Vertigo Blues Band formed in 2018, through the Omaha, NE based BluesEd program. Vertigo is made up of six talented, multi-instrumental musicians, ranging in age from 15 to 18. These six award winning musicians include Sammy Eckstrom (vocals), Val Pioppi (vocals), Daniel Steinhauser (bass), Johan Wik (guitar) Jackson Fuller (guitar), and Colin McMahon (drums).

Vertigo plays a soulful blend of blues rock, funk, and southern blues covers, as well as original music inspired by their vast, eclectic musical influences. Members have enjoyed gracing the stages of several local festivals and venues including Playing with Fire, Jazz on the Green, The Summer Arts Festival, Sumtur Amphitheater, Riverfest, The Waiting Room, The Jewell, The Holland Center, even performing on the same stage as music royalty at the Grand ‘Ole Opry in Nashville, TN. This Summer Vertigo will perform at The Taste of Omaha, Friday Night Market in Midtown Crossing, Chrome Lounge, The Waiting Room, The Slowdown, and several other local festivals and venues!