6th Avenue Street Band - is comprised of musicians that have been around for years. Starting with Nik D. (Vocals/Harp) of the original Sinners in the late 60’s – 70’s and then Sunday, Axis and Hard Road, all of which were successful blues and rock bands. Bill L. (Guitar) and Nik D. met up in Hard Road. Bill “Electric” B. (Drums/Vocals) and Bob D. (Bass) also came from regional and nationally known groups like Parrallax, Shalako, David Daniel Band, and the Ron Brown Band. Check us out on Facebook and Reverbnation.com , play a tune or two, "Like" if you are so inclined and join the 6th Avenue neighborhood. FFI you can also text or call Nik at 801-967-5407!
Better Off With The Blues - began life as an acoustic blues band with roots in Delta Blues, Country Blues, Folk Blues, Rags and Jug Band music. Members include Lou Borgenicht (harp and vocals), Harold Carr (bass), Jim Poulton (guitar and vocals), and Paul Rasmussen (guitar, mandolin and vocals). Playing music from such diverse artists as Mississippi John Hurt, Lightnin’ Hopkins, Muddy Waters, Blind Blake, Big Bill Broonzy, Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee, Mississippi Fred McDowell and more, BOWB performances feature a tour of the roots of the blues from the earliest decades of the 20th century. Add in songs by more current composers (including Delbert McClinton, Bob Dylan and members of BOWB themselves), and BOWB becomes a compendium for an entire century of blues approaches and styles. CD "Mean Old World" available on iTunes and CD Baby. FFI, bowtb.com or Jim Poulton (email@example.com)
Brother Chunky - is all about the groove; blending blues-based music with funk, rock, soul, and country hints. Exceptional musicians who can turn on a dime, heading off into extended jams when the audience calls for it. Boogie-down good-time music. "and Stuff" is the latest 11 song CD (8/13). You can buy it directly from Brother Chunky or download the album on iTunes, Amazon, CD Baby, Bandcamp, Reverbnation , etc. Follow Brother Chunky on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, Instagram, etc. Also see his personal FB page or firstname.lastname@example.org
Candy's River House - Any of you who have yet to see Candy's River House featuring solid, genuine, old style blues vocals and raw guitar riffs by Jordan Young, may have been missing a piece of the puzzle you have been searching for in great blues and rock bands. They are a rare, authentic mix of Skynrd, ZZ Top, Led Zeppelin and Allman Brothers style that can even cross over to the old sounds of Hank Williams Senior. Young is a native Utah'n who lived and studied his craft in Nashville for several years before coming back to Utah as a true, straightforward and sturdy example of the old school blues/rock style performer. The band which includes two other amazing talents Eric Stoye on drums and Dave McIntire on bass, is rare an undiscovered talent in this area and is known for their lust of the gritty and raw styling's of the past. The truth is heard in their original form of playing "true to the blues" music that is smothered in good old southern rock and roll. Just like a great mole sauce, they will satisfy any ones appetite for the real thing. Don't miss the chance to hear and see Young and his band staying true to the heart of their music. Their stage presence is an authentic thrill and will definitely give you an experience you just can't find here in Utah.
