Watermelon Slim  – view website
ARTIST BIO: An ever-expanding career of ramshackle grandeur.
Bill “Watermelon Slim” Homans has built a remarkable reputation with his raw, impassioned intensity. HARP Magazine wrote “From sizzling slide guitar…to nitty-gritty harp blowing…to a gruff, resonating Okie twang, Slim delivers acutely personal workingman blues with both hands on the wheel of life, a bottle of hooch in his pocket, and the Bible on the passenger seat.” Paste Magazine writes “He’s one hell of a bottleneck guitarist, and he’s got that cry in his voice that only the greatest singers in the genre have had before him.”
Nick Schnebelen – view website
ARTIST BIO: Nick Schnebelen has quickly built a reputation as killer lead guitar player and impassioned vocalist. As founding member of the award winning popular family band Trampled Under Foot ( TUF), Nick has traveled the world playing festivals such as Notodden, Montreal, and as fan favorites on the annual Legendary Blues Cruise. Today Nick performs with his own band, as does his sister Daniele, and brother Chris. The siblings still perform a few re-union shows as Trampled Under Foot. Now, Nick Schnebelen continues to tour world-wide, bringing his raw blues energy guitar and vocals, backed by a hot rock n blues band.
Alastair Greene
Alastair Greene – view website
ARTIST BIO: Alastair Greene’s musical journey has been anything but traditional. Alastair recently plunged headfirst into a full-time solo career, stepping down after 7 years touring the world as the guitarist for Rock legend, Alan Parsons. His combination of Blues, Southern Rock, and Jam Band sensibilities has been thrilling audiences for nearly two decades. With recent performances at the Chicago Blues Festival and the Big Blues Bender in Las Vegas, as well as recent tours filling in on guitar with Starship featuring Mickey Thomas, and many guest appearances with such luminaries as Eric Burdon, Walter Trout, Coco Montoya, Savoy Brown, John Nemeth, and Debbie Davies, it’s crystal clear,….. Alastair Greene’s star is on the rise.
Red Young – view website
ARTIST BIO: World class musician, performer, writer, and arranger. You have heard his work on recordings by Joan Armatrading, Dolly Parton, Eric Burdon; TV shows such as Everybody Loves Raymond, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and The Osbournes; Movies such as In The Line Of Fire and Indecent Proposal.
Dirty Red & the Soul Shakers
Dirty Red & The Soul Shakers – view website
ARTIST BIO: Dirty Red and The Soul Shakers is a modern day blues band, built on old-school influences, and a mutual love for the down and dirty style blues that has come to define the band’s original sound. A dangerously tight rhythm section backs a funky groove guaranteed to get the ladies dancing and the good times flowing. Add a lone, lean guitar, blues harp and soul-filled vocals and everybody’s in trouble. With influences varying from Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, Junior Wells, Little Walter, Slim Harpo, R.L Burnside, Buddy Guy, Buddy Holly, Michael Bloomfield, Otis Rush., Otis Redding, James Brown, Booker T and The MGs, Jimmy Reed, The Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, Elmore James, and Bo Diddley, it is clear that The Soul Shakers have set themselves a high standard for delivering a pure sound worthy of such company.