Australia, USA & Canada

USA blues Artists & Bands

Adrian Raso

Adrian Raso is a respected guitarist/composer from Guelph, Ontario, Canada. Adrian has recorded two instrumental EPs and six full-length instrumental albums. “Black Mamba” (2005) showcased Adrian’s stunning versatility and musicianship over a variety of styles, ranging from Gypsy to Latin flavours. Adrian’s work is a fine example of the balance between commercially accepted music that …

Albert Castiglia Band

Top Blues guitarist, singer and songwriter, Albert Castiglia (pronounced ka-steel-ya) Castiglia was born in New York and raised in Miami to an Italian father and Cuban mother and combines all influences to create his unique style of modern day blues with a traditional core. He is an artist who sings from the gut, shoots guitar licks …

Ayron Jones & The Way

Seattle guitarist and frontman Ayron Jones (Eh-Rahn), has become one of Seattle’s hottest up-and-comers with his brand of Seattle Rock. Jones has taken a hybrid style of guitar playing, in which the chord and solo are played at the same time, and infused the raw energy of punk with the inner-city attitude of Hip-Hop. The …

Big Rude Jake

    A history buff as well as a music lover, Canadian Jake Hiebert was drawn to the jazz tradition for its passion and sensuality. He lamented the rise of the stuffy ‘jazz intellectual’ and dreamed up a plan to bring jazz back to its streetwise, rough hewn roots. Jake’s stage persona evoked strident passion and …

Brad Wilson

Dutch Met behulp van maar liefst 4 hits in de Hit-Tracks Top 100, waarvan er 3 de top 10 wisten te bereiken, was het album ”Hands On The Wheel” één van de grote verrassingen van 2014. De CD eindigde in hun jaarlijst zelfs op de zesde plaats. Met de komst van de nieuwe CD ”Blues …

Carl Weathersby

Authentic Blues from Chicago! Carl Weathersby was born in 1953, in Jackson, Mississippi and moved to East Chicago, Indiana with his family when he was eight. A friend of his father, Albert King (!), offered some welcome encouragement to Carl and took a liking to the young lad. After his tour of duty in Vietnam, …

Cheryl Barnes

Cheryl Barnes, grown up in Cleveland and now living in Pasadena CA. Her classical vocal training – starting at nine and continuing through college – lead to appearances with symphony orchestras in Denver, Florida and Wisconsin. The rigorous program reinforced her innate abilities and enabled her to move with ease between musical genres. But for …

Chris O’Leary Band

Blues Blast Best New Artist Debut winner, BMA nominee and VizzTone artist, The Chris O’Leary Band plays American Roots music, steeped in the tradition of Memphis, Chicago and New Orleans. Chris O’Leary – lead singer, harp Chris Vitarello – guitar Matt Raymond – bass Jason Devlin – drums And The world famous Bonneville Horns: Andy …

Christine Santelli

Christine Santelli has been on the NYC music scene for 25 years. She has performed festivals and many live shows in throughout the globe including South Africa, Norway, Germany, Switzerland (Montreaux Jazz fest among others) Russia, France, Spain and of course the U.S.A. (e.g. with Beth Hart). A new European tour is in the planning. …

Dallas Hodge

Dallas Hodge was born in 1954 in Detroit Michigan. He started playing the guitar at age 13. He went on to lead several bands over the next few years and finally teamed up with his brother Catfish Hodge in 1970 as the Catfish Hodge Band, recording several albums together. In 1978, he moved to Santa …

Dave Fields

Electrifying Rock With a Blues Soul. Dave, the son of the gifted composer arranger producer Sammy “Forever” Fields grew up In New York City and spent a lot of time in his father’s recording studio being exposed to the likes of Sammy Kahn, Rupert Holmes and Stevie Wonder. His sister Launa, a gifted musician in …

Deb Ryder

2015 BLUES BLAST AWARD NOMINEE SEAN COSTELLO RISING STAR AWARD Born outside Chicago, Deb Ryder was influenced by the music of the city, and by her father, a Chicago club sensation. Deb began appearing on stage as a young teen at her step father’s famous nightclub The Topanga Corral, where she opened for such blues …

Dudley Taft

Dudley Taft grew up in a country called the “Midwest”, where he learned the values of friendship, roots blues, rock ‘n’ roll and a good ear of corn. With a background that includes Berklee College of Music as well as years touring with rock bands Sweet Water and Second Coming, Dudley is a thinking man’s blues rocker. There’s …

