Back Alley Blues Boys is a Metro DC based trio comprised of Art Hildebrand, Shawn Askin and Joe Weber.

artArt Hildebrand has played guitar at different restaurants and coffee houses in Northern Virginia, as well as clubs such as Jammin Java in Vienna and Jaxx Nightclub in Springfield.

He has played frequently with Shawn and now welcomes Joe into the fold.




shawnShawn Askin has played numerous clubs in and out of Northern Virginia, some of which include The Grog and Tankard, The 15 minutes club, The Capitol Ballroom (Now called Nations), CBGB's in New York (4 times) Tracks nightclub in Charlottesville, The Asylum in DC, and Nick's in Alexandria.







joeJoe Weber has been playing harmonica since the 1960's.

Over the years Joe has played harmonica in acts that have opened for notables like Jack Bruce and Etta James. He has also played live and has been involved in recording projects with musicians from a wide range of genres. Among these players are people who have played and recorded with George Benson, Chuck Brown, Eva Cassidy, Mitch Ryder, and Patsy Cline. Joe brings his eclectic musical background to the Back Alley Blues Boys adding a unique rich harmonica flavor to the fine guitar craftsmanship of Art Hildebrand and Shawn Askin.


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