Phantom Blues Band will be at this year’s GBJ!

21 03 2014

These 6 amazing musicians frequently back up Taj Mahal, but their individual lists of performers they have recorded or toured with includes Bonnie Raitt, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Joe Cocker, Jimi Hendrix, Etta James, Elton John, Leon Russell, Little Feat and B.B. King (just to name a few)

 

The line up is ready, and we are ready for a great party!! Are you ready?





Line up 2014: California Honeydrops

6 02 2014

“With a background in West African and New Orleans drumming, Ben Malament has provided a funky rhythmic backdrop to Wierzynski’s soulful vocals and soaring trumpet playing since their subway busking days. The addition of saxophonist Johnny Bones brought to the band his influences from time working with Eddie Palmieri, Nell Carter, and Steve Lucky and the Rhumba Bums, to form the core of the group. Growing bigger and gathering steam, the Honeydrops have expanded from an acoustic street trio to a full band: piano and keyboards, electric bass, and additional percussion round out their sound. Beyond the band’s shared musical vision remains a greater purpose: to make people dance, sing, and enjoy themselves. The Honeydrops’ music speaks not just to the heart and soul, but also to the body; people have no choice but to dance. Drawing heavily on Southern soul and Bay Area R&B with twist of New Orleans second-line street music, the Honeydrops defy genres. Their style may not have a name, but one thing is certain: The California Honeydrops don’t just play music. They throw parties.”- From http://www.cahoneydrops.com

For more visit http://www.cahoneydrops.com

We are very excited to have The California Honeydrops at the Greeley Blues Jam this year, we are sure you’ll love them!





Line up 2014: Marcia Ball

28 01 2014

Born in Orange, Texas, in 1949 to a family whose female members all played piano, Ball grew up in the small town of Vinton, Louisiana, right across the border from Texas. She began taking piano lessons at age five, playing old Tin Pan Alley tunes from her grandmother’s collection. From her aunt, Marcia heard more modern and popular music. But it wasn’t until she was 13 that Marcia discovered the blues, as, one day in 1962, she sat amazed while Irma Thomas delivered the most soulful and spirited performance the young teenager had ever seen.

Marcia Ball is a woman with a reputation. The Texas-born, Louisiana-raised pianist/vocalist/songwriter is famed worldwide for igniting a full-scale roadhouse rhythm and blues party every time she strolls on stage. Ball’s groove-laden New Orleans boogie and rollicking Gulf Coast blues have made her a one-of-a-kind favorite with music fans all over the world. But she’s also a master at transfixing her audience with an emotionally rich, passionately sung ballad. The Boston Herald says, “Ball plays masterful, red hot tracks from the Texas-Louisiana border. Her voice can break your heart with a ballad or break your back with a rocker.” On her new CD, Roadside Attractions (her 15th solo recording), Ball’s songwriting is at the forefront, ranging from tales of wild parties to stories of twisted motel affairs to declarations of the enduring power of love and family. It is inspired by her years on the road and from insights gained from everyday life, making it her most autobiographical album. Roadside Attractions is certainly more than capable of starting a no-holds-barred bash. But more than that, it’s a tour-de-force of Marcia’s seemingly endless talent, and among the most emotionally moving recordings she has ever made. (Taken from www.facebook.com/MarciaBallBand/info )

We are very excited to have Marcia Ball back on our line up to celebrate our 10th anniversary!

For more info visit http://www.reverbnation.com/marciaballband





Thank you and see you next year!

20 06 2013

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Dan Treanor and Afrosippi Band with Erica Brown

6 06 2013

Dan Treanor and Afrosippi Band Featuring Erica Brown
By chicknpatti You Tube
Published on Feb 1, 2013
2013 IBC performance in Memphis





Blues 101 Stage times

5 06 2013

We are getting very close!

Families can enjoy the Blues 101 Stage, learn about the blues and get a free harmonica!

12:30 – 1:00 Dan Treanor- “From Africa to America– History of the Slide Guitar”

1:30 – 2:00 Dan Treanor Harmonica lesson

2:30 – 3:15 All Star Youth Jam hosted by Bad Brad & the Fat Cats

3:45 – 4:15 Bad Brad & Nic Clark “ History of Guitar & Harmonica Duos”

4:45 – 5:30 Harper “Blues Harmonica and Digeridoo” (includes harmonica lesson)

 

See you soon!