Memphis Cradle Akron, OH Blues Band 1







Semi-finalists in the 2012 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tennessee, Memphis Cradle has always been about the blues.  Whether you like music hard and hot or soft and cool, Memphis Cradle’s passion, talent and versatility is exemplified in their latest works, "Love, Lies, Burning"  This album raises the temperature and melts the coldest heart! 




Memphis Cradle is:



Gary Sands - Bass & Vocals

Originally from Mansfield, Ohio, Gary brings his years of experience from both on and off the road to Memphis Cradle’s live shows and his original music.  Gary’s soulful lead vocals immediately bring the blues to mind. With his bass guitar and engaging stage performance, Gary makes showmanship a highlight of all Memphis Cradle shows.


Joe King - Guitar & Vocals

A native of Kent, Ohio, Joe grew up under the influence of the Kent music scene.  Joe provides the fiery heart of the band with his lightning fast leads, cascading bends, innovative arrangements and heartfelt vocals.  Joe’s experience pulls from all corners of the blues which is evident in both his live performance and song writing abilities.


Bruce Woodring - Drums & Vocals

Rooted in the Akron, Ohio area, Bruce’s musical experience is an evolution that grew from many genres. The blues have always been his first and main love, and his music has been firmly planted where his heart is for 35 years.  Maintaining an unfettered style, Bruce’s drumming goes where the music needs to move, whether it is an easy shuffle or complex rhythm.  Bruce’s drumming is the driving force behind Memphis Cradle.