Maynard learned the Blues the hard way in the tough industrial town of Gary, Indiana. He has spent a lifetime immersing himself in the bitter-sweet sounds of Muddy Waters, Albert King, Lightning Hopkins, B.B. King, Buddy Guy, and a host of others too numerous to mention. Once Maynard warms to his work, he captures his audience's rapt attention with an infectious blend of soulful vocals, punctuated with searing guitar licks.
CC & The Riders
What do you get when you take Dann Burke’s soulful, clean guitar licks; throw in Cass Clayton’s smoky-smooth, three-octave vocal range and slide guitar; mix it up with Sugar Rich Liner’s old-school blues harp and keyboards; and top it off with a rhythm section that features Jodie Woodward (“Best Bass Player” People’s Choice Awards for 5 years running), and Mike Ray (who holds down a groove like nobody’s business)?
Downhome Sausage Pie
Fabulous Parker Brothers
The Fabulous Parker Brothers play a diverse mix of great listening and dance music. You'll enjoy smokin' hot Rock, Blues, Zydeco, and Country by artists, such as: Stevie Ray Vaughn, The Who, Big Head Todd, Zach Brown, Bruce Springsteen, The Neville Brothers, BB King, Santana, The Goo Goo Dolls, Brooks and Dunn, Tab Benoit, Joe Cocker, Tom Petty and more.
Since the release of their album Let's Do This Thing in 2015, Kerry Pastine and the Crime Scene have taken the national roots music scene by storm, spending the end of 2015 and most of 2016 touring North America. From sweaty, sold-out small clubs to sharing the main stage of the Bohemian Nights New West Fest with the Steve Miller Band, the Crime Scene shows no signs of slowing down. "The vintage tones swing and punch -- like Joan Jett backed by the Stray Cats," noted Pandora when naming Let's Do This Thing their Pick of the Week of September 1, 2015.
Brian Hornbuckle is a third generation musician whose roots lie heavily in the blues.
The Delta Sonics have been playing in Colorado since 1992, and have established themselves as one of the finest blues acts in the area with their solid musicianship and exciting live performances. Their musical stylings include Chicago Blues, West Coast Swing, New Orleans R&B, and some early Rock n' Roll. The band has won Westword's Best Blues Band Honors for four years in a row (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014).
Diane Jobe is a singer/songwriter from Columbus, Ohio. Her twentyfive years of professional music experience has ranged from fronting blues bands like "The Joint Rockers" of Ohio, to recording nationally with producers like J.D. Blackfoot and in Knoxville (TN) on her first original CD with Hector Qirko and Stan Williamson. Diane and her husband/band leader/trumpet man Bobby Hancock have just moved to Denver Colorado where her latest extraordinary band is being assembled using some of Denver's finest and most exciting professional musicians.
NEW YEAR'S EVE with The Outliers
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BEST BLUES CLUB
Eugene Carthen Power Blues
The band is a vocal and instrumental group with a diverse repertoire. They deliver a wide range of Blues,Rhythm & Blues, and Jazz that spans a variety of regional styles.
Movers & Shakers
Original music that is informed by everything from 60’s soul music, blues, contemporary alt rock and even post punk. Band members ages range from mid twenties to mid sixties. Anything goes. Cover tunes range from Ray Charles and Otis Redding to Blackstreet and Nathaniel Rateliff and The Night Sweats.
Tony Trahan & The BlueKrewe
Tony Trahan and the BlueKrewe play a mix of Swampy Louisiana Roots Music straight from the Bayous of South Louisiana. Like a good Cajun Gumbo they like to add some different seasonings to the pot, so, while cooking they will add a pinch of Zesty Zydeco, some Cajun Injections, some Swampy Bayou Blues, a bit of Mardi Gras flavoring and a heaping helping of New Orleans Funk.