Fri July 29th 6:00-7:30 pm - John Kelley
John Kelley is a solo Blues musician and is also known for his Magic Mojo Blues band. He grew up in southern California where he played guitar from early childhood. As a teenager, he was inspired by the groundbreaking blues of John Mayall and Jimi Hendrix. He has been performing for over thirty years as lead guitarist, vocalist and "front man" for numerous blues bands in both southern California and the Pacific Northwest. John is a gifted musician, singer and musical arranger. Known for his solid guitar licks, expressive vocals and a genre-bending blend of eclectic musical influences, John is quickly gaining attention throughout the Northwest as a talented and animated performer. The past few years have found John sharing the stage with various recording artists including John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers, Little Feat, Taj Mahal, Roy Rogers & Norton Buffalo, Rory Block, Sawyer Brown, Bela Fleck & the Flecktones, Booker "T" & the MG's, and The Delgado Brothers.
Saturday July 30th - 1:30-3:30 pm - Kevin Van Dort
Kevin Van Dort is a notable ambassador for blues and soul music in Montana. KVD’s “High Mountain Soul Music” combines dirty Delta style slide on a barn wood box guitar with rocking blues and a vocal styling reminiscent of the 50’s and 60’s Blues Men. Van Dort has performed on stage with likes of Keb Mo, Cash McCall, Jimmy Rogers, and Robert Randolph. He has also shared a stage with Lukas Nelson, Taj Mahal, and Tony Furtado and other greats. Wether it's a soulful solo show, or a dance all night boogie band performance. The combination of a smooth groove rhythm section and a gritty barn wood tenor guitar produces a new/vintage sound that will shake your soul.
“His voice is raw and pure and has the tonal quality of Ray Charles.” Montana Standard
Saturday July 30th - 6:30-8:30 pm - Zeppo
Zeppo likes to get the party going from set 1 till time to shut it down...experience road house blues, southern blues, Motown soul,instrumentals,smooth vocals, and just a down right for any occasion good time band ... Amen.
Saturday July 30th - 9:00-11:00 pm - Rafael Tranquilino
Rafael Tranquilino is known locally in the Seattle area as the lead front man and guitarist of his band, The Rafael Tranquilino Band. A power trio consisting of guitar, bass and drums that fuse rock, blues and funk with an alternative and fresh sound. He’ll play a searing riff, tease you with an old fashioned Delta slide and then bring you back down with his powerful lyrics. Rafael's exciting style and notable chops have earned him the reputation of being one of the "hottest" young guitar slingers in the Pacific Northwest and his band was noted as “Best Blues Band of 2012” in the Tacoma Weekly.