March 26, 2012 at 1:35 pm #90123
#15 reverend deadeye
The Reverend Deadeye is the Reverend’s son of a Reverend’s son. He spent his youth handlin’ snakes and performin’ at tent revivals alongside his Pentecostal family on the Navajo reservation in Arizona. This sacred musical heritage finds its way prominently into his performances. But don’t expect a Sunday mornin’ church service; instead, expect a Saturday night baptism with fire holy rollin’ revival. With his modified wok-lid resonator guitar, homemade beer can microphone, kick drum, and washtub snare, he delivers a punk-rock version of gritty pre-war delta blues which he blends with fiery gospel interpretations capable of turnin’ the whole room into a spirit filled bar room revival.March 27, 2012 at 11:48 am #90124
#16 PurgAtory Hill
You all know pat mAcdonald's hit My Future's so Bright I've Got To Wear Shades with Timbuk3. He's been living back in his hometown of Sturgeon Bay WI and playing a cigarbox guitar. For several years, he's put on the amazing Steel Bridge Festival up in Door County. We're realy glad to have him back to the bbq.
An altar ego of singer/songwriter/one-man-band pat mAcdonald, Purgatory Hill plays a Lowebow "Purgatory Hill Harp" which consists of a cigar box and two poles with three guitar strings and a bass string attached. Slide guitar, banjo, and bass seem to erupt from its massive amplified sound. Add neck-rack harmonica, electrified foot stomp, and melaniejane on tambourine, maracas, keyboards & backing vocals and you have, in the words of one critic, “a sexy little freak show of a duo!”March 28, 2012 at 12:01 pm #90125
#17 The Speaking Tongues
The Speaking Tongues are a 2-man rock n roll tornado from Toronto, Canada. so glad to have them back. they've been big supporters of the deep blues from day one.March 29, 2012 at 5:58 pm #90126
#18 Mark Porkchop Holder
Mark is the only artist to have played every deep blues festival.
There was a time he was in the Black Diamond Heavies. I think that was pretty special. There was a time he was playing on the streets of Nashville, addicted and nearly losing a leg to disease. I'm glad he's coming back to visit. I miss him when he's not here.March 30, 2012 at 1:06 pm #90127
our 2nd canadian band for 2012. 26 bands from 14 states and 4 countries. the biggest unknown festival anywhere.
catl is a dirty, stripped down, juke-joint blues band that likes to drink, fight, and grind. get ready.March 31, 2012 at 2:26 pm #90128
#20 Buffalo Killers
Nine years ago, I followed these guys for thee nights from Omaha to Iowa City to Minneapolis to see their shows. They were Thee Shams back then. Now, it's the Buffalo Killers. They've been a favorite at the Deep Blues Festivals and I'm so glad to have them back. Another fantastic Alive Records band. We've still got a couple of their label mates yet to announce. Just a few more days of the presale left. – chris
from their website:
Buffalo Killers are an American rock band comprising brothers Zachary and Andrew Gabbard with Joseph Sebaali. Quickly signed to Alive Records after sending a burnt CD with just their telephone number and name on it, their self-titled debut album was released in October of 2006.
Buffalo Killers drew the attention of Chris Robinson, who invited the band to open a string of dates for The Black Crowes. That road trip spawned the songs for the band’s second long player, Let It Ride, produced by The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach.
Most recently, the Buffalo Killers collaborated with Kelley Deal on the just released Sing For Your Meat: A Tribute to Guided By Voices, and on August 2nd the Cincinnati-based trio will be releasing their new self-produced album “3″ on Alive Records (available on CD, Digital and Colored Vinyl in both blue and purple – limited to just 500 copies each color).April 1, 2012 at 2:21 pm #90129
#21 Lee Bains III and the Glory Fires
The title of LEE BAINS III AND THE GLORY FIRES' debut album comes from Bains mishearing an old hymn as a child. In the soft accents of his elders around Birmingham, Alabama, "There is a balm in Gilead" sounded a lot like "There is a bomb." It fits, really. The Glory Fires learned to construct music in the churches of their childhoods, and learned to destroy it in the punk clubs of their youths.
As much Wilson Pickett as Fugazi, as much the Stooges as the Allman Brothers, Birmingham, Alabama's Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires have brought rock'n'roll to bear on their own experience and their own place. On 'THERE IS A BOMB IN GILEAD,' they deconstruct the music of the Deep South, strip it down and reassemble it, to make a righteous ruckus that sits at the vanguard of the vernacular.
In 2008, shortly after returning to Birmingham from college in New York, Lee Bains fell in with the Dexateens, a Tuscaloosa institution whose raggedy union of cock-eyed rebel pride and forward-thinking fury proved to be the perfect apprenticeship for a confused Southern boy, raised on Skynyrd and schooled in Faulkner. After Bains had played with the band for a couple or three years, a couple or three hundred shows, the Dexateens came to a reluctant end. Bains found himself off the road, back in Birmingham, without a band. He also found himself with a passel of powerful songs sitting somewhere between buzzsaw garage, classic power-pop and sweating country-soul. Casting his nets in central Alabama's rock'n'roll clubs, Bains assembled the Glory Fires: drummer Blake Williamson (Black Willis, Taylor Hollingsworth, Dan Sartain), bass player Justin Colburn (Model Citizen, Arkadelphia), and guitar player Matt Wurtele. Chugging along with a fierce Muscle Shoals vibe, the Glory Fires brought a sense of urgency to Bains's drawling, howling voice.
