Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Brooksville FL is the Place for Blues Bash at the Ranch March 15-17, 2019

​Come for a day or whole weekend!
3 Days of Amazing Blues.
Camping is Optional.


Join us this spring for a great weekend of BLUES at the 
Mackey Law Group PA Presents the 
Inaugural Blues Bash at the Ranch
on March 15-17, 2019 at Sertoma Youth Ranch, Brooksville,
home of Camping With The Blues. This three-day music festival
has the option to camp with hookups and primitive camping or
you can come out for just a day. Outstanding lineup of blues
artists every day with harmonica and guitar workshops, a 
covered stage and seating area, family and dog friendly,
 great vendors, permanent bathrooms and bathhouse,
picnic tables and fire rings. Tell all your friends and come
hang out with us for a day or two enjoying stellar music!
Enjoy the charm and intimacy of this great venue. Come as
 strangers and leave as friends!


Friday, March 15, 2019
5:00pm Harmonica Workshop with TC Carr
The Truth featuring Cat Rhodes plays and performs Blues, R & B, Jazz, Motown and original music to give you a unique chemistry and musical experience. In 2013 Catherine Rhodes and Grammy nominated drummer Bryan Morris as director formed their band, Cat Rhodes & The Truth. While putting the band together, several musicians played with them to find the other members and they are Jojo Morris on bass  and Bob Erickson Jr., on guitar. The band performs covers of Blues, R & B, Jazz, Motown, original music and is working on an upcoming CD. Their years of experience have helped to create a unique chemistry and musical expression and they are excited about sharing it with the world. They just don’t play the blues but have lived it and are ready to reap the blessings and rewards that come from hard work, determination and perseverance. They can be found along the Gulf Coast, especially in Pensacola, Florida performing at any of the many beautiful venues located there.In particular, Catherine and Bryan are deeply honored and proud to be new members in the Blues Society of Northwest Florida in Pensacola.
Harmonica man, T.C. Carr is one of Florida's top musical artists. He has long earned a reputation as one of the premier harmonica players in the United States and Europe. He is a Florida native and passionate singer songwriter. His strong lead vocals and unique harp work demand an audience's attention and he is a fan favorite wherever he plays. T.C. has established himself as one of Florida's best blues and Americana artists. He is one-of-a-kind, truly like nothing you've ever heard! T.C. Carr & Bolts of Blue is an Original, American Blues/Roots band now on the Festival circuit.
Born in the northern Maine town of Houlton and raised in East Millinocket, Maine, Mark has been playing guitar since he was six years old, and for more than 45 years Mark Miller made his living by playing guitar. In the early days, he played with his brothers on the porch. In high school he had a band playing top 40. Later he played with a number of prominent bands as a "hired gun," did studio work for numerous CDs, then he came back to Maine where he has reigned over the music scene ever since.
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Saturday, March 16, 2019
11:00am Guitar Workshop with Tim Fik
Hailing from Maine, Memphis Lightning was born out of tradition with a pedigree second to none.  Having played with the Blues Legend Eddie "Blues Man" Kirkland, Memphis Lightning are the real deal.  Their energetic performances will bring you back to the days when the Jukejoints were rockin' and the Blues was King.  
Alex Lopez is an acclaimed guitarist, nationally recognized songwriter and emerging performing artist quickly taking the blues/rock scene by storm. Alex was born in the heartland of Rock n Roll Cleveland Ohio and started playing keyboards before becoming inspired by British blues/rock bands to master the guitar. Influenced by greats like Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page and Jimi Hendrix, Alex spent young adulthood performing in clubs and recording original songs in small studios while polishing his songwriting skills. Since his move to Florida to attend college, Alex spent years as the vocalist and lead guitarist of the wildly popular rock band Reminiscion before striking out on his own.
Inspired by classic blues & electric blues, the Bridget Kelly Band has placed their unique stamp on the blues-rock genre. Two-time IBC Semi-Finalists and #1 RMR Electric Blues charting artists.

