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The Band

Shawne Baccari, Lead Vocals
Born and raised in Las Vegas, it's not surprising that Shawne Baccari has spent her entire life saturated in music and performing. With musical influences that include Ella Fitzgerald, Peggy Lee, Anita Baker, k.d. lang, Bonnie Raitt and Etta James, Shawne has been the " Frontman" for such bands as Fired Up, Airborne, Counterpoint, Cruzin', Itsoiz and her own band, Reddish blue. In addition Shawne counts herself fortunate to have shared the stage with local faves, Joe Juliano, The Inside Straight Blues Band, The Dee Miller Band and The Prophets of Soul, to name a few.

Within the musical framework of Croix Daddy, Shawne takes you away with her compelling combination of rich blues layered with mixed styles of pop, rock and soul and shows her ability to compact a vast array of influences and experiences into a singular performance.

Shawne is speaking to her audience. Her message is simple: shake the cage, talk some sense, and see to it that her peers are inspired by a most powerful and memorable show. It’s show time!

JP Peterson, Guitar and Vocals
JP Peterson (John) was born and raised in the frigid northern State of Minnesota. This Hot Guitar player has played in dozens of bands during his musical career. He began playing at a young age and had his first paying gig at age 13. By the time he was in his late teens, he was playing full time, touring the upper Midwest. He has played many venues as an outstanding lead guitarist. Over the years his musical influences have included Rock, Blues, Jazz & Pop but confesses he is a Rock & Blues Player.
JP is now the newest member of Croix Daddy, and with his unique style, he is intending to Rock the House at upcoming gigs. Come watch him play!


Bob Higgins, Bass and Vocals
Bob Higgins, is the byproduct of a very musical family. He had begun playing guitar/bass at age 12 and playing professionally at age 22. He has played with various groups in the Boston area and formed Croix Daddy in 2006 after his relocation to Minnesota. In addition to bass and vocals, he also contributes original material to the band.

Greg Mans, Drums
Greg has a history of working with many Twin Cities bands. He was first inspired, at childhood, watching his father's band perform 'Concert In The Park' in Austin, MN. As a teen, Greg started gigging with a Country/Western band in nightclubs around Rochester, MN.

Greg eventually joined forces with Twin Cities/Fargo bands: 'Cold Front' and 'Mark Anthony/The Shufflecats' and in 2004, played the mainstage at Moondance Jam; opening for Ronnie Baker Brooks, Little Feat, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and The Allman Brothers.

Greg spent 10 years with local a local blues sensation before joining Croix Daddy and had inadvertently helped in forming Croix Daddy several years before coming to join the band.
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