Kerry Kearney, a slide guitar master, plays and works his instrument to limits that amaze even the most seasoned musician or cultured music fan. The sounds Kerry creates from his vintage, stock and custom made guitars are as unique as his song writing and original melodies.
Kerry was voted "Best Guitarist of 1999!" by the LI Voice and “Bluesman of the Year 2004” by the Long Island Blues Society. He is also the recipient of the presigious Long Island Sound Award (L.I.S.A.) from the Long Island Music Hall of Fame and most recently, in 2013, he was inducted into the New York Blues Hall of Fame.
He has toured nationally and internationally with the Allman Brothers and Dickey Betts, and has performed with such contemporaries as Sonny Landreth and Robert Randolf. Most recently, Kerry and his band shared the stage with the great BB King at the NYCB Westbury Theater.
Kerry Kearney’s style, music from the “Psychedelta”, is his own brand containing an upbeat mix of American Blues & Roots. Along with his band, he has continued to experience an overwhelming and positive response over the radio and especially when he performs live. Their fresh innovative sound is unlike anything you've ever heard. This wailing upbeat style of blues is driven by Kerry Kearney's amazing guitar riffs, his electrifying slide and infectious rhythms. Whether you crank one of their CDs in your stereo, or have a chance to see them play live, their dynamic, energetic music is something you will never forget.
Breakaway is a band from New York that plays Original American Rock n Blues n Roll. Breakaway consists of Howie Haber (Blues Hall of Fame Inductee) on Guitar and Vocals, Lou Carrollo (Blues Hall of Fame Inductee) on Guitar and Vocals, Dustin Hickey on Bass and AM Cannon on Drums and Vocals, and Joe Genossa on Keyboards.
They were finalists in the 2009 New York/NJ Blues and Jazz Society Challenge, the 2005 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN and the 2005 Long Island Music Festival run by Goodtimes Mag. which said......."Mulcahy's became the house of Blues as Breakaway began their set. Breakaway were perhaps the most seasoned and accomplished musicians in the line-up, as heavy Les Paul leads and three part harmonies put them someplace on the blues rock scale between Led Zeppelin and The Band"
With an individual style encompassing elements of New Orleans Jazz, Blues, Funk, and Boogie Woogie, Tommy Keys has been successfully entertaining at clubs and festivals both nationally and internationally, recently returning from performances in Clarksdale Mississippi and Memphis Tennessee. In addition to being an International Blues Challenge (IBC) Finalist, Tommy has appeared at many festivals, including the Burghausen Jazz Festival in Germany, The Riverhead Blues Festival (NY), Pigs & Peaches Festival (GA), and the Soul of the Blues Festival (NYC). In 2012, he was inducted into the New York Blues Hall of Fame!
Sweet Suzi’s a true blues singer whose voice invites comparison to Janis Joplin, Etta James and Gladys Knight – reaching for the gravelly growling bottom, swinging from her heels, soaring out of tight arrangements to bring out the urban “pit and prune juice” of a song. She handles everything from standard blues numbers to classic rockers by The Beatles and Rolling Stones with equal skill.
John Earl Walker
Guitarist, lyricist, and vocalist John Earl Walker became enamored with the blues at age 13, after being exposed to records by legendary guitarists of the genre such as Albert King, Magic Sam, T-Bone Walker, and Freddie King. By his 16th birthday, Walker had already begun playing guitar at local events and in clubs whenever possible. In 1967 he formed the blues-rock band the Plastic People, which included bassist Pete Harris and guitarist Joey Tremelo.
Songwrier and guitarist
Harmonica and Vocals
Joe Rock and Dave Kislik are 2 guys with 2 guitars who have played a LOT of music festivals. Catch their tribute to the music of Chess Records !!!
Joe has been a mainstay in The N.Y. Music scene for some 20 years now, for the past 10 years Joe has been heading up the Power Trio "The Smokedaddys" in 2005 Joe competed in Memphis Tenn. in the IBC (International Blues Competition) & finished in the finals. a Guitarist/Singer/Songwriter with influences by Robert Johnson, Son House, Howlin' Wolf, Willie Dixon, Johnny Winter, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Coltrane, Bob Dylan, John Hiatt and many more....as Joe says:: "it just has to feel good to me"
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The Suffering Blues Band
The Suffering Blues Band was founded in 2010 by Heath Mensher ( Harmonica / Vocals ) and Benoir ( Guitar / Vocals ). Drummer Fred McCondichie and bassist Kentucky have helped develop their sound and the band is recording their first full length release at Studio Noir. For this Barrier Beach Blues performance Heath's dirty blues harp will be covered by Michael "the Great Carmonica" Carman and Benoir will provide the gut wrenching vocals with a selection of Chicago inspired electric blues! Fans of Stevie Ray Vaughan and John Popper will be delighted.
Mike Barnett Band
Mike Barnett Band Features Ken Kresge on Keyboard,Butch Bateman Drums,Mike barnett Guitar,Mitch Weiss Chromatic Harmonica and Vocal.For this Performance we have added the Dynamic Ally Weiss on Vocal who also happens to be the Daughter of Mitch Weiss.Mike Barnett Band features Veteran Blues and Jazz Musicians that were once former Band members with Big Joe turner,Otis Rush,Ko- Ko Taylor,Eddie Harris and Gerry Mulligan.This Super charged Band performs frequently in the tri state area and performs Originals and standards in the American Roots Genre.
F&G Blues Band
On the heels of the successful release of their debut CD “Grease Up Yo Strutt” the F&G band is out and burning up stages with the multi-talented Sandra Taylor on lead vocals. Adding her own distinctive page to her family's music history book, Sandra Taylor, daughter of the Legendary Sam "Bluzman" Taylor steps into her own spotlight with the F&G band, showing why her talent is equally stellar to her family name. Sandra has graced the stage with greats such as: Eric Burdon, BT Express, Maxine Brown, Sam Taylor, Cheryl “Pepsi” Riley, The Cookies, The Toys and many more. Sly Geralds (bass/bandleader/songwriter) has performed with Al Green, Maceo Parker, Slam Allen, & Bill Perry to name a few. Drummer Tom Foschino has performed and recorded with Blues Legend Sam “Bluzman” Taylor for several years before Sam’s passing in 2009. Chuck Russell, one of NY’s tastiest guitarists, brings his own edge to the blues and perfectly rounds out this new found sound known as F&G...some say F&G stands for funk & groove, some use expletives to describe how good this band makes ya feel...but, it means Foschino/Geralds. Suzanne Foschino and Sly Geralds formed this band around the music they’ve written together with the ultimate mission of turning the blues world on its ear...mission accomplished.
Jerry was born in The Bronx and raised in Harlem, and He caught the music bug early in life, listening to his parents sing around the house, singing with them in church, and listening to their collection of 78rpm records. He always loved to listen to and sing to the radio, that would be how he developed his voice and eclectic musical tastes.
Through an amazing set of circumstances, a late night walk through Washington Square Park and a life changing encounter found himself being introduced to the New York City Blues scene by way of the now infamous Dan Lynch Blues Bar. He spent thirteen years studying The Blues there, watching and performing with Bill Dicey, The Holmes Brothers and eventually hosting the Saturday and Sunday afternoon jam sessions. Many legendary Blues musicians, Johnny Copeland, James Cotton, Hubert Sumlin, and Stevie Ray Vaughan (just to name a few) stopped by to say hello and sing a song on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon.
These days his work is focused in New York City and the tri-state area.