The Old Blues Dude


Ken “Obie Dee” Van Cromphaut has been a fixture on the West Coast Music scene for over forty years. With formal training in Classical Music, “Obie Dee” developed from an early age, a love for Gospel Music and Blues. Throughout the years he has donned the hat of composer (ASCAP), session musician, and performing artist. “Obie Dee” has crafted a blend of crystalline guitar tones, searing leads, and raspy vocals into his signature sound.
As a founding member of The BluesExciters (1999-2006), Obie Dee performed at concert and club venues throughout California and Nevada. Obie Dee has performed with the Slim Chance Band, Sleeper, Bonejelly, and Mick Martin and the Blues Rockers (2008-2010)..Obie Dee loves to jam and has been known to frequent jam sessions in the area surrounding his Sacramento home. With numerous television and radio appearances to his credit, Obie Dee is actively involved in many fund-raising events every year. Included in the lists of organizations are Loaves & Fishes, MDA Telethon, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Animal Place, Capital Public Radio (NPR), the Sacramento Blues Society, and the Sierra Blues Society. He is an active member of the Sacramento Blues Society.(from Sactown Stars)
A Tribute To Obie Dee.
Obie can really play the blues.
He appears with Roosevelt Lands “RoHarpo The Blues Man” & many others.
He is definitely a Sactown legend.
Bringing his soulful sounds to the performance stages of Sacramento, California.
His style of choral usage reminds you of the Old School days when blues really meant something.
Obie can become the soloists in no time flat.
Giving you that traditional melody.
We can’t live without it.
That’s why he brings it to center stage.
He has great leadership ability.
The audiences Love him.
And you will to.We Love you Obie Dee.