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.
All three musicians are masters of their musical specialties: they knock their audiences out with inventive solos on guitar, harmonica, and the unusual beatbox.
Melvin Taylor is one of the greatest guitarists in the history of rock, blues, and jazz. He is often referred to as a guitar players guitarist. This self taught master was influenced by many of histories true guitar pioneers including – Albert King, Jimmy Reed, Wes Montgomery, and Jimi Hendrix.
Manu Rodriguez began his musical journey in 1976 after being infected by the music of the Beatles. Before long, he had formed his first school band, playing live wherever and whenever possible.
Mike Andersen is first and foremost a singer with a strong, sensitive, empathetic voice. While young his idols were the great blues guitarists and soul singers, he has uncompromisingly grown from boyhood to be exceedingly proficient in both genres today.
David Landon is one the San Francisco bay area’s premier guitarists and vocalist. For many years David Landon has performed with his original incarnation of searing guitar driven blues rock in the style of his guitar heroes: Hendrix,Clapton,SRV and the 3 Kings: BB, Freddie and Albert.