“There’s a young lady [Vanessa Collier] came onstage with me, I forget where I was, but she’s playing an alto saxophone, and man, she was amazing.”
Those are the words of Buddy Guy in a recent issue of American Blues Scene, describing an impromptu performance with Vanessa Collier on the Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise. If you haven’t been fortunate enough to meet Vanessa and witness one of her head-turning, fiery, and passionate performances, you should definitely make sure you do. As a master musician and multi-instrumentalist, Vanessa Collier, weaves funk, soul, rock, and blues into every powerful performance and she is downright impressive. With soulful vocals, searing saxophone, and witty songwriting, Vanessa is blazing a trail, racking up an impressive arsenal of honours, and has already singled herself out as an artist of distinction and one we would all do well to watch.
Since joining forces with harmonica wizard Steve Krase and the Connor Ray Music label in 2014, Lynn has played curator for herself. She has been written her own songs that blend nicely with the vintage songs. The songs are mostly about good times and bad men. "Each one of these songs means something to me," she says. "I truly understand something about each one of them." Her debut release on Connor Ray Music Royal Oaks Blues Café reached # 1 on The Billboard Blues Charts in 2014 and the 2015 release of Everything Comes With a A Price was 4 months on the Living Blues Charts. Her latest album, I'll Sing The Blues For You, released in 2016, peaked at #6 on the Billboard Blues charts.
The Bell Bottom Blues is a tribute to Eric Clapton's work in bands like Cream, Blind Faith, Derek & the Dominos, and the Beatles, as well as the many classic hits of his solo career.
Because of the passion and talent of each member, the band is able to recapture Clapton's sound throughout his legendary career. Their goal is to provide our audience with an authentic re-creation of Clapton's music at every show.
"With a shoot-from-the-hip Memphis attitude, and a STAX-busting explosion of modern blues vision, GTBB represents a welcome changing of the guard."
-Living Blues Magazine
GTBB's new album Shine debuted at #1 on the Billboard Blues Chart. Recently headlining the blues stage at The Montreal Jazz Festival and fresh off of their European debut at the Grolsch Blues Festival in Germany, Beale Street’s latest success story, 5-time Blues Blast Music Award Nominee and International Blues Challenge Runner-up is Ghost Town Blues Band.
Mesmerizing audiences since 2007, DAMN THE TORPEDOES offer a complete Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers concert experience. Whether performing note for note renditions of the studio recordings or engaging the audience with actual live versions of TPATH's performances, patrons and venues can be assured that DTT will deliver the "AWE" factor EVERY TIME.
The Billy Walton Band grew out of this rich musical heritage, and found its groove when Billy connected with bassist William Paris. With the addition of Tom Petraccaro on sax, Eric Safka on Hammond B3, Bruce Krywinski Jr on trumpet and Shane Luckenbough on drums; the band has truly hit its stride. Their efforts met with immediate interest from the fertile British Blues scene, leading to multiple successful tours across Europe and eastern United States. They have a solid, dedicated fan base which is growing quickly. In addition to blues rock fans, the jamband scene has also embraced the band – hungry for their high energy live shows.
Gilman burst onto the national stage in 2000 releasing the hit single “One Voice.” His debut album was certified double platinum in the United States, and he was included in the Guinness Book of World Records for being the youngest singer to ever reach #1 on the Billboard Top Country Album charts. He has sold five million albums worldwide and garnered awards and nods from the Academy of Country Music, the Country Music Association, Billboard Magazine, and the American Music Association.
“Featuring touring players including Briz-who has performed the music of Neil Young for over 15 years in a solo configuration in his “Shakey” shows and in a band configuration with the New Jersey based “Sugar Mountain” tribute–the versatile musicians of Gold Rush give us folk, country, electronic and hard rock to rockabilly. Gold Rush is a complete Neil Young concert experience, mining gems from his deep catalog and the hits Neil Young fans enthusiastically anticipate.”
