About Us

The Memphis Rub Band is a collaboration between “Guitar Gary” Drouin and Scott Matzke, emphasizing original music, hot instrumentals and their spin on rocking cover tunes. The Memphis Rub Band is positioned for festivals, concert openings and up-tempo club dates.

Gary Drouin

Gary also played with the legendary bluesman, Eddie Kirkland (shown with a younger Gary, left) in the Tampa Bay area for four years in the early 1980’s. He was instrumental in forming the famous FIVE “O” BLUES JAM in the late 1980’s, and then went on to play with Memphis Flyers, Mercy Road and Lady Katt. Gary recently toured with The Lauren Mitchell Band and Koko Ray & The Keepers.

Scott Matzke

Scott’s bands have opened for greats like The Marshall Tucker Band and The Guess Who. Scott has appeared with the popular Reverend Billy Wirtz and the late blues performer Ace Moreland. From bands known as Legend, King Louie, Smokin’ Bones, Scott’s Garage and more recently Karen Klarich, Scott’s unique bass style and soulful vocals bring a tasty BAM to the Memphis Rub mix!