Meet the artists

Jonny Lang

Cue the guitar riffs and raspy solos, because Jonny Lang is about to be music to your ears! This 36 year old has already has a successful career for TWO DECADES. Jonny released his first platinum record when he was just 15 years old! 

What began as a bluesy sound, influenced by electric pioneers like Albert Collins, B. B. King, and Buddy Guy, evolved over those recordings into a modern R&B style closer to Stevie Wonder and contemporary gospel music. Lang’s distinctive, blues-inflected licks appeared on every album, but became one element in a sea of passionately sung and tightly arranged songs.

This Grammy Award winning artist is sure to knock your socks off with his soulful voice that will speak to personal experience and touch the very depths of your soul. 

Read more about Jonny HERE!

Samantha Fish

Guitar Hero was just a game you played ten years ago--until you hear Samantha Fish! This singer-guitarist-songwriter is a rising star in the world of contemporary blues.  This charismatic female sensation is full of spirit and will keep a crowd on their feet for her entire set. 

Originally shaped by timeless favorite like Otis Redding and Ray Charles, Fish was also influenced by people like R.L. Burnside and North Mississippi's Junior Kimbrough.  Just when you think you've identified Fish's signature sound she will knock your socks off with yet another facet to her talent showing you a wider range that you ever imagined. 

Whatever your expectations may be, Fish is sure to blow they by the wayside as her progression is all about breaking boundaries and following her heart. 

Read more about Samantha HERE!

Boscoe France

Boscoe France’s authentic musical style is an awe-inspiring alchemy of blues, rock and little bit of down-home soul.  In what is sure to be an unforgettable performance, Boscoe’s indescribable slide guitar skills are well matched with his “rock your socks off” style of Blues.  Yes…literally…this Kentucky firebrand stands barefoot on stage, playing with the skill and talent of a master musician fused with the intensity of a bare knuckled brawler.

 In his years of experience, he has been blessed to share the stage and open for remarkable musicians such as:  BB King, Paul Reed Smith, Sonny Landreth, Keb Mo, Emil Werstler, Johnny Neel, and Jimmy Wallace, to name a few. Boscoe currently performs at music festivals and PRS guitar clinics across the country.  His joys are playing music, traveling to festivals with his family, and living the good life in Western Kentucky. 

Read more about Boscoe HERE

Vanessa Collier

Fire and passion are just two of the things that Vanessa brigns to the stage during one of her head-turning performances. A master musician and multi-instrumentalist, Vanessa works to weave funk, soul, rock and blues into every powerful performance making it an downright unforgettable experience. 

With soulful vocals, searing saxophone, and witty songwriting, Vanessa is blazing a trail, racking up an impressive arsenal of honors, and continually singling herself out as an artist of distinction and one that we would all do well to watch. 

Read more about Vanessa HERE

Salvation from Sundown

A powerhouse blues-rock band led by 14yr old Kelsi Kee and Reece Malone. These self taught amazing musicians are beyond their years in talent and ones not to be missed! 

They have been a tight team from the early age of 10 years old. Spending many hours traveling between his hometown of Longview, Tx and her hometown of Dallas, Tx to hone their craft. Her soulful voice will blow your mind and his guitar skills are that of a seasoned adult. Professionally endorsed and have performed with many legendary musicians. Kelsi was named 2017 East Texas Youth Artist of the Year and Reece is the youngest guitarist to ever be featured on the cover of Buddy Magazine in 45 years. 

They have performed at venues/events such as Dallas International Guitar Festival, Gas Monkey Live, Canton Hall, Madison Square Garden & M3 Live Anaheim Event Center/NAMM After Party Event and many more!! They have also been in the studio throughout the summer working on their first album. 

Read more about Salvation from Sundown HERE

The Beat Daddys

Formed in 1986, by core members Larry Grisham and Tommy Stillwell, The Beat Daddys have spent almost 30 years bringing the blues and old school R&B to anyone with a soul that would listen. 

Nine international CD releases, several film & TV soundtrack credits and countless shows in both the US and abroad with many Blues  and Rock & Roll Hall of fame members.  With a body of work spanning almost three decades, and with the release of their ninth CD in June 2015, they show no sign of slowing down and have a full arsenal you don't want to pass up hearing in person. 

Read more about The Beat Daddys HERE

Alonzo Pennington & Michael Goff

Soul-Trax Records of Memphis recording artist, Alonzo Pennington, is a multi-award-winning guitar player who’s been performing his own music since he was 13. He cut his teeth playing alongside his father, respected and renowned thumbpicker, Eddie Pennington.  So, take a smattering of vintage Merle Travis, a dash of Stevie Ray Vaughan, a spoonful of Waylon Jennings, and a pinch of Tommy Emmanuel, throw them all into a big old pot and you've got  Alonzo Pennington.  

A satisfying musical stew that’s been influenced by greats in all styles!  You are certain to enjoy some blazing guitar work, heart-felt ballads, and a few laughs along the way.

Read more about Alonzo HERE!

Rickey Godfrey

Whether you’re talking vocals or instrumental ability, guitarist Rickey Godfrey brings an excitement to the stage we don’t often experience. His music is known for its gritty soul sound, frequently featuring the multi-talented artist on both guitar and keys. Godfrey is considered to be one of Nashville's premier blues guitarists.

Godfrey brings an electrifying blend of hot rockin' blues and hip-shakin' soul to every performance. Blind since birth, he started studying classical piano and voice at the age of seven, while attending the South Carolina School for the Blind, and, at age 13, began playing guitar as well. "Because I was a keyboard player first, I have a real insight into chord triad formations and their inversions, " he says. "I also have a thorough understanding of harmonic progression and the most commonly used series of chords."

Read more about Rickey HERE!

Jim Loucks

After growing up in South Georgia, the son of a Southern Baptist preacher, Jim witnessed some of the best performances anyone had laid eyes on. My intention as an artist is to meld these types of performing and storytelling and bring good ol’ Southern tales to the theatre. 

Jim holds an MFA in Acting from the University of Georgia.  He performed “Cemetery Golf” at the Cincy Fringe where it received a “Critic’s Pick” from the CityBeat, and has also performed at the United Solo Festival (NY), Solofest (Albuquerque), Boulder Fringe, Oahu Fringe and San Francisco Fringe. It has also had successful runs at the Drilling Company (New York) and the Electric Lodge (Venice, CA), among others.

Read more about Jim HERE!