If you've ever seen them play, you would know that the Chump Change band is made up of some of the finest musicians in Columbia. The fact that they've shared the stage with the likes of Buddy Guy, Albert King, and Chuck Berry is no small feat, but their stage presence and undeniable soul and talent is what really makes them an impressive blues band. Each member has their own style (both musically and visually) but they play incredibly together. Smitty's walking bass always has people tapping their toes without their even realizing it. Pete's ability to perceive exactly what is needed from the keys to give a song that extra dynamic kick is always enjoyable. And of course, Big Babe's seemingly effortless, tonally pure, and familiar yet unique blues guitar style always has me, a guitarist and blues lover, in amazement. I really think anyone who appreciates quality musicianship should check out this band. As usual, they should be playing at Roots 'N Blues 'N BBQ festival this fall in Columbia.