Who Is Tabasko Sound Kitchen

The Tabasko Sound Kitchen is a midwest band performing blues, soul, and funky groove oriented rock covers and originals. You can see us in the Chicago and Milwaukee areas.


The well-honed blues and soul guitar stylings of David Salzman (8 Miles South, The Chicago Diamonds) and the at once scorching yet tasty blues-rock playing of lead guitarist Don Laferty (Kevin Purcell & The Nightburners) work together to build the dynamic framework of the TSK sound. Lead vocals are from singer, performer, voice coach and artist Barbara Stephan. Barbara can also be heard with the Peter Hennes Orchestra in Chicago. The rhythm section of drummer Andrew “Blaze” Thomas (Ana Popovic, Shawn Kellerman), and bassist Jamie Martinez (Stephanie Rogers Band, Damian Rice) provide a steady, unfaltering deep pocket groove.  A perennial force in the Chicago blues scene, Bill LeClair (8 Miles South, Wayne Baker Brooks) amazes the crowd with his smoking keyboard talents.