North Mississippi Allstars
They are back with PRAYER FOR PEACE and couldn't we all use one of those right about now? Founded in 1996 by brothers Luther (guitar and vocals) and Cody Dickinson (drums, piano, synth bass, programming and vocals), the now venerable band are entering their third decade with perhaps the most vital album of their career. Recorded in studios across America during North Mississippi Allstars' 2016 tour, PRAYER FOR PEACE sees the Dickinsons weaving their bred-to-the-bone musical sensibility with unstoppable energy, rhythmic reinvention, and a potent message of positivity, family, and hope. As ever, songs like R.L. Burnside's "Long Haired Doney" and the impassioned title track pay homage to the country blues legacy while simultaneously push in It into contemporary relevance with fatback funk, electronic innovation, slippery soul, and pure unadulterated rock 'n' roll.
John Paul White
Far from the grind and glamour of Nashville-where he worked for years as a working songwriter before stepping into the spotlight himself-White settled in his hometown of Muscle Shoals, Alabama, a wellspring of gritty Southern rock and soul since the 1960s. Together with Alabama Shakes keyboard player Ben Tanner and Shoals native Will Trapp, he founded and runs Single Lock Records, a local indie label that has released records by some of the Yellowhammer State's finest, including Dylan LeBlanc, St. Paul & the Broken Bones, and legendary songwriter and keyboard player Donnie Fritts.
"Their popularity is based on universal rock & roll virtues," said Rolling Stone, which put the band on the cover of its January 7, 1993 issue. "The Doctors aren't trying to blaze new trails-they know we've been down this way with the Stones, Curtis Mayfield, and a few of their other touchstones. But the proof-plenty of it-is in the party."
This band was started in 1997 with the goal of presenting the best of Rhythm and Blues with a light Rhythm Section and real horns as an icing on the cake ...The Real Deal! ln the years to follow, the band has achieved that goal and much more. With 4 lead vocalists and seasoned players with backgrounds in Jazz, Blues, Swing, Rock, etc., you put all of these things together with a common love for music, entertaining a crowd and just plain having a good time doing what we do best, this successful performances that have made music with Broad Appeal... The kind that keeps De'Ja Blue in demand.
Bonnie returns to the Foothills Festival after appearing in 2014 and 2015 . Bishop's songs have also been performed by TV star Connie Britton on ABC's prime-time show "Nashville," and she recently celebrated a second Bonnie Raitt cut. The slide guitar legend recorded "Undone" for her 20th career album 'Dig In Deep,' which hit stores in February.
American music is a mile-wide river that beckons black and white, urban and rural, dreamer and doer alike to launch their vessels. All the streams of style and genre flow into it; its tributaries are blues and jazz, mountain and folk, rock, soul and R&B."A sound that melds city grit and Delta dirt, exploding onstage not like two lead singers but more like parts of the same whole... performed as if Mick Jagger and Keith Richards inhabited the Indigo Girls"...Rolling Stone
Everything Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers! The Wildflowers are a tribute to the great Tom Petty and his music. Spot-on accurate renditions of Tom's biggest and best hits. Equipped with decades of experience and a passion for Tom Petty’s magic way with songs, The Wildflowers bring music lovers of all stripes what they crave. More Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers.
Ernie McClinton and Shotgun
Ernie McClinton and Shotgun have been playing all over the South for over 25 years. They have opened for artists such as Willie Nelson, the late great Merle Haggard, Marshall Tucker Band, David Allan Cae and John Anderson just to name a few. Ernie has also written songs for Collins Music and Acuff Rose. Band consists of former members of Shotgun. Michael Keeton on drums, Eric Swann on keyboard and vocals, Randy Matt on bass guitar and Lamar Winsett on lead guitar.