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Comprised of rotating band leaders, the T Blues Band is a nightly, sound-shifting, blues machine. Tight knit groups of 4 musicians combine forces to generate the most powerful and authentic blues incarnations around.

 

 

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MONDAYS

JR MACK

SARON CRENSHAW

CLIFF SCHMITT
BARRY HARRISON

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8/9/2015

SARON CRENSHAW

MICHAEL HILL

CLIFF SCHMITT

MIKE NAPPI

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8/16/2015

IRVING LOUIS LATTIN

SOLOMON HICKS

CLIFF SCHMITT

MIKE NAPPI

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8/31/2015

CLARENCE SPADY

IRVING LOUIS LATTIN

CLIFF SCHMITT

MIKE NAPPI

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DATE

7:00 PM

10:00 PM

01-TUE RAY SCHINNERY STORY/BRYAN BAND
02-WED SARON CRENSHAW JR MACK BAND
03-THU IRVING LOUIS LATTIN CLARENCE SPADY BAND
04-FRI CRIMSON RAGDOLLS MICHAEL POWERS FREQUENCY
05-SAT BOBBY RADCLIFF TRIO SARON CRENSHAW BAND
06-SUN IRVING LOUIS LATTIN THE PIONEERS/HILL
07-MON MICHAEL POWERS T BLUES BAND
08-TUE SARON CRENSHAW BOBBY BRYAN BAND
09-WED JR MACK T BAND/HILL/CRENSHAW
10-THU RAY SCHINNERY JOHN PRIMER BAND
11-FRI SARON CRENSHAW TRIO MICHAEL POWERS FREQUENCY
12-SAT ACOUSTIC T BAND CLARENCE SPADY BAND
13-SUN SARON CRENSHAW THE PIONEERS
14-MON MICHAEL POWERS T BLUES BAND
15-TUE BOBBY BRYAN RANDY MCALLISTER
16-WED RAY SCHINNERY T BAND/LATTIN/HICKS
17-THU SARON CRENSHAW KING SOLOMON HICKS
18-FRI CLARENCE SPADY TRIO MICHAEL POWERS FREQUENCY
19-SAT CRIMSON RAGDOLLS SARON CRENSHAW BAND
20-SUN RAY SCHINNERY THE PIONEERS
21-MON MICHAEL POWERS T BLUES BAND
22-TUE J.RICCI/J.J.APPLETON SARON CRENSHAW BAND
23-WED IRVING LOUIS LATTIN CLARENCE SPADY BAND
24-THU JR MACK EDDIE "THE CHIEF" CLEARWATER
25-FRI JR MACK MICHAEL POWERS FREQUENCY
26-SAT STEVE GUYGER JR MACK BAND
27-SUN BILL SIMS JR THE PIONEERS
28-MON CLARENCE SPADY T BLUES BAND
29-TUE IRVING LOUIS LATTIN BOBBY RADCLIFF/STEVE GUYGER
30-WED JR MACK JAMES ARMSTRONG
31-THU RAY SCHINNERY T BAND/SPADY/LATTIN

 

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john primer & the real deal blues band

august 10th, 2017

thursday - 10:00PM

As a young musician, John Primer drew his first influences from his family's involvement with spiritual and gospel music. This early exposure, aided by the the sounds of Jimmy Reed, Muddy Waters, Little Milton, Elmore James, B.B. & Albert King, led to a fascination with the blues. True to the form of many bluesmen before him, Primer left Mississippi for Chicago where he played along side Sammy Lawhorn, Junior Wells, Buddy Guy, Smokey Smothers, Lonnie Brooks. His career did not have anywhere to go but up and he was taken on as an opening act for Muddy Waters.  After Muddy's passing in 1983, Primer joined and toured with Magic Slim and the Teardrops until 1995 when he released his debut album The Real Deal. Ever since, this Grammy and W.C. Handy award nominee has been tearing up the world as front man of The Real Deal Blues Band!

