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Comprised 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 Terra Blues.

 

 

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MONDAYS

JR MACK

SARON CRENSHAW

CLIFF SCHMITT

BARRY HARRISON

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7/2/2014
IRVING LOUIS LATTIN
BOBBY BRYAN
ANDY EULAU
BARRY HARRISON
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7/3/2014
CLARENCE SPADY
ANDY STORY
PETE CUMMINGS
JORDAN ROSE
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7/9/2014
ANDY STORY
CLARENCE SPADY
CLIFF SCHMITT
BARRY HARRISON
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7/26/2014
MICHAEL HILL
BOBBY BRYAN
CLIFF SCHMITT
AINE
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7:00 PM

10:00 PM

01-TUE SARON CRENSHAW RAY SCHINNERY BAND
02-WED RAY SCHINNERY T BAND BRYAN/LATTIN
03-THU IRVING LOUIS LATTIN  T BAND SPADY/
04-FRI CLARENCE SPADY MICHAEL POWERS FREQUENCY
05-SAT BOBBY RADCLIFF TRIO SARON CRENSHAW BAND
06-SUN  RAY SCHINNERY THE PIONEERS
07-MON MICHAEL POWERS T BLUES BAND
08-TUE RAY SCHINNERY KING SOLOMON HICKS
09-WED IRVING LOUIS LATTIN T BAND STORY/SPADY
10-THU SARON CRENSHAW MISTY BLUES
11-FRI RAY SCHINNERY  MICHAEL POWERS FREQUENCY
12-SAT ACOUSTIC T SARON CRENSHAW BAND
13-SUN RAY SCHINNERY THE PIONEERS
14-MON MICHAEL POWERS T BLUES BAND
15-TUE SARON CRENSHAW DAVID GERALD
16-WED BOBBY BRYAN SARON CRENSHAW BAND
17-THU RAY SCHINNERY JOE LOUIS WALKER
18-FRI SARON CRENSHAW  MICHAEL POWERS FREQUENCY
19-SAT JESSY CAROLINA & THE HOT MESS CLARENCE SPADY BAND
20-SUN CLARENCE SPADY THE PIONEERS
21-MON MICHAEL POWERS T BLUES BAND
22-TUE IRVING LOUIS LATTIN BOBBY RADCLIFF/STEVE GUYGER
23-WED RAY SCHINNERY JR MACK BAND
24-THU SARON CRENSHAW CLARENCE SPADY BAND
25-FRI STEVE GUYGER  MICHAEL POWERS FREQUENCY
26-SAT THE ACOUSTIC T SARON CRENSHAW BAND
27-SUN RAY SCHINNERY THE PIONEERS
28-MON MICHAEL POWERS T BLUES BAND
29-TUE IRVING LOUIS LATTIN BOBBY BRYAN BAND
30-WED JR MACK CHRIS CAIN
31-THU TERRA BLUES 24th ANNIVERSARY PARTY!!!

 

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Terra Blues' 24th anniversary party

 Thursday July 31st, 2013

7:00 pm - close

Come join the rarest medley of greats for our all-night blues bash! Artists from past and present Terra Blues line-ups showcase their talents in celebration of our 24th anniversary. 

"Considering the state of world affairs, rising gas prices, and global warming, it’s surprising that there isn’t a worldwide blues movement. Chicago may be the capital of the blues ...  but the Windy City doesn’t have Terra Blues." - Shecky's


 

misty blues

July 10th, 2014 - 10 pm

Gina Coleman, lead singer and founder of the band Misty Blues began her blues career as a gospel and folk rock singer. After landing a role in the 1999 Williamstown Theatre Festival production of A Raisin In The Sun, she received overwhelmingly positive criticism for her voice and was thus inspired to sing classical blues. Coleman recruited her former bandmates guitarist Jason Webster and bassist Bill Patriquin of the band Cole-Connection, as well as musicians Jeff Dudziak, Benny Kohn, and Kali Baba McConnell to form Misty Blues. Together, the band pays homage to blues music of the 20's, 30's, and 40's while maintaining their roots in gospel and folk rock, creating a unique blues-fusion sound. 

