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The Cat Daddy Blues Band is a top-rated, successful, energetic blues band playing at numerous venues and festivals in northwest Florida, south Alabama and south Mississippi.  Musical influences include many old blues masters such as BB, Albert and Freddie King, Sonny Boy Williamson II, Muddy Waters, Jimmy Reed, Bobby Blue Bland and Albert Collins; as well as more recent players such as Stevie Ray Vaughn, Eric Clapton, Boz Skaggs, Coco Montoya, and the Cash Box Kings.

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From Montgomery Alabama Blues singer/harmonica ace John Bull takes his blues all over the southeast but is most at home in the real deal Juke joints of Alabama and Mississippi.

His relaxed delivery is the result of decades spent in entertaining in these venues.

John Bull is backed by organ and drums, giving a unique twist to an organ trio vibe.

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International Performing & Recording Artist Joel DaSilva is an American/Brazilian/Ukrainian guitarist, singer and songwriter hailing from Chicago, Illinois, and currently based in Florida.

Joel’s combustible new blues sound combines elements of lo fi garage blues with a driving roots beat. He delivers the horny lyrics in a voice that recalls vintage rockabilly, but his lacerating leads are as potent as any laid down by the late great Hubert Sumlin.

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Castro Coleman a-k-a Mr. Sipp, “The Mississippi Blues Child”, began playing the guitar at the tender age of 6. Through hard work and perseverance, Mr. Sipp has become a Delta Blues Force to be reckoned with! Being recognized for his amazing vocals, songwriting ability, musicianship, ability to produce records and entertain Fans with an upbeat, outlandish show all make Mr. Sipp “The Total Package.”

With over 125 recording credits to his name, Mr. Sipp has played on over 50 national recordings with several Grammy ® nominated projects.

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Bouncing around the country for the last 10 years, Rebecca Dawkins and Tim O’Donnell of the Nouveaux Honkies, currently spread their time between East Tennessee and Southern Florida.  Yes, some would call them “snowbirds”, but they will declare themselves bi-statual. That’s not a word, but it will be.  As far as what one will hear when they perform, they consider it genre neutral.  They play songs they wrote and songs they wish they wrote.  If you wanna get picky it’s called “mother lovin’, country folkin’ blues”. Catch a show and you will end up smiling.

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Led by dynamic front man, Josh “The Pitbull of Blues” Rowand, this high energy Florida band has been on the prowl for many years. The Pitbull of Blues Band is a regular on the festival circuit, known for their fun-loving mix of traditional and original blues. Josh is proud to be the only US endorsed artist with Ali Kat Guitars & with his stunning guitar work he leads the crowds through a repertoire of all that is blues and more. Putting the bite in blues, this band delivers a show that reminds you why you fell in love with the blues.

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To be announced May 9, 2022 at the International Blues Challenge Finals.

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JP Soars is certainly not a typical Blues musician or a typical musician by any right. He encompasses a multitude of influences.  While Soars has been an avid student of the Blues for many years in the late 90’s and early 2000’s he also immersed himself in the complex style of Django Reinhardt and Gypsy Jazz. Soars has been incorporating this style into his own shows for a long time and this certainly helps separate him from the rest of the pack. The Gypsy Blues Review ensemble is fronted by JP Soars and Anne Harris - singer, songwriter, violinist, recording artist and actress based in Chicago, Illinois. Her music has been described by various writers as incorporating a variety of influences, including traditional Celtic music, American folk-rock, Afrobeat, Soul, and chamber music. 

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