Kerry Pastine & The Crime Scene
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.
Rockin' Jake has been hailed by many as one of the premier harmonica players in the country. His original sound is a hybrid of second line, swamp funk, blues and zydeco with influences from Paul Butterfield, Big Walter Horton, James Cotton, The Meters,WAR, J. Geils Band, Clifton Chenier, and the Fabulous Thunderbirds. Jake has conjured up this formula that is blowing crowds away from coast to coast.
Nate Hancock & The Declaration
Musician, artist, and activist Nate Hancock has just released a new music video for the title track to his upcoming full length album, "No Place Quite Like Home" on Modern Roots Music & Publishing. The Single and Album were produced by Dave Jerden—Jane’s Addiction, Talking Heads, Rolling Stones, Social Distortion, Alice In Chains—along with Modern Roots founder Jimmy Sloan—Neil Young, Blind Boys of Alabama, Fishbone, Jack Johnson, Ben Harper—and LA’s first call Harmonica Player, official member of The Blues Brothers Band, and front man for The Imperial Crowns—Jimmie Wood.
Tommy Knoxville Band
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.
Johnny O Band
The Johnny O. Band is a smokin' band out of Boulder, Colorado. With funky grooves and high energy jams, their music is both captivating and danceable. The band plays many originals aswell as some great songs by blues masters of the past.
Brian Hornbuckle is a third generation musician whose roots lie heavily in the blues.
In addition to an extensive repertoire of original jazz compositions, they know hundreds of classic hits, standards, R&B, acid jazz, funk and pop tunes. AOA also has a huge catalog of original music. AOA presents innovative arrangements of hits that deserve continued recognition.
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.
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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.
The ThreadBarons are Colorado's premier country-rock outfit. The EP release, The ThreadBarons, showcases the band's mature songwriting - from the dark self-reflection of "Drowning Man" to the soulful twang of "12 Steps." The ThreadBarons truly shine in live performances. Drawing their influences from artists like Bob Dylan in his electric years and Wilco in their prime, The ThreadBarons blend classic rock sounds with a modern spin that will leave you breathless.
Anthony Russo Band
The Anthony Russo Band has played all over Colorado for the past few years, making a name for themselves and gaining widespread attention as one of the finest acts around, with their killer musicianship, raw style and exciting energetic live performances.