“It may be a bit premature to crown Albert Castiglia America's newest King of the Blues, but there's little doubt that he at least deserves the title of heir apparent.” -- Miami New Times
The new album by the Albert Castiglia Band, Wild and Free, was recorded live at The Funky Biscuit in Boca Raton, Florida. This in your face live performance captures the energy and guitar mastery that Castiglia shares with his audiences each time he takes the stage.
Dave Keller is a two-time Blues Music Award (BMA) nominated soul/blues singer, guitarist and songwriter, and is considered one of the finest blues and soul men of his generation. His new album, You Get What You Give: Duets hit #6 on the Living Blues radio chart. It features Joe Louis Walker, Trudy Lynn, Johnny Rawls, Annika Chambers, Dawn Tyler Watson, and other A-list singers joining Keller on his strongest album yet.
New Jersey-born singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Katie Henry is a rising star in the blues world. She has been riding high since the recent release of her debut album, High Road, which earned her IBMA and Blues Blast Music Award nominations.
Kat Wright, Bob Wagner and Josh Weinstein
lean into their trio formation, showcasing their folky/rootsy selves, all stripped down, a triangulation of their strengths, their bareness, their imperfect humanness, their voices, their ferocious tenderness, their love of songs and singing and story
Multi-instrumentalist Matt Turk and Grammy award winner C Lanzbom have joined forces to form Deadgrass, an acoustic five piece band that celebrates the music of Jerry Garcia.
Web music authority All Music Guide, calls Matt Turk "...an artist to be reckoned with." Matt is a seasoned recording artist, multi-instrumentalist, eternal idealist and compassionate peace loving realist. Based out of Hastings-on-Hudson, New York, Matt is a veteran performer who has engaged audiences around the world. He has shared the stage with Pete Seeger and opened for Judy Collins, The Doobie Brothers, Fiona Apple, the Grateful Dead's Mickey Hart and more. He has performed throughout the USA, Europe, Israel and the Caribbean, appearing at festivals including Clearwater’s Great Hudson River Revival, Gathering of the Vibes, Atlanta's Music Midtown, Jazz at Lincoln Center and venues including The Beacon Theatre and Brooklyn Bowl.
Stone Flower creates a truly authentic, high energy tribute to Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame artist, Carlos Santana, resulted in the formation of The Stone Flower Band in 2010. The name was adopted from a song on the Caravanserai Album, which represents a pivotal period in the evolution of the iconic Santana sound. The collaboration of these, brilliantly paired musicians, reproduces this sound with spot-on precision. Stone Flower’s seemingly effortless syncopation of
percussion delivers a spellbinding resonance that gets the audience moving …in their seat or on their feet.
Over the years Stone Flower has enjoyed expanding their musical repertoire for their fans, to include other great rock n’ roll bands such as: The Rolling Stones, The Doobie Brothers, David Bowie, Chicago, The Grateful Dead and more. Their uncompromising pursuit of perfection enables them to capture the
Popa Chubby, born Ted Horowitz, has been hard rocking the blues in his fierce and soulful way for more than 25 years. Over the course of a career that dates back to 1994, he has been a force of to be reckoned with on the guitar, and his tempestuous, soulful playing has never been more powerful. An imposing figure with a shaven head, tattooed arms, a goatee and a performance style he describes as “the Stooges meets Buddy Guy, Motörhead meets Muddy Waters, and Jimi Hendrix meets Robert Johnson," Popa Chubby is an endearing character who is one of the genre’s most popular figures.
This special show with All-Star Band Professor Louie & The Crowmatix from Woodstock NY, with The Woodstock Horns perform The Band repertoire learned directly from The Band. Louie helped create many songs with The Band including their come back hit Atlantic City. The show will present a diverse set list with songs from Professor Louie & The Crowmatix 15 studio CD’s on The Woodstock Records Label, including their blues recordings. They have been inducted in The New York State Blues Hall of Fame and hold a permanent place in The Canada South Blues Museum.
The Janis Joplin Experience With a twinkle in her eye and that rasp in her voice, Lisa Polizzi brings the spirit of Janis Joplin, belting out hit after hit in a heartfelt tribute performance. Her band of seasoned pros recreates the sound that defined a generation, laying down the soul, and conveying the tender ballads that Janis brought in her short exhilarating career.
