By sam | Published: November 23, 2012
Textbook Blues drummer Greg Vallor joins Bozeman Zydeco band Bebe LeBoeuf in an episode of 11th and Grant with Eric Funk.
By sam | Published: December 1, 2011
From the MSU Exponent, by Brent Zundel:
With final exams fast approaching, the name “Textbook Blues” likely conjures up many different images in students’ heads, but four Bozeman residents recently gave attendees at the Filling Station a different image. “Textbook Blues” is a local band composed of four members, all of whom have some connection to teaching, thus providing a fitting name.
John Priscu, a professor in the Land Resources and Environmental Sciences (LRES) Department, shreds a mean lead guitar when not conducting nationally renowned research in Antarctica. Edis Kittrell, an English professor who also teaches in the Honors College, provides a soulful lead voice.
Warren Jones, an environmental engineering professor and former Faculty Senate Chair, keeps rhythm for the band by playing a skillful bass. To round out the quartet, Greg Vallor holds a crisp beat on the drums. Although he holds a teaching credential, presumably he doesn’t teach because he can “do.”