Cassie Keenum & Rick Randlett Hauntings


Cassie Keenum & Rick Randlett

Hauntings

Fox Run Records

Cassie Keenum hails from Alachua, Fl. sixteen miles outside of Gainesville. She is a singer songwriter with a soulful voice who performs in a duo with Rick Randlett.

Randlett discovered the blues while in college. He listened to bands like Cream, The Yardbirds, and early Fleetwood Mac. Then he connected the dots and discovered Howlin’ Wolf, Muddy Waters and Robert Johnson. Randlett also developed an appreciation for country music and learned songs from both genres. He released his first recordings in 1999 and 2002. In 2012 Randlett recorded his acoustic album “Change Coming On” and the album spent several months on the Roots Music Report’s Blues Chart. He followed up with 2013’s “Nothing to Do”.

In 2016 the duo of Keenum and Randlett won the North Central Florida Blues Society’s Battle of The Bands and went on to compete in the 2017 International Blues Challenge in Memphis. This is the duo’s debut recording.

The band includes Keenum, acoustic guitar and vocals; Randlett, acoustic, electric and lap steel guitars and vocals; Nicole Wagner, bass; Rusty Valentine, drums; and special guests Mitch Rogers, keyboards; and Little Mike Markowitz, harmonica. The album is produced by Randlett.

Six of the songs were written by Keenum and an additional one with Randlett who also contributes three of his own. There is one cover.

“On that Seventh Day …the woman found the devil and she lost her holy flower”; Randlett’s lap steel is evocative. “One More Last Time” is a great tune; Randlett on guitar is really nice, Little Mike’s on harp.

“Won’t Make That Mistake Again” is structured like a classic country tune and performed in an almost sensual manner. “Hallelujah” is the Leonard Cohen song, re-arranged and beautifully sung by Keenum.

On “She’s Gone” we get to hear Randlett’s raspy voice which wonderfully compliments Keenum’s clear one. “I don’t blame her for leaving…’cause I know it’s my fault she’s gone”.

Little Mike’s harp opens “Early in the Morning”. “Got no milk for my coffee no butter for my bread, I guess I should be happy got a roof over my head”. Randlett plays slide on a resonator guitar.

“Get Lit”… “I want to tell myself it’s over but I just can’t do it sober…whiskey, moonshine, bourbon, beer”.

 “Minute Man”… “what part of ladies first don’t you understand…he can’t do nothing better than my old right hand”.

The sparse production and warm delivery add drama to the performances; their music is both Blues and Americana. Keenum and Randlett are a wonderful duo.

Richard Ludmerer

 

 

 

 

 

 


An In Depth Interview with Tyrone Vaughan

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It has been said that the sum is always greater than the parts. The parts can be good but together they are exceptional and that holds true in the case of MVP. The Milligan Vaughan Project or MVP is a musical partnership between Austin’s highly acclaimed vocalist Malford Milligan – and – guitar slinger Tyrone Vaughan both of whom have a rich musical history steeped in The Blues and Rock and Roll. It was at an early age that both were introduced to music that would become an integral part of their lives.

Some of Tyrone’s earliest memories go back to the early days of Antones, Austin’s legendary Home of the Blues. The legendary Muddy Waters gave him one of his harmonicas which he proceeded to blow on, and Muddy put cotton in Tyrones ears before starting his set. He found himself sleeping in Boz Skaggs guitar case and as a kid wearing out his toy guitars in no time. His first true guitar given to him on his 5th birthday by his uncle Stevie Ray Vaughan was an old Harmony scored at the local pawn shop. Later on it was Stevie, Lou Ann Barton and WC Clark all pitching in and buying Tyrone a Fender Musicmaster. Stevie Ray was very proud of that small neck guitar and happy that his nephew was following in his and his father Jimmie’s footsteps. Since those early years, he has performed with Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top), Doyle Bramhall, Doyle Bramhall II, (Little) Jimmy King, SRV’s Double Trouble, Pinetop Perkins, John Popper and Eric Gales. In April of 2015, Vaughan joined Royal Southern Brotherhood (RSB) featuring Cyril Neville on vocals, in result of 2 albums on Ruf Records, one recorded at the legendary FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, AL and the other album recorded at Dockside Studios in Maurice LA.

