Rolling Stone readers pick Robert Plant as ‘the best lead singer of all time.’
"Taj is the most important bridge we have between blues, rock 'n" roll and contemporary music. He's as bad as they get." - Bonnie Raitt
“One of the 100 Greatest Voices of All Time” - Rolling Stone
“Staples' voice is a rich, liquid wonder.” - Rolling Stone
“One of the 100 greatest guitarists of all time…” – Rolling Stone Magazine
“He prowls the stage, delivering the bluesy stuff in a whiskey-burn howl, shouting the rock stuff and fronting a formidable band that can turn on a dime, from ballads to bombast.” - The Tennessean
“New Orleans’ famous marching bands have been re-energised by young, inventive acts like Hot 8” – The Observer
Three-time Grammy nominees
BMA Award Winners
"Carrier's live sets are nothing less than phenomenal …" - CMJ New Music Report
“A drop-dead talent who can howl with the best jazzbos and even groove with the jam-band crowd.” - NPR
“The fast-rising, hard-charging, 20-something, North Carolina born-and-bred singer Nikki Hill has more than earned her evocative “Southern Fireball” moniker.” – LA Weekly
"Buzz is forming around rising soul singer Allen Stone." – Washington Post
“Delightful, down and dirty blues.” - Los Angeles Daily News
The music they create is exuberant, joyful and refreshingly musical.
An exciting, fresh blues band, tracing it's roots to Portland, Oregon.
Cooper brings a fiery spirit and a massive voice to the turn table.
"A world-class entertainer, with one of those warm, bourbon-soaked voices that is great for delivering all manner of songs about hot cars and love gone wrong." - Victoria Jazz Society
She describes her selections of original and cover tunes as "heart rocking" music, and makes every song her own.
There’s a winning attack to his sound, a hunger felt in the gut of the listener.
"Even before Koko Taylor's passing, the number of outstanding female blues singers was alarmingly small. Things are looking up, though, due to the emergence of Karen Lovely."
- DownBeat Magazine
"Front Lady Kelly Z has great stage presence and her high energy level is contagious" - Rock City News
A captivating storyteller and passionate performer.
Her ability to sing not only blues, but also rock, pop, country, gospel and R&B, has earned her two Best Female Vocalist of the Year Awards.
“From the first note to the last, the sound was pumping and the fun never stopped.”
- USA Today
Swingin', jumpin' West Coast Blues.
"They play hard-hitting rock 'n' roll with a bluesy twist. " - Mary-Justine, Mountain News
A beloved dance teacher, musician and bandleader, known and respected throughout the worldwide swing-dancing community.
"Teresa James is a true original. When she sings you can feel it in your bones." - Levon Helm, The Band
“Too Slim And The Taildraggers offer up an eclectic taste of the history of American roots music. From straight blues to Tex-Mex to the swagger of good ol’ rock and roll… an honest, powerful musical statement!” - Nashville Blues Society
“Bohemian Blues Hop”
“Easily the most talented young acoustic bluesman to come along in many, many years.” - Living Blues Magazine
“An unsung guitar hero with amazing songs.” - Austin American Statesman
Winner of Seattle Weekly’s “Best of Seattle” award three years running, the Dusty 45s backed rockabilly legend Wanda Jackson on Adele's 2011 sold-out NW tour.
A world-renowned Cajun and Zydeco artist who can pull a mean accordion and belt out vocals that will give you chills.
A proven “Real Deal" force on the international blues scene.
“Wayne is always ready to get the crowd moving and never lets his fans down. Now that’s a recipe for some good home-cooked dancing.” - Chubby Carrier
"The next best thing to a dance on Saturday night." - Rolling Stone
“One of Americana’s most masterful players and songwriters.” - Real Blues Magazine
“Britain’s answer to Bonnie Raitt” – The London Daily Express
“Robinson places near the top of the list of the finest living singers of soul blues.” - Downbeat Magazine
High-energy performances rooted deeply in the traditions of the blues greats.