THE INAUGURAL PITTSBURGH BLUES AND ROOTS JULY 22-23, 2017 LINEUP

SATURDAY

Pavilion Stage

2-250 MATT BARRANTI WINNER OF THE 2017 BLUES SOCIETY OF WESTERN PA BLUES CHALLENGE

345-5 BILL TOMS AND HARD RAIN FEATURING THE SOULVILLE HORNS TOMS AND HIS BAND ARE FAMOUS FOR GIVING LEGENDARY PERFORMANCES. THE TRUE BLUES POWERHOUSE IN THE STEEL CITY. 

615-745 ANTHONY GOMES  HENDRIX ON CRANK guitar phrasing… ALL THE SOUL OF OTIS REDDING &THE SWAGGER OF STEVEN TYLER.” Blues Rock Review

9- TINSLEY ELLIS LEGENDARY BLUES GUITARIST WITH HIS ROOTS IN SOUTHERN SOUL MUSIC

Festival Stage

3-345 SPECTRUM Young people who have found a strong bond, through music AND autism. Their talent is obvious and their story proves, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that everything is possible! 

515-6 ADLER/BARATH BLUES BAND Playing original blues music that is steeped in the traditions of Chicago Blues, West-Coast Jazzy Jump, and other Americana traditions.  Jimmy’s guitar style features a blend of clean fat tones and raunchy slide guitar and Charlie’s harp riffs are legendary.

8-845 MISS FREDDYE Singing the Chicago style blues since 1996, Miss Freddye have become known as “Pittsburgh’s Lady of the Blues!” Her influences are Delta and Chicago style blues, from artists of yester-year like Koko Taylor, Etta James, Big Mama Thornton, Bessie Smith, Sarah Vaughn, Denise Lasalle, and Memphis Minnie.

SUNDAY

Pavilion Stage

2-250 SHOT O’ SOUL In your face Pittsburgh Blues

3-415 theCAUSE and the WOMEN OF THE BLUES Pittsburgh favorite jam band backing our City’s soulful ladies

515-630 JIM DONOVAN AND SUN KING WARRIORS Sun King Warriors can be best described as a mix of Americana rock, with a strong dose of bombastic tribal style drumming.

630-715 JIM DONOVAN DRUM WORKSHOP Jim Donovan M.Ed., Leader of the band Sun King Warriors, Assistant Professor at Saint Francis University, is an inspirational performer and educator who believes in the power of music to bring people together.

830- KENNY NEAL The 2017 Contemporary Blues ARTIST of the YEAR!

Festival Stage

415-5 JILL WEST Jill West and Blues Attack, a Pittsburgh based blues band play their own style of hard edged blues with a guitar blast, in the tradition of the Vaughn brothers, B. B. King, and Muddy Waters. Lead by the dynamic vocals of Miss Jill West, Blues Attack has been igniting audiences all over the tri-state area as well as opening for many national acts.

730-815 STEVEE WELLONS  Uncompromising vocals with a no-nonsense band that takes no prisoners.  The Blues Society of Western Pennsylvania gave SWB the honor of representing the region for the 2016 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN.