The Brooks Brothers Blues Band


Our Story


Here is a new constellation of seasoned, deeply schooled “boomer generation” blues talent, continuing to make waves in the Delaware Valley music scene. These gentlemen are not youngsters, and they reflect that in their tunes, teaching without preaching. 


What Inspires Us

 Our trio plays traditional and progressive strains of the blues, With a mixture of originals and covers from such artists as Ray Charles, Cream, Albert King, Jimi Hendrix, Howlin’ Wolf, Paul Butterfield, Muddy Waters and many others.


Listen Up!

 Here are three first-class musical talents coming together into a world-class ensemble dedicated to America’s first home-grown art form.

About Us

Donald Brooks - BASS


Mr. Brooks has lived in the Princeton area for most of his life. Growing up in central New Jersey, he is a familiar part of the Hopewell community. Don is a lifelong musician.

Variety of music/bands/styles

Playing locally since the early 70’s

Running Bass lines for different gospel choirs and R&B groups

Chris Zaic – Guitar/Vocals


Many people have learned to play music, but few are blessed with the gift of natural talent. Chris’s second language (one spoken through fingers on a fretboard) has matured over the years to a level that understood and enjoyed anywhere. He has a history of playing with Sonny Rhode, Lonnie Shields, Phil Woods, Blackfoot and many others. One can hear these experiences reflected in his playing to this day.

Bobby Lewis - DRUMS


Rob caught the drumming bug from his noisy neighbor David.  Studied with Tony DeNicola and eventually graduated with a music education degree from Trenton State Collage. Rob has played in many successful bands in the Princeton/Trenton area. Like Don, he’s no stranger to jazz and fusion.