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To say that this years Paramount Blues Festival will have harmonica players is an understatement! We have the best of the best coming in this year, you will not want to miss this year! No telling what will happen when these musicians get together...we even have a few special guests stopping by....don't be the one that missed it!
Would you like to volunteer at the Festival? We need help with set up, tear down, the main & backstage gates as well as help in the VIP area. Click here and let us know when your available!
Back this year - Harmonica workshop with world reknown JOE FILISKO! this is a free class held on Saturday, and you do not need to purchase a festival ticket to attend! Fill out the form here and let us know you are coming! Class will be held at approx. 2:00 pm. We will send out exact info after registering. Bring your harmonica OR Joe will have affordable options at the class!
2014 Paramount Blues Festival VIP Passes are available. We have a large garden viewing area close to the stage for you, AND unlimited beverages in 2014, as well as concierge service!!
"Callahan's voice has the spiked fervor of contemporary Susan Tedeschi, but it's richer and smoother. Stylistically she's picked up a lot from one of her earlier influences, Nina Simone - Simone's squirming rhythms and hypnotic vocals reverberate in Callahan's music."
JARED JAMES NICHOLS
Blues and classic rock ‘n roll embodied, JARED is a very welcome addition to the new wave of classic rock & R&B influenced acts like Gary Clark Jr., Vintage Trouble, and The Stone Foxes with a work ethic and charisma that is virtually unmatched. JARED gets down to the nitty-gritty with songs that hit close to home, touching on the timeless blues aesthetic in every way possible while still managing to put his own thoughtful twist on it. He keeps that sound pumping, turning any room into an instant party, eliciting stunned looks for his mesmerizing guitar licks. In addition to all of the tracks on the U.S. EP release, the new ALBUM tracks are: “Playin’ for Keeps”, “Get Down”, “Come on in my Kitchen” (Robert Johnson Cover), “All Your Pain”, and “Now or Never” For more information on JARED JAMES NICHOLS, check out the following: http://www.facebook.com/Jaredjamesnichols
Tinsley Ellis wears his Southern roots proudly. Born in Atlanta in 1957, he grew up in southern Florida and first played guitar at age eight. He found the blues through the back door of British Invasion bands like The Yardbirds, The Animals, Cream, and The Rolling Stones. He especially loved the Kings — Freddie, B.B. and Albert. His love for the blues solidified when he was 14. At a B.B. King performance, Tinsley sat mesmerized in the front row. When B.B. broke a string on Lucille, he changed it without missing a beat, and handed the broken string to Ellis. Tinsley’s fate was sealed; he had to become a blues guitarist. And yes, he still has that string.