Blue Sacrifice began in as an idea between father and sons. The idea was to start a band and play the music that they all loved. The blues, and play it together. Lynn Long the father, Thomas and Jeff, the sons. With the recruitment of veteran Noah Cope to play bass and Dave Stayton on vocals and harp, Blue Sacrifice was born.
Some of the highlights of the band have been a trip to Chicago to play the famed Checkerboard Lounge where all the blues greats have played along with Lee’s Unleaded Blues Club on the south side of Chicago and Artist’s Lounge playing with Billy Branch and Kenny Neal.
2011 has been a great year for Blue Sacrifice including performing at the Cincinnati Summer Blues Festival and the Winter Blues Fest 2012. The stinging, mature playing of Thomas Long on guitar, the soulful vocals and harp playing of Dave Stayton, accomplished keyboardist, Jeff Long along with the solid rhythm section of Noah Cope on bass and Lynn Long on drums makes Blue Sacrifice a name to remember. They all come from varied backgrounds in music but they have one thing in common, the love of the blues, soul, R&B and roots music!