Annika Chambers & Paul DesLauriers

Annika Chambers & Paul DesLauriers Friday 7 April Like many artists before and after her, Annika Chambers began singing in church. But it wasn’t until her two tours of duty in the US Army that she realized the gift she had. Returning to the US, she formed her own band, Annika Chambers and The House […]

Diunna Greenleaf

Diunna Greenleaf Saturday 8 April Houston, Texas native Diunna Greenleaf has a background steeped in gospel music. Influenced by the likes of Koko Taylor, Aretha Franklin, Sam Cooke and her own parents, gospel musicians Ben & Mary Ella Greenleaf, the singer has been leading her band Blue Mercy for many years. She’s recorded four albums, […]

Sugaray Rayford Band

Sugaray Rayford Band Saturday 8 April Soul blues singer Sugaray Rayford hails from Texas and started singing as well as playing the drums in church. Growing up with gospel and soul, he moved towards contemporary music at age 12 and turned to blues afterwards. Rayford formerly sang with bands such as Urban Gypsys, Aunt Kizzy’s […]

Terrie Odabi

Terrie Odabi Saturday 8 April American singer and songwriter Terrie Odabi performs original blues straight from the soul. Or, as one US journalist put it: “Terrie Odabi is easily the most dynamic blues and soul woman to have emerged in the Bay Area since Etta James came out of San Francisco in the fifties.” Her […]

Ron Artis II & The Truth

Ron Artis II & The Truth Saturday 8 April To say that Ron Artis was brought up with music would be an understatement. He has enjoyed music since before he could walk, crawling across his father’s piano at age 1. One of eleven children, Artis developed his multi-instrumental prowess playing in the Artis Family Band, […]

Victor Wainwright & The Train

Victor Wainwright & The Train Friday 7 April “Beautiful madness” is what American Blues Scene magazine called the music of pianist and singer Victor Wainwright. Although he started his career playing honky-tonk music, Wainwright broadened his musical style over the years and now includes virtually every corner of the blues. Growing up in a family […]

SaRon Crenshaw Band

SaRon Crenshaw Band Friday 7 april Blues singer and guitarist SaRon Crenshaw learned to play his instrument at the tender age of ten, although he also made a living playing bass for a number of years. A great blues lover, Crenshaw has been inspired by great musicians such as Albert King, Albert Collins, Stevie Ray […]