would work but was somewhat incomplete. Then after looking at an LG&E bill it came together. Adding the word "electric" was the missing ingredient.
And thus Still Kickin' became LOUISVILLE BRASS & ELECTRIC.
Today the band consists of seven members and plays regularly in the Kentuckiana area.
Check out their Tribute to Chicago on Monday, May 28.