Line Up

Welch-Ledbetter Connection

The Blues is in very good hands via this standout “connection”. A “Real Deal” guitarist joins forces with one of the most gifted vocalists to come along in years, in a game changing, soul grabbing, musical tour de force! Monster Mike Welch and Mike Ledbetter rec... read more

Mr. Sipp

Castro Coleman a-k-a Mr. Sipp, “The Mississippi Blues Child” began playing the guitar at the tender age of 6. Being recognized for his amazing vocals, songwriting ability, musicianship, ability to produce records and entertain Fans with an upbeat, outlandish show al... read more

Shakura S’Aida

Shakura’s long-simmering career initially moved into high gear in 2008 with a triumph at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, when she earned the runner-up position, competing against more than 100 bands from more than 20 different countries. Shakura S’Aida... read more

Chris Cain

At the age of eight, Cain taught himself to play guitar and began playing professionally before he was eighteen. Chris studied music at San Jose City College, and was soon teaching jazz improvisation on campus. Over the next twenty years, Cain would also master piano, b... read more

Harper and Midwest Kind

An amalgamation of blues, soul and world music, multi award winning Australian singer/songwriter “Peter D. Harper” creates a heady mix of roots music through his creative use of the harmonica, and the haunting drone of the didgeridoo. By combining traditiona... read more

Christone “Kingfish” Ingram

Born in 1999, Kingfish began playing the drums at age 6, bass guitar at the age of 9, and lead guitar at the age of 11. By the age of 14, he was great on all three instruments and has added vocals to his ever-growing list of talents. Kingfish is a living phenomenon, soo... read more

Kelley Hunt

In some ways, Roots R&B/Americana singer/songwriter/piano player/guitarist Kelley Hunt is a rarity and a challenge to the music industry’s penchant for easy artist definitions — a woman who has muscled her way onto the scene on her own terms with an iden... read more

Trey Wanvig

At age 15, Trey Wanvig, a local blues guitarist and singer songwriter has already accomplished a great deal. Early in 2017, he won the local “Sarasota’s Got Talent” competition held at Music Compound while competing against contestants of all ages. During the summ... read more

Bridget Kelly Band

Inspired by classic & electric blues, the Bridget Kelly Band has placed their unique stamp on the blues genre, with high-energy live performances and a hybrid sound that mixes Texas and Memphis Blues with various Southern Blues traditions. The powerful and sultry vo... read more

Memphis Rub Band

A high energy show that has dynamic vocals, soaring guitar and a tight rhythm section. The band is based out of Florida’s Suncoast. The Memphis Rub Band showcases vocals reminiscent of James/Otis, soulful blues guitar, solid drumming and dynamic piano and organ. ̶... read more

Bryan Lee, The Braille Blues Daddy

Bryan Lee lost his eyesight and was legally blind by the age of eight. The man now known as “Braille Blues Daddy” started out playing for Midwest crowds at the early age of 15. In the late 1950’s, Bryan Lee opened for Bill Haley & The Comets with his band R... read more