You can’t predict Liz Jones. Modest in name and image, she shocks first timers with an incomparable and sailing raw voice that swings from soothing the mind to raising the dead. She keeps them on side with unruly songwriting and a sense of intrigue and freedom from waving goodbye to genre. Each tune is simply taken where it needs to go.
Magnolia Moon is a Macon-based band with roots running all the way down to the coast of Mississippi where Zack Horton (Vocals/Guitar) and brother Jesse Horton (Drums) were born and raised. Another set of brothers, Jonathan Crowell (Bass) and Christopher Crowell (Guitar), join the Hortons, in completing the dynamic four-piece band.
Steinar Ytrehus is a guitarist and recording artist from Norway. He started out playing the guitar when he was 15 years old, and soon after he started recording music on his Tascam 4track Tape recorder. Some of his songs were even used on several Norwegian TV shows. The music is a mix of blues, rock, country, jazz and Americana.
Bert Deivert is one of a handful of professional roots blues mandolinists in the world today, but he is also a renowned singer/songwriter and guitarist in the folk and blues world. Deivert’s albums have had rave reviews all over the world. He is currently writing original songs for the next one, his 15th album.
Kari’s debut album, Wild is the Wind, arranged and produced by four-time Grammy nominee, Shelly Berg, is a collection of contemporary songs and jazz standards. Her second album entitled If, When You Go, will be released in September, 2022.
Daughter of university professors, Robyn Bennett grew up in Pennsylvania (USA). Music and dance have always been a big part of her life. She started jazz and ballet lessons at only 3 years old, piano lessons at 6, trumpet at 10 and she sang regularly in different choirs. Her early influences were eclectic, including Frank Sinatra, Michael Jackson, Ray Charles, Fleetwood Mac, Harry Connick Jr., Ella Fitzgerald, Willie Nelson, Billy Holiday and Billy Joel.
T.K. Reeve plays raw, down-home party music with a heavy and addictive beat (think RL Burnside, John Lee Hooker, Frank Frost). T.K. Reeve has a broad and deep passion for blues music from the beginnings of recorded music, to the contemporary artists of today. He has been working hard on his instrument for a couple of decades, trying to do the music justice as a self-taught musician.
Fletcher Christian has been a musician for over 20 years. He spent 9 years in the Army and struggled to find purpose after returning from Afghanistan in 2013. He decided to go all-in with his love of music. Its healing properties, according to him, are better than hours of therapy. His style is a mixture of rock, blues, jazz, and funk. He released his first solo album “Ever Stuff” in March of 2019 and Replay in March of 2020.
Nuno’s own life journey embodies the Blues. Mindelis became a guitar enthusiast at the age of 5. By the age of 9 he began building and playing self-made guitars. His family was forced to flee the war in Angola, and for safety Nuno was sent to live apart from his family in Canada for several years. Continuing to refine his unique fingerstyle electric Blues technique, Nuno was finally reunited with his family in Brazil.
Bob Salmieri is a Italian composer, musician and writer. He plays tenor and soprano sax, ney and Turkish baglama. Coming from a Sicilian family who emigrated to Tunisia in the early 1900s, he has always been interested in Middle Eastern culture, infusing all his projects with it’s atmospheres and sounds, mixing the jazz language with that of Arab culture.
Born in Crato-CE, Brazil, Roberto Lessa is a blues guitarist influenced by BB King, Lightinin’ Hopkins, and Albert Collins, and has been the frontman of bands such as Blues Label and Gumbo Blues for 22 years. Roberto Lessa is an artist who researches the blues in its various aspects and he also hosts and produces the radio show “Encontro com O Blues”.
Rosedale Junction is the crossroads of traditional American born and raised blues, country, R&B and good old fashioned rock ‘n’ roll. Founded by Boston based multi-instrumentalist and songwriter, Toby Soriero, the band released their debut album, Stompin’ on the Front Porch, in 2021
An incredible live artist, Alber Solo has a unique and distinctive style, his guitar sound is distorted, while his vocal style is gritty and intense. “Absolute junkie of vintage music and sound”. This is how this guitar virtuoso declares himself, maker of bluesy melodies mixed with soul and rock n’ roll.
Jonah Carden is an American singer/songwriter from Southern West Virginia. He has written, recorded, and independently released 3 solo albums to date. The only true consistency through each of his genre-defying releases are his powerful baritone, intricate guitar playing, and a knack for creating a “vibe”. Everything from somber acoustic ballads to hard-hitting metal tunes are allowed in his sandbox.
Jessica Born & Georg Crostewitz play bluesy ballads, rock and soul and rhythm ‘n’ blues from the 1960s to the present day. Without being unfaithful to the blues, they always play their own ideas into their concerts and draw from a variety of different musical styles. A pleasure for the audience: So familiar and yet so different.