Oblates of Blues makes its offering, in solidarity with the Blues,
on a regular basis throughout the greater Michiana region. Born
on the eve of the third millennium, it is the latest incarnation
of a distinct Blues expression that began at St. John's Abbey
and University, Collegeville, MN with two earlier bands - the Lennards and the
Screamin' Maxi J. Electric Blues Tornadoes. The band's name
honors the Benedictine legacy so influential in the intellectual and
spiritual formation of many of its original members. Since its
first official gig at the University of Notre Dame's Senior
Club (now Legends) in 2000,
the band has been composed of faculty, post-doctoral scholars,
graduate students, and Notre
Dame graduates who are devotees of both Theology and the Blues.
The band's troubadours continue to spread the good news of Chicago
style Blues as their oblation to this unique expression of
life's indomitable spirit.