www.mistybluesband.com


 

david gerald

July 15th, 2014 - 10 pm

David Gerald, the song of Mississippi born and raised parents, grew up to the sounds of the blues and R&B music in his hometown of Detroit. "I was lucky enough to have a neighbor who was a guitarist and gave me scrap guitars. I would piece them together and build 'Frankenstein' guitars," says Gerald. "They were horrible to play and sounded bad, but I had to play music. It was and is my destiny." His debut album "Hell and Back" reached #1 on Roots Music Report's Blues Chart for Michigan based artists and has remained in the top 20 for many weeks in a row. Join David here at Terra Blues for a night of unparalleled musical performance!

www.davidgerald.com/index.php


 


joe louis walker

July 17, 2014 - 10PM

One of this year's inductees into the Blues Hall of Fame, multiple Grammy & Blues Music Award winner Joe Louis Walker continues to be "one of our contemporary blues' most dynamic and innovative performers" (Blues Review). A preeminent member of the blues scene since the 1960's, this Californian is "an artist who invariably manages to keep the music fresh" (Philadelphia Inquirer).

www.joelouiswalker.com


jessy carolina & the hot mess

July 19, 2014 - 6:30 PM

Jessy Carolina & The Hot Mess is a New York City based ensemble specializing in American music from the late 1800's-1930's, primarily jazz and blues reminiscent of The Ziegfield Follies, The Great American Song Book, and early medicine shows.

The group features Jessy Carolina on vocals and washboard, Jerron "Blind Boy" Paxton on piano, banjo, and vocals, Jordan Hyde on guitar, Jay Sanford on bass, Mario J. Maggio on clarinet and saxophone, an Satoru Ohashi on trumpet and trombone.

www.jessycarolinahotmess.com


chris cain

July 30, 2014 - 10PM

Chris Cain's jazz-tinged, blues-soaked guitar, and deep, warm vocals have the maturity and authenticity of bluesmen many years his senior. His expressive style is the result of a lifetime of study and the relentless persuit of music mastery.

www.chriscainmusic.com


the pioneers

Sunday nights

The Pioneers got their start at Terra Blues as the legendary backup group that supported Moe Holmes, former 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 Jr Mack, Barry Harrison, Brian Killen & Pat Firch carry on in his footsteps.


 

 

michael powers

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)

www.michaelpowers.com

 


ray schinnery

Raised in New York City, Ray Schinnery was influenced by jazz guitarists as well as classic rhythm and blues players. Albeit having committed to the guitar as a youth, Schinnery has made his unique voice just as important an instrument in his performances. Always supporting and encouraging the cause of keeping blues alive, Schinnery has become a regular on the international as well as local blues scene. "With his band, a solo performer, or with his guitar Ray is a master showman..."

www.rayschinnery.com


 

 

clarence spady

Raised in Scranton Pennsylvania, where he still lives, Clarence Spady is 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 & intelligent sound.

www.myspace.com/clarencespadyband


saron crenshaw

Whether 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 Crenshaw is 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.

www.saroncrenshaw.com


  Guyger

bobby radcliff & steve guyger

Growing 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 Review)

www.bobbyradcliff.com

Claiming the harmonica ads his instrument of choice, Steve Guyger has been studying the blues since his teens. Mastering the intense grittiness of Chicago-style harp playing landed Guyger one of his best gigs in 1980; a call from Jimmy Rogers. Blues Access magazine claims, "All 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 his preservation of the harp tradition with a unique and refreshing twist!

www.steveguyger.com


irving louis lattin

Irving 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 heard Irving 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 Blues!

www.myspace.com/irvinglouislattin

mack

jr mack

A 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.

www.jrmack.com


bobby bryan

An 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 do without!

www.bobbybryanii.com/fr_home.cfm

hicks


king solomon hicks

Known in Harlem as "King Solomon", " 'lil BB", and "EAST Montgomery", this 18-year-old 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.

www.kingsolomonhicks.com