Jason Damico and the New Blue, Tony Holiday Trio, Hellhound Express

Jason Damico and the New Blue

Influenced by music greats B.B. King, Buddy Guy, Albert King, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton and Jim Morrison this young artist has a mission to keep real, organic blues and classic rock alive with a passion and positive message for the next generation. Beginning formal piano lessons at three, drums at four, guitar at nine (self-taught) and composing at ten, now at nineteen, Jason Damico continues to build his fan reach both locally and in Myrtle Beach performing at the House of Blues. He is already racking up awards and credibility: Consistently ranked in the top 3 local blues charts on Reverbnation, voted Carolina Youth Artist of the Year and recipient of the Best Overall Musician Award from UNCW Music, Jason became the youngest member of the Duke University Jazz Ensemble under the direction of John V Brown at fifteen years of age and was the lead singer and guitarist in the first Bull Durham Blues Festival Youth Band. He is currently in the studio working on his, soon to be released, EP with Rock ‘N Roll Hall of Fame Inductee, music producer and bassist, Chip Shearin. Backed by seasoned musicians Clint Chesson on bass and Kevin Boxell on drums Jason Damico and the New Blue are taking on blues classics with a youthful eye. http://www.jasondamico.com/

Tony Holiday Trio

WINNER OF 2012 GORILLA MUSIC BATTLE OF THE BANDS , Tony Holiday and The Velvetones are full of Blues goodness with a bit of a southern rock flare. They're definitely impressive and yet another band that will leave people with the desire to see them over and over. The skill of each musician is incredible. The music is enticing, energetic, and it's damn near impossible to listen to and keep a desire to stay in your seat. Hearing about how these guys are awesome, doesn't do seeing them live much justice. It could be said that this is one of few local bands who may actually break into the big time. The band actually consisted of 5 musicians and every once in a while, a couple would be switched out or added. Don't be discouraged by the term 'Blues,' even if it's never been your cup of tea. This band could change your mind. The sound is a good blend of traditional Blues roots and southern rock jam with their own little twist. Come check them out, you'll be glad you did. -Examiner.com- .''Holiday is highly regarded in the music community, he has been playing music curcuits but on any given night you can find him playing in bars, sitting in or watching local artists''--Salt Lake City Weekly-(2010) They love thire local SLC music scene and traveling and have shared the stage with Legendary Shorty Gilbert,GUITAR SHORTY,Tinsley Ellis, CHARLIE DANIELS BAND, Eric Mcfadden,JERRY JOSEPH,Timmi Cruz,SOULIVE-ALAN EVANS The Band of Heathens, FLOATERr,, Marinade,REV PEYTONS BIG DAMN BAND Stonefed, and so many more.....



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