Pete Dressman & the 6 Five Shooters

Cincinnati, OH

Singing his ass off locally for years, heavily gigging and scoring a dedicated following, throaty, charismatic vocalist Pete Dressman belts it out with an Eddie Vedderish drawl. In 2006, he was voted Favorite Solo Artist on Fox Network’s MyNetworkTV national competition, and he’s shared the stage with several national acts. Now a fresh four-piece, the Shooters’ bluesy Rock and stage presence attracts packed-in, drooling, front-row onlookers. Might see a few “weird, wild, drunken dancing fans” beam in from no man’s land.

You’ll Dig It If You Dig: Pearl Jam’s ocean days, John Lee Hooker piggybacking Chad Kroeger. (C. A. MacConnell)