Stefan Hillesheim

Stefan Hillesheim

Born Jan 17th, 1987 in Koblenz, Germany, Stefan is best known for his slide guitar playing, soulful vocals, and songwriting skills. In 2022 Stefan relocated to Chicago in pursuit of his love for the Blues. The Chicago Blues community welcomed Stefan with open arms – inviting him to perform at the Chicago Blues Festival shortly after his arrival.

Granvil Poynter

Granvil Poynter

Quietly working under the radar is how one friend describes Granvil Poynter and his music. But he has not gone unnoticed! He has won best blues artist in the San Antonio music awards. Billy F. Gibbons has tapped him for shows with ZZ Top and for Mr. Gibbon’s solo tour. With the release of his new album “Cigarettes and Gin” maybe it’s time the world took notice of this San Antonio musician! Only time will tell.

Herr Schoen

Herr Schoen

Herr Schoen is difficult to put into a musical box. From bluesy tracks to alternative rock to reduced songwriter songs: he simply does what’s floating around in his head. He is currently working on two more albums that will be very contrasting. In 2024 there will be both a fiery rock album and a collection of acoustic songs stripped to the bone.

Big Mike and The Booty Papas

Big Mike and The Booty Papas

Big Mike and the Booty Papas breathe new life into the genre. The two-time Grammy nominated group is comprised of Michael “Big Mike” Ventimiglia (guitar, vocals), Hal Register (guitar, vocals), Glen “Cuzz” Hutchison (bass guitar, vocals), Jerome “J.T.” Thomas (drums) and Tony Cooper (keyboards). Collectively they’ve been honing their craft for about a hundred years and as they say “the proof is in the puddin’”.

Brother Jacob

Brother Jacob

Jacob “Brother Jacob” Schulz is a young Blues Singer from Chicago, Illinois. “Blues From Below” is Jacob’s debut recording. Jacob has assembled some of Chicago’s finest blues musicians for this recording: Toronzo Cannon (guitar), Matthew Skoller (harmonica), Dave Forte (bass), Neal O’Hara (keyboards), Chris Alexander (drums), Deitra Farr and Katherine Davis (vocals).