“His playing style melded the delicate elements of Mississippi John Hurt’s music, the vocal anguish and slash-and-burn acoustic slide styles of Charley Patton and Son House, the rebelliousness and everyman storytelling of folk icon Woody Guthrie, and a hint of Americana rock of the kind performed by Scarecrow era John Mellencamp, also a Southern Indiana native. - BLUES REVUE MAGAZINE
"The talented couple and their equally talented band meld brilliant songcraft with creative restlessness to deliver a matchless collection of extraordinarily affecting new songs" - Examiner.com
This year's line-up includes the very best Elvis entertainers in the world in an era by era tribute to the greatest entertainer of all time. Appearing this year: Shawn Klush, Cody Ray Slaughter, Ryan Pelton with Special Guests: D.J. Fontana, The Sweet Inspirations, Blackwood Quartet and The Fabulous Ambassadors Band (Elvis Tribute Orchestra).
"Keb’ Mo’ has never been merely a bluesman but an artist with an adventurously wide stylistic range that covers all Americana. His first album in three years encompasses plaintive folk, barbed R&B and a bit of Dixieland jazz." - CMT edge
"Smoldering Otis Redding-inspired country-soul ballads.. full-bore blues-rock, down-home roots and soul… uproariously funky and melodic homespun tales that are gritty and deeply personal, confrontational and universal. Grey’s resonant, smoldering vocals are potent and authoritative, mature beyond his age." - Harp
"While Gaelic Storm plays Celtic music that hearkens back to the traditional music of Ireland, they are hardly traditionalists, adding modern sounds and drawing influences from American rock and pop as well as music styles from all over the world." - Irish Central
"Calling Lucero a 'Southern rock' band is limiting. But the seven-piece group does play a version of rock and roll with Tennessee accents audible in their vocals and attitudes apparent in their frequent requests for whiskey shots." - Paste
Mike Rutherford, a founder member of one of the most successful groups of all time, Genesis, formed Mike + the Mechanics in 1984 and created a side project that would go on to sell 10m records worldwide. Globally known for hits including ‘The Living Years’, ‘All I Need Is a Miracle’, ‘Over My Shoulder’, ‘Another Cup of Coffee’.