2018 Blind Raccoon and Nola Blue Blues & Roots Showcase
Blind Raccoon & Nola Blue are delighted to announce the line-up for their showcase taking place during the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN.
Venue: Purple Haze Nightclub, 140 Lt George W Lee Ave, Memphis, Tennessee 38103
Charge: $10 donation at door gets you 3-day wristband and a CD – Blind Raccoon Collection: Volume Four. Net proceeds benefit The Blues Foundation's HART Fund.
On January 17, 18 & 19, from noon to 5pm, 14 acts from NY, NJ, TX, TN, CA, DC, WA, OK & OR grace the stage of the Purple Haze Nightclub. The showcase artists are a smorgasbord of roots & blues talent playing the gamut of styles from blues/rock to acoustic blues with Americana, folk, soul, R&B in the mix for good measure. Four of the acts are participating in the 2018 IBC – Likho Duo (Long Island Blues Society), Kathy & The Kilowatts (Austin Blues Society), Patty Reese & Dave Chappell (DC Blues Society) and Joyride (Blues Society of Tulsa). Five of the artists' albums have been submitted by their society for 2018 Best Self-Produced CD – Likho Duo, Antry, Kathy & The Kilowatts, Patty Reese and Stacy Jones Band.
Sixty-year blues music veteran, Benny Turner, will be at the showcase on Wednesday and Friday from 2:30-4:30pm to sign copies of his acclaimed new autobiography, Survivor ~ The Benny Turner Story, written collaboratively with Chicago music historian Bill Dahl.
In addition to various giveaways, showcase attendees will have a chance to win valuable offerings, including a Blind Raccoon Promotion Package, a Publicity and Promotion Consult, a Social Media Consult, an Artist Management Consult and a One-Song Recording Session with Benny Turner.
Emcees are Peter "Blewzzman" Lauro of Mary4Music on Wednesday, blues/roots musician, Dave Muskett, on Thursday, and Brett Fleming, host of Soul Stew, WEVL/Memphis, on Friday.
Blind Raccoon is a music marketing firm based in Memphis dedicated to spreading their artists' music around the globe.
Nola Blue is a record label, artist management/consulting service and certified social media marketing provider.
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
12:00pm – Likho Duo
12:50pm – Vin Mott
1:30pm - Kathy & The Kilowatts
2:20pm – Davis Coen
3:10pm – Professor Louie Trio
3:50pm – Jim Gustin & Truth Jones
Thursday, January 18, 2018
12:00pm – Patty Reese and Dave Chappell
12:50pm – Vintage#18
1:30pm - Steve Howell & Jason Weinheimer
2:10pm – Vin Mott
2:50pm – Professor Louie Trio
3:30pm - Stacy Jones Band
Friday, January 19, 2018
12:00pm – Val Starr & The Blues Rocket
12:50pm – Steve Howell & Jason Weinheimer
1:30pm – Antry with Joyride
2:20pm – Vintage#18
3:00pm – The Halley DeVestern Band
3:50pm – Karen Lovely