This Years Performers
Boogie Blues and BBQ
Boogie Blues and BBQ
LOS VATOS LOCOS creates Santana-inspired rock and roll with veteran players from the east and west coasts led by  bassist/vocalist Eddie Delgado from Hawaii. Guitarist and native New Yorker Richie Cerniglia paid his dues as a sideman for pop stars Daryl Hall and John Oats. Drummer Jimmy Erikson is originally from Downey, California and is a seasoned recording studio drummer. Conga player and percussionist John Pickell hails from East L.A. where he played with the cream of west coast musicians. Featured vocalist Bethany Jo grew up in upper NewYork state and is establishing a name for herself in the Christian pop music field.               
SAM HUNTER and THE TWO TONES is a trio of accomplished musicians in their early twenties who play roots rock and roll with a respect and enthusiasm that has won them accolades from critics and music fans. Leader Sam Hunter is a Nashville native influenced by The Beatles and Chuck Berry. His original tunes and searing guitar work will restore your faith in rock and roll. Drummer/vocalist Austin Valentine and bassist Ryan Madora make up the Two Tones. This personable trio never fails to include the audience in their onstage fun.        
CUMBERLAND BLUE is a seven piece teenage blues band with an average age of fifteen. The group represented the Nashville Blues Society at the 2013 International Blues Challenge youth showcase held in Memphis this past January. The band includes 14 year old guitarist Jackson Thatcher whose solo album The Path was released in February 2013. Drummer Duncan King won the first ever Drum Off Extravaganza in September of 2012 at Rocketown in Nashville. At age 4 fiddle player Grant "Hootie" Smith was enrolled in the Suzuki violin program at Vanderbilt's Blair School of Music. Thirteen year old bassist Greggory Garner makes his home in Bell Buckle, Tennessee where he attends Cascade Middle School as an 8th grader. Chloe Kohanski provides the powerhouse vocals for the band. Piano prodigy Yates McKendree provides the inventive keyboard solos, and Hank Compton rounds out the solid rhythm section with his mature beyond-his- years versatility on the electric guitar.  
The MIDNIGHT SPECIAL BAND is a veteran group of musicians whose home base is the beautiful Chais Music Hall located in the Walking Horse Hotel in Wartrace. Drummer Joe Peters, keyboardist Leroy Wells, guitarist Tom Williamson, and bassist Jerry Fox bring their tight vocals harmonies and expert musicianship to covers of their favorite artists ranging from street corner doowop to rockabilly, old school R&B, country, reggae, and classic rock dance tunes.    
The GIAN CAGE BAND brings a new meaning to the words musical excitement. Gian Cage, lead vocals and slide guitar, is a 30 year veteran of the stage, only taking a break from music to play for the New York Giants in 1993 and winning the 2001 Toughman Championship. Drummer Derion Hayes has toured globally with James Brown's band leader/saxman Maceo Parker. The funkmeister Jerome Preston is among Nashville's elite bass players, and the legendary Corey Mac provides the signature guitar style that has made him a favorite with blues and R&B fans.  
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