www.johnprimerblues.com


randy mcallister

august 15th, 2017

tuesday - 10 PM

This Grammy nominated singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist has been bringing his original sense of Texas blues to the music scene for 15 years. A native Texan, Randy began his music career on drums & quickly moved to writing his own music. With high energy, fun lyrics, sensitive ballads & richly relatable stories, Randy Mcallister is one of the "best America has to offer. The man is a master of Americana" (Rootstime).

www.randymcallister.com


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crimson ragdolls

august 19th, 2017

saturday - 7 PM

Blues, Ragtime, Jazz, French Songs, Gospel, Folk Music, Originals, and more! Influenced by Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Louis Armstrong, Elizabeth Cotten, Fats Waller, Nina Simone, Django Reinhardt, The Memphis Jug Band, Irving Berlin, and others...

Alison (guitar, piano, accordion, washboard), Joanna (double bass, banjo, violin), Megg (Washboard, Ukulele, Tenor Banjo), and Zoe (Clarinet, Piano, Accordion) are the Crimson Ragdolls!


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jj appleton & jason ricci

august 22nd, 2017

tuesday - 7 PM

Blues and folk guitarist JJ Appleton joins forces with "world heavy-weight" harmonic player Jason Ricci for an evening of "gut-bucket noir" blues, roots, and a dash of cajun americana. It's acoustic blues at its very best!

jj-appleton.squarespace.com

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eddy "the chief" clearwater

august 24th, 2017

Eddie "The Chief" Clearwater, a Chicago legend, is known for "gritty West Side shuffles and belly-grinding slow blues that highlight his raw chops, soulful vocals, and earthy, humorous lyrics". (Downbeat) This left-handed guitar player loves to perform, transporting his instantly recognizable "rock-a-blues" from Romania, to Turkey, to Terra Blues! Help celebrate Eddie's 82nd year as the most authentic, uninhibited, Chicago bluesman this side of Illinois!

www.eddieclearwater.com

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 james armstrong

august 30th 2017

wednesday - 10PM

 Hailing from California, James Armstrong has been considered the blues man to watch since the early 1990's. The son of a blues singer and jazz guitarist, Armstrong has always kept his sound firmly rooted in the classic blues tradition. With the complete knowledge of seasoned blues man, Armstrong manages to, "[redefine] the range of contemporary blues." (Blues Access) From  magnetic story telling to engaging grooves, a live show with Mr. Armstrong always gives the audience exactly what they want. It's no wonder this artist has been dubbed "the ambassador of blues" on  "on his way to the upper echelon of contemporary blues artists. " (Living Blues)

www.jamesarmstrong.com


 

the pioneers

sunday nights

The Pioneers got their start at Terra Blues as the legendary backup group that supported Moe Holmes, former alto and tenor voice of the Holmes Brothers. Created in the early 1990's, the band is comprised of rotating talented musicians. After Moe's death in 2008 the current group of Jr Mack, Barry Harrison, Brian Killen & Pat Firch carry on in his footsteps.


mack

jr mack

A New Jersey native and self-taught guitarist, Jr Mack forged his own path into the heart of the blues. With the collected stage presence of a seasoned performer, Jr Mack lulls, mesmerizes, and reels the audience into a groove all his own. Having sat in or worked with The Allman Brothers Band, Robert Randolph, & many others, Junior Mack's soulful interpretation of the blues never fails to captivate.

www.jrmack.com

irving louis lattin

Irving Louis Lattin, another of Chicago's notable music exports, is one of the most desirable talents in the entertainment industry. Called upon for his song writing prowess and blues/funk performances, Lattin's sound has been featured in commercials (Covergirl, Chevy, Pfizers ... etc) and on stages across the world.  Lattin began playing music at age 13 and by the time he was 25, mastered both composition and piano. Although you have probably heard Irving Louis Lattin during your every day life without even realizing it, wake up your consciousness and grab a featured show of his talented song writing and "real-thing" appeal right here at Terra Blues!

