The next generation of blues

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The next generation of blues

Postby jeffcobb » Sat Nov 03, 2012 2:48 am

I am not talking about current bands putting out new blues stuff but rather completely new blues musicians that have it in their soul. At a recent International Blues Challenge I encountered two young acts that look like they could be the epitome of the next generation:
1. Michaela Raye: She is a guitarist and her vocals are coming into their own, though she is young and still going through it all.http://michaelaraeguitar.com/
She does some covers (she was 12 at the point I got her CD a few years back) but some of her stuff is really soulful (sim nombre is great).
2. Young Austin: they are a group of kids who are basically SRV wannabes but don't hold that against them. I think when they find their own identity they have a shot as being great....http://www.youngaustinband.com/


While not young, one very fun, very very bawdy lady/band from the IBC that year was Cheryl Renee and Them Bones. Check out the act. She is a riot by herself but one thing that they had going for them lacking elsewhere (in 250+ bands) was the fact that she was on keys, her guitarist was jamming away and at no time did they step on each other. Not once. They made it to the finals and are worth checking out....http://www.cherylrenee.com/
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Re: The next generation of blues

Postby cyclodan » Fri Jun 14, 2013 2:25 pm

How about Homemade Jamz Blues Band...a trio of siblings who were ages 9, 14 and 16 when they got their record deal in '08!
Check em out on you tube (tried to embed vid, maybe i gotta have more posts?)
Instruments are even homemade, their dad made the guitars out of car parts!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iEExSjk ... jf6zeo3D2k
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