In 1992, my partner Isaac Tigrett and I opened a club in Cambridge, Massachusetts called The House of Blues. We wanted to honor the great working musicians with a venue worthy of their efforts. Plus, we needed a cool place to hang out. Harmonica master Charlie Musselwhite helped open the joint. Later, Charlie ran into his buddy, a radio producer named Ben Manilla, who said he was thinking of starting a syndicated Blues radio show. Manilla passed the secret initiation ritual, and together
Steve Downes' has been in commercial voice over since 1990. He has provided voices for several video games even though he famously does not like them. His first experience in voice acting for video games came in 1999 when he played the role of Gunnar in the video game Septerra Core: Legacy of the Creator by Valkyrie Studios. Although a relatively minor role, his performance caught the attention of the voice acting director and composer of the game, Martin "Marty" O'Donn
Gary Ivins here, a.k.a the Bignasty. I started out a Crockett bulldog, but now I bleed panther Purple. I'm married to my best friend(head cheerleader for the pack in 1996 by the way)and we have 3 great kids and a pet pig named Bacon Bit. I like to golf, take my boys hunting and my girls shopping. Being the voice of the Lufkin Panthers is a dream come true. There is nothing better than seeing 10,000 fans at Outlaw Memorial Field under the Friday night lights cheering on our Panthers
Martin comes to the East Texas area from a small town on the Hudson River just north of New York City. He's '"The Digital Guy," and makes sure that all of the stuff that happens on the site, on Facebook, and on Twitter is just as cool than what you hear on the radio. Martin likes old cars, loud rock & roll (he plays drums), and the New York Yankees. He was previously a Producer at WBAI in New York and Program Director and morning show host at WERS in Boston, and was voted Outstanding Radio Personality at the 31st EVVY Awards.