www.myspace.com/irvinglouislattin


michael powers

Heralding from Bayonne New Jersey, Michael Powers now defines the New York City blues scene. Since settling in NYC in the 1970's, Power's originals and "re-shaped classics" have been dictating the raw essence of real blues in the city for years. This 5 time Blues Music award nominee "is no "rocker" masquerading as a "bluesman", no "Hendrix wanna be" - he is simply true to his ... heart and the rockin' soul in his music." Michael Powers is a rare find in the music world; "an impressive musical range and versatility - a musician for all seasons." (Blues Matters)

www.michaelpowers.com

 


ray schinnery

Raised in New York City, Ray Schinnery is known for his humorous originals, guitar mastery, and his unique "story-telling" voice. BLUES MAGAZINE wrote "just when you think his vocal is a standard, rough-hewn blues shouter, he turns around and lays down some of the shivery-sweetest 3 part harmonies this side of the bible belt". A regular on the international as well as the local blues scene, "with his band, a solo performer, or with his guitar, Ray is a master showman..."

www.rayschinnery.com


 

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clarence spady

Raised in Scranton Pennsylvania, where he still lives, Clarence Spady is accredited with defining the 1990's blues scene. Raised by a musical family and encouraged to pursue blues, Spady started touring right out of high school. By the '90's, this singer/guitarist decided to head out and tour with a band of his own. Clarence Spady's skills as a songwriter paired with his solid mastery of guitar transcends typical blues performances, leaving audiences clamoring for more of his unique & intelligent sound.

www.myspace.com/clarencespadyband


saron crenshaw

Whether he is traveling the country disseminating his control of jazz and blues or strolling through the audience playing guitar with his tongue (which happens to be a Gibson "Lucille" model guitar signed by B.B.King),SaRon Crenshaw is a powerhouse performer that leaves an unforgettable impression. This New Yorker's deeply engrained love for all things blues leaves no room for obstacles in life or performance.

www.saroncrenshaw.com


  Guyger

bobby radcliff & steve guyger

Growing up in Maryland, Bobby Radcliff began his guitar education with classical guitar lessons at the age of 12. Following his initiation into the music world, Radcliff moved to New York City in 1977 where Black Top records took a liking to his "strengths as a soloist, as well as a funky rhythm guitarist". (WFLR-FM) Having toured the US, Canada, and Europe more than a dozen times Radcliff always leaves audiences stunned with "his jaw-dropping skills as a guitarist." (Blues Review)

www.bobbyradcliffblues.com

A bluesman since his teens, this Philadelphia native's mastery of gritty Chicago-style harp playing landed him a musician's dream gig, a call from Jimmy Rogers. Blues Access Magazine claims "All of the years...of touring with the legendary Jimmy Rogers has made Steve Guyger one of the greatest blues harp men in the world." Guyger's performances are enhanced by his fine clear voice and hand-picked guest performers - every show is one of a kind!

www.steveguyger.com


bobby bryan

An opening talent for Albert Cummings,  Shemekia Copeland & many other nationally recognized artists, this California native has been captivating audiences with his brand of "urban blues" for over 20 years. Bobby is a another successful blues product of Los Angeles's most famous blues club, Babe's & Ricky's. After playing with the house band for years, Bobby was taken on tour with "Arkansas" Larry Davis, an influential Grammy  award-winning blues artist. After years of honing his vocal and guitar talents, Bobby Bryan and his band are a group of blues regulars we can't do without!

www.bobbybryanii.com

hicks

king solomon hicks

Known in Harlem as "King Solomon", " 'lil BB", and "EAST Montgomery", Hicks has kept an enviable performance schedule since the age of 13. With two CD's under his belt (including 4 original songs), there's nothing that can stand in the way of this young New Yorker and his mature and inimitable skill as a guitarist.

www.kingsolomonhicks.com