Posts Categorized: Lineup

Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band

There are few artists whose names are synonymous with one instrument and how it’s played in service to an entire genre. Utter the phrase “young blues rock guitarist” within earshot of anyone with even a cursory knowledge of the modern musical vanguard and the first name they are most likely to respond with will be… Read more »

Here Come The Mummies

Here Come the Mummies is an eight-piece funk-rock band of 5000 year-old Egyptian Mummies with a one-track mind. Their “Terrifying Funk from Beyond the Grave” is sure to get you into them (and possibly vice versa). Since their discovery HCTM has been direct support for P-Funk, Al Green, Mavis Staples, KC and the Sunshine Band,… Read more »

Tommy Castro & The Painkillers

Whether he’s squeezing out the deepest blues or playing the funkiest soul grooves, legendary blues and soul giant Tommy Castro knows how to ignite a crowd. Over the course of his still-unfolding career, the guitarist, vocalist and songwriter has released 15 albums ranging from horn-fueled soul and R&B to piping hot blues to fiery rock… Read more »

Ronnie Baker Brooks

On the first day recording Times Have Changed – the eleven-track album from Chicago bluesman Ronnie Baker Brooks that brings a sound so big it could topple a Louisiana juke joint – industry-revered album producer and drummer Steve Jordan told Brooks to put his pedal board back in the van. For the first time in… Read more »

JGB ft. Melvin Seals & John Kadlecik

Melvin Seals has been a powerful presence in the music industry for over 30 years with a long-established reputation as a performer, recording artist and producer. Melvin is most revered for his powerful, high-spirited, Hammond B-3 and keyboards in the Jerry Garcia Band. Melvin spun his B-3 magic with the Jerry Garcia Band for 18… Read more »

Laith Al-Saadi

In 2016, Laith Al-Saadi won America’s hearts and a spot in the Season 10 finale of NBC’s “The Voice.” Now he’s poised to bring his authentic blend of blues, soul and classic rock to audiences around the nation and the world. Laith Al-Saadi has always had the perfect combination of Midwestern hustle and incredible musical… Read more »

Aaron Kamm and The One Drops

Hailing from St. Louis, MO, Aaron Kamm and the One Drops merge flavors of Roots Reggae, Mississippi River Blues, Improv-laced Jams, and Soulful Vocals. With a High energy performance and a unique sound this band is a must see.

Arlo Mckinley & The Lonesome Sound

Arlo McKinley has been busy building a name for himself as an honest singer songwriter that deserves to be heard ever since his self titled release in 2014 with his backing band “The Lonesome Sound”. Crossing genres of folk/rock/indie and soul music, the mission of writing truthful and honest songs always remains the same. Being… Read more »

Ben Miller Band

“I LIKE THE IDEA OF SAYING SOMETHING VERY COMPLICATED IN A VERY SIMPLE WAY,” BEN MILLER STATES. “THAT’S WHAT WE STRIVE FOR MUSICALLY, AND WHAT I STRIVE FOR LYRICALLY—TO GET DIRECTLY TO THE POINT.” GETTING TO THE POINT IS SOMETHING THAT THE BEN MILLER BAND DOES CONSISTENTLY ON CHOKE CHERRY TREE, THE JOPLIN, MISSOURI-BRED COMBO’S… Read more »

Hollow Down

Hollow Down formed in 2013 out of various players from the Humboldt County, CA music scene to explore a different, darker version of folk, fuzz, rhythm, and good ol greasy punk rock. After releasing their first album on their own Had Matter Records in 2014 and touring New Orleans to Northern California in 2015, the… Read more »

Ida Mae

“We wanted to make something simple and honest and raw,” says Chris Turpin, one half of the breakout British duo Ida Mae. “We wanted to make a record our way, with no compromises.” That brand of fiercely unconditional commitment—to the songs, to the sound, to each other—has defined Ida Mae from the start, and it… Read more »

Jamie N Commons

Born in Bristol in the late 80s and following that with a stint in Chicago, Commons returned to England set on a music career studying at Goldsmiths in London, notorious for its host of luminary alumni. Commons released The Baron EP in 2011 followed by his KIDinaKORNER/Interscope debut Rumble And Sway EP in 2013 showcasing… Read more »

Jocelyn & Chris Arndt

With vocal comparisons to Janis Joplin and Grace Slick and guitar work likened to Jimi Hendrix and David Gilmour, Jocelyn & Chris Arndt took their new record to #1 on the Jambands Top 30, cracked the Billboard Triple A Top 40, and earned a national TV debut on NBC’s Today Show. The siblings, both recent… Read more »

Kilborn Alley Blues Band

How can you explain hearing Robert Johnson’s “Traveling Riverside Blues” when you are twelve years old, and knowing at the base of your brain that this is the root of all the guitar music you have ever heard, knowing that the river is your own river, and that the two things can never be separated?… Read more »

Matthew Curry

Curry, 24, is an original roots rock singer/songwriter from Bloomington, Illinois, who is well- known for his incredible guitar-playing abilities. This talent has earned him opening touring slots with The Doobie Brothers, Peter Frampton, Steve Miller Band, Journey and more. He has played at nationally-renowned places, festivals and even on a cruise, which featured rock… Read more »

Peoria Rhythm Kings

The vision of Mike Stumpo when he started this band a couple years ago, was to play great original music, while paying homage to the legends and to not be your run of the mill bar band. With the help from his partner Chris Nix, Stumpo, proceeded to assemble a group of great players over… Read more »

Rockin’ Billy and the Rhythm Riot

After 20 years in Las Vegas, Rockin’ Billy recently relocated to Illinois and has assembled a band of veteran musicians to bring you a mixed gumbo of exciting blues, rock and boogie music. The four fabulous musician/singers in the band are; Rockin’ Billy-guitar, harmonica and vocals, Roger Hendrickson- keyboards and vocals, Mark Killion- bass guitar… Read more »

Still Shine

Formed in the summer of 2014, Still Shine is a group of like-minded, seasoned musicians blending acoustic roots and progressive bluegrass. Mixing mandolin, harmonica, banjo, acoustic guitar, upright bass, and tight harmonies they quickly gained a following around Central Illinois area and the local Midwest. They have shared the stage with artists such as Billy… Read more »

Sun Stereo

Sun Stereo delivers a hybridization of organic and electronic elements with Beatlesque vocal harmonies, electronic soundscapes, nu-age story book lyrics, and a funk your face off horn section. In the last 6 years, they have developed a fierce following and have established themselves as a must see live show, reminiscent of a wedding reception on… Read more »

Alex Jenkins & The Bombers

An International Blues Challenge Contestant Alex Jenkins & The Bombers is an Americana / Roots band with a heavy blues edge. The bands compositions is contemporary music that incorporates elements of various American roots music styles, including country, roots-rock, folk, bluegrass, R&B and blues, resulting in a distinctive roots-oriented sound. A power trio that puts… Read more »

Hoosier Daddy

An International Blues Challenge Contestant All original Blues Americana set from Drummer, Larry Wigand, formerly of The Dave Chastain Band, Cindy Youngren of South Side Cindy and The Slip-Tones, and Dave Diefendorf, also a Central Illinois music veteran with a slide guitar second to none!  Duo vocals power trio you will never forget.

Lizzi Neal Band

An International Blues Challenge Contestant Lizzi Neal Band takes decades of combined experience and love of all genres to create a paralyzing Contemporary Blues sound. Influenced at an early age by Blues, Soul and Jazz, power house Lizzi Neal displays mad ranging vocals and the ability to Co-write songs with Dave Neal that range from… Read more »