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.
Recording artist Ken Eichler is a musician, producer, songwriter, composer, arranger and recording engineer. A versatile instrumentalist with eclectic tastes, Ken excels in a variety of musical styles with a strong foundation in blues and rock.
The New Savages are an eclectic and original Blues band. Their sound’s unique texture comes from taking inspiration on the first generation of recorded Delta Blues, Gospel and Country Music recorded in the 1920’s/30’s.
The band takes their fans on a ride that hasn’t been heard or seen at this level since the ’70s. Their live show is like revisiting a Zeppelin concert at the Garden, and with Lex Lehman on bass, John Hummel on drums, Layonne Holmes and Eryn Shewell laying down angelically gutsy backing vocals, Matt and company have built a foundation that can hold up the biggest house on the block.
Thetwelve-piece Wee Willie Walker & The Anthony Paule Soul Orchestra epitomize the time-honored, authentic spirit of American Soul Music. They met and made their debut public appearance at the perpetually revered Porretta Soul Festival 2015, in Porretta, Italy. Inspired by the magic and power of that show, they knew they had to continue performing together.
Award-winning bluesman Big Daddy Wilson is a U.S.-born vocalist and songwriter based in Germany. Possessed of a rich, emotionally honest, spiritually resonant crystal-clear baritone, Wilson performs originals and covers in genres ranging from Delta and Chicago blues, gospel, jazz
The german 6.7ft guitarist, lapsteel player, singer and songwriter has paid his dues on numerous tours and sessions all over Europe. His encounters with international greats and local heroes have led to an ever deeper understanding of blues and roots music.