Big Daddy Dupree's

Broke & Hungry Blues Band

(574) 849-6635


Bio: Big Daddy brought the Blues straight from South Side of Chicago into Leesburg, Indiana. When Paul Kornfeind arrived in 2008, he continued to pursue his dream of building a small Blues band and having fun playing the greatest genre of music known to man, the Blues. Over the past few years his dream has exploded into a reality of a full-blown eight piece, soul infused, low down and dirty Blues experience. He brought together an extremely talented local group of classic rock musicians, most with 25-30 years of musical experience. The Broke & Hungry Blues Band is now a Blues force to be reckoned with. Their selections pay homage to all of the great forefathers of the Blues as they attack the classics.


The Broke & Hungry Blues Band is a band of the people, for the people. The band comes on stage flying and hit the crowd with a double dose of the Blues right between the eyes. They hook crowd with such sing-a-long classics as Mustang Sally, Hey Bartender and more. Then they break out the big guns and really get low down and dirty, unleashing some more classics. Now they don’t forget about that little ole band from Texas as they burst into Fool for Your Stockings and La Grange. Wrapping up the evening the boys let it all hang out sending friends and fans home with their songs re-playing in their heads for days.


If you want a great Blues band, with a big sound, that is tighter than a snare drum, then don’t delay and call the Broke & Hungry Blues Band before all of the prime dates get away (574) 849-6635.


Band Members:


  • Ronda Jordan- Vocals
  • Ken Brower - Drums
  • John McCorkle- Keyboards
  • Scott Crothers- Trumpet
  • Ralph Luce- Saxophone and Guitar
  • Bernie Wilson- Trombone
  • Donn May- Guitar
  • John Degroff- Bass Guitar



Booking Information: We are available to play for any occasion: weddings, birthdays, bar-b-que’s, reunions, tailgating, anywhere people just want to have fun! Weather permitting, we enjoy playing festivals and outdoor venues. We have a complete 5,200 watt pro sound and lights PA system. Big Daddy Dupree's Broke and Hungry Blues Band is a low maintenance band of true professionals that will be on-time, keep breaks to 20 minutes, stay sober, entertain the crowd, and clean up after ourselves when the show is completed.


Pictures/Videos: We have our very own band photographer on staff that travels with us to capture the excitement. Check out our Facebook page for hundreds of great shots. To get a taste of the Broke and Hungry Blues Band you can see us perform on Facebook or YouTube. Simply type in Big Daddy Dupree on either site. You may also follow us on Facebook.


Artists We Have Opened Up For: The Grammy nominee Lonnie Brooks, Big James and the Chicago Playboys, Lil’ Ed and the Blues Imperials, Toronzo Cannon, New Orlean’s legendary Mr. Bryan Lee, and Kirsten Thien just to name a few.


Venues We Have Played: Club Room at the Clyde (in Fort Wayne, Indiana) Fort Wayne's Annual BBQ Ribfest,  Tippecanoe Lake Country Club, the Milford Fest Festival, The Syracuse Amerivan Legion, Tippy Creek Winery, the Syracuse Fraternal Order of the Eagles and many more.


Additional Information and Set Lists: For any additional information, booking the band and/or a copy of the complete set list call  (574) 849-6635 or email


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