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Fri15Dec2017Doors open @ 6:30 show begins @ 8:00pmBobby Messano is a legendary guitarist and Contemporary Blues Artist who has released seven Solo CDs, placed songs in manyTV and Cable shows and played on over 50 Major label and Indie albums. His playing has been heard on everything from MTV jingles to Benny Mardones smash hit Into The Night.The celebrated guitarist has played on records by Clarence Clemmons, Franke & The Knockouts, Joe Lynn Turner and STARZ, and produced the 60s hit act, THE SHADOWS OF KNIGHT. Live he has played guitar and been the music director for Steve Winwood, Lou Gramm and Country artists Jimmy Wayne, Rodney Atkins and Steve Holy.Bobby has played or headlined BAMFEST, The Charleston Blues Festival, Smokin In Steel, Summerfest, Charlotte Speed StreeEPK Filest, Blues Brews & BBQ, Blues At The Beach, Bayfront Blues Festival, Deltaville Seafood Festival, Willow River Blues Fest, Ambassador Blues Fest, Colonial Beach Blues Festival, and Southern Maryland Blues Festival. The guitarists last five CDs ( Holdin Ground, Bobby Messano Live In Madison, thats why i dont sing the blues , Welcome To Deltaville and Love & Money) have garnered 26 Grammy 1st Round ballots in 8 categories and airplay on over 275 Blues shows. thats why i dont sing the blues was on the American Blues Scenes Blues Top 5 Chart for 24 weeks and was named 2012 TOP BLUES/ROCK ALBUM (USA) by Blues Underground Network. Between 2012 and 2016, Bobby played over 400 shows in 32 states to over a million people. On December 22nd 2012, the artist was inducted into the BLUES HALL OF FAME. His CDs are heard daily on Sirius/XMs B.B. Kings Bluesville and LOVE & MONEY which was released in April 2015 was nominated for a prestigious Blues Blast Award for Best Rock-Blues Album in August 2015. It debuted on the Billboard Blues Chart at # 7, peaked at #1 and spent a total of nine weeks in the Top 10. It was also #7 on the Billboard Heat Seekers Chart and Top 40 on both the Billboard Rock and Indie Charts. Love & Money also ended 2015 at #44 on the Roots Music Report Chart.
Sat16Dec2017Doors open @ 6:30 show begins @ 8:00pmThe roads through Northwest Arkansas lead to Kansas City, Tulsa and Dallas. Musicians in our area learn well the rich musical heritage and famous sounds of our neighboring cities. We grow up hearing the strains of swing, jazz and blues. Our music venue, Georges Majestic Lounge, has presented live music since 1927 and features national touring acts regularly. We take it all in and we give it back to the world in our homegrown blue eyed soul. Music is part of who are from the inside out.
A thriving music culture with a long history has continued through today. Our music scene has continued to gain national attention through local favorite Barrett Babers appearance as a finalist on The Voice singing competition. Our community produces the annual Bikes, Blues & BBQ event, which is the second largest motorcycle rally in the U.S. Event producers make a point to put local musicians front and center for audiences.
Since making our debut at Bikes, Blues & BBQ two years ago, the Divas have been busy playing regional festivals and club gigs. Weve been focusing on writing original material and honing arrangements. Youve heard the adage The whole is greater than the sum of its parts. We are a group made stronger still by the experience of our individual members. Divas On Fire is a way for synergy to take over and magnify our strengths in an emotionally powerful connection to our audiences. Drawing on our individual experiences as songwriters and touring artists, we fan the flames to give audiences a moving experience they can see, hear and feel deep down.
Fri05Jan2018Doors open @ 6:30 show begins @ 8:00pmAnthony Gomes has been creating virtuosic, burning blues since his recorded debut in 1998. 12 releases and numerous awards and ecstatic accolades later, Gomes shows no signs of slowing down with his latest musical offering being his most successful to date. The aptly-named, riff-laden Electric Field Holler has received highly acclaimed recognition; reaching #1 on both Roots Music Report's Blues Rock Chart and ReverbNation’s Global Blues Chart as well as earning several nominations for Blues Rock Album of the Year.
The Toronto singer/songwriter/guitarist is propelling blues rock into the contemporary music culture with his unapologetic approach to reinventing the genre in relevant and fresh ways. “The blues is old, but not tired” said Anthony, adding: “It speaks as truthfully today, and for this generation, as it ever has.” Blues Music Magazine writes, "the formidable guitar chops and authentic singing place him in the forefront of modern blues." This, along with his high-energy shows and dynamic stage presence, make him one of the top draws on the Rock/Blues circuit today. And the facts speak for themselves. Gomes has performed in 17 countries and has shared the stage with B.B. King, Buddy Guy, Robert Plant, Joe Bonamassa, Heart, Jonny Lang, Sammy Hagar, 38 Special, Robert Cray and Kenny Wayne Shepherd.
Gomes’ instinctive mastery of his craft is matched by his knowledge of and dedication to blues history. He is an award winning blues history scholar, earning the University of Toronto’s C.P. Stacey Prize for the highest overall academic grade point average by a history student. Anthony also completed his master’s degree thesis on the racial and cultural evolution of blues music, graduating with high distinction. In 2014, his thesis was published and nominated for the Best Blues Book of the Year by Blues 411.
Sat06Jan2018Doors open @ 6:30 show begins @ 8:00pm
35th and Taylor is comprised of members Anna Taylor, Evan Kaler, Max Miller, Jack Osborn, and Spencer Andresen. Originating in the Midwest, the band offers an alternative rock sound with a heavy blues influence. The band offers a blend of classic and contemporary sounds with influences derived from the Black Keys, White Stripes, Grace Potter, and Joss Stone among others.
The bands latest album titled “I Know You’re Trouble” released in June 2016 has seen limited airplay on IHeart Radio as well as multiple college formats. The album consists of 10 tracks featuring heavy guitar riffs and Bass with prominent bluesy vocals. The band formed in 2011 and has toured extensively throughout the upper Midwest.
Anna Taylor, lead singer has no fear of the stage and spotlight having appeared on Season 6 of NBC’s the voice at the young age of 15. The band has also been awarded the “Spirit Award” by the Iowa Rock and Roll Music Association by unanimous vote for their contribution as the “future of rock and roll in Iowa.”
The band has opened for multiple national acts to include Joss Stone, The Revivalists, Trombone Shorty, Fuel, Dishwalla, Marcy Playground, Eli Young Band, The Band Perry and for Bon Jovi during the “This House is not for Sale Tour” for a sold out audience at the United Center in Chicago, IL in March 2017.
Don’t miss your opportunity to witness this untarnished, electrifying group in person.
Wed10Jan2018Doors open @ 5:30 show begins @ 6:30pm
This is an early Wednesday show! Doors open at 5:30.
Hamilton Loomis does indeed go back to basics on his new album "BASICS", which is his most personal and emotional effort to date. Gone are the double entendres for which Loomis is known; this time, his lyrics are direct, personal, and often autobiographical.
The “basics” theme runs through the entire CD, in its lyrics (“Prayer,” “Cloudy Day”), single-chord progressions (“Sugar Baby," "Looking Into a Dream”), simple melodies (“Come and Get Me”), and stripped-down instrumentation of guitar, bass and drums (“Reason," "Getting So Big”). Still, Loomis’s trademark deep-grooved funk and soulful blues-rock is definitely present.
“I wanted this record to be more stripped-down. Even the CD jacket is black and white and pretty basic itself," he says of the disc, which features songwriting collaborations with Grammy-award winning songwriter/ producer/bassist Tommy Sims, co-writer of Eric Clapton's “Change the World."