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The Blues Crusaders

Bands are bands and musicians are musicians. Occasionally, a band comes along that is exceptional. Coming from very diverse musical backgrounds, it was their love of Blues that brought this mixture together. The Blues Crusaders recently won the 2015 International Blues Competition with the Florida Treasure Coast Blues Alliance and performed in Memphis Tennessee amongst 250 World Class bands.
Daniel Dratch received his Bachelors of Music from the Hart School in 2007 and his Masters of Music from Five Towns College in 2009. He has studied all styles of playing ranging from Jazz and Blues to Fusion and Country. He is not only a performer but a professional teacher as well, teaching guitar and other aspects of music, such as theory and composition for over 10 years. He performs in a jazz and blues band called The Blues Crusaders throughout Florida. He has performed with many greats; from the legendary blues harmonica player Carey Bell to the award winning Shemekia Copeland and more.

Rockin' Jake

Rockin' Jake has been hailed by many as one of the premier harmonica players in the country. His original sound is a hybrid of second line, swamp funk, blues and zydeco with influences from Paul Butterfield, Big Walter Horton, James Cotton, The Meters,WAR, J. Geils Band, Clifton Chenier, and the Fabulous Thunderbirds. Jake has conjured up this formula that is blowing crowds away from coast to coast. Widely known as a touring juggernaut among his peers, his schedule of over 200 performances per year include clubs, concert venues, and festivals.

Based out of New Orleans since 1990, Rockin' Jake relocated since being flooded out by Hurricane Katrina, then settled in St. Louis and now lives in Southern Florida.Originally from the East Coast, the "blues bug" bit at an early age for Jake. He immersed himself in the thriving regional blues scene, which boasted such talents as Roomful of Blues, Ronnie Earl, Duke Robillard and Sugar Ray. Primarily self-taught, Jake briefly studied with Jerry Portnoy, harmonica player for Muddy Waters.

In 1990, when Jake moved to New Orleans where he began to work with such notable New Orleans mainstays as: blues diva Marva Wright, Mem Shannon, Coco Robicheaux, Little Freddie King, Tommy Ridgley, Eddie Bo and other local legends. During this time Jake also toured nationally with G. Love & Special Sauce, blues and pop legend Maria Muldaur as well as logging international miles with bluesman T.J, Wheeler. He was selected to perform in an all-star band featuring blues legends Pinetop Perkins and Hubert Sumlin at the Howlin' Wolf.

In 1995 he formed the Rockin' Jake Band as an outlet for his original music and his unique swampy sounds. One year later Jake recorded his debut CD, "Let's Go Get 'Em" (on Rabadash Records) which earned him national recognition. In 1999 Jake produced "Badmouth", on Zuluzu records followed by "Full-Time Work" in 2002 on the same label. It included an all-star cast of musicians such as John Gros (Papa Grows Funk), Ron Johnson (Karl Denson's Tiny Universe), Bryan Stoltz (the funky Meters), Ben Ellman and Theryl "Houseman" de Clouet (Galactic). In the spring of 2004 he recorded his band's first live cd. Over four days in Key West, Florida at the Green Parrot, he and his band recorded 5 p.m. Breakfast on Zuluzu records. Jake's work has also been heard on the soundtrack of "The Big Easy" television series, the theme for the "Mike Ditka Show, " and a Miller Beer commercial. In 2010, Rockin' Jake became an official BBQ judge for the Kansas City Barbque Society!

He is a five-time winner of Off Beat Magazine's coveted Best of the Beat award for best harmonica player. Jake is truly a hard working musician with extraordinary talent. He and his band pour out their souls in every performance with high energy and electricity which consistently brings the audience to their feet. In his spare time Jake managed to snare some culinary kudos in New Orleans, taking the trophy for "Best Barbequed Brisket" at the 1999 New Orleans Musicians Barbeque Competition, and launching his own line of signature hot sauce: "Badmouth" (the edible version)..."man it's hot!"...just like the band! Jake also takes time to give back to his New Orleans community with Project Prodigy Music Camp for children as well as the Blues in the Schools programs in New Orleans and other cities in the US.

Slip & The Spinouts

Slip and the Spinouts are an established Vintage American music band on the South Florida circuit. They are South Florida’s only Rockabilly/Roots band playing the entire state, East Coast and Las Vegas. Their blend of Rockabilly, Rock n Roll, Western Swing, Surf, old country, Swinging Blues and Roots music appeals to people of all ages and lifestyles.

The Spinouts are exceptional performers who stand out among the other bands. Playing various venues from large festivals and events, to local bars, clubs and restaurants; even the occasional wedding. The Spinouts have played in Las Vegas for the Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekender, as well as Atlanta, Va., Pa. and N.C. Being versatile musicians Slip and the Spinouts can play for the dinner crowd at local historic Restaurant the Mai-Kai, or played a revved up ear splitting show for the Hot Rod and Biker crowd.

