Dan Hartig – Blues/Rock – NYC Video
Dan Hartig is a blues/rock artist from New York City. His original songs are edgy, catchy and unique, reflecting hope, strength, courage and inspiration. Dan has played in New York, Connecticut, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Nashville, Austin, New Orleans, Montreal and Israel.
Dave Johnson & the Truth – Blues/Rock – Virginia Beach, VA Video
Dreadnot – Rock/Blues – Richmond, VA Video
With a sound that falls somewhere between head-banging rock and foot-stomping blues, Dreadnot is a band comprised of five 20-somethings who live for good times and great music. Rooted in RVA (Richmond, VA), each of their intricately-crafted originals runs deep with echoes of home and the music they grew up on. With a sound that hearkens to soul, heavy blues and hard rock, Dreadnot’s influences range from Stevie Wonder and Jimi Hendrix to Highly Suspect and Metallica.
Jake Tavill – Rock/Blues – New York, New York Video
If the soulful, empathetic lyrics and melodies of Marvin Gaye, Isaac Hayes, and Bill Withers had an illegitimate child with the complex, moving instrumentation of Parliament Funkadelic, it would result in the music of Jake Tavill. He voices his messages through honest, introspective lyrics working in tandem with an accompaniment that illustrates the deep emotions of the stories he tells. Jake loves writing and performing his music, but nothing makes him happier than having a personal connection with his audience.
Owen’s Blues – Blues – Hampton, VA
Ruth Wyand & the Tribe of One – Blues – Kill Devil Hills, NC Video
Ruth Wyand & The Tribe Of One generate the power a full band, with her intricate picking style, alternating thumb bass, bottleneck slide, multiple foot drums and raw blues vocals. As a “one woman blues band” Ruth presents a soulful high-energy and engaging show playing an eclectic mixture of styles of blues and Americana originals Ruth was a ﬁnalist in the 2017 International Blues Challenge in Memphis TN, the only woman to make it to the main stage as a soloist out of 270 acts from around the world.