No stranger to the blues, Malford Milligan was born in Taylor, Texas but as a young child music took a back seat to just trying to get by. In 1981, after a short stay in Lubbock, TX as a student at Texas Tech, Milligan moved to Austin to begin studies at the University of Texas. Instead of academics, singing took precedent and Monday night blues jams became the beginning of a life in music. His local band, Stick People, launched his career as a talented singer. In 1994, he helped form the Texas super group, Storyville, David Holt, David Grissom and the rhythm section from Stevie Ray Vaughan’s Double Trouble, which included bassist Tommy Shannon and drummer Chris Layton. Storyville released two stellar albums on Atlantic Records along with the independently released CD/DVD titled LIVE AT ANTONES. As a session singer, Milligan was in great demand. He toured and worked on albums together with other outstanding musicians, including Hal Ketchum, Marcia Ball, Alejandro Escovedo, Sue Foley and Eric Johnson. He has also appeared on The Voice NBC TV series on September 30, 2013 and was recently named “Vocalist of the Year” at The Austin Chronicle Music Awards.

Both Malford and Tyrone have a deep love for the Blues, along with a strong mutual respect for each other, and both share a part in Austin’s rich musical history. At the time when each were looking to see what the future held and what musical path they might take – one phone call followed by a short meeting brought the two together – and The Milligan Vaughan Project was launched. There is a feeling of family here. Though not technically related the bond between them is still strong. The stage is where they are both most comfortable and the synergy between these two musicians which will bring you to your feet.

So what does 2017 hold for these two talented musicians? After an inaugural performance for Austin’s SUN Radio, followed by a public show at South by Southwest, look for MVP to head into the studio to record their debut CD followed by a worldwide tour. Hold on! This ride is just starting and the future looks mighty bright indeed.

 

 

 

 

 

This weekend: Indie blues in and around Atlanta Sept. 22-24

I have lots more info about the weekend than I had earlier when I did the “This Week” report so here’s the list for your weekend blues’.  As for us, it is my husband’s birthday on Friday and we are expanding the celebration to Saturday and seeing Ted Drozdowski and The Scissormen, one of his all-time favorites!

If you are interested in a little road trip, GABBAfest is taking place all weekend from Friday until Sunday Featuring the Freight Train with special guest Vaylor & Melody Trucks, Lefty Collins & the No Mercy Band, Royal Johnson, and  The GABBA Member’s Jam. here’s no other Allman Brothers celebration like GABBAfest!

Friday

The Donna Hopkins Band is at Darwin’s and Houserocker Johnson & the Shadows are at Blind Willie’s. Stoney Brooks is at Northside Tavern. The Juke Joint Dukes play Fat Matt’s and Ruby Velle and the Soulphonics celebrate Stax Records’ 60th Anniversary at The Vista Room.  Jessie Albright & Foster Blues are at Avalon Nights in Alpharetta and  Zaib Kahn is at  Eddie’s Attic in   Decatur.  The  Larry Griffith Duo plays GC BBQ in Roswell and Dumpstafunk is at Terminal West.

 

Saturday

Ted Drozdowski and The Scissormen are at Darwin’s. Francine Reed is at Blind Willie;s and Ron Cooley & the Hard Times are at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack.  The Breeze Kings are at Northside Tavern.  An Evening Under the Stars Blues Festival II takes place at Wolfcreek Amphitheater, featuring Pokey, Sir Charles Jones, Willie Clayton, Tucka, and Sheba Potts Wright. The Rockaholics are at Buckeye’s Getaway. The Barry Richman Band is at MoonShadow Tavern.  Michelle Malone, Caroline Aiken and Dede Vogt are in the Round at Eddie’s Attic and  Diane Durrett is at Matilda’s, in Alpharetta. The Larry Griffith Duo continues at GC BBQ and Michael Preston is at Nik’s Place in Marietta.

Sunday

Mandi Strachota has a CD Release at Darwin’ and 10,000 Pontiacs are at  Fat Matt’s.  Uncle Sugar is at Northside Tavern.

That’s it! Have fun and keep on bluesin’!

 

Chris “Bad News” Barnes Hokum Blues

Chris “Bad News” Barnes

Hokum Blues

Vizztone Label Group

Chris Barnes has been a writer and performer for The Carol Burnett Show, Saturday Night Live, Seinfield, 30 Rock, and Curb Your Enthusiasm. He began his blues music career opening for acts at the legendary blues club, Tramps, where he would take audience suggestions and improvise on blues tunes. In 2015 Barnes released his debut recording “Bad News” Barnes and The Brethren of Blues Band “90 Proof Truth”.

