Fiona Boyes www.fionaboyes.com One of the best fingerstyle blues guitarists on the planet. From Melbourne in Australia, but now resident in Portland Oregon, Fiona stands securely at a relatively young age among the new breed of blues players. She was the first woman and first Australian to win the solo/duo section of the Memphis International Blues Challenge.
The music of Louisiana has a lot in common with the cuisine. An initial blast of heat usually commands attention right off the bat, but then -- slowly, but surely -- all sorts of subtler notes start to creep in, making for an irresistibly captivating experience.
Chastity Brown is a soul singer/songwriter raised in Tennessee, now based in Minneapolis, MN. Chastity channels songs that are carried deep in the American pysche: the hunger, desperation and confidence that runs through our times.
At a young age, Dave Gross has become a surprising guitar player, singer, composer and producer within the blues world. The development and progression of his work and his use of the roots of the genre make him a name to be taken into account.
A Night in the Box hails from Minneapolis, Minnesota as part of Afternoon Records. The band consists of Clayton Hagen (vocals, Gibson), Travis Hetman (vocals electric/acoustic guitar, banjo, harmonica, etc.
Son Jack Jr & Michael Wilde are an award winning traditional blues duo based out of Seattle, WA. Neither are strangers to the music industry, counting 30+ years of touring and recording experience between them, both in the US and Europe.
The Womack Family Band consists of four people, raised up in the sleepy towns of northern Ohio, who decided to lock themselves away in a house with nothing but recording gear, a multitude of instruments, twenty pounds of coffee, and heads full of ideas.
" If blues music grows and expands its audience over the coming years, it will be bands like WSNB leading the way. The WSNB sound flirts with swampy rock and roll and soul, while keeping a deep blues root running through its core. This ain't your mamma and daddies blues.
The Boilermaker Jazz Band is a Pittsburgh-based band which plays hot jazz and swing music. The band was formed in 1988 by Paul Cosentino at Carnegie Mellon University. Cosentino performs vocals and plays a 20s-era Albert system clarinet. The band is often accompanied by vocalist Jennie Luvv.
Reverend Raven - Guitar/Vocals
You know I hate these cookie cutter bios. I know they are necessary but you are only as good as last night's gig. I really haven't done anything special except open and meet B.B. King and have the honor of backing up Madison Slim for 10yrs, playing with great guys like R.
Honey Island Swamp Band came together after Aaron Wilkinson (acoustic guitar, mandolin, vocals) and Chris Mule (electric guitar, vocals) were marooned in San Francisco after the levee breaches following Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans in 2005.
Born in Talladega Alabama in 1964 " Alabama" was influenced by the Gospel singing of his father at a early age, as well as his love for Chicago Blues, Alabama Mike is embarking a bright future.Alabama Mike is a artist that anybody that has any interest in the Blues will soon be aware of.