Woodystock Blues & Brews Competition at Lake Havasu State Park
We’re three weeks out from this yr’s version of Woodystock Blues & Brews Competition, coming March 25 to a brand new location at Lake Havasu State Park in Lake Havasu Metropolis, Arizona, offered by Bug Artwork Studio. The lineup is loaded with blues, and there will probably be loads of brews to go round.
Jay Gordon & Blues Venom
Competition favorites fiery guitarist Jay Gordon & Blues Venom.Jay Gordon is a West-Coast, licensed world class Blues guitar participant. Endorsed by Gretsch, he coaxes sufficient power outta that “big red guitar” to energy most third world nations!
Severely, although, Jay has opened for the likes of Albert Collins and Johnny Winter and has performed Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Competition. Add to that his Grammy nomination, and his pedigree is in place.
Kayla Von der Heide
Kayla Von der Heide is a singer-songwriter, photographer and entrepreneur, initially from the Mojave Desert in Southern California and now residing in Bisbee, AZ. Kayla was featured on “The Voice” TV present on NBC this previous yr (on Staff Gwen), the place she superior to one of many semifinal rounds. Her newest album is entitled The place It Feels Like Dwelling. Kayla will probably be making her Woodystock debut!
Jon Geiger Band
Nationwide publication Music Connection writes, “Jon Geiger’s songs are well-written, with catchy lyrics and good melodies… ‘Feeling Good’ is a slow, moody, down ‘n’ dirty blues tune that engaged the music with (Geiger’s) vocals and gave the audience something to sink their teeth into. Geiger topped things off with a well-performed version of Bill Wither’s ‘Ain’t No Sunshine’ that received warm, well-deserved applause and had passers-by poking their head in to see who was playing. Tunes like ‘Born To The Streets’ and ‘Feeling Good’ are both radio-worthy and pleasing. Jon Geiger is diverse enough to catch the ear of many a blues (as well as jazz) listener.”
Jimmy Carpenter, saxophonist, singer-songwriter, and arranger, started his musical journey over 35 years in the past. Within the ’80s, he toured the east coast with the renegade blues band, The Alka-Phonics, within the ’90s with the blues-rock band The Believers, with whom he discovered concerning the music enterprise. Over time, Jimmy has toured internationally with Tinsley Ellis, Jimmy Thackery, Walter Wolfman Washington, Eric Lindell, and others. In 2012 Jimmy joined Mike Zito, his long-time pal and musical cohort, and recorded and toured as a member of Mike Zito and the Wheel. Along with touring nationally & internationally, Jimmy has written, organized and recorded the horns for a lot of artists, and has gained a popularity as a grasp Blues, Rock-n-Roll and R&B saxophonist. Jimmy has additionally launched three solo albums: Toiling in Obscurity, (2008); Stroll Away (Vizztone 2014), and Jimmy Carpenter Performs the Blues (Vizztone 2017). After a few years in New Orleans, he at the moment lives in Las Vegas together with his associate in crime and musical inspiration, Ms. Carrie Stowers. Along with main his personal band and enjoying with quite a few others, he’s the Musical Director for the Large Blues Bender, and chief of the Bender Brass, The Bender’s home band. He’s the present president of the Las Vegas Blues Society, and in 2020 was nominated for a Blues Music Award, his fifth for Greatest Instrumentalist/Horn.
Kenny Williams & the Stomp Down Riders
The Stomp Down Riders are Kenny “Big Daddy” Williams – guitarist/ songwriter performed on the Sundown Strip within the 80’s and has shared the stage with such notables as BB King, Tab Benoit, Anson Funderburgh, Bobby Rush, Rick Hendrix and lots of extra spanning practically 50 years of stage and recording. He additionally has a Blues present on KXFM each Friday known as “Laguna Blues”. And if that’s not sufficient he has owned Kenny’s Music (music retailer) in Dana Level, California for practically 3 a long time. His stage performances are electrical having been influenced and mentored by such greats as Max Bennett, Guitar Shorty, Roberto Torres (Classical), Will Ray (Hellacastors) and Tommy Harkenrider (2000 lbs. of Blues).
The Stomp Down Riders are Roger Beal (New Blues Revolution), Jimi Seville (Drifters), John Devin on bass, and vocalist Matt Mitchel, together with Invoice Stewart (Stewart Surfboards) on harp.
Each present is assured to get you out of your seat and Boogie!
Till the Solar
Till the Solar, an alternative-blues/rock group shaped in 2017, are making their mark with high-energy stay exhibits and stable recordings, together with their newest, A Night time At The Rhythm Room. Their music contains and sometimes fuses components of blues, various rock, Pink-Floyd-esque psychedelia, and jazz.
The Phoenix-based quartet (Brandon Teskey, guitars; Alyssa Swartz, vocals; Jay Zarecki, bass; Chris Tex, drums) have opened for a lot of well-known blues and rock artists whereas enjoying world-renowned venues. Till the Solar launched their first album, Blackheart, in 2019 and adopted that up with 2021’s Drowning in Blue. In 2022, Till the Solar launched a stay album consisting of principally new materials, A Night time on the Rhythm Room, recorded on the well-known Rhythm Room in Phoenix. The band members poured their hearts and souls into striving for what had been before-unattained ranges of musicianship, songwriting, tone, and efficiency, as they proceed to develop each musically and professionally.
Catbone was established within the San Francisco Bay space years in the past by A.J. Rocans. The band has gone via personnel and geographical modifications over time. The one fixed has been A.J.’s management and dedication to enjoying nice blues music.
Just lately Catbone has diversified their repertoire to incorporate some nice rockabilly classics. Their fashion can finest be described as Blues-a-billy. Catbone’s music has been described as blues with an edge. Their music decisions vary from the traditional American Chess Information to Solar Information. Chitown meets Memphis with a little bit British invasion thrown into the combination. Catbone is Blues-a-billy!
They are often laborious driving, swinging, leaping or gradual and coronary heart breaking. They play a mixture of originals and covers of all the good blues and different artists.