Blue Plate Special – for Music Fans with a Hearty Appetite




Blue Plate Special is a unique band—for music fans with a hearty appetite. Their songs, whether covers or originals, give the audience a feeling for American Roots music, music that sounds our history of American memories. The four-piece piece band includes a distinctive sound including guitars, bass, percussion, horns, keyboard, and their remarkable vocal harmonies. The band presents a variety of music genres and styles: pop, classic rock, country, blues, jazz.. The song list is eclectic, including songs from 1940s to the 21st Century. They’ve played in a variety of venues from coffee houses to stage performances, private and corporate gatherings.  Check out Facebook page:

Band Members:


Craig Link—percussion, vocals

As national band Timberline’s drummer, played with Kenny G., Dolly Parton, Ozark Mtn. Daredevils, Pure Prairie League, Amazing Rhythm Aces, Outlaws, Peter Yarrow, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band.




bps-7590Mick Johnson—guitars, vocals

Played with Fear of Flying, Get Off My Lawn, Off the Grid. Piano technician at University of Nebraska-Kearney’s Music department. Piano tuner for Hastings College, Wesleyan University, various churches and schools.



Terry Sinnard—bass, vocals

Played in 2007-08 and 2015 “Prayers for the People” (former NAC Touring Program); PILGRIM Classic Country (former NAC Touring Program), Blackberry Winter, and pop, rock, and blues bands — Corporation Blues Band, High Voltage, The Fabulous Suns, John Mills Band.



Greg Tesdall—Horns, Keyboard, Vocals

Played with BJ Thomas tour back up band, Black Oak Arkansas, Charlie Daniels, Kenny G, Lamont Cranston Band . Arranged and recorded as guest/member on multiple CDs. Live radio and TV performances.  Member of the Iowa Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.





Demo Videos:


Fire and Rain

Ain’t No Sunshine

Pistol Packin’ Mama

Flip Flop Fly

For booking information  Kate Benzel  308-293-3408 or [email protected]


634-5789 Wilson Pickett
A Country Boy Can Survive Hank Williams, Jr.
Ain’t No Sunshine Bill Withers
All of Me John Legend
Amarillo By Morning George Strait
Bad Moon Rising Creedance Clearwater
Beginnings Chicago
Blue Stu Charlie Musslewhite
Breathe Pink Floyd
Can I Sleep In Your Arms Willie Nelson
Cavan Potholes Sharon Shannon
C’est La Vie Bob Seger
Cherry Bomb John Mellancamp
City Of New Orleans Arlo Guthrie
Color My World Chicago
Come Together Beatles
Comfortably Numb Pink Floyd
Comin’ Home Baby Mel Torme
Domino Van Morrison
Down To The Night Club Tower of Power
Everybody’s Talking Harry Nilsson
Fire And Rain James Taylor
Flip Flop Fly Blues Brothers
For What It’s Worth Buffalo Springfield
Fox On The Run Manfred Mann
Friend Of The Devil Grateful Dead
Georgia Hoagy Carmichael
Get Back Beatles
Hallelujah Leonard Cohen
Heard It in A Love Song Marshall Tucker
Here There and Everywhere Beatles
I Shall Be Released Dylan/The Band
I’ll Be Around Spinners
I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight Bob Dylan
I’m A Man Chicago
I’m Easy David Lee Roth
I’m Moving On Rascal Flatts
Jealous Again Black Crowes
Just Remember I Love You Firefall
Knee Deep Zac Brown
Late In The Evening Paul Simon
Locomotive Breath Jethro Tull
Make This Day Zac Brown
Make You Feel My Love Bob Dylan
Me & Bobbie McGee Kris Kristofferson
Moondance Van Morrison
Must Have Got Lost J Geils
My Hero Foo Fighters
Never Found Me A Girl Huey Lewis
New York State of Mind Billy Joel
No Matter What Bad Finger
Old Habits Hank Williams, Jr.
Old Man Neil Young
One U2
One More Time Mick Johnson (original)
Only the Good Die Young Billy Joel
Ophelia The Band
Peaceful Easy Feeling Eagles
Pig Ankle Rag Traditional
Pink Houses John Mellancamp
Pistol Packin’ Mama Al Dexter
Run to You Bryan Adams
She Talks to Angels Black Crowes
Slip Slidin’ Away Paul Simon
Something Beatles
Spooky Mike Shapiro, et al
Still Got The Blues Gary Moore
Summertime Gershwin
Sunny Bobby Hebb
Take it Easy Eagles
Tequila Sunrise Eagles
The Chair George Straight
The Weight The Band
These Eyes Guess Who
Times Like These Foo Fighters
Tiny Dancer Elton John
Toes Zac Brown
Up On The Roof Carol King
When You Say Nothing At All Allison Kraus
Whiter Shade of Pale Procol Harum
Why Me? Delbert McClinton
With A Little Help From Friends Joe Cocker
Working For A Livin’ Huey Lewis
Wrap It Up Sam And Dave
You And Tequila Kenny Chesney
Your Love Outfield
You’re Nobody Til Somebody Loves You Dean Martin


Photos: Kerri Garrison

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  1. Cristina Seaborn says:

    Thanks for two great shows together


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