After tracking some demos under the powerful guidance of Texas punk pioneer Tim Kerr (Big Boys, Poison 13, Now Time Delegation) and a few months of shows, the Glory Fires traveled to Water Valley, Mississippi to record the tracks for their debut LP 'There Is a Bomb in Gilead' at Dial Back Sound with engineer Lynn Bridges (Quadrajets, Jack Oblivian, Thomas Function). The songs were mixed in Detroit, at Ghetto Recorders by Jim Diamond (The Dirtbombs, The New Bomb Turks, Outrageous Cherry). It is there — in that Mississippi grease and Detroit grit — that 'There Is a Bomb in Gilead' sits, fuse lit, ready to go.April 2, 2012 at 1:49 pm #90130
#22 The Rue Moor Counts
I met Rob on a band forum. I'd guess most of my best friends were formed through a shared love of music.
The RMC have an upcoming release that everyone should own. They'll have news soon on the presale and availability. You can sure pick one up at the Deep Blues Festival.April 3, 2012 at 7:40 am #90131
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holy hell this is an amazing lineup…..how this doesn't sell out in minutes is beyond me…sadly i wont be there till next year though, when I can finally after wanting to go for ages, get there.April 3, 2012 at 1:12 pm #90132
We've got to squeeze in some extra news these last couple days of announcements. Here's something pretty special.
Ending the first night of the festival will be a special sneak preview screening of the new T-Model Ford documentary. 11pm right after Ben Prestage's performance.
More information coming on this soon.April 3, 2012 at 1:13 pm #90133
#23 Broken Spirits
Not long ago, the good Reverend and his friend and musical cohort Brother Al began playing some primitive rock 'n' roll in the basement at a local house party. Fast forward one year to a rehearsal space in Lausanne, Switzerland…we drank a few beers and played again for a few friends. When we had some spare time a few months later, a call was made to the Reverend's old friend, a Mr. Bobby Jamison, inviting him to come and drop some bottom end on the whole thing. Things started sounding pretty SPOOKY, maybe even GROOVY, some songs were kinda written, and they knew they just had to SHAKE YOU.April 4, 2012 at 12:13 am #90134
#24 Radio Moscow
#25 Brian Olive
I don't think I need to give links for these guys. If you don't know Brian Olive through the Greenhornes or Soledad Brothers or the new Dr. John Locked Down album or the backstory on Radio Moscow and Dan, you probably shouldn't be in this forum.
Look at all the Alive bands at this fest.
One more band to announce tomorrow and then the lineup and schedule.
Tickets on sale.April 5, 2012 at 12:57 pm #90135
#26 William Elliott Whitmore
Will played our 2007 festival. Really looking forward to having him back.
The full schedule is out. Tickets on sale now. firstname.lastname@example.org
Fri June 29th
3pm Tijauna Hercules! (chicago il)
4pm Speaking Tongues (toronto canada)
5pm Rue Moor Counts (detroit mi)
6pm reverend deadeye (parts unknown)
7pm Lee Bains III and the Glory Fires (birmingham al)
8pm purAtory hill (sturgeon bay wi)
9pm Henry's Funeral Shoe (south wales uk)
10pm Ben Prestage (indiantown fl)
11pm – special T-Model Ford documentary screening
Sat June 30th
noon catl (toronto canada)
1pm Charlie Patton's War (bloomington in)
2pm Mark Porkchop Holder (chattanooga tn)
3pm Brian Olive (cincinnati oh)
4pm James Leg (chattanooga tn)
5pm John The Conqueror (philadelphia pa)
6pm Left Lane Cruiser (fort wayne in)
7pm Buffalo Killers (cincinnati oh)
8pm Daniel Kroha (detroit mi)
9pm Radio Moscow (story city ia)
10pm Ben Prestage (indiantown fl)
Sun July 1st
2pm Adam Gussow (oxford ms)
3pm Restavrant (los angeles ca)
4pm Molly Gene One Whoaman Band (warrensburg mo)
5pm Possessed By Paul James (boerne tx)
6pm Delaney Davidson (New Zealand)
7pm Broken Spirits (denver co)
8pm David Kimbrough Jr (holly springs ms)
9pm William Elliott Whitmore (montrose ia)
10pm Ben Prestage (indiantown fl)April 19, 2012 at 2:07 am #90136April 19, 2012 at 9:35 am #90137
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Damn , that's one hell of a lineup! Good job cjohnson! Will have to see what we're doing on that weekend. May be makin' the trek west to see ya.
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