Eliza Neals

  ELIZA NEALS is a dynamic front woman, multi-talented musician, confident producer and outstanding live performer plus the voice of the ‘new blues’ for this generation. “She sings with the power of Beth Hart, the emotion of Janis Joplin, yet the voice is still her own. A combination of BluesRock, Psychedelic Soul with a twist …

Feeding Fingers

  Formed in 2006 by multi-media artist Justin Curfman, Feeding Fingers began life as an Atlanta post-punk trio and has evolved into an internationally connected musical project with intermittent members from the USA, Germany, Austria, and Italy. Nearly impossible to pigeonhole, Feeding Fingers invokes such disparate genres as darkwave and avant-garde, krautrock, world fusion, and …

Forrest McDonald Band

Singer, songwriter and instrumentalist Forrest McDonald is a journeyman in the blues rock music world. He defies any easy pigeonhole. His guitarwork on Bob Seger’s ‘Old Time Rock & Roll’ and Bobby Womack’s ‘Roads Of Life’ is instantly recognizable. He picks a great guitar and sings well crafted upbeat songs about modern life. Forrest and …

Harper And Midwest Kind

Award-winning Australian singer/songwriter Peter D. Harper — known in the music world simply as “Harper” — creates a heady mix of roots music through his creative use of the harmonica and the haunting drone of the didgeridoo. Harper possesses a strong, resonant voice and a deep, almost mystical approach to music that some might say has …

Jack Roberts Harvey Band

Although a Los Angeles, California based band, Jack Roberts Harvey Band’s music is firmly rooted in the sounds of the American south and Midwest, where band members, Tony JACK Grigsby (bass guitar), Jim ROBERTS (slide guitar and vocals) and Mike HARVEY (drums and percussion) honed their musical chops. Encompassing a full range of styles, Jack …

Jim Keaveny

Jim Keaveny was raised in Bismarck, ND on the Missouri River. In 2nd grade he began his first instrument, the piano. Recognizing his propensity for music, his teacher, Mrs. Jean Buck, chose him to represent her students at a University of Mary annual recital. By 8th grade, Jim’s mother insisted he quit piano or sports, …

JL Fulks

  Jeffrey Lynn Fulks Jr. now known as JL Fulks was born in Fountain Inn, South Carolina in 1990. At age 13, he began playing guitar, after being inspired by his father’s love for the blues. JL’s immediate prowess with the instrument led to him joining The Praise Band at Pleasant Grove Christian Academy. When …

Joe Matera

photo by Ros O’Gorman.   ARTIST BIOGRAPHY (English): Joe Matera is an Australian singer/songwriter, rock guitarist and recording artist. A twenty-five year veteran of countless Australian original and covers outfits, he’s contributed guitar to a number of various projects and other artist recordings and also spent a decade working as a much respected music journalist. He fully …

Joe Pitts Band

Being honored as one of the most soulful guitarists in Arkansas, and staying on the road for 40 years, 2015 will bring Joe back to where it all began. With a band full of world class players, JPB is at the best it’s ever been. Al Hagood (bass) and Chris Moore (drums) are long time …

Joel DaSilva & The Midnight Howl

Joel DaSilva has blues running through his veins. Born and raised n his sweet home, Chicago, DaSilva hails from a musical family. His mother and father traveled throughout Brazil and Ukraine, his mother a singer and father accompanying her on guitar. His father passed away when he was 3, but Joel continues to channel that …

John Earl Walker

Guitar driven rockin’ blues and rock and roll! John Earl and his band are veteran performers whose electric blues are very well received world-wide. They have played together many years, with two of the members (John Earl and bassist Peter Harris) dating back to 1967. Peter was with John Earl in Capitol recording artists Plum …

John Lyons

John Lyons (singer, guitarist, songwriter & producer) lives in Switzerland since 2001 and was born and raised in the home of the Blues – the USA. He lived more than 30 years in the States, where he played on stages from Michigan and Florida, from South Carolina to Chicago. John Lyons sings and plays all …

Jonny Smokes

Seattle-based singer/songwriter Jonny Smokes is redefining the idea of what a one-man-band can really be. Masterfully using a loop sampler with a wide array of effects pedals and different instruments, he will quickly compose full songs right before the audience’s eyes and ears. From his proficiency at multiple instruments to his enthusiastic showmanship, he displays …

