The Legacy Continues

The group's bio page

Joe Lance Williams (AKA JW)
He has performed live on stage with Carl Gardner Sr. for several years, personally hand picked by Carl in July 2001.

Joined the group 20001. Performed live on stage with Carl Gardner,the original lead singer and founder of The Coasters. He grew up in Ponchataula, Louisanna, just 60 miles from the musical capital of the south, his birth place New Orleans, Louisianna, known as “The Big Easy”. He grew to love the musical sound of Country and Western Music. At the early age of nine he wasencouraged to develop his talent of singing and playing the guitar when he realized he could play the rubber band box and finally the guitar in New Zion Baptist Church in his hometown.
Mr. Williams is a very talented singer, musician/songwriter.JW has he is bettter known, has the gift of singing bass,baritone and tenor and is a great asset to the “Legacy of the Original Coasters”.
DENNIS ANDERSON  - baritone
Dennis Anderson- joined the group after the death of Carl Gardner in 2011.

Joined the Coasters in 2011 after the death of Carl Gardner. Dennis started playing the guitar for many groups but realizing his talent was singing.Dennis came from a gospel musical family and began singing in the church at a very early age. In 1979 Dennis played the role of Judas in “Jesus Christ Super Star” and in 1982 “Ain't Misbehavin' Before joining The Coasters he sang with many famous groups.
Robert Fowler  - Bass/Baritone : Robert is a professional Broadway performer and we were very lucky  and honored to have in the group. He has performed on stage in many broadway shows such as “Beauty & The Beast”, “Dream Girls” and many more. Most recently The revival of the Broadway show “Smokey Joe's Cafe” He also teaches choreography.. Robert was asked to join The Coasters after the tour ended replacing Eddie Whitfield who became ill in  2016.
PRIMO CANDELARIA  -tenor
He joined the Coasters in October 2008 after an audition for Carl Sr.

Joined the Coasters in 2008 and was personally hand picked by Carl Gardner after an audition in Florida. Primo has been singing since he was 10 years old and has a beautiful tenor voice. He  brings a lot of energy on and off stage. Before joining The Coasters Primo sang with several professional groups. Primo is also very coorporative and will bring ideas to improve the group.
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