New band from Byron Bay, Australia, featuring Winston McCall of Parkway Drive and Kevin Call of Comeback Kid. Romanian band- Rain Dogs (Tom Waits tribute band) , founded on April 1st, 2011; featuring Jonathan Shade - lead guitar & harmonica and Gabi Ghita - rhythm guitar & vocals
Keb' Mo' (born October 3, 1951 in South Los Angeles, California as Kevin Moore) is an American blues singer, guitarist, and songwriter. He first started recording in the early 1970s with Jefferson Airplane violinist
Papa John Creach. Creach hired him when Moore was just twenty-one years old; Moore appeared on four of Creach's albums. He was further immersed in the blues with his long stint in the Whodunit Band, headed by Bobby "Blue" Bland producer Monk Higgins. Moore jammed with Albert Collins and Big Joe Turner.
William Elliott Whitmore (born 1978) is an American blues singer and musician from Lee County, Iowa. He has recorded a number of albums released on Southern Records, and now is a member of the Anti Records family. His act consists mostly of playing the banjo or guitar while singing, though on occasion he performs a cappella. He has earned much acclaim from the folk, blues and alt-country communities
As one of North America’s most outstanding stage performers, Wolf Mail’s career has been marked by one success after another. In a remarkably short time, he went from performing the local Southern California scene to opening act on Robben Ford’s European tours and international acclaim as one of the most compelling artists on the scene, touring 25 countries in the process, maintaining his previous release “Solid ground” for 3 weeks in the Japanese top 10 best selling CDs and a spot in the U.
The Derek Trucks Band is a band started by slide guitarist prodigy, Derek Trucks, who began playing guitar and touring with The Allman Brothers Band, as early as eleven years old. Raised partly on tour with them throughout his youth, meeting and playing with famous musicians, Trucks was still unsure about his own future. He resolved to start his own band while still an adolescent. What first began as a side project, and a way for Trucks to explore his own creativity, has evolved into an eclectic band with some of the most talented musicians from the southeastern United States.
Santana was formed originally in 1966 in San Francisco, California. Carlos Santana is a Mexican-born American. Originally named The Santana Blues Band, they rose to international fame when they performed at the Woodstock festival in 1969. This led to their second studio album, Abraxas (1970), becoming a Latin-Rock standard and a huge critical and commercial success. Over the years their line-up has changed constantly, allowing them to evolve with the times. Over 50 musicians have been in Santana over its 40 year history, but the only constant has been Carlos Santana himself.
Singer, songwriter, guitarist, actor, GARY CLARK JR. (1984.02.15/Austin, TX - ) began playing guitar at the ripe young age of 12. Born and raised in Austin, TX, Gary continued to play small gigs throughout his early teens, until he popped on the radar of legendary promoter Clifford Antone, owner of the Austin blues club Antone's. Through Clifford's connections, Gary soon began sitting in and learning from an array of musical icons, including the incomparable Jimmie Vaughan.
The Fearless Vampire Killers are a hot surfy blues rock band from Melbourne who love to jive and vamp. Founders Seán Ainsworth, Al Marx and Dylan Lieberman formed the group while attending high school together in 2005. With 'not so bad' instruments and regular rehearsals, the band soon started playing gigs, mainly at friends' parties and school fetes, but it wasn’t long until the band exploded into the Melbourne music scene impressing the real hard arse, glass-throwing punters.
The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion (since 2004 known simply as Blues Explosion) is an American garage rock band, which was formed in New York in 1990. Singer Jon Spencer was previously the leader of the noise punk band Pussy Galore before hooking up with Judah Bauer (guitar) and Russell Simins (drums) to form the Blues Explosion, a band that was part of the 1990s alternative rock boom. This bass-less combo had their breakthrough in 1993 with the album "Extra Width" on Crypt Records. In 1994 "Orange", a more accessible album followed along with a growing base of fans.
This australian band was very popular about 15 years ago... with their album Harley and Rose. The band's leader, Joe Camilleri, formerly of Jo Jo Zep and the Falcons, is a fairly awesome older statesman of Australian music and the two ladies on vocals for the Sorrows, Vika and Linda Bull, wail.