Dunedin Wine THE Blues 2018
Scheduled to Appear
Ally Venable Band
2015 , 2016 and 2017 East Texas Music Awards Blues Band of the Year!
2014, 2015 ETX Music awards female guitar player of the year, She and her band were the ETX Music Awards 2015, 2016 blues band of the year.
Puppet Show, debuted at No. 7 in the Billboard Blues Albums Chart
A powerhouse from the Lone Star State, the Ally Venable Band has ignited excitement on the Modern Blues Scene. Lead vocalist and guitarist, Ally Venable, starting singing at an early age in church and in recent years picked up the guitar and found her passion.
Andy T Featuring Alabama Mike
2018 BLUES MUSIC AWARDS NOMINEE, ANSON FUNDERBURGH for INSTRUMENTALIST-GUITAR
” Alabama Mike is a true star, he’s one of my absolute favorites”.
Rick Estrin of “Rick Estrin and The Nightcats
"Make no mistake - the Andy T-Nick Nixon Band deserves to be acknowledged as belonging in the top rank of working blues bands today. "
- Mark Thompson, Chicago Blues Guide
"For modern blues and roots rendered with cook vintage style, seek out Andy T-Nick Nixon Band's NUMBERS MAN."
- Melanie Young, Living Blues Magazine
...Andy’s stinging guitar chops are fabulous...throughout their CD…They will rock your world.”
- Robert K. Oermann/Music Row
“This band swings oh so soulfully! Traditional blues lovers listen up – your blues is here as fresh as ever."
- Jim Hynes, Elmore Magazine
"(The CD) NUMBERS MAN is old school blues at its best."
Trey WanVIG Band
Trey Wanvig just a 16 year old rockin blues guitarist and vocalist from Sarasota, Florida bursting on the scene October of 2017 winner of the Southwest Florida Regional Blues Challenge.
TC Carr and The bolts of Blue
Harmonica man, T.C. Carr is one of Florida’s top musical artists. He has long earned a reputation as one of the premier harmonica players in the United States and Europe. He is a Florida native and passionate singer songwriter. His strong lead vocals and unique harp work demand an audience’s attention and he is a fan favorite wherever he plays. T.C. has established himself as one of Florida’s best blues and Americana artists. He is one-of-a-kind, truly like nothing you’ve ever heard! T.C. Carr & Bolts of Blue is an Original, American Blues/Roots band.
Florida Swamp Rock, Southern Americana, Outlaw Country Band from the swamps of Florida. Weeki Wachee, FL is our ground zero. Mermaid Shows and the Gulf of Mexico, it doesn't get anymore "Old Florida" than that. Original Florida swamp rock with authentic country sensibilities and a heart of rock 'n roll.
STAGE east End
Shaw Davis and The Black Ties
Shaw Davis is quickly becoming an artist to watch in Contemporary Blues & Roots Rock. Known for his raw, emotional and powerful style, this young guitarist has burst his way onto the scene. Backed by long-time friend, drummer Bobby Van Stone and bassist Patrick Stevenson, Shaw Davis & The Black Ties feature their own brand of Psychedelic Blues and Roots Rock that continues to win over fans and crowds across the nation.
The group released their debut album on June 14, 2017 and played a sold-out release concert at The Funky Biscuit in Boca Raton, Florida. The album has been receiving steady airplay on blues/rock radio stations in the United States as well as the UK.
“We have a new young guitar hero! Shaw Davis of South Florida. Fierce, raw guitar licks… his guitar tears, barks and bites… We will certainly enjoy this guitarist in the future.”
Bridget Kelly Band
Inspired by classic & electric blues, the Bridget Kelly Band has placed their unique stamp on the blues genre, with high-energy live performances and a hybrid sound that mixes Texas and Memphis Blues with various Southern Blues traditions. The powerful and sultry vocals of singer Bridget Kelly and the incendiary lead guitar work of Tim Fik forge a signature hybrid sound that combines classic urban blues with riff-driven rockin' blues guitar; held together by a dynamic rhythm section comprised of Alex Klausner on drums and Mark Armbrecht on bass.
