Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Three Major Recording and Touring Bands Meet in Gainesville this Sunday for a BLUES BASH

The BLUES, and
The talent that flows over to
jazz, soul, rock and R&B
will please any listener.

Ghost Town Blues Band &
Betty Fox Band &
Bridget Kelly Band!

Sunday, September 23, 2018 ~ Doors 6pm / Show 7pm
210 SW 2nd Avenue
Gainesville FL 32601

Bridget Kelly’s having a birthday party on September 23, and you’re all invited! And not only will there be cupcakes, there will also be great music! The North Central Florida Blues Society has a triple header of soulful Blues coming to the High Dive for Bridget’s Birthday Bluezapalooza. 
Out of Memphis comes the Ghost Town Blues Band. With the warning that they are “not your grandpa’s blues band”, they offer an understanding of what makes Blues such a loved style of music, but with a unique contemporary approach. Horns, harmonies and homegrown instruments combined with an energetic and roots rich festival set makes Ghost Town Blues Band one of the “must see live bands on the festival circuit today.” Both Andrew McNeill behind the drums and Matt Karner on the bass guitar are a punishing rhythm section behind multi-instrumentalist/frontman Matt Isbell with raunchy cigar box guitar licks and raspy “Dr. John-like, whiskey and gravel-soaked vocals.” With the addition of Trombonist Suavo Jones, Cedric Taylor on B3 and Taylor Orr on lead guitar, the grooves go from funky to “funk-nasty” as the band gains more notoriety in the Blues festival and jam circuit. They were the 2014 International Blues Challenge Runner-up.
“GTBB shows what can happen when the past is distilled through young sensibilities, voices, and instruments. This is 21st century blues at its best.” -Living Blues Magazine
With an extensive background in gospel and a lifelong passion for soul music, the Betty Fox Band has burst onto the Florida music scene in a whirlwind of controlled yet unabashed passion and has taken the hearts of anyone wise enough to lend her their ear. At age 27, this fiery songstress has her own musical project with quite a few heart wrenching, lyrically driven and musically sound original tracks that beg the question “What kind of life must this old soul have lived?” To support her talent, she has carefully selected musical heavyweights Josh Nelms on guitar, Matt Walker on bass, and Sam Farmer on drums to set herself up for nothing less than well-deserved success. Fox was a 2015 International Blues Challenge finalist.
Inspired by classic & electric blues, the Bridget Kelly Band has placed their unique stamp on the blues genre, with high-energy live performances and a hybrid sound that mixes Texas and Memphis Blues with various Southern Blues traditions. The powerful and sultry vocals of singer Bridget Kelly and the incendiary lead guitar work of Tim Fik forge a signature hybrid sound that combines classic urban blues with riff-driven rockin’ blues guitar; held together by a dynamic rhythm section. With now five consecutive albums making the Root Music Report charts, the two-time IBC semifinalists are gaining serious media attention. See why a writer said “Here is a band to experience, one who has found a unique sound and who knows how to tell their own stories.“ 

More NCFBS Upcoming Events:
August 26: NCFBS Regional Blues Challenge  at the High Dive: 210 SW Second Ave., Gainesville, FL 32601  MAP highdivegainesville.com  (352)872-5949  The North Central Florida Blues Society (NCFBS) is an affiliate of the Blues Foundation, which holds the International Blues Challenge (IBC) every year in Memphis. As an affiliate, the North Central Florida Blues Society holds a regional competition, which allows for a winning band, solo/duo, and self-produced CD to compete as a representative of the North Central Florida region in the IBC in Downtown Memphis, Tennessee in the Beale Street Historic District.  MORE INFO.

The North Central Florida Blues Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation, cultivation, nurturing and promotion of Blues Music. The Society also hosts monthly electric and acoustic jams. See WEBSITE for more information.   

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