Blues Bash Bands
Devils bone up
(Aug. 11, 2006) The Blues Devils, band based in
Madison, Ind., has expanded its lineup for the Madison Ribberfest to
include members of the group Whalebone. Blues Devils guitarist
Kenny Guthrie says the additions have brought a bigger sound to the
Were excited to be playing the Ribberfest again, and I think people will really enjoy our sound. We have some really talented musicians joining us, which has given us a lot of diversity in both music and vocals, Guthrie said.
The other local band, The Jimmy Davis Band, takes the stage at 3 p.m. Saturday. This band features well known local guitarist Davis along with a full group of musicians that include Rob Bennett, Brook Reindollar, Nick Cicenas and Chris Watson. The group will perform some old blues tunes and some of their original work as well. The band will perform some of the music off of their new CD, "Down For So Long," which was released in July and is available at Mom's Music, Nextel and all of their performances. Dr. David Butler, chairman of the Blues Bash, said "The Jimmy Davis Band is always a favorite in Madison and always puts on a great show."
Other bands other than the two headliners, Roomful of Blues (see page 13) and The Fabulous Thunderbirds (see pages 10-11) in the lineup include:
Miranda Louise: A well-known and loved mainstay
of the southern blues scene, this singer-songwriter has been singing
in amphitheatres, nightclubs and performing in blues festivals throughout
the United States, Europe and the Carribean for 15 years. As a master
and demo studio musician based out of Nashville, Tenn., her career has
Roy Rogers & the Delta Rhythm Kings: This group
has been covered by scores of national and international media for the
last 25 years. They have toured the world with the highest acclaim.
One Shot Johnny: This group is a three-piece
blues band hailing from south central Kentucky. Band members include
Jeremiah Machine Drum Kelly on drums, Joe Shirley on bass,
and Randy Colvin on guitar. The group plays a mix of modern and tradition
blues, including some original work. One Shot Johnny has gigged around
Kentuck-iana for years and has built a considerable following in the
central Kentucky and Louisville areas.
Bettye LaVette: With her remarkable vocal
range and stamina, Lavette has been called one of soul musics
finest and most accomplished exponents. During her 40-year career, LaVette
has rightfully earned her reputation as a true legend of soul music,
a performer whose magnificent voice and dynamic stage presence continues
to win accolades wherever she appears. LaVette is known as a singers
singer, a performer whose soulful delivery has earned the respect
and praise of her contemporaries, including many musical legends.
Johnny Hoy & the Bluefish: Hoy has been
called a blues poet and a soul-shaking singer and harp player
fronting the roots-rocking Bluefish.