Performing in 2019!​ ​!!

Vanessa Collier
If you haven’t been fortunate enough to meet Vanessa and witness one of her head-turning, fiery, and passionate performances, you should definitely make sure you do. As a master musician and multi-instrumentalist, Vanessa Collier, weaves funk, soul, rock, and blues into every powerful performance and she is downright impressive. With soulful vocals, searing saxophone, and witty songwriting, Vanessa is blazing a trail, racking up an impressive arsenal of honours, and has already singled herself out as an artist of distinction and one we would all do well to watch.It’s not simply the accolades she has accumulated so far, although they’ve been many -- five Blues Music Award Nominations (BMAs), a Blues Blast Award nomination, the Jammingest Pro Award bestowed by the Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise, First Place for lyrics in the International Songwriting Competition, Best of 2014 Blues Breaker on Dan Aykroyd’s BluesMobile, and 2019 BMA Horn Player of the Year -- it’s the fact that she has accumulated all these honours even while her career is still in its infancy. A 2013 graduate of the prestigious Berklee College of Music, she’s toured nationally and internationally, released three critically acclaimed albums.ary
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Miss Freddye's Blues Band
A festival favorite, this will be the 5th year that Miss Freddye will perform on our stage.  To hear Freddye sing the blues is to be transported to another place and time.  It could be a smoky Chicago nightclub in the 1950s, or a campus in the '60s when blues found favor with college students, or a Southern juke joint in the 1970s, such is her feel for the music.  Miss Freddye Stover, known as "Pittsburgh's Lady of the Blues," was nominated in two categories for the prestigious Blues Music Awards in 2018, for Best Emerging Artist Album and for the Koko Taylor Award.
MIss Freddye's website
Max Schang Blues Band
Max Schang's blues have been with him 'all these years' - his first recorded blues album. A devout student of the guitar at the age 8, learning music notation as well as ear playing, beginning a testament to his ability with blues and other styles. The blues is spiritual, sensual and represents the place where the soul and body converge and document the journey. This path has taken him through many musical transformations including classical guitar, jazz, funk, gypsy-jazz as well as various styles of American blues. 

The vision of this incredible artist is why our Festival has become so successful.
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Dan Bubien 
Dan Bubien is a singer/songwriter/guitarist from Aliquippa, Pennsylvania. With a career that spans over two decades, Dan is constantly refining and redefining his craft with a wide palette of tones and textures, sounds and styles, to express his songwriting through an open, honest and wide catalog of real songs. Rooted in soul versed in styles from blues to funk, roots-rock to reggae, alt-country to singer/songwriter. 
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Ray Fuller and the 
RAY FULLER  was given his first guitar at the age of 8, a Gibson Melody Maker. At an early age, Fuller was inspired by the British Invasion; Rolling Stones, Yardbirds and the Animals bands. Fuller's first Blues album he ever heard was John Mayall and the Blues Breakers featuring Eric Clapton. "I could tell good blues guitar when I heard was different."
Fuller's passion for the Blues was fueled with the discovery of the original Blues greats; John Lee Hooker, Muddy Waters, BB King, Elmore James. Young Ray Fuller was especially fond of John Lee Hooker.

The Ray Fuller Band was formed in 1974, evolving into Ray Fuller and the Bluesrockers in 1978; releasing a self titled album on vinyl and Fuller has not looked back since. Mastering his craft throughout the 80's and 90's, Fuller was quick to become the "go to act" throughout Ohio to open for iconic Blues musicians such as Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Buddy Guy, Junior Wells and Albert Collins to name a few.

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The RiffRiders
Bringing soul and passion to every performance, their guitar fueled, no frills brand of blues has won over the hearts of rock and blues enthusiasts.  They draw their energy and trademark sound by arranging blues standards with a modern style, providing audiences with familiar, crowd-pleasing tunes and an infectious, fresh groove. The group’s repertoire also includes original blues songs born from a deep appreciation of the blues greats.  The Riff Riders were voted 'Best Blues Band' in Erie, as part of the Rock Erie Music Awards!

RiffRiders Website
The Stevee Wellons Band
Vocalist Stevee Wellons has been performing in the tri-state area for the last 25 years and is known for her high-energy stage presence and performance. In her early twenties she began her musical career. Since then, Stevee has performed with numerous area bands and currently teaches and coaches voice at the prestigious Afro-American Institute in the Homewood Area of Pittsburgh. An experienced recording artist as well, Stevee has recorded in Pittsburgh, New York, Chicago and Baltimore. Stevee Wellons Band won the 2015 Blues Society of Western PA's Blues Challenge and represented Western PA at the 2016 International Blues Challenge.

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Bryan Schwab & The Static Gypsies 
Bryan Schwab is a 22 year old guitarist from Oil City, PA. Some of the highlights of his career are playing on stage with blues legend Buddy Guy, Mike Zito, Anthony Gomes, Tommy Katona and Eddie Shaw and the Wolfgang, and most recently the highly acclaimed blues band Mississippi Heat. He's also had the privilege of playing with artists and bands from Eastern Ohio and Western Pennsylvania.  Bryan is a member of the Youth Arts Forum, a non-profit organization based in New York City. This has allowed him to play at benefit concerts in Connecticut, Vermont, in and around New York City

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Rodger Montgomery
To many people, Rodger Montgomery is Blues in this area. Long a fixture of the regional music scene, Rodger Montgomery is an accomplished singer and guitar player for over 35 years, Rodger  is just as comfortable laying down searing overdriven licks on his Stratocaster as he is playing some impassioned, traditional slide tunes on his resonator. Rodger wrote the Song "The Forgotten Ones" for the NAACP video production company the whole video is accompanied by My Music. 
2012, and 2014 Winner in the Blues category for the Rock Erie Music Awards

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