The Blue Sparks From Hell
The Blue Sparks From Hell at the Knowlton River Fest, 2002.
The Blue Sparks from Hell are currently celebrating 25 years of making their mark on the music world. They remain good friends and delight at every opportunity to perform the music that was brewed in a stewpot of originality from ingredients found in the shellac and vinyl of their youth.

The Blue Sparks began in 1977 when while performing at the Pittstown Inn. C.T Tucker, the bands founder and lead singer, touched a dangling light fixture above the stage, a short circuit ensued, causing Tucker to exclaim “Holy **#!! Blue Sparks from Hell!” and so named the band.

The infectious spontaneity of the groups live performance created an almost immediate buzz and the word began to spread. The journey has taken them from Maine (opening for Mel Tillis in 1978) to Texas (performing with Stevie Ray Vaughn to a virtually empty house at Antone’s in Austin) to the stages of the Garden State Arts Center, the prestigious Players Club, Lincoln Center and the South Street Seaport in NYC. Along the way they were awarded the New Music Award for Best Unsigned Artist (given to REM the previous year) and recorded five albums, and toured continuously for 12 years from 1977 to New Years day 1990, when they began their highly profitable career of never playing together again and the seemingly endless series of reunion gigs which continue to this day.

The Blue Sparks’ repertoire of both obscure and familiar Swing, Rhythm & Blues classics and scintillating originals have kept three generations of fans on their feet and dancing.

The Blue Sparks from Hell are:
C.T. Tucker lead vocals, Andy Goessling, all woodwinds, any stringed instrument and vocals, Tim Carbone violin and guitar, Robert”Frog”Fenstermaker, bass, Buck Dilly guitar keyboards, pedal steel and vocals, and Terry Wetmore drums and vocals.

Original members of the band