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Back Porch Blues Band

Back Porch Blues BandWe play the finest Chicago, Texas, jump, swing, and funk blues. Everything from slow blues that will make you cry to dance tunes that you can't sit still to. Come join the fun at a club near you!

Musicians: Rod Peterson, Harmonica and Vocals; Greg Spreer, Guitar and Vocals; Kurt Morrow, Bass; Scot Goacher, Drums

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Delta Highway

Delta Highway In a generation that has forgotten its musical roots, Delta Highway breathes youth and energy back into the blues. With strong guitar sounds reminiscent of Muddy Waters and R.L. Burnside, combined with a progressive harmonica sound, this Memphis band has developed a style that is all their own and sure to please new and veteran blues fans alike. Delta Highway was born in the piedmont region of North Carolina, founded by twenty four year old vocalist / harmonica player Brandon Santini and twenty six year old Justin Sulek in 2003. The two moved to Memphis later that year to absorb the sounds and history of the delta region where the blues runs wild. The Delta Highway sound is similar to a massive freight train splitting the tracks left behind with an engineer and brake man high on Jack Daniels. Excerpt from Delta Highway's site

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Janiva Magnis

More info to come.

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Josh Vowell and the Rumble

Josh Vowell and the Rumble This three-piece, progressive and traditional blues band was formed by Josh Vowell (formerly of Simply Driven) in November of 2007 in Topeka Kansas. Comprised of Josh on guitars and vocals, with Myrl "Biggs" Brown (formerly of Smokehouse out of Wichita, Kansas) on bass guitar, and Mike "Funky" Lindsay (also formerly with Simply Driven) on drums, Josh Vowell & the Rumble set out to make their mark on the beautiful American tradition of the blues. Info from MySpace website

Musicians: Josh "Dirty Fingers" Vowell, lead guitar & vocals; Myrl "Biggs" Brown, bass & vocals; Mike "Funky" Lindsay, drums & percussion.

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Fast Johnny Ricker appearing at Uncle Bo's in Topeka on December 20th.

Fast Johnny Ricker

Fast Johnny Ricker has performed in Topeka many times in the past, and returned with his own brand of melt down guitar driven material, fresh off his new CD. Kansas City blues harmonica virtuoso, John Paul Drum appears on the new release as a guest artist, as well as, former bass player, J. Ashley Miller, who produced, engineered and performed on 'Arise & Dig.' Read More

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William Clarke remembered, Nov 3rd, 2008

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Back Porch Blues Band
Delta Highway
Fast Johnny Ricker
Janiva Magnis
Josh Vowell & the Rumble

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