Brian Lee & the Orbiters- 2013 Washington Blues Society Best of the Blues Award for “Best Traditional Blues Band”.Brian Lee & the Orbiters are one of the premier bands on the Northwest blues scene. Their engaging delivery, top-flight musicianship, and great repertoire of original tunes and gems from the blues tradition has created a strong following. Brian and the band are serious in their musicianship, but have serious fun when they perform! The “Orbiters” name evokes the concept of the band– a “broad orbit” through the varied styles of the blues universe. Brian fronts the band with melodic vocals and superb guitar, slide guitar, and harmonica. Band members are among the finest in the region, with Steve Yonck on guitar, Russ Kammerer on drums, and Hank Yanda on bass and vocals.