The Band

The LiveWires

Jeff Walker (GB)
Bass & Vocals

Robert Carl Blank (D)
Guitar & Vocals
Yogi Jockusch (D)


The LiveWires are Steve Baker’s regular working band and have provided session and concert accompaniment at the Harmonica Masters Workshops since 2019.

Master bass playerJeff Walker has worked with numerous British and American blues artists including Dana Gillespie, Billy Branch and Magic Dick. He relocated to Germany in 2017 and has has played with Steve Baker ever since. Jeff is also a regular performer at the Mustique Blues Festival, where he has appeared with artists including Joe Louis Walker as well as jamming with Mick Jagger and Ron Wood from the Rolling Stones.

Robert Carl Blank is a versatile and experienced guitarist and also a highly regarded singer/songwriter, who has released numerous solo albums under his own name. His association with Steve Baker began during the covid pandemic and he has been performing with the new acoustic line-up of the LiveWires ever since. He made his debut at the Harmonica Masters Workshops in 2023.

Yogi Jockusch spent 15 years as the no. 1 percussionist on the Hamburg musical circuit. He was a permanent member of the ensemble for countless Andrew Lloyd-Webber musicals including Tarzan, The Lion KIng, Mamma Mia and many more, as well as being a highly sought after studio and touring musician who is equally at home in styles ranging from blues and pop to jazz and world music.

The LiveWires are exceptionally versatile and supportive backing musicians. They love the Trossingen events and look forward to accompanying all comers at the on-stage sessions and concerts during the Harmonica Masters Workshops 2024.





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