Utah Blues Festival Pre Fest
638 South State Street
Salt Lake City, UT, 84111
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
Watch & Listen
Utah Blues Society
You don’t expect what you get when Sarah Anne DeGraw takes the stage for a set. She defies standards of industry that allure most artists to genre specific whirlpools today, and some stutter to answer the question of what to tie her to. The songs are powerful and her voice with soulful grit and a dark charisma, tells tales of struggle, passion, and a deep yearning for the road.
With her sultry, pitch perfect voice seamlessly interplaying her fingers on the fret board, she’ll take you by surprise as the rhythm and lead guitar strut simultaneously together from only six strings. Sarah Anne DeGraw creates a riptide effect in venues with a genre only she can bring. Missing it would be a cryin’ shame.
Tony Holiday and the Velvetones, a 4 piece Funk/Jump Blues Band also known as DirtBag Blues. Tony is a rising force on the national 'Harmonica Scene". Touring the US 6-8 months a year Tony was recently listed by Blues Harmonica Player ™ (Rick Estrin, Charlie Musslewhite and others) as one of top 12 up and coming harmonica players in the U.S.! Tony is supported by Seydel harmonicas, Harp Gear, Shaker Mics, and CoalaTree Organics.
Finishing his 4th year fronting the band with harmonica Tony has released his debut album 'No Need To Rush It' , named by the great Guitar Shorty. .the Velvetones are Christain Mills on Bass Guitar and vocals singing soulful harmonies and fronting the band for a few songs as well. Landon "string bean" Stone on the Guitar. At just 22 years old Landon is a very accomplished player with mature stylings of old and new sounds. Matt Howitz on Drums is an amazing player just 23 years old and as nasty as they come, teaching drums on his off time at School of Rock. Howitz provides a new groove when joining the band in 2014 Howitz is an endorsee with SoulTone cymbals.
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For the first year ever, the UBS will be hosting a Utah Blues Festival ‘PRE-FEST’ show on Friday June 15th at The State Room with two of the headliners from this year’s festival.
Come see Danielle with local favorites Sarah DeGraw & Tony Holiday kick off this year’s festival. All proceeds go to the non-profit Utah Blues Society to continue to support our programs!