Grammy and Blues Music Award Nominee, Lucky Peterson brings the Blues to another level fusing soul, rock-n-roll, R&B and Gospel together. Taken under his wing by Blues legend, Willie Dixon who made frequent stops at his father’s Buffalo nightclub, at the young age of five, Lucky learned the in and outs of the Blues. Lucky’s music career soared, performing across the world with eventual appearances on the Tonight Show, the Ed Sullivan Show and What’s My Line? Known internationally as one of the Blues greats, this Alligator recording artist is a Buffalo native and returns to deliver his version of the Blues to his hometown.
Web Site: https://www.lucky-peterson.com/
Known as the “Piana from Savannah,” Victor Wainwright exploded upon the Blues scene in 2005 with his debut album and has been an international Blues Festival favorite bringing audiences to their feet with his high energy Blues shows. Victor Wainwright and the Wild Roots were honored in 2016 as they took home Blues Music Awards for “BB King Entertainer of the Year” and Band of the Year. Wainwright's musical style was described by the American Blues Scene magazine in 2013 as "honky-tonk and boogie, with a dose of rolling thunder. Wainwright's playing is simply beautiful madness.” His 2015 release, Boomtown, hit #5 on the Billboard Blues Charts. In 2016, Victor added to his cast of tour talent, WNY guitarist and musician, Pat Harrington.
Web Site: http://www.victorwainwright.com/
Hailing from Memphis, TN, Southern Avenue made their name during the 2016 International Blues Challenge where they strode into the Finals as their name buzzed throughout the Beale St. clubs as they delivered powerhouse performances. Lead vocalist, Tierini Jackson commands the stage through powerful runs through Blues and Soul, backed by sister Tikyra on drums, Ori Naftaly on guitar, Daniel McKee on bass and “Mr. 88” Jeremy Powell hammering on keys. Together these seasoned musicians deliver a performance showcasing music drenched with soul, breathing a new life into the Blues. Their new self-titled debut album, released on Stax Records made its immediate appearance into the Billboard Blues Charts at #6.
Web Site: http://www.southernavenueband.com
Originally from Luvidka, Sweden, Sofie Reed has made her mark in the Blues world as an international touring grassroots artist whose unique, soulful style is loved and appreciated by audiences. Endorsed by Lee Oskar, Sofie is ften seen at his "Girls with Harmonicas" shows and recently performed on the Legendary Blues Cruise. Through a rich, creative journey spanning three decades, Sofie’s musical style encompasses roots-blues, folk-blues and even roots-Appalachian-with-a-dalecartian twist. As a vocalist, guitarist and one-of-a-kind musical visionary, Sofie thrills Blues lovers across the world with her passionate composition and performance.
Web Site: http://www.sofiereed.com
Bringing crowds to their feet, American Blues guitarist, Jeff Jensen delivers a hard hitting Blues performance with straight up with a big dose of passion. Most people are in for a shock the first time they experience a Jeff Jensen Band performance. With a mix of an eccentric blend of soul, rock, and American roots music with a deep blues influence. Suddenly Jensen feels the spirit, transforming into a whirling dervish of sight & sound as he bounds across the stage, barely able to contain himself as he wrenches stark, biting six-string explosions from his guitar. His passion is there for all to see, a rare occurrence in these times of buttoned-down music-making. With over 500 shows across international borders, Jeff Jensen is a must see artist at this year's festival.
Web Site: http://www.jeffjensenband.com
Hailed as the “New Master of the Slide Guitar” by the Montreux Jazz Festival and the “real thang” by the legendary Bootsy Collins, Jack Broadbent has spent the past year wowing international audiences with his unique blend of virtuosic acoustic and slide guitar, and poignant folk and blues inspired vocals. With three full length albums under his belt, tens of millions of YouTube views, Jack’s music career is in full throttle as Blues fans won’t want to miss this unforgettable musical experience.
Web Site: http://www.jackbroadbent.co.uk
Line Up Times are Approximate:
12pm Vocal Workshop w/ Marsha McWilson - Blues in the Schools Stage
1:15pm Sofie Reed
2:30pm Jeff Jensen
4pm Jack Broadbent
5:30pm Southern Avenue
7pm Victor Wainwright and the Train
9pm Lucky Peterson
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