Slam Allen at Arts Garage

Sat Apr 7, 2018

The internationally renowned Slam Allen is a messenger of love. This dynamic entertainer uses the genres of Blues, Soul, R&B, and a touch of Rock and Roll to deliver powerful soul stirring performances! Slam captures you with a voice that echoes Otis Redding, a guitar that immerses you in B. B. King and stage energy reminiscent of James Brown, all while captivating … +


Harper and his Midwest Kind at Arts Garage

Fri 16 Feb, 2018

An amalgamation of blues, soul and world music, Australian singer/songwriter “Peter D. Harper,” now based in Detroit, creates a heady mix of roots music through his creative use of the harmonica, and the haunting drone of the didgeridoo. Harper possesses a powerful, soulful voice and a deep, almost mystical approach to music that some might say has evolved into its own genre. … +


Andy T Band featuring Alabama Mike at Arts Garage

Sun 14 Jan, 2018

The Andy T Band featuring Alabama Mike is a potent new blend of blues talent. The group pairs veteran Nashville guitarist Andy Talamantez with the dynamic San Francisco Bay area singer Michael A. Benjamin, aka Alabama Mike. The band’s 2017 album, “Double Strike” has been riding the top of the blues radio charts since it was released. Debuting in June at #2, … +


Arts Garage: The Rockin’ Jake Band

Sun 26 Nov, 2017

Rockin Jake BandRockin’ Jake has been hailed by many as one of the premier harmonica players in the country. His original sound is a hybrid of second line, swamp funk, blues and zydeco with influences from Paul Butterfield, Big Walter Horton, James Cotton, The Meters,WAR, J. Geils Band, Clifton Chenier, and the Fabulous Thunderbirds. Jake has conjured up this formula that is … +


Selwyn Birchwood Band plays at Arts Garage

Fri 24 Nov, 2017

Selwyn Birchwood is among the most extraordinary young stars in the blues. The Wall Street Journal says Birchwood is “a skilled, energetic and original artist…His songwriting is observant, clever and pointed. His voice is smooth; his singing on target. His guitar fluency generates new licks and rhythmic surprises. Expectations have been high for Mr. Birchwood — and he lives up to them.” … +


Brandon Santini at Arts Garage

Sun 19 Nov, 2017

Multi-BMA and Blues Blast Award nominee, Memphis vocalist and harmonica player Brandon Santini is undeniably a worthy player to keep an eye on as the latest surge of young blues artists to leave their footprint in blues history. His name is worthy of conversations that include James Cotton, Kim Wilson, Dennis Gruenling, Charlie Musselwhite and other frontline harmonica players. Brandon combines his … +


Arts Garage: Paul Nelson Band

Fri 17 Nov, 2017

Paul Nelson is recognized as one of today’s top guitarists/songwriters and producers not only having the distinction of being the hand-picked fellow guitarist to the legendary rock/blues icon Johnny Winter but he has toured the world over performing and or recorded alongside an endless who’s who list of top artists from Eric Clapton to Slash, Billy Gibbons, Ben Harper, Robben Ford, Vince … +


Raised by Wolves plays at Arts Garage

Thu 16 Nov, 2017

On the heels of a short solo stint, singer/songwriter Craig McInnis started to reach out to friends and cohorts to assemble a band around the material he had developed for his one man venture. The songs needed the texture and dynamics that only a full band can bring. In a reasonably short amount of time Craig was able to assemble an amazing … +