THE BLUE DRAGONS
The Blue Dragons are a “power duo” from Chicago featuring Hershyl Edwards on drums and Justin Lewis on Guitar and Vocals. The Blue Dragons play a brand of Rock-n-Roll rarely heard today – it’s LOUD and ANGRY and full of REBELLION in the punk rock vein, and DRIPPING WITH SOUL that they soaked in from the blues. But for The Blue Dragons ROCK-N-ROLL IS MORE THAN MUSIC, IT’S A WAY OF LIFE that they learned the way the bluesmen of the past did it – through hard times and harder living! Be watchful! The Blue Dragons are here and they are not peaceful creatures!
MISSISSIPPI GABE CARTER
As a young man Carter saw a guitarist by the name of Jack Owens — of Bentonia, Mississippi — in a documentary that had been rented on video from the local public library. Carter, from that point on, was deeply influenced by the music of Owens; and the school of music that is native to the Bentonia region of Mississippi. By far, the most well known musician from Bentonia was Skip James. During Carter’s last decade of living and busking on the streets in Chicago, he earned the nickname “Mississippi” through his front porch, “down-home” style of playing. Today, Carter’s blues has remained firmly rooted in the blues tradition and style of Bentonia; and has grown into something completely original and unique to the genre. In the summer of 2009 Carter played at the now legendary Deep Blues Festival of Minneapolis. In March of 2010 he performed at the Blues Autour du Zinc, blues festival in Beauvais, France. In the spring of 2010 he toured the South American country of Peru. And he also traveled to Bari, Italy to perform at the Tra Blues e Avant-Garde, blues festival in July of 2010.
MISS JACKIE & THE SASS
Miss Jackie and The Sass are a one-of-a-kind group of ladies and fellas from Chicago, Illinois. Their sound has been described as “candid blues”, with a tinge of old-school country. The Sass’ original tunes are well-constructed and catchy, with outspoken, honest, and occasionally obscene lyrics that tell of desire, relationships and self-lovin’.
singer, song writer, pursuer of the endless new day…