4:30pm Dinner break

Born in Flint, MI and raised on Southern Gospel, Blues, Motown and Detroit Rock n Roll Rusty is a creature of extremes in both personality and musical motivation. His blend of skill, dexterity and versatility has made him a well acclaimed musician. His latest release "Wonder Man" was nominated for Album of the Year in Vintage Guitar Magazine. The other nominees were Jeff Beck, Joe Bonamassa, David Gilmore of Pink Floyd and Sonny Landreth. Rusty has toured the world and performed at venues ranging from hundreds to tens of thousands. 
The Ray Fuller Band was formed in 1974, evolving into Ray Fuller and the Bluesrockers in 1978; releasing a self titled album on vinyl and Fuller has not looked back since. Mastering his craft throughout the 80's and 90's, Fuller was quick to become the "go to act" throughout Ohio to open for iconic Blues musicians such as Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Buddy Guy, Junior Wells and Albert Collins to name a few.
David Leon "Biscuit" Miller is an South Chicago born American electric blues bassist, singer and songwriter. He writes most of his own material, and has released three albums to date. In 2012 and 2017, Miller won a Blues Music Award in the 'Instrumentalist - Bass' category. His best known songs include "Lay It On Down", " Bottle of Whiskey Bottle of Wine", "Going Home", "One More Mile", "Monday Morning Blues", and "Wishbone." Miller is scheduled to play at the Bradenton Blues Festival in December 2017. Down Beat described him as "a real crowd-pleaser."  In with his first Blues Music Award in 2012,  Miller won his second Blues Music Award in the 'Instrumentalist - Bass' category in 2017.
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Sunday, March 17, 2019
10:00am Campers Jam
At just 18 years of age David Julia has already been playing guitar for over ten years, has competed four years running at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, counts the likes of Bob Margolin as a friend, and now has Mike Zito producing his new CD, Inspired. Julia began performing at the age of seven, and over the last decade has matured into a blues powerhouse who is already beginning to establish himself far beyond his Florida home. At the age of 12 Julia was invited by Ellard James “Moose” Boles (Lou Reed’s bass player) to play some blues in Key West. Julia soon became a regular at the blues jam at The Alley in Sanford, and after about a year moved on to the blues jam at the Funky Biscuit in Boca Raton. Then, inspired by his experience attending Bob Margolin’s Chicago Blues workshop at Jorma Kaukonen’s Fur Peace Ranch, Julia completed the material for his debut EP, 2015’s Simple Things. 
Peter Harper is an Australian-American blues rock harmonica player, singer and songwriter. His unusual slant on blues music includes the use of the didgeridoo.[3] Billed with his backing band as Harper and Midwest Kind, his 2016 album, Show Your Love debuted at No. 9 and peaked at No. 3 in the US Billboard Blues Albums chart plus 25 weeks in the Top Ten.
Paul Nelson is a Grammy-winning American Blues/Rock guitarist, performer, record producer, and songwriter. He has worked with everyone from Eric Clapton, Buddy Guy to members of the Allman Brothers Band and the list goes on. He was the hand-picked guitarist to join guitarist/singer icon Johnny Winter's band. He performed on and produced several of Winter's albums, including the Grammy-nominated I'm a Blues Man, Roots, and Step Back which won Nelson a Grammy Award for Best Blues Album. It debuted at #1 on the Billboard chart for Blues Albums and Independent Albums, and debuted at #16 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, marking the highest spot in Winter's career. Nelson is also a Blues Music Award recipient for Best Rock Blues Album.  He has been inducted into the New York Blues Hall of Fame and is a recipient of the distinguished KBA award from the Blues Foundation. He received a 59th Grammy nomination for his work as producer and performer on Joe Louis Walker's Everybody Wants a Piece.
Guitar – Paul Nelson
Singer – Rico Amero Sr.
Bass – David Gross
Drummer – Joey Pafumi

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*Times & Lineup Subject to Change

Single day TICKETS for Friday, Saturday and Sunday as well 
as weekend passes on sale, so grab them now! Camping not 
required to attend and parking is free.

We have unlimited space for tent campers, car campers, 
self-contained RV’s…you name it, we’ve got room for you! 
Quiet generators (no commercial) and rated 70 DB or less 
are allowed. Book early for water and electric sites as they 
will sell out.

Event is Rain or Shine.
 All Sales are Final.
No Refunds or Rollovers.
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