of rotating band leaders, the T Blues Band is a nightly, sound-shifting,
blues machine. Tight knit groups of 4 musicians combine forces to
generate the most powerful and authentic blues incarnations around. Sit
back, and enjoy! It's an experience you can't find anywhere else but
IRVING L. LATTIN
IRVING L. LATTIN
jake la botz
21st, and 25th, 2016 - 7:00PM
American bluesman and travel junkie Jake La Botz
the road and began playing the blues at the young age of 15. La Botz
spent his early years traveling and strumming his guitar on street
corners, in juke joints, and in tattoo shops across Chicago, the Delta
south, and eventually the rest of the United States. Influenced and
trained by some of the last remaining pre-war era blues greats such as
"Homesick" James, David "Honeyboy" Edwards, and "Maxwell Street" Jimmy
Davis, La Botz then went on to tour the U.S. and Europe with legends
like Ray Charles, Buddy Guy, John Hammond, Etta James, and many more. La
Botz has also acted in and contributed his own original music to various
films over the years, such as
Rambo, Animal Factory, and
On The Road. Be sure not to miss this multi-faceted musician right
here at Terra Blues!
august 20th, 2016
saturday - 6:30 PM
Based out of New York City, Jessy Carolina teleports her listeners to
the turn of the 20th century where soulful crooning and brass-blowing
reigned. Sounding like a worn record, her raspy voice paired with her
mean washboard playing are reminiscent of the Prohibition and Depression
Eras, where music was the primary means of escaping the hardships of
American society. This feel-good performer will have you stomping and
swaying as if you were back in the roaring 20's.
august 25th, 2016
Originally from upstate New York, Lucky Peterson was discovered at a
Buffalo nightclub at the age of 5. A driving musical force since his
childhood, Lucky is now "far and away the most talented and exciting
blues musician of his generation". (John Porter) Whether Lucky's
performance is soul or New Orleans - steeped, Peterson is doing what he
does best: playing the blues.
august 16th, 2016
This rare gem of a blues singer/songwriter delivers a performance so
earnest and raw that it will tug the heartstrings of any listener.
George Boone has not only shared international festival stages with
blues greats such as Robert Cray, Jimmy Rogers, Johnny Littlejohn, and
Wild Child Butler, but has also been cited by veteran critic Don Wilcock
as "one of the best blues guitarists/singer/songwriters in the world".
George Boone's explosively passionate musicianship and gut-rusty vocals
awaken the unbeknownst bluesman in every member of his audience.
Together, Boone and his band deliver a performance that is emotionally
The Pioneers got their start
at Terra Blues as the legendary backup group that supported
alto and tenor voice of the Holmes Brothers. Created in the early 1990's,
the band is comprised of rotating talented musicians. After Moe's death in
2008 the current group of
Barry Harrison, Brian
Killen & Pat Firch carry on in his footsteps.
New Jersey native and self-taught guitarist, Jr Mack forged
his own path into the heart of the blues. With the collected
stage presence of a seasoned performer, Jr Mack lulls,
mesmerizes, and reels the audience into a groove all his own.
Having sat in or worked with The Allman Brothers Band, Robert
Randolph, & many others, Junior Mack's soulful
interpretation of the blues never fails to captivate.
Louis Lattin, another of Chicago's notable music exports, is one
of the most desirable talents in the entertainment industry.
Called upon for his song writing prowess and blues/funk
performances, Lattin's sound has been featured in commercials (Covergirl,
Chevy, Pfizers ... etc) and on stages across the world.
Lattin began playing music at age 13 and by the time he was 25,
mastered both composition and piano. Although you have probably
Louis Lattin during
your every day life without even realizing it, wake up your
consciousness and grab a featured show of his talented song
writing and "real-thing" appeal right here at Terra
Heralding from Bayonne New Jersey,
Michael Powers now defines the New York City blues scene. Since
settling in NYC in the 1970's, Power's originals and "re-shaped
classics" have been dictating the raw essence of real blues in the city
for years. This 5 time Blues Music award nominee "is no "rocker"
masquerading as a "bluesman", no "Hendrix wanna be" - he is simply true
to his ... heart and the rockin' soul in his music." Michael Powers is a
rare find in the music world; "an impressive musical range and
versatility - a musician for all seasons." (Blues Matters)
Raised in New York City, Ray Schinnery is known for his
humorous originals, guitar mastery, and his unique "story-telling"
voice. BLUES MAGAZINE
wrote "just when you think his vocal is a standard, rough-hewn blues
shouter, he turns around and lays down some of the shivery-sweetest 3
part harmonies this side of the bible belt". A regular on the
international as well as the local blues scene, "with his band, a solo
performer, or with his guitar, Ray is a master showman..."
in Scranton Pennsylvania, where he still lives, Clarence
accredited with defining the 1990's blues scene. Raised by a
musical family and encouraged to pursue blues, Spady started
touring right out of high school. By the '90's, this
singer/guitarist decided to head out and tour with a band of his
own. Clarence Spady's skills as a songwriter paired with his
solid mastery of guitar transcends typical blues performances,
leaving audiences clamoring for more of his unique &
he is traveling the country disseminating his control of jazz
and blues or strolling through the audience playing guitar with
his tongue (which happens to be a Gibson "Lucille"
model guitar signed by B.B.King),SaRon
a powerhouse performer that leaves an unforgettable impression.
This New Yorker's deeply engrained love for all things blues
leaves no room for obstacles in life or performance.
radcliff & steve guyger
up in Maryland, Bobby Radcliff began his guitar education with
classical guitar lessons at the age of 12. Following his
initiation into the music world, Radcliff moved to New York City
in 1977 where Black Top records took a liking to his
"strengths as a soloist, as well as a funky rhythm
guitarist". (WFLR-FM) Having toured the US, Canada, and Europe
more than a dozen times Radcliff always leaves audiences stunned
with "his jaw-dropping skills as a guitarist." (Blues
since his teens, this Philadelphia native's mastery of gritty
Chicago-style harp playing landed him a musician's dream gig, a
call from Jimmy Rogers. Blues Access Magazine claims "All of the
years...of touring with the legendary Jimmy Rogers has made
Steve Guyger one of the greatest blues harp men in the world."
Guyger's performances are enhanced by his fine clear voice and
hand-picked guest performers - every show is one of a kind!
opening talent for Albert Cummings, Shemekia Copeland
& many other nationally recognized artists, this California
native has been captivating audiences with his brand of
"urban blues" for over 20 years. Bobby is a another
successful blues product of Los Angeles's most famous blues
club, Babe's & Ricky's. After playing with the house band
for years, Bobby was taken on tour with "Arkansas"
Larry Davis, an influential Grammy award-winning blues
artist. After years of honing his vocal and guitar talents,
Bobby Bryan and his band are a group of blues regulars we can't
in Harlem as "King Solomon", " 'lil BB", and
"EAST Montgomery", Hicks has kept an
enviable performance schedule since the age of 13. With two CD's
under his belt (including 4 original songs), there's nothing
that can stand in the way of this young New Yorker and his
mature and inimitable skill as a guitarist.