“The Bayou Soul Revival” A low smoke roll from a newly built fire pit, light- bulbs dim from the hanging moss oak trees , soft dirt in my toes as I danced in the moon covered sky to the sound of the bayou…..Josh Garrett, Nonc Nu & da Wild Matous, and Jeff McCarty, at Tab Benoit’s “Voice of The Wetlands”
The Bayou Soul Revival, featuring blues musicians from Louisiana that will play a variety of original music that has a mix of pop music, Cajun zydeco, and a little rock.
Born in Cuba and raised in Chicago, Eddie “Devil Boy” Turner first picked up a guitar at the age of 12. He honed his craft growing up in Chicago, and later Colorado, and his music shows the diverse influences of the Afro-Cuban sounds of his homeland and the deep blues of his adopted country. A diverse blend of rock, voodoo blues and R&B peppered with African rhythms, Turner’s music moves the feet while simultaneously haunting the soul.
In 1974 Eddie played with Grammy-nominee Tracy Nelson and Mother Earth, followed by stints with Zephyr and the Legendary 4-nikators. In 1995 he helped form the Otis Taylor Band where his intense guitar work contributed to the band’s sound on five CDs and countless tours. His 2005 release Rise resulted in a Blues Music Award nomination for Best New Artist Debut, and was followed by 2006’s The Turner Diaries.
His release, Miracles & Demons, again displays his dynamic guitar work and strong original songwriting. From rap-styled lyrics to funk- and groove-based rock to his searing guitar work, Eddie Turner provides infectious, psychedelic urban blues.
2011 Blues Blast Nominee ” BEST CONTEMPORARY BLUES CD ”
2006 BMA ” BEST NEW ARTIST ” Nominee
10th Annual Independent Music Awards Nominee ” BEST BLUES SONG ”
Heather’s band delivers an authentic, bluesy sound even after only months of playing together. Since forming at the start of 2017, Keith Ladd (guitar), Ryan Matthew (keys), and Cole Dillingham (drums) put the R&B in rhythm and blues along with Heather’s solid bass lines and powerful vocals holding everything together. This soul blues singer from Omaha, NE is making her way in the exploding music scene of Kansas City. After touring for the last two years with another KC based band, Heather decided to fall back into her own rhythm to let the light shine down on her. Now she’s booking, writing, recording, and promoting with nothing but passion in her soul for doing what she loves.
With roots going back to the Ozark Region of Southwest Missouri & influences ranging from John Lee Hooker to Hank Senior, Matthew J Brings experience, authenticity, and a unique touch to his blues.
Jimbo Mack has over 40 years of performing both Rock and Blues. Getting his start in the 1970’s touring the U.S. on a Triumph Chopper drifting from town to town he cut his teeth as a session and
sit-in bassist during the latter part of Americana Music’s formative years.
As a duo Matthew j and Jimbo Mack bring a distinctive style while paying homage to the story telling history of the roots of Rock and Blues