The group has recently expanded their sound by adding keyboardist Chris Alexander and sit-in drummer Christine Alexander to their live shows. The Bridget Kelly Band (BKB) has been performing at clubs, concerts, and festivals throughout the United States, and performed at the "Women in Blues" Showcase in Memphis during the 2017 International Blues Challenge (IBC). BKB is excited to announce the release of their newest CD "Blues Warrior (2018)...an album that tackles tough subject matter ranging from homelessness and domestic violence to human trafficking and drug addiction.
Five-time winner of Off Beat Magazine's coveted Best of the Beat New Orleans Music Awards for best harmonica player, Jake has been hailed by many as one of the premier harmonica players in the country.
His original sound is a hybrid of second line, swamp funk, blues and zydeco, with influences from Paul Butterfield, Big Walter Horton, James Cotton, The Meters, WAR, J. Geils Band, Clifton Chenier and the Fabulous Thunderbirds.
A truly hard working musician with extraordinary talent, Rockin’ Jake and his band pour out their souls in every performance with high energy and electricity which consistently brings the audience to their feet.
Big Kettle Drum
Ten years of being “on the cusp” and “the band you should have seen” can wear a band down. Having played over 800 shows from Boston to Austin to Cheltenham, England, Big Kettle Drum (BKD) founding members Brant Christopher Menswar and JT Keel certainly have earned the right to kick off their boots and call it a night.
instead they continue to dive head first into writing and performing their genre-busting “Americana Soul" in living rooms, clubs and music halls across the country. Their music has been heard on dozens of television shows and will be featured on Amazon’s “Hand of God” in the upcoming sophomore season. A decade of blue collar, morale crushing, playing to an empty room, life in a Kia Soul pulling a home-made trailer has earned them the kind of respect you deserve.
Stage West End
“She’s dangerous!” -- Bo Diddley on Duffy Bishop.
Duffy Bishop is a force of nature. A powerful blues blaster, a sultry soul singer, a presence who connects with her audience in a deeply personal way be it in an intimate club or huge festival.
“Her band went on first and did a tune. Duffy watched from the back of the theater. The band struck up another tune and all of a sudden, this huge beautiful voice came out of nowhere. She was walking up the aisle, mic in hand, tall and glamorous, dressed to the nines, singing and greeting the members of the audience. By the time she got to the stage they were cheering...they were hers and she was theirs.” – Tom D’Antoni, Oregon Music News.
“Sultry and sexual, beautiful and bold. Mannish boy cool, feminine frill or Raggedy-Ann mousey. She Is reckless and flailing, yet graceful in her delivery—full of wanton abandon. Duffy Bishop is a risk-taker.” – Ty Hitzemann, Buko Magazine
oey Gilmore's love affair with the guitar began in his teens. “In the town that I lived in, there was a barbershop,” Gilmore reminisces. “And the barber that owned the shop was a sanctified preacher. He was a minister, and he had this little flat-bodied guitar. It was electric, no amplifier to it. And he would bring it to the shop with him, and he was trying to learn how to play. So, I would get to the barbershop early whenever I would go to get my hair cut, or even after school, I would hang around at the barbershop, because I wanted to get my hands on that guitar. I would take the guitar and they had these old wooden benches. I would lay the guitar on top of the wooden bench and when you would strum the strings, the wood, the bench, would vibrate, and the floor would, the sound would resonate, and you could hear it without the amplifier. I learned just from watching him.” Young Gilmore tried to keep his obsession with the instrument from his church going aunt, who was raising him, but word of the talented boy who played at the barbershop eventually got back to her.”
Erica DiCeglie is an accomplished singer/songwriter performing regularly in Tampa, Fl. Her sweet and soulful vibe with a hint of country flair has been warming heart and gracing venues in Europe, across the United States, and most notably Florida, where she has opened for world renown bands such as Salvador, Big Daddy Weave, and Ginney Owens.