•'Songs That Shake The Cage' nominated BEST ROCK ALBUM 2013 San Diego Music Awards
• 'Top 10 Bands to Watch 2012' (San Diego Reader)
• 'Top 5 CD's 2012' (SD Rock 'n' Roll)
• San Diego Music Award Nominee 2012
Black Market III--formed by Scottie ‘Mad Dog’ Blinn, front man for the multi-award winning iconic San Diego band The Mississippi Mudsharks. Black Market III has quickly turned into a red hot band focused on playing hard hitting, soulful Blues, American Roots, and Rock (the vein of Social Distortion and the Clash). BMIII is being touted as "the band to watch" by Dave Good of the San Diego Reader, and was just nominated for 2012 and 2013 San Diego Music Awards.
Their first full length CD, ‘Songs That Shake The Cage’, was released in the summer of 2012, accompanied by European and U.S. touring and playing shows with the likes of Rick Derringer and Roni Lee (The Runaways). It was just nominated BEST ROCK ALBUM 2013 by the San Diego Music Awards, was named as one of the “top 5 CD’s 2012” by SD Rock ‘n’ Roll, and is receiving airplay worldwide. The band currently released their 2nd CD, "Black Roses", and returned from a very successful 5 week Fall European tour, playing 24 cities in 30 nights!
Black Market III crosses over, using the Blues as the root of the sound. In addition to their original music, BMIII features more obscure covers from Tom Waits, Wayne Walker, Hank Williams Sr., Leadbelly, Dead Weather, Social Distortion, and many more. No pigeon holing this band--Blues and American Roots firmly planted, yet not like anything you've heard or seen before.
The band prides itself on it's ability to perform diversely and dynamically, playing full blown concerts to small 'stripped down' semi-acoustic shows, traditional blues to their trademarked ‘Grease Punk’ sound.
Scottie 'Mad Dog' Blinn--front man for the Mississippi Mudsharks with multiple San Diego Music Awards and nominations (3 wins, 13 nominations), European blues chart topping CD‘s (Two #1’s, a #3, and a #4 on the CrossCut Blues Chart), as well as 20 years of experience gigging, recording, and touring the States and Europe (13th Euro tour coming up Fall 2013). Scottie has played with and shared stages with some of the biggest names in the business, including Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top), Willie Nelson, Buddy Guy, George Clinton and the P-Funk All Stars, Brian Setzer (Stray Cats), Dr. John, Dick Dale, Kim Wilson (Fabulous Thunderbirds), Anson Funderburgh (Texas Blues Guitar Legend), Rick Derringer...and many more!
Roxy Coverdale--rock solid bassist discovered by Scottie 'Mad Dog’ Blinn. Roxy's vocals are a perfect complement to Scottie's, and she lays down the solid foundation for the band's sound. Her featured songs have become crowd favorites at BMIII shows!
Gavin Glenn--Highly sought after drummer hailing from Winston-Salem, N.C. and coming from a vast musical family. Gavin has been performing since the age of 16. He has traveled worldwide giving clinics and performing live with the New York based bands Red Lotus and The Jean Marx Express, as well as Rat City Riot. Gavin also has the honor of endorsing and being endorsed by Rat Rod Drums, Cleartone Strings, Silverfox Drumsticks, Grover Percussion, Black Flys Eyewear, and Warrior Clothing.
BOOKING/ PROMO/ MANAGEMENT
(U.S. & Europe) Ross Smith email@example.com / Scott Blinn firstname.lastname@example.org (619) 443-3051