Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Blues and R&B Thursday Rally Night

September 19, 2013

Dickson Street Beer Garden Main Stage @ 2:30 - 11pm
Down with the BLUES!

The best possible FREE live music in our official beer gardens for the duration of the rally. Thursday and Friday are devoted to Blues and R&B, with Texas Blues, Memphis Blues and just a touch of country based blues thrown in.

The beer garden will jam to  RJ Mischo & His Red Hot Blues Band who have toured in 18 countries performing at top Showcase Night Clubs and on Major Festival Stages.  Samantha Fish, who has toured nationally as well as in Scandinavia, Austria, Switzerland, Germany and has been called one of the hottest new female guitar players in the blues world.  The line up continues with other notable greats such as Junior Markham and the Caretakers out of Tulsa, the wonderful Lectric Liz Lottman with Jigsaw Mud who are a local band consisting of very popular Blues musicians, and Jeff Meyer with Trick Bag. Be looking for a feature article on Trick Bag so we can introduce them to you soon!  What a night it will be, come get your funk on!

R.J. Mischo 
and his Red Hot Blues Band 
Singer/Harmonica player R.J. Mischo began his music career over 20 years ago in Minneapolis. He worked with the area’s legends of the Blues scene like Muddy Waters alumni Mojo Buford and Sonny Rogers, as well as Percy Strothers & Milwaukee Slim. R.J. then led his own groups and gained a reputation as one of the region's top blues acts.

During his tenure in Minneapolis, R.J. was nominated in several categories by the Minnesota Music Academy and in 1996 won the award for Best Harmonica Player. RJ Mischo scoops up everyday life and personal experiences and funnels them through his harp and vocals, and what pours out is the hot-blooded passion, the playful humor and high voltage energy of the blues.

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Samantha Fish
Just a few months ago, very few people outside Kansas City, Missouri knew there was a young, dynamic musician named Samantha Fish getting ready to take the world by storm. In fact, it's not all that long ago that the 22-year-old singer/guitarist first discovered the blues and started paying her dues on that city's local scene. With Runaway, her solo debut, she now breaks out big time, announcing herself as a newcomer to be reckoned with.

In between making her first two albums, Fish spent a month on the road with Cassie Taylor and Dani Wilde for the first leg of the year-long Blues Caravan Tour. It gave her the valuable opportunity to road-test the material heard on Runaway to a discriminating audience. With an exciting new debut album now in her back pocket, the tour continues throughout the summer and into the fall of 2011, touching down at many European and North American festivals and even taking to the seas on the Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise in October.

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Junior Markham 
and the Caretakers 
Whenever one asks around northeastern Oklahoma, southwestern Missouri and western Arkansas jook-joints, clubs and taverns about whether they have ever heard of harmonica slinger Jimmy "Junior" Markham, the usual response they receive is: "Yes Sir man; awesome harp tone."

The story goes that in the late 1950s, Markham, 58, and his cohorts, Leon Russell and J.J. Cale, worked clubs like the Casa Del, Paradise, Nine of Cups, Cardo's Cadillac and the Frisco Club in their hometown of Tulsa, Okla. Soon Russell left for Los Angeles to pursue success in the music business. Markham and Cale followed not long after.

Within months of arriving in the Golden State, these self-described "dustbowler Okies" were rockin' the blues in the City of Angels' basin. They had come to California to do some pickin', but unlike their forefathers, it wasn't gonna be cotton. Eventually both Russell and Markham wound up in Nashville, Tenn. where their paths crossed on various musical projects.

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Jigsaw Mud
Over a 35-year career, Liz Lottmann’s feisty, high-energy Memphis soul, blues and R&B performances have earned her the respect of musicians and audiences alike. She has performed in blues and jazz clubs in the U.S., Europe, Japan, South and Central America and Canada. While touring with her own bands, she also frequently sang with Donn McMinn’s Memphis Blues Revue, whose players included Jeff "Stick" Davis and Billy Earheart of Amazing Rhythm Aces, and Willie Hall of The Blues Brothers. She has shared the stage and jammed with artists such as Taj Mahal, the Nighthawks, ZZ Top, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Dizzy Gillespie, George Benson, and Spyro Gyra.

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Trick Bag
Playing Blues and Classic Rock, the trio have enjoyed playing Blues Jams and decided to take it to the stage!  Sharing rockin' blues influenced by Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jimmy Hendrix, BB King, Budy Guy and Eric Clapton.

Eric Ray - Guitar, Jeff Myers - Bass/Vocals, Wes Bolen - Drums

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