Barnes’ comedic sensibilities are fueled by his appreciation of “Hokum Blues”; humorous songs that use sexual innuendo. His song selection includes older tunes popularized by Hudson Whitaker better known as Tampa Red that date back to the late 1930’s and 1940’s. Other sources of inspiration include the lesser known “Hokum Boys” who recorded between 1929 and 1937.

Barnes having been in the business for sometime has surrounded himself with some all- star talent. The producer chosen for this new album is Will Lee, the former bass player in the house band on “Late Night with David Letterman”. Lee has also recorded with many luminaries such as George Benson, James Brown, Hiram Bullock and Gary Burton. Lee is also the founder of The Fab Faux, a Beatles tribute band, which includes Jimmy Vivino the musical director of The Conan O’Brien show.

The band is Barnes, vocals; Lee, bass; Shawn Pelton (from The Saturday Night Live Band), drums; Jimmy Vivino, guitar; Steve Guyger, a 2009 Blues Music Award nominee for Best Instrumentalist – Harmonica; and Bette Sussman (musical direct for Bette Midler), piano. Now that’s a band!

“It Hurts Me Too” written and recorded by Tampa Red was a hit for him in 1940. Vivino plays a resonator guitar while Guyger is on harp.

“Let Me Play With Your Poodle” was also recorded by Red in 1942. Sussman takes a beautiful piano solo while the horn section of Steve Bernstein, trumpet; Charlie Pillow, sax and clarinet; and Clark Gayton, trombone, complete the production.

“I’m Gonna Get High” was recorded by Tampa Red and The Chicago Fire on their collection of reefer songs. Opening with Pelton’s drums the song also includes Bernstein on a muted trumpet.

“Tight Like That” is from Tampa Red and Georgia Tom. Vivino is on slide while Guyger gets that high reedy sound on his harmonica.

The hilarious “I Had To Give Up The Gym” opens with the fantastic horns and Gayton’s fabulous trombone. Pelton adds some additional percussion with his cowbells.

“Things About Coming My Way” features Vivino’s evocative resonator guitar playing. Written by Tampa Red and Georgia Tom this is my favorite vocal from Barnes.

“You Can’t Get Enough of That Stuff” is from The Hokum Boys and another very good vocal from Barnes. Included are great solos from Vivino, Lee and Sussman.

Barnes mixes his Hokum Blues with jump blues and ragtime. He reprises these and other hilarious songs from this era gone by.

Richard Ludmerer

 

 

 

 

 

LIVE from the Midnight Circus “The Voice of Indie Blues” 9/18/2017





This is the show that brings you the Future of the Blues by bringing you the artists who Embrace the Diversity of the Blues and are out there touring and creating new original music rooted in the blues. These are the innovators not the imitators .. these are the Indie Blues Artists

This week we have a great 3 hour block of music with Carrie and The CatsRob Lutes Eliza Neals The Trevor Sewell Band Joel DaSilva Val Starr and the Blues Rocket An Indie Blues Double Shot from Benny Turner – Real Blues The McKee Brothers Leonard Griffie Blues John Pagano Band – JPBlues Alastair Greene Scott Ellison Band An Indie Blues Double Shot from Steve Howell and Jason Weinheimer Altered Five Blues Band An Indie Blues Double Shot from Lew Jetton Scottie Miller Band The Broadcast John Pagano Band – JPBluesCassie Keenum & Rick Randlett Bobby Rush An Indie Blues Double Shot from The Milligan Vaughan Project Johnny Oskam Nina Massara John Pagano Band – JPBlues An Indie Blues Double Shot from Mindi Abair And The Boneshakers Scott Ramminger An Indie Blues Double Shot from Webster Avenue John Pagano Band – JPBlues The McKee Brothers Hamilton Loomis — Official Artist Page The Broadcast Likho Duo Mr. Sipp ” The Mississippi Blues Child “ Cash Box Kings


Honoring the Past, Praising the Present, Empowering the Future

TUNE IN THE BEST IN INDIE BLUES RADIO AND BECOME PART OF THE Indie Blues Movement

Celebrating the Diversity and Power of the Music created by artists that acknowledge their roots are in the Blues!

INDIE Blues – Currently Touring Musicians who recognize they are influenced by The Blues artists that came before them and in the time honored tradition of The Blues, are creating New Original Music that reflects their reality. The music they create communicates with the listener with truth, integrity and touches them on a deep emotional level.

