FRIDAY FEATURED ARTISTS

Lil’ Davy Max plays vintage Chicago blues the way they should be played, steeped in the Windy City tradition replete with guitar, harp and piano melding as one in the ensemble style that was the feature of the town’s blues in the 50s and 60s… MORE

Curry’s roots certainly run muddy-waters deep, something that’s not been lost on the guitar legends he’s had the honor of sharing the stage with over the past few years. “Matthew Curry is a phenomenal guitar player,” marvels Peter Frampton. “A highlight from my tour last year was jamming with him. He’s the next guitar hero!” Echoing that sentiment is Steve Miller, whom Curry both opened for and joined onstage during an exhilarating nine-date run in Canada in 2014 — and will again be his opening act for a slew of dates starting in May. Steve Miller declares that Curry is a “wonderful guitar player [and] great ……MORE

Born St. Louis,  Mo, Marquise hails from a musical family deeply rooted in the Blues. He  learned how to play guitar from his grandmother Lillie. He also played with his uncle Clifford, who was a major influence in Marquise’s life. For Marquise, Blues is his heritage and  way of life. He spent his early teenage years in St. Louis mentoring  under the late great Blues legend, N.E.A. (National Endowment of the Arts) Heritage Fellowship recipient  and Grammy Award winner Henry James Townsend. Marquise’s talents ….MORE

Greg Koch and the Koch-Marshall Trio consist of American guitarist Greg Koch, his son Dylan Koch on drums and Hammond B3 specialist Toby Lee Marshall. At the heart of this organ trio is a blues sensibility – but Koch’s compositions are an amalgam of rock, funk, jazz and country served up with heavy grooves and dynamic improvisations delivered with no small dose of humor and occasional wild abandon.
Milwaukee native Greg Koch has forged a successful career as a guitar player’s guitarist. He has been called “fiendishly talented” by author and former editor- in-chief of Guitar Player Magazine Tom Wheeler and “scary good” by guitar phenom Joe Bonamassa. In addition to his 15 releases on multiple record labels…MORE

Jim Liban is a legend among harp players around the world. His band, Short Stuff, played blues with a vengeance and undoubtedly turned on many of their Midwest fans to the music during their fifteen year run. After a stint as a Nashville songwriter didn’t pan out, Liban returned to Milwaukee where he led a band under his own name. As time went on, he grew tired of the grind that always left the brass ring just out of reach. The retreat from music continued when life hit him with several heavy blows…. article by Mark Thompson here

Born in Green Bay Wi, Billy was captivated by sounds from the first. In 1970 he turned 14 and “Clark Kent’s Super Joint” opened up in town. A club destined to be open only briefly, the place was booked solid with blues musicians that changed Billy’s whole idea of music.   Jimmy Rogers and Jonny…..MORE

Starkweather Bay Blues band was founded in 2014. Starkweather Bay Blues does all styles of blues from Chicago blues, Delta blues and all others in between….MORE

Greg Koch and the Koch-Marshall Trio consist of American guitarist Greg Koch, his son Dylan Koch on drums and Hammond B3 specialist Toby Lee Marshall. At the heart of this organ trio is a blues sensibility – but Koch’s compositions are an amalgam of rock, funk, jazz and country served up with heavy grooves and dynamic improvisations delivered with no small dose of humor and occasional wild abandon.
Milwaukee native Greg Koch has forged a successful career as a guitar player’s guitarist. He has been called “fiendishly talented” by author and former editor- in-chief of Guitar Player Magazine Tom Wheeler and “scary good” by guitar phenom Joe Bonamassa. In addition to his 15 releases on multiple record labels…MORE

The blues and roots music duo— Joe Filisko and Eric Noden make an unforgettable impression. Their jaw-dropping virtuosity enables them to create more layers of sound and feeling than most full bands can summon, and both are high-energy, ultra-rhythmic performers. The collective result— in both their live shows and their recordings….MORE

Jim Liban is a legend among harp players around the world. His band, Short Stuff, played blues with a vengeance and undoubtedly turned on many of their Midwest fans to the music during their fifteen year run. After a stint as a Nashville songwriter didn’t pan out, Liban returned to Milwaukee where he led a band under his own name. As time went on, he grew tired of the grind that always left the brass ring just out of reach. The retreat from music continued when life hit him with several heavy blows…. article by Mark Thompson here

Born in Green Bay Wi, Billy was captivated by sounds from the first. In 1970 he turned 14 and “Clark Kent’s Super Joint” opened up in town. A club destined to be open only briefly, the place was booked solid with blues musicians that changed Billy’s whole idea of music.   Jimmy Rogers and Jonny…..MORE