Carrie Scott - A familiar face in Utah's music scene, Carrie has performed for audiences from California to DC, from Alaska to Mexico, and has been featured on radio and television. She graduated from BYU with a BM in Media Music, enjoying songwriting and music production in addition to singing. She's performed throughout Utah with many bands and has released an album of original music spanning several genres (see Reverbnation). You can also hear her sing with The Soulistics (see below for them!) and Carrie Scott & the Red Hots email@example.com
Darin Cain HellHound Express - Darin Caine is a singer-songwriter and self-taught slide guitarist, specializing in Blues and Rock ‘n Roll. Darin has been a solo musician playing as a street performer and in clubs as a solo act for the past 15 years, but recently started the Darin Caine HellHound Express, performing hard-driving Delta Blues and Rock ‘n Roll as well as some classic Country. His influences range from John Lee Hooker to RL Burnside and Mississippi Fred McDowell as well as Rock ‘n Roll classic bands. Darin loves the music of Blues musicians that have influenced him and are deceased; he loves to keep their music alive. See also darincaine.com and Facebook
George T. Gregory Band - George was tenor saxman for Grammy award winning James "Superharp" Cotton at his peak in the mid 70’s. He was a featured soloist on the blues great’s last album for Buddha Records “The James Cotton Band Live and On the Move.” He then formed his own band - one of the most successful club bands on the East Coast, headlining many of the same clubs as The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Roomful of Blues, The Nighthawks, etc. He's appeared in concert with Muddy Waters, Taj Mahal, B.B. King, Little River Band, Pappa John Creech, The Chambers Brothers, Elvin Bishop, Climax Blues Band, The Fabulous Rhinestones, NRBQ, John Lee Hooker, Hugh Masekela and many others. Since moving to Utah in 2006, he's re-formed his band and produced a new CD “Love The Life” available at his web site, Reverbnation, I Tunes, Amazon and other music sites. George received the “Mojo Boogey Award” as the jamminest cruiser on the January 2012 Legendary Rhythm and Blues Cruise and appears with Tommy Castro in the Robert Muggi film “All Jams on Deck” Shot on the October 2010 Blues Cruise. firstname.lastname@example.org
Harry Lee & the Back Alley Blues Band - Harry Lee and the band joined together 18 years ago under the moniker "The Part Timers" to host a Sunday Blues jam at The Old Bottling House. The Back Alley Blues Band was formed when Harry struck out from the jam to entertain under his own flag. Harry has been entertaining in Utah and all over the west his entire adult life.
Ides of Soul - Collectively the members of Ides of Soul have been playing music for over 250 years. Individually or collectively, the members of Ides of Soul have opened up for, or have backed many of National Blues and R&B musicians traveling through Utah.
Jake Skeen - Clearfield youngster started playing guitar in High School and started a jam club that met on Tuesdays after school in the band room. But the more he played rock n' roll music, the more he discovered the Blues. After high school he was Ogden’s Guitar Center 2010 King of the Blues. He's been performing anywhere he can ever since, even playing at church and now doing a solo blues act which keeps taking him to interesting places, and that's what keeps him going!
Jordan Young Band - a native of the South-Western US where he played in various acts before moving to beautiful Tennessee. There he truly honed his craft as a blues & roots musician, immersing himself in the ethnology of the South. To see such a young adult playing classic blues and traditional, porch stomp-along's with such humility and certainty is refreshing and spellbinding. Having spent many years in the South - working and living - it shows how heavily it has influenced his ambitions and sound. Jordan is proud to be keeping "ol' timey" music around and alive for future generations to hear - to remind people of simpler times, cultured places, sounds, feelings and foremost, of our proud American heritage. Check out his CD "Stolen in the Middle of the Night" on I Tunes, Spotify, Amazon, etc.
Lake Effect - Lake Effect has entertained at the Utah Arts Festival, Avenues Street Fair, Snowbird Grill on the Hill, Mountain Town Stages, Downtown Farmer’s Market, as well as opening sets for the legendary Maceo Parker and The New Mastersounds. Park City venues include Sidecar Bar, Spur Bar & Grill, and Canyons Ski Resort. Salt Lake venues include The Bayou, Palladium, The State Room, Club Ego’s, Hard Rock Café, Snowbird's Tram Club, Alta ski resort, and Piper Down. In addition to hometown hoe-downs, Lake Effect has performed regionally in California, Colorado and Idaho.
Legendary Porch Pounders - Attempting to save the soul of American music through the deconstruction of rock and roll,The Legendary Porch Pounders are a guitar/harmonica based acoustic duo featuring the namesake "Porchboard". Their roots based songs of; love, loss, and the celebration of life, are honest portraits from two men out to infuse rock and roll with the seminal blues/twang elements that made it great to begin with. Tall, lanky Wheeler blows his harp like Gabriel’s trumpet … but with real soul, not righteous bombast. Weldon likewise strums his Martin acoustic guitar, playing only what the song requires. When he sings, it’s good gravelly soul that sticks to your ribs.