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Want to know more about INDIE BLUES? Read “Selling the Blues” and “The Indie Blues Movement

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Corey Dennison Band Night After Night

Corey Dennison Band

Night After Night

Delmark Records

Corey Dennison hails from Chattanooga, Tennessee. He got his first guitar when he was six years old. He used to hang out with his harp playing uncle so his early influences were Junior Wells, Albert Collins and Albert King. Dennison also fell in love with the soul sounds of Wilson Pickett, Curtis Mayfield and Sam Cooke. While spending twelve years as a sideman for Carl Weathersby he got to share the stage with Nick Moss, Lurrie Bell, Carlos Johnson, Buddy Guy and others.

Dennison learned how to mix Blues and Soul, without using horns or background vocalists, and formed The Corey Dennison Band in 2013. His first album was recorded “Live in Chicago”. In 2016 Dennison signed with Delmark Records and the band released their self titled studio debut. At the 2017 Blues Music Awards The Corey Dennison Band received a nomination for Best Emerging Artist Album. They also won the 2016 Le Prix Blues award for best blues album; the French equivalent of our BMA’s.

The band includes Dennison, guitar and vocals; Garry Hundt, guitar, organ and harmonica; Nik Skilnik, bass; and Joel Baer, drums and percussion. Hundt received his own BMA nominations; one each year between 2008 and 2011.

Eight of the tracks are new songs written by Dennison; seven of them with Hundt. The album opens with “Hear My Plea”. Dennison’s passionate vocal “please take me in your mercy” and lead guitar solos are infectious as is the rhythm section of Skilnil and Baer. In fact Baer is awesome.

Dennison’s guitar intro opens “Misti” and it’ll make you want to get up and dance. “I say Misti, Oh Misti, M-i-s-t-i”.

“Hey let’s go, let’s go, whoowee… I don’t like smokin dope, I don’t like drinkin wine, but I have fun around you honey your so gosh darn fine, I Get The Shivers, from you and nobody else”.

Hundt’s harmonica opens a narrative by Dennison. “My father died before his time and I had to take his place…bad times made me a Better Man”.

A funky beat opens “Phone Keeps Ringing” as Dennison sets the rhythm on his guitar before soloing; this is another soulful vocal. The versatile Hundt switches to organ on “Nothing’s Too Good (For My Baby)”. The song reminds me of all those Motown classics but the sparse sound of a four piece band excites me even further.

“Nightcreeper 2 (Still Creepin’)” is a funky tune with some great bass from Skilnik and another narrative from our story teller Dennison. “It’s So Easy” is another good vocal with a walking bass line from Skilnik.

The five covers include “Love Ain’t Fair” written and recorded by Carl Weathersby on his 2003 album “Hold On”; this slow blues is given a nice treatment by Dennison. “Are You Serious?” written by L.V. Johnson and Roger Miner the song was a hit for Tyrone Davis in 1982. “Stuck in Chicago” is from the southern rockers, The Cate Brothers. “Troubles of The World” was written by the African American composer, performer and music educator William Levi Dawson who died in 1990 at the age of 91. “Down in Virginia” was written and recorded by Jimmy Reed in 1969. These are excellent versions.

The Corey Dennison Band is a wonderful unit. Some of his songs are a bit poppy but Dennison’s music is fun. I love this band.

Richard Ludmerer

 

 

 

 

 

 

