Mick “Michissippi Mick” Kolassa is a lifelong musician and hardcore blues fan who also happens to be on the Board of Directors of the Blues Foundation and an active participant in the Memphis Blues scene. Born in Michigan, Mick has lived in Mississippi for over 20 years.
Epi K. Paradox creates his own brand of contemporary Blues music, while remaining faithful to Rhythm and Blues tradition. His music influences reminisce the roaring guitar riffs of Buddy Guy, Mike Bloomfield, Jimmy Page and Roy Buchanan, while his songwriting skills reflect on the revival sound of the Blues era.
“I began shooting the first music videos with my webcam. Initially, only to overcome my stage-fright. Even in my wildest dreams I would have never imagined what happened then!” Soon after uploading her first clips she was being featured by YouTube on their starting page. To her great surprise, Google suddenly invited her to perform at “Zeitgeist” festival in London. And quickly, the list of references became longer and longer.
He produced records for other artists and his incredible gift of pulling out the best performance in anyone he worked with was well known throughout the prairie provinces. He was a world class guitar player and a world class songwriter with thought provoking lyrics, highly effective chord structures and melody, and always a ripping guitar solo.
Misty Blues pays homage to the older blues made popular by the bold and brassy women of its time, while still paying respect to classic male artists of the 20’s, 30’s and 40’s.
Big Ed is one of the pillars of the musical scene in New York. He was one of the of regular players at Manny’s Car Wash, the former temple of the blues in New York. Ed also played at many festivals organized in the city and he was one of the founding members of Rebel Rockers, a rockabilily group featuring original Stray Cats member Gary Setzer.