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TComprised 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.

 

 

T Blues Band

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MONDAYS

 

JR MACK

SARON CRENSHAW

CLIFF SCHMITT

BARRY HARRISON

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8/7/2014

CLARENCE SPADY

JR MACK

 

TOMMO KANNO

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8/13/2014

CLARENCE SPADY

ANDY STORY

CLIFF SCHMITT

TOMMO KANNO
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8/14/2014

IRVING LOUIS LATTIN

DR. BROWN

CLIFF SCHMITT

BARRY HARRISON

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8/21/2014

SARON CRENSHAW

RAY SCHINNERY

CLIFF SCHMITT

BARRY HARRISON

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8/27/2014

CLARENCE SPADY

ANDY STORY

CLIFF SCHMITT

BARRY HARRISON

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8/30/2014

BOBBY BRYAN

IRVING LOUIS LATTIN

ANDY EULAU

BARRY HARRISON

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DATE

7:00 PM

10:00 PM

01-FRI RAY SCHINNERY MICHAEL POWERS FREQUENCY
02-SAT BOBBY RADCLIFF TRIO CLARENCE SPADY BAND
03-SUN CLARENCE SPADY THE PIONEERS f/LATTIN
04-MON MICHAEL POWERS T BLUES BAND f/LATTIN
05-TUE  SARON CRENSHAW RAY SCHINNERY BAND
06-WED JR MACK SARON CRENSHAW BAND
07-THU RAY SCHINNERY T BLUES BAND
08-FRI STEVE GUYGER MICHAEL POWERS FREQUENCY
09-SAT BEVERLY "GUITAR" WATKINS SARON CRENSHAW BAND
10-SUN RAY SCHINNERY  THE PIONEERS
11-MON MICHAEL POWERS T BLUES BAND
12-TUE RAY SCHINNERY KING SOLOMON HICKS
13-WED JR MACK T BAND SPADY/STORY
14-THU SARON CRENSHAW T BLUES BAND
15-FRI RAY SCHINNERY  MICHAEL POWERS FREQUENCY
16-SAT JESSY CAROLINA & THE HOT MESS SARON CRENSHAW BAND
17-SUN IRVING LOUIS LATTIN THE PIONEERS f/HILL
18-MON MICHAEL POWERS T BLUES BAND
19-TUE TUBA SKINNY T BAND/RADCLIFF/LATTIN
20-WED SARON CRENSHAW JR MACK BAND
21-THU JR MACK  T BLUES BAND
22-FRI BABY GRAMPS MICHAEL POWERS FREQUENCY
23-SAT CLARENCE SPADY TRIO SARON CRENSHAW BAND
24-SUN RAY SCHINNERY THE PIONEERS f/HILL
25-MON MICHAEL POWERS T BLUES BAND f/LATTIN
26-TUE IRVING LOUIS LATTIN BOBBY RADCLIFF/STEVE GUYGER
27-WED RAY SCHINNERY T BAND/SPADY/STORY
28-THU SARON CRENSHAW SAMMY BLUE
29-FRI JR MACK MICHAEL POWERS FREQUENCY
30-SAT ACOUSTIC T BOBBY BRYAN BAND
31-SUN RAY SCHINNERY  THE PIONEERS

 

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beverly "guitar" watkins

august 9 2014 - 7 PM

Georgia native Beverly “Guitar” Watkins is an unstoppable, guitar-playing female force within the blues community.  This W.C. Handy nominee has been performing for over 50 years, and her passion and stamina still remain as strong as when her blues career began in the 1960s. Watkins was first turned on to the blues as a child upon hearing the music of female blues greats Ma Rainey, Bessie Smith, and Memphis Minnie. At age 8, Watkins picked up her first guitar, and by age 17 she was performing in her first band known as The House Rockers, who eventually went on to tour nationally and open for acts such as Ray Charles, James Brown, and many others. Eventually, Watkins created a name for herself as an independent blues performer by landing residency positions in nightclubs and embarking on tours consisting of only women performers, and has been touring internationally ever since. Come see this electrifying female blues legend and her signature behind-the-back guitar playing skills here at Terra Blues!

www.beverlyguitarwatkins.com


tuba skinny

august 19 2014 - 7 PM

With a performance style comprised of various types of blues and jazz, Tuba Skinny is a New Orleans-based ensemble that is well known for keeping alive the long-lost genres of the American south. A rich combination of whole hearted spirituals, upbeat ragtime riffs, traditional jazz and Depression-era blues, Tuba Skinny's performances are a true taste of authentic American music heritage.  

tubaskinny.blogspot.com


 

baby gramps

august 22 2014 - 7 PM

"Sounding like a Tuvan throat-singing monk on LSD, Baby Gramps chants with the intensity of a Captain Ahab." (Pop Matters) Baby Gramps has been performing and based out of the Northwest for almost 40 years. With a collection of traditional blues, Dylan covers, children's songs, and his own compositions, this ageless performer is described by Patrick Ferris as having "a mass appeal in the sense that any audience between the age of 2 and 102 are captivated by his vaudeville antics, hilarious lyrics and animated guitar playing."

www.babygramps.com


sammy blue

august 28 2014 - 10 PM

Known as “The Crown Prince of the Blues”, a title bestowed upon him by Muddy Waters, Sammy Blue combines a bit of every blues style and era to deliver a performance that denotes blues history in its entirety. While Sammy was developing and perfecting his musical style during his early career, he was known to be found sharing stages with legendary artists like Buddy Guy, Jerry Garcia, The Wailers, Taj Mahal, Albert Collins, and Lightnin’ Hopkins, and hanging out with the touring blues bands of the time. His encounters with these artists' vastly different styles, as well as his innate interest in traditional African-American music ultimately made Sammy Blue the versatile blues artist he is today.

www.sammyblue.com


jessy carolina & the hot mess

august 16, 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


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