Slip and the Spinouts play original Rockabilly/Country/Swing songs that are available on their C.D's, plus for the bar circuit they have 3.5 hours of music and 100+ song revolving set list featuring their Rockabilly originals plus their own takes on classic songs by Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Buck Owens, Carl Perkins, Dick Dale, the Ventures, Hank Williams Sr. just to name a few. If you like 50's style RnR Blues the band also covers a lot of Nick Curran songs plus some JD McPherson and Jimmy Sutton. They also cover modern Rockabilly songs by Stray Cats, Reverend Horton Heat, Hank 3, Hillbilly Hellcats and more and recently have given 80's and 90's pop rock a Rockabilly feel like Cheap Tricks 'I Want You to Want Me" and Fastball's "The Way" and the Black Keyes "Howling for You". They also play a haunting version of "After Dark" by Tito and the Tarantula from the Same Hayek movie "Dusk to Dawn". Since the band plays several weddings a year, one time on a River Boat, they are also capable of playing quite a few slow songs like Elvis's "One Night" and Sinatra's "Fly Me to the Moon". But to see Slip and the Spinouts in their full glory is to see them play their original Rockabilly and Hillbilly Swing tunes in a large venue.

Slip and the Spinouts have been featured in the West Palm Beach Post, New Times magazine, WeMerge talent magazine, and had their CD reviewed in Ol'Skool Rodz Hot Rod Magazine. They have been featured in the New Times Column, Night Rider by Marya Summers and an exclusive, half page feature in the Sun Sentinel Weekend edition. Recently they have appeared on the cover and were featured in local Jazz/Blues magazine Hot House. Slip and the Spinouts are played on WKPX's 88.5 FM Sunday Blues with Dar Radio Show, WMNF in Tampa and the Internet radio show Country Fried Hot Rod. The Spinouts also appeared on the new Showcasing South Florida Blues C.D.Vol.2. Rockabilly Hall of Fame, with a live review by Barry Klein.

They have appeared at the City-Link Newspaper Music Festival 4 years in a row, Daytona Beach Bike Week, The Horse Backstreet Choppers Underground Chopper Show at The Last Resort in Daytona Beach, Rockabilly Roundup in Miami, Jazz on the Avenue in Delray Beach, Atomic Rockabilly Rumble, Downtowner Saloon Street Dance Blues Party in Fort Lauderdale, and Downtown Live in the City of Fort Lauderdale. Fort Lauderdale Blues Festival 2003

They also have for 2005, 2007, 2009,2010, 2013 and 2015 appeared at the WMNF Rockabilly Ruckus in Tampa. They have played at the Hukilau 2006 and 2008 in Fort Lauderdale and are the first Rockabilly band to play the Mai Kai Polynesian Restaurant in Fort Lauderdale for Tiki Kiliki's Tiki Torch Night and still play happy hour once a month in the Molokai Bar. The Spinouts have also played the worlds most famous Rockabilly event "Viva Las Vega" twice.

In the short time they have existed they have opened for Hi-Fi and the Roadburners, Cigar Store Indians, Little Charlie & the Nightcats, Dion, Big Sandy & the Fly-Rite Boys, Kim Lenz, Slim Jim Phantom, the Dempseys, Road Kings, Wanda Jackson, Deke Dickerson, Chop Tops and several others.

Slip & the Spinouts perform weekly at numerous clubs and bars through out South Florida and the South Eastern United States.

The Spinouts are:
Slip Mahoney - Guitar, Lead Vocals
Kristi Lynx, Paul Shewchuk - Upright Bass, Vocals
John Grillo- Drums, Vocals

Durell Randolph Band

Pedal Steel Guitarist Durell Randolph is creating a sacred steel legacy for the next generation. Covering a wide variety of music genres he brings bringing together high energy rock, funk, soul, and blues like you’ve never heard before!

Mark Dubin & The Honest Liars

At a time when the music industry has become increasingly unfriendly to original, nonmainstream country music, Mark Dubin and his band of hard-bitten, seen-and-done-it-all musicians are forcing even roots-averse music fans to take notice.

Cutting their teeth throughout the underground punk clubs and unconventional venues of South Florida, The Honest Liars play somebody-done-somebody-wrong songs and in most of those compositions, Dubin is the one doing wrong.

The band marries the exposed-nerve energy of classic punk rock and power pop with the clear-eyed worldview of old-time country.

Otis Cadillac & The Seville Sisters

This Revue features the extraordinarily talented female vocal ensemble of the Seville Sisters. The accomplished sisters provide colorful harmonies, featured solos, dance routines and on-stage banter to compliment the Octogenarian iconic lead vocalist Otis Cadillac.

