Ted Dicola

Ted Di Cola, smoothly performs on the alto and tenor saxes, the flute, and sometimes even on the clarinet. Ted has a quiet persistence that is a positive driving force in BRS. His Band Director history keeps everyone in BRS marching toward the right notes, for real! 

Chris Minnich

Chris Minnich is the percussionist who plays quite pleasing technical rhythms from blues to rock, jazz, ballads to sambas. Chris is an easy going person and a consummate professional. His inner metronome keeps the band in the pocket of the rhythm. His humor is priceless! 



Rick Findlay


Keyboards/Singer Rick Findlay pulls it all together with his bright and melodic keyboard sounds that include pianos, organs, marimba, and synthesizer pads. His extensive catalog of music is reflective of how committed he is to the art of playing good music. Rick is very versatile and leads BRS with a smile and melodic grace!

Blue River Soul featuring Karen Meeks is a diverse group of professional musicians together on a journey to play, promote and spread Love through Music!

These PA based  musicians have decades of experience playing and performing a wide variety of songs from the American Songbook, 1920’s,40s, 50s, and 60s through today. Their repertoire consists of artists such as Ella Fitzgerald, Buddy Guy, Frank Sinatra, Duke Ellington, Thelonius Monk, Henry Mancini, Jerry Rafferty, Billy Joel, Sam & Dave, Aretha Franklin, Billie Holiday, Etta James, Bessie Smith, James Brown and many more.  Performance genres include:  Blues, Swing, Pop, Light Jazz, R & B, Funk and a fun novelty song now and again like “The Pink Panther,” for kids of all ages!