An in Depth Interview with Steve Howell

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When Steve Howell first heard Mississippi John Hurt’s happy style of fingerpicking country blues in 1965 at the age of thirteen, he immediately knew that the tame, folky style of strumming the guitar was a thing of the past for him. This revelation opened the door to a new musical universe for him. As his journey progressed, Mississippi John Hurt begat Blind Willie McTell and Leadbelly. They in turn begat Robert Johnson, Son House, Rev. Gary Davis, Blind Willie Johnson, Blind Blake and a host of other black acoustic guitar players and vocalists. His interest in rural, folk-blues styles and the history of the music led him to learn more about how this music came to town and melded with the horn-oriented bands prevalent in the cities, creating a strong affinity for him with the traditional jazz and New Orleans music of the first half of the twentieth century. This led to a journey through music which, of course, included the pop, country, rock and blues music of the times, as well as the music of Miles Davis, Bill Evans, Lester Young, Louis Armstrong, Jack Teagarden, Art Tatum, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Chet Atkins, Johnny Smith, Wes Montgomery, Bucky Pizzarelli, Joe Pass, George Van Eps, Lenny Breau, and many other great jazz artists. Although very interested in many other music styles (bebop, rock ‘n’ roll, rhythm and blues, and others), the heart of his playing and singing is very much rooted in the rural acoustic blues and traditional jazz genres born in the American South.
Born in Marshall, Texas, Steve lived in Kilgore, Texas, until the age of seventeen, when his family moved to Shreveport, Louisiana. Upon Steve’s graduation from Captain Shreve High School in Shreveport, he lived in Dallas, Arlington, Austin, and spent some time in Pennsylvania during 1972-1973. Late 1973 brought the beginning of a hitch in the U.S. Navy which took him to Key West, Florida, and then to Havorfordwest, South Wales, for 3 1/2 years. During this time, he played folk clubs in South Wales, as well as in the South of England with his partner, fingerstyle and slide guitarist and mandolinist, Arnie Cottrell. They also played several folk music gatherings including the Pembroke Castle Folk Festival in the spring of 1976.

Upon his return to the United States in 1977 and his return to Shreveport, Louisiana, he attended Louisiana State University in Shreveport and graduated in 1980 with a degree in Communications. During this time he played on the Shreveport club scene through the late seventies and the eighties, with numerous gigs around East Texas, initially as a duo with guitarist David Dodson in 1977 and then with his partner, Shreveport restauranteur Jim Caskey, beginning in 1978. Steve and Jim have been regular performers at Shreveport’s Red River Revel Arts Festival, having played the festival every year, except three, since its inception. Their duo, Howell & Caskey, has opened for Country Joe and the Fish, Anson Funderburgh and the Rockets, Bugs Henderson, Ponty Bone and the Squeezetones, and shared the stage with blues legend Brownie McGee. They have also played together in rock ‘n’ roll and blues bands over the years, most notably The Deadbeats and The Movers, with musicians from the Shreveport and the Ark-La-Tex area such as Dave Hoffpauir, Mark Roberts, Chris Michaels, Steve Ramey, and Randy Guynes. They also played traditional jazz and blues as a trio with Kathryn Hobgood singing and playing mandolin for about two years.

Steve currently lives in Marshall, Texas, with Leigh, his wife of 32 years, and their sons, Sam and Ben. He is an independent oil and gas producer with business interests in fuel sales and in the abstract and title industries. He has served on the Cypress Valley HUD Corporation Board, the Marshall Regional Arts Council, the Central East Texas Fair Board, and other civic boards. He is also past chairman and a current board member of the Red River Radio (NPR) – KDAQ Advisory Board, serves on the Building Committee and chaired the Five-Year Plan Subcommittee for KDAQ in Shreveport, Louisiana.

 

 

 

 

 

 

LIVE from the Midnight Circus Featuring Cassie Keenum and Rick Randlett





This is the #1 and Original INDIE BLUES RADIO show! The only place that is dedicated to the Future of the Blues by bringing you only those artists who Embrace the Diversity of the Blues and are out there creating new music from it’s roots. These are the innovators not the imitators .. these ARE the Indie Blues Artists

This week we start off with music from John Pagano Band – JPBlues The McKee Brothers Rob Lutes Carrie and The Cats Likho Duo Scott RammingerThe Trevor Sewell Band An Indie Blues Double Shot from Mindi Abair And The Boneshakers Nina Massara Bobby Rush Hamilton Loomis — Official Artist Page Then we have an Indie Blues Double Shot from our featured artists today Cassie Keenum and Rick Randlett .. After the interview we give you another 2 pack from Cassie Keenum Music and Rick Randlett and then on to more great INDIE BLUES RADIO with Johnny Rawls John Pagano Band – JPBlues The Broadcast Scottie Miller Band Joel DaSilva An Indie Blues Double Shot from Johnny Oskam Cash Box Kings An Indie Blues Double Shot from Benny Turner – Real Blues John Pagano Band – JPBlues Lew JettonAltered Five Blues Band Scott Ellison Band


Honoring the Past, Praising the Present, Empowering the Future

TUNE IN THE BEST IN INDIE BLUES RADIO AND BECOME PART OF THE Indie Blues Movement

Celebrating the Diversity and Power of the Music created by artists that acknowledge their roots are in the Blues!

