They play the roots of American Rock n Roll influenced by the likes of Fats Domino, Professor Longhair, Little Feat, The Funky Meters, Alan Toussaint, Delbert McClinton, and Chuck Berry. The Hurricanes are a group of veteran musicians who will rock the house and are guaranteed to get things movin’ !!

Chris “Otis” Cross – Guitar/Vocals

Chris is the “voice” of the Hurricanes. His friends named him “Otis” at the age of 14 when he picked up a Fender Telecaster and bent his first blues note. Chris was an early member of the legendary “Blue in the Face” band. He was on the road with Debbie Davies, and plays an important role in the Fairfield music scene, opening and playing with musical icons like Tab Benoit, James Montgomery, Kim Wilson, Mark Naftalin, Buddy Guy, Johnny Winter and Buckwheat Zydeco. “Otis” has left his soulful mark on the music scene from Toronto to Atlanta.

“Smokin’ Joe” Najmy – Piano/ Accordion/Vocals

“Smokin’ Joe” developed his style as a songwriter/musician in the Berkshires and on the road performing or in concert with artists like Taj Mahal, Arlo Guthrie, Paul Butterfield, Average White Band, and Robert Cray. Adding to the band’s gumbo, Smokin’ Joe will pick up his accordion for the band’s Zydeco dance tunes.