"The blues is best served up live, with an enthusiastic audience and a killin' band, and that's exactly what guitarist Albert Cummings does[...]. Cummings effortlessly shifts from chimney subdued stylings to raucous roadhouse raunch to soaring yet stinging lead lines, driving his audience to frenzy in all the right places." - Guitar Edge Magazine
Albert Cummings writes, plays and sings the blues like nobody else. He has played with blues legends B.B. King, Johnny Winter, and Buddy Guy. Taken with Albert’s fire and passion bassist Tommy Shannon and drummer Chris Layton, of the band Double Trouble, the late Stevie Ray Vaughan’s rhythm section, volunteered to play on and produce his solo debut recording, 2003’s self-released From the Heart. B.B. King dubbed Cummings “a great guitarist.”
The Weeklings are America’s most unique tribute to the music,spirit and inspiration of THE BEATLES, performing explosive note-for-note renditions of Beatles classics, uniquely arranged Beatles nuggets such as "Paperback Writer", "Baby You're a Rich Man" and “I Am the Walrus” plus brilliant Beatles-inspired power-pop originals. The Weeklings embody the aura and bold creativity of the 1960s, bringing The Beatles to life, not through costumes and gimmicks, but through their extraordinary musicianship, exceptional vocals and charming stage presence. “They show their audiences both what The Beatles were, and what they might have been if they were performing today.”
Peter Karp is known for many things. An assertive singer, a skilled guitarist and a passionate performer, he’s also an individual who writes songs that frequently reflect tales told as part of life’s journey, spawned by passion and personal experience.
Consequently he’s not easily confined to any singular genre. Blues, Americana and rock and roll reverence all find common ground within his visceral template. He taps tradition and yet also maintains contemporary credence. As his friend and collaborator, Rolling Stones guitarist Mick Taylor once noted, “Guys like Peter Karp, James Taylor and Bob Dylan embody Americana Blues, and us English guys are inspired by it.”
Since it's inception in 1992, the Royal Scam has been performing for packed houses and cheering crowds who appreciate the classic rock music of Steely Dan. Touted by NJ Monthly as one of the Top 10 tribute bands to experience, the band's stellar musicianship and attention to detail for every song has garnered them a large and loyal following. Featured on the cover of Steppin' Out Magazine, the Scam has played to rave reviews at such respected venues as the China Club, Shell Theater at Trump Marina, McCloone's Supper Club, Club Bené, The Rock and Roll Cafe, Berks Jazz Fest, Scranton Jazz Fest, Bethlehem Musikfest, Trumpets Jazz Club, just to name a few. The Royal Scam radiates a spirit of vitality, authenticity, and intimacy that breathes new life and emotional energy into the music they perform. The ensemble creates an inspiring, engaging musical experience and is consistently first rate and professional. Come see the glory of the Royal Scam!
Formerly known as Kinderhook Creek, this renowned NJ country rock ensemble earned a strong following via years of performing throughout its home state and the Northeast. Reunited about seven years ago and still going strong, the group has shared the stage with numerous major acts over the years including Alabama, Poco, New Riders of the Purple Sage, David Bromberg, and Commander Cody. As you might recall, huge in New Jersey, they've played all the major clubs over as well as making the scene at festivals near and far. In recent years they've been regulars at the Stanhope House, Bernie's in Chester, the Pattenburg House, Wonder Bar, and other popular spots.
LIVE AT THE FILLMORE is the definitive tribute to the original Allman Brothers Band featuring Duane Allman, Dickey Betts and Berry Oakley. Great attention is paid to recreating the music of the original with an unparalleled degree of authenticity. The excitement and intensity of 'At Fillmore East,' considered by many to be the greatest live rock album of all time is performed with near exact note for note accuracy using the same instruments and equipment used by the original band. This goes for all of LIVE AT THE FILLMORE's repertoire of songs from 'The Allman Brothers Band,' 'Idlewild South,' 'At Fillmore East,' 'Eat A Peach,' 'Brothers And Sisters, and Derek And the Dominoes 'Layla.'