Labor Day Sunday!! Advanced tickets $17, online ticketing at www.newriverbluesfestival.info ~$20 at the gate day of show, under 12 free ~bring chairs, blankets, umbrellas.. Rain or shine! ~Please no coolers or pets! ~ Food, mixed & soft drinks, beer and wine available for purchase ~SUN. SEPT 6, LABOR DAY WEEKEND!! ~Place: RIVER HOUSE INN GRASSY CREEK NC (ASHE COUNTY) LESS THAN 2HRS FROM CHARLOTTE, ASHEVILLE, GREENSBORO, JOHNSON CITY, ROANOKE! ~DIRECTIONS: http://riverhousenc.com/directions.htm www.reverbnation.com/thekingbees Produced by The King Bees on FaceBook http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000191490198 ~ ~Gates open at noon and music starts 1pm.
Dance in a cool mountain meadow by a sparkling river to world class Blues! Legendary blues artists in Paradise. TRAVIS "MOONCHILD" HADDIX Haddix has become one of the most lauded electric bluesmen of our modern era. Moonchild has built a loyal following the hard way- with soul-stirring music and phenominal performances. Born in Mississippi, his father was a Delta blues artist with a style similar to Robert Johnson. Moonchild began playing piano at age 7, but at 8 he went to a B.B. King show and the inspired Moonchild soon became a young guitar virtuoso. Before emerging as the ace bandleader he is today, he was a sideman in demand joining up with Little Johnny Taylor and Clarence Carter. Moonchild now tours internationally, his smoldering guitar and warm vocals steeped in blues, but also evoking the legendary sounds of the great Stax-Volt days. Awards: Best Male Blues Artist, Best New Blues Artist, Best Blues Entertainer and Contemporary Blues Artist Of The Year. GIT SHORTY Willie Dixon credits having seen Git Shorty in a club as the inspiration behind Buddy Guy's stage persona. Git Shorty's "trickerations" and antics were like nothing Dixon had ever witnessed, and he advised Guy to follow suit...The young Elbert Ferguson began his career in 1958 and was soon known for his wild acrobatics and extraordinary guitar prowess. James Brown was sold on the pyrotechnic guitarist and brought him into his band.With James Brown, he learned the ropes of professional show business, the discipline, and the fact that it took 'more than being a player' to be successful. Stints with Sam and Dave and Johnny "Guitar" Watson solidified his reputation. Now a bandleader in his own right, Git Shorty can rock with the best, can tear into Hendrix licks, or make his guitar sing B.B. King style..But most importantly he has his own unbridled, soulful sound and tour de force show! VERONIKA JACKSON Veronika Jackson has combined acoustic folk guitar and the history of her culture as an African-American woman to generate her own original, authentic, and exciting style of music. Inspired by Odetta and live performances by Diamond Teeth Mary, Veronika draws in the audience and engages them with her charismatic presence. Clean Piedmont style picking and melodious singing keep alive the grassroots of American folk music, while bringing joy to the listener. Veronika is now in demand at festivals across the US and overseas where her following is passionate and growing. LADY D "WEST VIRGINIA'S FIRST LADY OF BLUES & SOUL" Lady D (Doris Fields) is a powerful singer who rivals the great soul and gospel divas..and who also channels the legendary Bessie Smith. Not only that, Lady D is a songwriter,actress, director, and playwright. Born in the coalfields of Cabin Creek,WV, Lady D suffuses her performances with the passion of someone who has overcome hardship and challenge. She wrote and stars in the stage play, "The Lady and the Empress", based on the life and music of classic blueswoman, Bessie Smith, for which she has received raves. LAWYERS GUNS & MONEY Cape Fear Blues Challenge Winners, Piedmont Blues Preservation Society Blues Challenge Winners, International Blues Challenge(IBC) Semi-Finalist. Lawyers Guns & Money has had two singles reach #1 on the Cashbox Magazine Roadhouse Blues Charts. Highlighted by outstanding guitar, rootsy lap steel, infectious originals, and strong vocals, Lawyers Guns & Money will be featured at NEW RIVER BLUES FESTIVAL KICK OFF PARTY, Saturday Sept 5, at THE HOTEL TAVERN in West Jefferson, and will open our fest Sept 6! THE KING BEES Formed in Boone, NC, The King Bees have been stingin' & swingin' the Blues since 1987.. Paris, Rome, Amsterdam, Lincoln Center New York City (several times), they've played 'em all as well as Mississippi juke joints. The King Bees have performed on countless international festival stages receiving glowing reviews. Their deep love of the Blues led them to hone their art with many Blues greats and to tour and record with the best and most culturally significant Blues artists. They have toured and recorded with Carey Bell, Jerry McCain, Nappy Brown and many other lions and legends. They collaborated with Rock n' Roll Hall-of-Fame member Bo Diddley and were featured on The B.B. King Birthday Tour. The King Bees have shared the bill with Dr. John, Buddy Guy, Leon Russell and a host of other legends. Along with Donovan Murray, The King Bees, Hound Dog Baskerville and Queen Bee Zamagni, produce New River Blues Festival
Live Radio Performance Studio seats about 100 people. Recorded live then played over the state of Mississippi.
Chattanooga Market Place is a great place to bring family and friends to hear some of the most enjoyable music while having lunch and enjoying the vendors.
Label: Independent Artist
Bio: Veronika's first influence to music started with Fats Domino, an album her mother bought when she was six or seven years old. Sam Cook was also impressing to her during that time. Then in her teens she heard Odetta, Richie Haven and Joan Baez. This was the beginning of her love for music. She...See Full Bio