Jordan Patterson

  After spending nearly the last decade and a half forging a highly successful career in artist tour management and concert & event promotion, popular Canadian blues vocalist/harp player Jordan Patterson has returned to his first love and passion; playing and singing the blues. The success of Patterson’s EP “The Back On Track Recording Project” …

JPBlues

John “JPBlues” Pagano has been touring and working the blues scene since the age of 13! His first CD, at the age of 17, raised some eyes, his second Release on Midnight Circus Records, hit #4 on the RMR blues charts and remained in the top 50 for over 28 weeks! RMR rated it as …

Karen Lovely

Portland’ jazzy blues singer / songwriter Karen Lovely shot onto the blues scene with a 2nd place at the 2010 International Blues Challenge followed by three 2011 Blues Music Award Nominations for Best Contemporary Blues Female Artist, Best Contemporary Blues Album and Best Song for her sophomore release “Still The Rain”. She is a two …

Kat Baloun

Born Katherine Elise Baloun, July 27, 1956 in El Paso, Texas, Kat Baloun grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio. Her mother was a classical pianist & organist, and she directed the church choir in which her father and Kat sang. She started on the piano with 5, followed by violin at 7 and at 13 harmonica. …

Kelly Richey

Kelly Richey is a master Blues guitarist, who has been touring as a pro nationally and internationally since her teens. She fronts her blistering power trio The Kelly Richey Band, featuring Tobe “Tobotios” Donohue and Rikk Manning with a rock-solid poise and assurance that is unmistakable. Based in Cincinnati, Kelly Richey is one of the hardest …

Lady Bianca

Lady Bianca is a master blues vocalist and musician born in Kansas City, Missouri, United States. With a father teaching her Texas blues piano as a child, Lady has evolved into an icon in the San Francisco Bay Area where she’s known as “Queen of the Blues and Gospel”. She has worked as a session …

Lawrence Lebo

Hailing from Southern California, singer/songwriter/composer Lawrence Lebo is an artist who is enthralled with and dedicated to American Blues & Roots Music. In a career that has lasted over a couple of decades, Lawrence has followed up with 4 additional successful self-releases. Her journey began with her critically acclaimed debut EP titled “Lawrence Lebo & …

Low Society

Mandy Lemons and Sturgis Nikides have codified their shared love of Texas and Delta Blues, hillbilly music and rock ’n roll into their own subconscious language. Mandy Lemons sings the blues with an astonishing powerhouse voice which mixes original southern fried soul and northern attitude. She hails from Houston Texas. You will be astonished to …

Michèle Choinière

Michèle Choinière is an award winning Smithsonian Folkways recording artist. She sings and performs traditional and original Franco-American and Quebec folk songs, jazz standards and covers of well-known artists (e..g. Edith Piaf). Michèle was born into a musical Franco-American family in northern Vermont, and from an early age performed traditional Franco-American music with her father …

Mike Osborn

!! MIKE OSBORN BAND LIVE IN EUROPA: April 2016 !!   De Mike Osborn Band is in 2015 uitgegroeid tot een zeer gewilde Amerikaanse band uit Californië met een unieke mix van classic rock, blues, progressieve country en een vleugje funk en R&B. In april 2016 zijn ze voor de eerste keer in Europa om een aantal optredens …

Mitchell Coleman Jr.

After his mother gave him his first 4-string as a youngster, California based veteran bass player Mitchell “Mitch” Coleman (a native of Cuba, AL) spent most of his time practicing and evolving his technique, eventually developing a unique style all his own. Even as a teen, Coleman had been enthused and motivated by the artistry …

Nathan Payne

  Nathan Payne & the Wild Bores is an all-original Jerome, Arizona based psychedelic rockabilly band around singer, strummer and songwriter Nathan Payne. Their music is influenced by Johnny Cash, Flogging Molly, Ramones, Social Distortion, Nick Cave, The Pogues, Tom Waits, and Elvis Presley, to name a few. Nathan’s discography consists out of 25 (!) albums. His latest …

Niecie

Niecie has been heating up the music scene from coast to coast for over 20 years. Niecie, recognized for the soul running through her veins, was born and raised in Motown. Detroit served as a musical playground for Niecie growing up in a household filled with music from big band jazz to the psychedelic rock …

