|Genres||Rock, Soul, Blues|
|Years active||Over 20 Years|
|Phil "Greasy" Carlisi|
The Reefermen are a 4-piece Detroit band, a real rock and roll institution. Always consisting of Bobby East on guitar and James Wailin on vocals & harmonica. The rhythm section has been a bit of a revolving door during the group's 18 year history. Phil "Greasy" Carlisi and Mike Bertrand have held down the bass chair for most of those years, and on drums, Jeff "Shakey" Folkes and Todd Glass have been mainstays. Other notable musicians who have recently been a part of the band's line-up include drummer Skeeto Valdez and bassist Roger Noonan.
Every Tuesday for about 15 years The Reefermen played to packed houses at esteemed Royal Oak club Fifth Avenue. They recorded a live CD in the 2000's chronicling their tenure there, showcasing the band's ability to go from hard rock to R & B classics while always keeping the dance floor Packed. Now their new home every Friday is Jim Brady's Detroit in Royal Oak.
- Sunday Morning Smoke (2012)