2016 Line-Up


Ronnie Baker Brooks

An American Chicago blues and soul guitarist, singer and songwriter - Brooks was a respected club performer in Chicago before recording thre…click for more...

The Golden State/Lone Star Revue

This all-star band of musicians hails from California and Texas, delivering rockin’ western-bred blues true to their nature. A distinct su…click for more...

Victor Wainwright & the Wildroots

Born in Savannah, Georgia, Victor was surrounded by a musical family as he emulated his dad’s vocals and Grandpa Jessie’s boogie-woogie …click for more...

Jason Ricci

Jason Ricci has won dozens of blues and harmonica contests, toured the world and amassed an impressive collection of awards, honors and acco…click for more...

Larry McCray

Arkansas-based and Michigan-bred Larry McCray is a singer, guitarist, songwriter and bandleader that takes blues soul and rocks it to new he…click for more...

Sugar Ray and the Bluetones

Singer and harp man Sugar Ray Norcia’s career kicked into high gear in 1979 when he formed the original band with guitar-giant Ronnie Earl…click for more...

Slam Allen Band

Slam Allen has been entertaining with his unique blend of soul and blues for more than 20 years. Playing the famous Chitlin' Circuit and per…click for more...

Ilana Katz Katz

Singer, songwriter and fiddler, Ilana dives deep into the blues with her old-time, Appalachian fiddling. Her unique style has taken her to t…click for more...

Damon Fowler

Damon Fowler’s star is on the rise. As Wade Tatangelo put it in a feature piece in March, 2013, in the Sarasota Herald-Tribune, “Damon F…click for more...

Ari and the Alibis

Infusing funk, jazz and samba with blues soul and rock, Ari and the Alibis have created a memorable ear-catching sound. …click for more...

Doug Deming & The Jewel Tones

Traditional blues, West Coast and Texas Swing, early rock, country and roots music; Doug Deming & The Jewel Tones runs the gamut and brings …click for more...

2015 Line-Up


Janiva Magness

Hailed by critics as one of the “premier blues and R&B singers in the world today,” Janiva Magness is an artist of raw power, emotio…click for more...

Rick Estrin and the Nightcats

The Philadelphia Inquirer has called harmonicist and songwriter Rick Estrin “one of the great characters in blues – a sharp-dressing, sm…click for more...

Joanna Connor

Once she stepped off a greyhound bus in Chicago in October of 1984, it took guitarist and vocalist Joanna Connor only a few months to take t…click for more...

Mike Zito and the Wheel

Best known as a co-founder of Royal Southern Brotherhood, multi-Blues Music Award-winner Mike Zito is one of those rare talents who can sing…click for more...

Larry Garner

The Long Island Blues Society called Larry Garner “an undiscovered treasure lurking in the bayous,” and Real Blues has labeled him “pe…click for more...

Super Chikan & The Fighting Cocks

In his hometown of Clarkesdale, Mississippi, James “Super Chikan” Johnson is probably best known for his regular gigs at Morgan Freeman&…click for more...

Girls with Guitars

Girls with Guitars: Eliana Cargnelutti, Sadie Johnson, Heather Crosse Girls with Guitars act is back with three new dynamic musicians ready …click for more...

In Layman Terms

Anyone who has ever seen the duo of Cole and Logan Layman, collectively known as In Layman Terms, knows that they are a musical force to be …click for more...

2014 Line-Up


Marcia Ball

A lauded liver performer, Austin, Texas-based singer, songwriter and piano woman has been one the blues scene’s most beloved players for t…click for more...

Jimmy Thackery & The Drivers

Guitar hero spent more than a decade with The Nighthawks before launching a solo career as a singer and guitarist in the mid-1980s.…click for more...

Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials

Another superb Chicago blues man, Lil’ Ed Williams is a slide guitarist, singer and songwriter who with his backing band, the Blues Im…click for more...

Billy Branch & The Sons of Blues

Harmonica player and singer Billy Branch is a Chicago blues man with three Grammy nominations among his many accolades.…click for more...

Samantha Fish

She’s a blues baby (still in her 20s) with serious guitar chops, strong pipes and, yes, sex appeal.…click for more...

E.G. Kight

Gifted vocalist melds rock, blues, pop, jazz, gospel and funk into her repertoire.…click for more...

Doug Deming & The Jewel Tones

Bradenton-based singer, songwriter and guitarist Deming enjoys a loyal local and national following thanks to his deft update on jump blues.…click for more...

2013 Line-Up


Shemekia Copeland

The Chicago-based singer’s long list of accolades also includes performing at the White House, a pair of Grammy Award nominations and, jus…click for more...

Eddie Shaw & the Wolfgang

Saxophonist Shaw has been at the top of the venerable Chicago blues scene since the mid-1950s. In recognition of the 72nd anniversary of Pea…click for more...

Trampled Underfoot

Siblings from Kansas City have quickly established themselves as one of the top blues bands on the scene.…click for more...

Anthony Gomes

A killer guitarist who plays with a rock edge, Gomes is also an exciting singer and solid songwriter.…click for more...

John Nemeth

Rising blue star is an accomplished vocalist and harmonica player.…click for more...

Johnny Rawls

Mississippi soul-blues man who has been entertaining with his potent vocals and guitar work for the past 30 years.…click for more...

Albert Castiglia

Guitarist, singer and songwriter discovered by legendary harmonica player Junior Wells.…click for more...

2012 Line-Up


Ruthie Foster

Grammy Award nominate singer’s latest album “Let it Burn” finds Foster putting her own glorious vocal stamp on songs rangi…click for more...

Kenny Neal

Baton Rouge swamp blues master has been elating audiences since the 1970s with his explosive guitar licks, hot harp and potent vocals.…click for more...

Dave “Biscuit” Miller

A superbly funky bassist and outstanding showman , Miller has become a favorite at Aces Live in Bradenton with songs ranging from the funky …click for more...

Johnny Sansone

The New Orleans-based harmonica player and vocalist offers plenty of emotional punch as a performer while also excelling as a songwriter.…click for more...

Southern Hospitality

Bradenton Beach resident and Blind Pig Records artist Damon Fowler recently joined forces with fellow Florida guitarist/vocalist JP Soars an…click for more...

Homemade Jamz

Ryan, Kyle and Taya Perry are siblings in their teens who play rocking blues.…click for more...

Steve Arvey Horn Band & Henry Lawrence

Bradenton area blues man Steve Arvey has teamed up with local hero Henry Lawrence, the superb soul singer who earned three Super Bowl rings …click for more...