Mullti-award-winning artist Mud Morganfield is an established star in the world of Blues music. The eldest son of the legendary Muddy Waters, Mud was brought up surrounded by many of the finest musicians in the Blues. Mud’s singing is firmly in best of traditions of Chicago Blues, but he is also a writer of great new songs and he is backed by some of the best musicians playing today. He is acclaimed by both critics and artists such as Buddy Guy and Jools Holland for his own musical ability.
Guy Davis once said, “I like antiques and old things, old places, that still have the dust of those who’ve gone before us lying upon them.” Blowing that dust off just enough to see its beauty is something Guy has excelled at for over twenty years of songwriting and performing. It’s no wonder his reverence for the music of the Blues Masters who’ve gone before him has been evident in every album he’s ever recorded or concert he’s given.
Carvin Jones, “The King of the Strings” was voted one of the 50 greatest blues guitarists of all-time by Guitarist Magazine.
“Carvin Jones is a young cat out of Phoenix who I think is the next up-and-coming blues player” – Eric Clapton
Jimmy D Lane
At the age of 53, Jimmy D. Lane has already led quite a full life. The musicians he knows makes for an impressive resume. He has worked with Eric Clapton, Mick Jagger, Jim Keltner, Keith Richards, B.B. King, Van Morrison, Jonny Lang, Gary Moore, Double Trouble, Taj Mahal, Stephen Stilles, Jeff Healy, Jimmie Lee Robinson, Lowell Fulson, and Snooky Pryor, Kim Wilson, Pinetop Perkins, Johnny ‘Big Moose’ Walker, Johnnie Johnson, Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, Harry Hypolite, George ‘Wild Child’ Butler, David ‘HoneyBoy’ Edwards, Weepin’ Willie Robinson, Little Hatch, Nancy Bryan, Willie Kent, Henry Gray, Lazy Lester and Eomot RaSun. He has also worked with venerable blues greats such as Sam Lay, Hubert Sumlin, Carey Bell, Dave Meyers and his father, the legendary Jimmy Rogers.
Left, Right & Centre
Ed Deane on vocals and guitar
Tommy Moore on vocals and bass
Noel Bridgeman on vocals and drums
3 legends in the Irish blues scene play a mixture of blues, rock’n’Roll and soul
World-touring acoustic blues pioneer Catfish Keith has established himself as one of the most exciting country blues performers of our time. Catfish’s innovative style of foot-stomping, deep delta blues and American roots music has spellbound audiences the world over. He has reinvented the guitar with great power and artistry, and brings a rare beauty and vitality to his music. Handing down the tradition, Catfish continues his lifelong journey as one of the brightest lights in acoustic blues and roots music. A three-time Blues Music Award nominee for BEST ACOUSTIC BLUES ALBUM, both Catfish’s Honey Hole and Mississippi River Blues albums were considered for GRAMMY AWARD nominations in three categories. Catfish has seventeen NUMBER ONE independent radio chart-topping albums to his credit, and packs houses all over the world with his dynamic stage show. A 2008 inductee into the IA BLUES HALL OF FAME, the 40 year veteran has performed thousands of gigs, touring the USA, UK and Europe dozens of times to wide acclaim, headlining major music festivals, and appearing with legends John Lee Hooker, Ray Charles, Robert Cray, Koko Taylor, Taj Mahal, Leo Kottke, Jessie Mae Hemphill, Johnny Shines and many, many others.
Mik Pyro’s Blues Cartel
Mik Pyro(Rebublic of Loose) is joined by Pat Farrell, John Quearney and Eoin Redmond to play a mixture of blues funk and soul.
Acoustic blues’n’folk commune with Philip Christie (O Empire/The Bonk) vocals/keys, Phil O Gorman vocals/guitar & James Christie vocals/drum kit/guitar
The Dirt Road Band
Ireland’s favorite acoustic blues man is joined by a quartet of blues heads to knock out the early classical blues songs from the 20’s to 70’s.
Ben is a guitarist and vocalist, originally from New York, who has combined his influences of country, rock, jazz, blues & psychedelia into an unique melange. The material is varied — vocal and instrumental selections – covers and original compositions – all delivered with integrity and soul.
Over the past 20 years he has created a name as one of Dublin’s most repected blues guitarists
Peter(Slidin PK) sings and plays 1880-1950’s blues and original blues on acoustic/steel guitar and banjo. He can play as a solo artist or as a duo or full band
The Business are one of Ireland’s finest and longest performing blues bands with a history dating back to 1981. Over the years the band has maintained a hard working schedule bringing the best in blues and rock to the country.
NC Lawlor has been animating the city with bellowing guitar and real deal blues as a street performer for the past fifteen years. He has touched the hearts of blues lovers from around the world.
Exceptional Acoustic blues player and singer, master on the dobro.