Davy Knowles

Davy Knowles is a British blues guitarist and singer.

Davy Knowles has staged over five hundred appearances in support of his four Billboard-charting studio albums, DVD's and live albums. The Chicago-based artist began his journey as a young man growing up on the UK's Isle of Man, and his commitment to succeed led to his emigration to America at 19 with his band Back Door Slam. His acclaimed debut album Roll Away (Blix Street Records) delivered TV appearances on Jimmy Kimmel and Good Morning America fueled by the radio hit "Come Home." His second studio release Coming Up For Air was produced by Peter Frampton, yielding radio hits "Tear Down The Walls" and "Taste of Danger." Knowles made appearances at festivals that included Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo and Austin City Limits, headlines the globe, and was invited to tour with Jeff Beck, The Who, Warren Haynes / Gov't Mule, Joe Bonamassa and Peter Frampton amongst others.

Knowles is one of only a small handful of artists who’ve had their music beamed straight into space for astronauts listening on the International Space Station. A headline show at the inaugural Garden Party Festival in the Isle of Man was memorably gate-crashed by the same astronauts who had heard Davy from the ISS. In 2011, Knowles wrote, recorded and released "Reach Higher" as official anthem for the Youth Commonwealth Games, and in 2014, as ambassador for the Isle of Man's Year of Culture he took part in several key events – making an appearance at the International Celtic Festival in Lorient, France.

His 2016 studio album, Three Miles From Avalon, entered the Billboard Blues chart at #5., sharing the top ten the week of release with Joe Bonamassa, Eric Clapton, Bonnie Raitt, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Keb Mo’ and others. In early 2017 he launched his Official Bootleg series, a collection of never-before-heard live recordings released in volumes each month and only available for download via DavyKnowles.com. More recently, Knowles released a new EP titled 1932, presenting a collection of songs performed exclusively on his cherished 1932 National Guitar which he purchased during his first tour of the U.S. He shares, “I've always found my old National guitar to be such an inspiring instrument. It's always given that 'instant mojo' to every track I've used it on in the past. I thought it was high time I did a project purely on this fantastic machine.”

Jamie McLean Band

Jamie McLean had a big decision to make in 2006.
He could continue to tour the globe as the
guitarist for New Orleans’ famed Dirty Dozen
Brass Band playing sets at Madison Square
Garden, Bonnaroo, Japan’s Fuji Rock and working
with the likes of Elvis Costello, Dave Matthews
and Norah Jones. Or he could do it his way, take
the road less traveled and begin to lead Jamie
McLean Band. It seemed as though there was only
one option.
“It was certainly a tough choice to leave my
bread and butter gig but I
could feel it in my heart that I needed to be
singing and recording and
performing my own music. I’ve never been
For the last five years McLean has never looked
back and he’s been relentlessly touring and
recording with Jamie McLean Band. Jamie McLean
Band, which also features Brian Griffin on drums
and Ben Mars on bass has released 5 albums
Sunday Morning (2011), Time Of My Life (2011),
Completely (2010), American Heartache (2008) and
This Time Around (2006).
Touring is a staple for Jamie McLean Band and
they’ve hit the road with the
likes of Gregg Allman, Dr. John, Taj Mahal,
Derek Trucks, Susan Tedeschi,
Blues Traveler, North Mississippi Allstars, Joan
Armatrading, Drive By
Truckers and Gov’t Mule. Jamie Mclean Band has
also appeared at festivals
such as Bonnaroo, Mountain Jam, Gathering of the
Vibes, Bele Chere, Ottawa

Blues Fest, Quebec City Summer Fest, and Warren
Haynes’ Christmas Jam to
name a few. McLean has also enjoyed the
sponsorship of Gibson Guitars, Fuchs
Amplifiers, La Bella Strings, Blue Microphones,
John Varvatos and Esquire
Jamie McLean Band is now set to release their
first and long awaited live album. Recorded at
the famed Gibson Showroom in New York City Live
At Gibson captures the band in its element. Live
and in front of a captivated crowd is where
Jamie McLean Band truly shines and this night
was no different. The band dug deep into their
catalog to produce a set list and album that
features their original brand of blues, rock and
soul. Special guests like American Idol winner
Taylor Hicks and Robert Randolph keys man Jason
Crosby add some great flavor to the set. Bluesy
staples like “Crazy About You” and “Country
Living” get turned up even more in front of a
crowd and JMB does more than justice to covers
like Allman Brothers’ “Midnight Rider” and Otis
Redding’s “Mr. Pitiful.”
Jamie McLean Band will tour behind their new
album throughout the US and
Canada this summer. Don’t miss their amazing
live set when they roll into a
town near you!

$15 Advance / $18 Day of Show / $32 Seated


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