INDIE Blues – Currently Touring Musicians who recognize they are influenced by The Blues artists that came before them and in the time honored tradition of The Blues, are creating New Original Music that reflects their reality. The music they create communicates with the listener with truth, integrity and touches them on a deep emotional level.

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The principles of INDIE BLUES have Always been part of Blues!

JOIN the INDIE BLUES MOVEMENT!
JOIN the INDIE BLUES MOVEMENT!

Want to know more about INDIE BLUES? Read “Selling the Blues” and “The Indie Blues Movement

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Music on the Couch Show #388 THIRD ANNUAL “STATE OF THE BLUES/TOWN HALL”

SHOW #388 – 09/18/17

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THIRD ANNUAL “STATE OF THE BLUES/TOWN HALL”

Joined this year by President CEO Barbara Ballin Newman, out-going Board Chair Paul Benjamin and in-coming Board Chair Jeff Syracuse. The discussion ranged from IBC to BMA to Membership and affiliate growth.  The three also gave their outlook on the future and we discussed recent changes to both the IBC and the BMA.

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SONGS PLAYED:

Kenny Neal – Bloodline

Bloodline

 

Eric Bibb – Happiest Man In The World

Happiest Man In The World

 

Curtis Salgado – The Beautiful Lowdown

Walk A Mile In My Blues

 

Diunna Greenleaf – Trying To Hold ON

Trying To Hold On

The Georgia Blues and Roots Festival 2017!

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On Sept 30 2017 the Atlanta Blues Society will present it 2nd “Georgia Blues and Roots Festival“. The festival was designed not only as an event to showcase currently touring artists writing and performing blues rooted music, but also as a fund raiser for the Atlanta Blues Societies Blues in the Schools Program.

In 2017 the Atlanta Blues Society has had over 20 requests for it’s Blues in the Schools program from just the metro Atlanta area schools. This does not take into account the schools in the outlying suburbs of the city. The cost of presenting this program under the current demand is well over $6,000 which unfortunately is not within the Blues Societies Budget. In order to help create a funding stream and awareness of the program the Atlanta Blues Society created the Georgia Blues and Roots Festival as an Educational and musical event.

This year, as an educational component to the festival, the ABS has arranged for a separate stage which will present several programs designed to educate and engage people with Blues and it’s history. They have arranged for the Atlanta Blues Dancer’s to give a free “Blues Dancing Lesson” as well as the Atlanta Cajun Zydeco Association who will present lessons on Zydeco Dancing. For those dancers and those who are just learning, there will be an area set aside just for you to get your dance on! There will also be a Harmonica Workshop (kids will get a free Hohner harmonica while supplies last) and a presentation of our “Blues in the Schools” program at the event.

 

 

This year the line up is extremely strong. Starting off the day will be Rae and the Royal Peacocks who represented Atlanta Blues Society at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis Last Year. Immediately Following them will be IBC Winner and International touring Blues Artist Little G Weevil! Playing along with Little G Weevil  will be the legendary Pianist and singer Eddie Tigner and his daughter, Blues singer “Sandra Hall“. As a way to honor Eddie Tigner and Sandra Hall for their lifetime of dedication to the Blues in Georgia, both of them will receive the “Georgia Music Legend Award” at the festival. In addition To showcase a young interpretation of the blues they have brought in the widely successful band “The Broadcast” from North Carolina into the show. All of this comes to a head with Georgia’s Own  “Tinsley Ellis” performing right before their headlining act this year, The Legendary “Bernard Allison” which promises to be nothing short of an explosive end to the evening. If you are not familiar with Bernard, he is the son of the legendary “Luther Allison”, in addition to his own long successful music career. We cannot find anyone who remembers Bernard Allison ever performing in Georgia, so this is a Rare once in a lifetime performance you won’t want to miss!!

All of this at the wonderful Mable House Barnes Amphertheatre right near 6 Flags over Georgia! 

There will be Vendors for your shopping pleasure as well as food and alcohol sold on site. If you wish you can bring your own because coolers are WELCOME! (Lawn tickets are restricted to blankets ONLY no folding chairs allowed). 

For Tickets and Information Check out the Georgia Blues and Roots Festival .. Tickets are available at the Mable House Barnes Amphertheatre Box Office or from Ticketmaster

9 Hours of great Music and FUN for one LOW PRICE!!

$15 Lawn, $25 Covered Seating, $50 VIP Table Seat

GET YOUR TICKETS TODAY!!