The Journey

The Pilgrim Blues & More Band performs regularly throughout Illinois and Indiana. The five players have, cumulatively, over one hundred years of music performing experience.
We can perform originals and what is essentially "95 years of Top 40 Music". From the first published blues tune in 1914 to recent pop hits, the band covers tunes that audiences will recognize.


The Band

Whether you're a dancer or just a toe-tapper, you won't sit still. The band features...

  • Doris Frisse - a master at the smokey ballad
  • Eric Rasley - the best bassist you'll likely ever hear
  • Jim Rasley - smooth keyboard stylist and vocalist
  • Bill Foraker - extraordinary percussionist
  • Dave Frisse - not a bad guitarist for a lawyer

We are mature adults playing music for all audiences. You WON'T sit still, or go deaf. You WILL have a great time!

The Band Outdoors

The Music

Some of the Songs and Artists whose music we perform are inspired by include:

  • Blues (W.C. Handy, Muddy Waters, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Eric Clapton, T Bone Walker, Joe Bonamassa and others)
  • R&B (Wilson Pickett, Mowtown, Booker T, Tracy Chapman, Sly and Family Stone)
  • Rockabilly (Brian Setzer, Charlie Daniels)
  • Psychedelic (Jimi Hendrix, Cream, Pink Floyd)
  • Classic Rock (Santana, Talking Heads, Neil Young, Allman Brothers, Chuck Berry, Elvis, Everly Brothers, Led Zepplin, ZZ Top)
  • Modern & Classic Country (Patsy Cline, Brad Paisley, Charlie Daniels)
  • Big Band / Swing (Duke Ellington, Louis Jordan)
  • Torch (Gershwin, Kyle Riabko, Gary Moore)
  • Jazz ("Song for My Father", "Blue Moon", Miles Davis)
  • Jam (Grateful Dead, Phish)
  • Novelty ("Like a Duck", "Long Haired Country Boy", "Build Myself a Girlfriend")
  • Slow Dance for Lovers ("Summertime", "Half As Much")
  • Originals that cross the style boundaries

Want to Know More...

For more information on appearances, booking, etc. call Dave or Doris at 217-466-4645 or 217-264-1197.

Demo CD is available!  All original CD is in production.

Go to Performances or visit our band page at REVERBNATION to check out upcoming shows, become a fan, and even listen to some new tracks.
We are also listed on MYSPACE as well as FACEBOOK