Nik Greeley & The Operators

Nik Greeley is known for being arguably the best frontman & performer in Philadelphia, and just in the last few years has established himself as one of the most entertaining & hard working musicians in the area, often being compared to the likes of James Brown, Joe Cocker, and Jim Morrison. Greeley released his solo …

Paul Lamb & The Detroit Breakdown

Blues Rock from Detroit! Listening to Paul Lamb and the Detroit Breakdown is a musical time capsule. It will take you through the drive and riffs of the 70’s, but also has the modern pulse that comes from recording at the legendary Rust Belt Studios (Kid Rock, Uncle Kracker) that keeps it all fresh. Paul …

Planet Full Of Blues

Planet Full Of Blues is a versatile, seasoned, and professional guitar fueled blues/rock band from Virginia USA. Although best known for their original music, the band pays homage to those that have come before them. Live performances often include a mix of originals and covers by favorite blues masters such as BB King, Tommy Castro, …

Rachelle Coba

MOTHER BLUES, Rachelle Coba’s debut solo album, showcases a talent so fully formed it’s hard to believe this album constitutes her maiden voyage. But then, Rachelle’s been schooled by the best — including herself. Rachelle plays a Fender Stratocaster with her fingers, adapting the finger-picking techniques she learned while earning her B.M. in classical guitar …

Regina Bonelli

Regina Bonelli is a NY Blues Hall Of Fame singer/songwriter out of NYC writing original blues music. In addition to composing, she plays keyboards. Regina is accompanied by international recording artists and Blues Hall of Fame members Michael Hill-guitar, Pete Cummings & Mike Griot-bass, Bill McClellan-drums and David Barnes-harmonica. Brooklyn born and bred, Regina is …

Rich Wyman

More than an award-winning artist, accomplished songwriter, and amazing pianist, Rich Wyman is a first-rate showman with a faithful following around the world. An unstoppable creative force, Wyman is the recipient of 10 ASCAP Awards and is also an acclaimed music producer and film composer. He has worked with top names in the music industry …

Rick Randlett

Rick Randlett first discovered the blues in college in the 70’s. Like many of his generation, bands such as Cream, The Yardbirds and early Fleetwood Mac led him back in time to Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf and eventually Robert Johnson. A move to Florida in the 80’s led to performances with country music artists, and …

Sammy Blue

In the tradition of the true southern Blues masters, we proudly present SAMMY BLUE, “The Crown Prince of the Blues” (a title given to him by the late great Muddy Waters).    A native of Decatur, Georgia, Sammy’s search for the music in his heart has led him through clubs, concert halls, festivals across the …

Sean Chambers

Sean toured with the legendary Hubert Sumlin as his guitarist and band leader from 1998-2003. During a tour throughout England in 2001 Britain’s own “Guitarist” magazine named Chambers as one of the top 50 blues guitarists of the last century! His first album “Strong Temptation” was released in 1998. His second release entitled “Humble Spirits” …

Skinny Molly

Rock and Roll outfit from Tennessee featuring former members of Lynyrd Skynyrd and Blackfoot. Skinny Molly was founded in 2004 by Mike Estes (formerly of Lynyrd Skynyrd) and drummer Kurt Pietro. What was meant to be a one off tour of Europe has turned into one of the hardest working and popular rock bands out …

Tommy Z

Tommy Z is a contemporary blues guitarist/singer/songwriter/producer from Buffalo, NY who has been described as a “blues treasure” by legendary 97 Rock/WBFO disc jockey Jim Santella, and “one of WNY’s best kept secrets” by Sarah French, Blues Matters Magazine. He is a guitar-driven electric blues-based stylist onstage, but in the studio Tommy composes a variety …

Tullie Brae

The soulful blues singer and multi-instrumentalist Tullie Brae (Tuh-lee Bray) credits her gift to her roots in gospel music, like so many great and soul singers before her. Her musical journey started when she began singing in church where her Dad was pastor. She played piano, drums and guitar and early on assumed the role …

Tweed Funk

Formed in late 2010, Tweed Funk has garnered national and international acclaim for their horn-driven, sweat-soaked, soul-blues. This Milwaukee, Wisconsin band is fronted by Joseph “Smokey” Holman, who recorded under Curtis Mayfield in the early 70’s. Tweed Funk boasts 3 Wisconsin Area Music Industry (WAMI) wins in the last 2 years for the band and …