Rick Estrin & the Nightcats
B.B. King Entertainer
Best New Artist Album
Mr. Sipp – The Blues Child
Contemporary Blues Female Artist
Contemporary Blues Male Artist
Joe Louis Walker
Rock Blues Album of the Year
Joe Louis Walker – Everybody Wants a Piece
Walter Trout – Battle Scars
“Gonna Live Again” written and performed by Walter Trout
Siblings Danielle, Kris and Nick Schnebelen have a life-long connection with the blues. Growing up in Kansas City, MO, the trio soaked up the music of their parents, who were active in the thriving blues scene. After years of playing in separate bands, the trio decided to keep things in the family and formed Trampled Under Foot. In 2008, they headed to Memphis and ran away with First Place in the International Blues Challenge. Riding the wave of support following the IBC, Trampled Under Foot was ready to take their style of power blues/rock to audiences around the world. In 2014, following a series of headlining tours and stand out performances at blues festivals all over the globe, Trampled Under Foot decided to split ways and pursue their own musical endeavors. Now, after only a year or two apart, the original band is back together and ready to reclaim their world renowned reputation as one of the best bands in the business. Don’t miss your opportunity to book or see Trampled Under Foot.
Former BACK DOOR SLAM front man DAVY KNOWLES is back out touring in support of his latest studio album “THE OUTSIDER”, his upcoming film documentary “ISLAND BOUND”, and a series of new blues recordings scheduled for release from Q1 2016. In addition to prolonged radio and digital media campaigns, Knowles will hit clubs and festivals across the USA this year, including residencies at The Iridium, NYC and in his adopted home-town of Chicago, a string of dates with Brian Setzer and George Thorogood and on Joe Bonamassa’s prestigious ‘Blues Alive At Sea’ cruise in February 2016.
Knowles’s professional career started with a bang, arriving in America at the age of 19 with his band Back Door Slam, an acclaimed debut album, and rave reviews at SXSW 2007. From that dynamic introduction, Knowles proceeded to make a significant impact across US media – from memorable TV performances on Jimmy Kimmel and Good Morning America, to a three year run at radio with the singles ‘Come Home’ from the debut album Roll Away and ‘Tear Down the Walls’ and ‘Coming Up For Air’ from the Peter Frampton produced sophomore album – both albums hit Top 3 on the Billboard Blues Charts.
A relentless 4 year tour regime followed for Knowles in support of his albums, including legendary festivals such as Lollapalooza, Memphis In May, Bonnaroo, and Austin City Limits. Other highlights from this period include playing live to astronauts on the ISS from mission control in Houston, one of only a handful of artists to be invited to do so, three tours of the UK and Europe, and numerous international festivals including Jakarta, Tokyo, and Perth, Australia.
Announcing Popa Chubby’s new epic double live CD. Big Bad and Beautiful Popa Chubby Live!
New York Blues Rock guitar legend Popa Chubby releases this 27 track, 2 CD set recorded live in France!
The offering includes a vast selection of Chubby classics including Over The Rainbow and covers of some great Rolling Stones Standards.
World tour set to begin in Germany on October 15 2015.
Joe Louis Walker, a Blues Hall of Fame inductee and four-time Blues Music Award winner, celebrates a career that exceeds a half a century. His new album Everybody Wants A Piece cements his legacy as a prolific torchbearer for the blues. Always an artist deeply expressive lyrically, Walker continues to write and sing about themes that are universal. This time out Joe has brought on Paul Nelson to produce his album which was recorded at his famed Chop Shop studio on the east coast. Nelson is a Grammy winning guitarist/producer who also appears as guest guitarist on two tracks on Everybody Wants A Piece. A true powerhouse guitar virtuoso, unique singer and prolific songwriter, Joe has toured extensively throughout his career, performed at the world’s most renowned music festivals, and earned a legion of dedicated fans.
Everybody Wants A Piece will be available for the first time at Joe’s appearance at Biscuits & Blues in San Francisco on September 18 and throughout his upcoming tour.