This band of seasoned veteran musicians roar through the music creating inspired, soulful, performances that are stirring, fresh, fun and guaranteed to get the most jaded butt off its seat.

Tasty Vibrations

Tasty Vibrations is an Alternative band that has a unique island sound with a jammy touch that is simple yet vibrant.

The NattyBōs

Bringing their brand of Blues-A-Billy Rock and Soul Jams, The NattyBōs, based in South East Florida are Clay Goldstein, Mario Lacasse, Dennis Freireich and Richie Corricel.

The Lauren Mitchell Band

Lauren Mitchell hails from Bradenton Florida, but lately she's been sharing her gifts with folks all around the country, and internationally for a January 2019 performance at the Havana Jazz Festival in Cuba! In 2018, Lauren and her band travelled the country on a lengthy U.S. tour that had her sharing the stage with Buddy Guy and Lurrie Bell.  Her 2017 release, "Desire" was recorded in Los Angeles with Grammy Award Winning producer Tony Braunagel (Bonnie Raitt, Taj Mahal, Robert Cray). That album garnered her two Blues Blast Award Nominations, and was ranked the #6 Soul Blues Album on the Roots Music Report for 2017. “Desire” also earned high praise from the Blues/Soul/Roots community, including a comparison to the late Etta James by Grammy Award Winner Josh Sklair, guitarist, producer, and music director for the last 25 years of Etta's career.

Ms Mitchell has been on the rise since the release of her first album, "Please Come Home" in 2013, which was followed by a 2014 win to represent the Suncoast Blues Society in Memphis at the International Blues Challenge.  Lauren's second album "Live! From the Bradfordville Blues Club" (2014), was also chosen in 2015 as the entry for Best Self-Produced Album at the 2015 IBC by the Suncoast Blues Society.  Ms Mitchell has been a featured artist in several industry publications including Blues Music Magazine (Bradenton, FL), The Morton Report "Bentley's Bandstand" (Los Angeles, CA), Blues Blast Magazine (Chicago, IL) , Munich Talk (Munich, Germany), Mayhem Magazine (Tampa, FL) and more.

Mark Telesca is an American Songwriter / Singer / Guitarist and Bassist. He studied music at Florida Atlantic University and currently lives in West Palm Beach, Florida.

His “HOOK” oriented songwriting style and storytelling lyrics along with his expressive style of bass playing and powerful lead vocal is capturing the attention of music lovers everywhere.

Mark has released his first solo studio CD titled “Heavy Breathing” in January of 2015. His CD spent many months on steady rotation on SIRIUSXM RADIO (Bluesville). The CD is receiving rave reviews and reached the #5 spot on "Blues Power Radio's Top 30" Blues Albums. He has had three singles off the Heavy Breathing CD that has charted on Blues 411 Baker's Dozen of Blues. "If You Got Enough Jack" has reached #5 " Cross the Dog" has reached #2 and "I Don't Need Your Lovin' Anymore" has reached #1 !!!

In January 2015, Mark took his band to Memphis, TN to compete in the International Blues Challenge (IBC) and were semi finalists.

Mark has also started a career playing solo acoustic guitar focusing on Pre-WWII blues, Americana and his own original music. He has since competed in his local IBC challenge as a solo artist. He has been fortunate enough to win himself another spot in to compete again in Memphis in January 2016 and will be competing again in 2017.

Mark is very proud to be endorsed by Delaney Guitars. Delaney Guitars has built the Mark Telesca Bass Model. They are calling the bass the "TRADITION" model based on its traditional looks, feel and sound. It is currently available for purchase www.delaneyguitars.com

Mark is out gigging almost every night promoting his music. In addition to his hectic gigging schedule, he is the host of one of the most popular Pro Blues Jams in the Southeast. The Jam takes place every Monday at the Funky Biscuit in Boca Raton, FL. There are many touring artist who make it a point to spend some extra time in sunny Florida just to attend and hopefully participate in this high quality Jam.

As well as being a songwriter, singer, guitarist, and band leader, Mark is a touring bassist supporting many blues / rock artists. He is currently touring with “Blue Mercy” Featuring 2014 Blues Music Award winner and 2015 Blues Music Award Nominee Diunna Greenleaf.

Mark was the bassist along with 2010 Blues Music Award Winner and 2015 Grammy Winner Jason Ricci on Harmonica in The Keith Brown Trio. They later recorded Keith’s album “Down the Line” an acoustic album.

Influences are: The Delta Blues, Gospel Music and Motown.
Bass influences are James Jamerson, Donald Duck Dunn, Oteil Burbridge, Willie Weeks ... Just to name a few.

$10.00 - $20.00 General Admission $15.00 Day Of Show

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