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Friday, June 11, 2010

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FRI 6/11 - SAT 6/12 - SUN 6/13
Brick Street BBQ
& Marietta Bike Rally
Outside on the Parking Partners Lot on 2nd Street Across  from Tampico Mexican Restaurant
musical lineup
 the Brick Street BBQ and Marietta Bike Rally Dice Run

Friday, June 11 at 8:00 p.m. the headliner will be McGuffey
 Lane. The band first played in a former warehouse on High
Street in Athens, Ohio in 1977, and went on to become a
nationally recognized recording act is back in the Mid-Ohio
Valley.  With their unique blend of rock, country and
 bluegrass, McGuffey Lane plays everything from Jerry Jeff
Walker to George Jones, to bluegrass standards like "Rocky
 Top", Cumberland Gap", and "Foggy Mountain Breakdown"
to their own popular originals such as "Green County
Mountains", "Break Away", "Long Time Lovin' You" and
"People Like You"! McGuffey Lane has toured with the
Charlie Daniels Band, The Judds, Marshall Tucker and The
Allman Brothers and has been attracting a whole new set of
 fans with their recent touring.

Opening for McGuffey Lane at 6:00 p.m. Friday evening will
 be local favorite, "The Fossils" featuring a long list of classic rock tunes. Specializing in rock and acoustic tunes from artists
like Steely Dan, James Taylor, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Tom Petty. The Fossils also play a number of originals.

Saturday's headlining act will be the Debbie Davies and
 Robin Rogers Band. Debbie Davies jumped into the major
blues circuit playing with blues legend Albert Collins in 1988. Davies brings her seasoned licks and soulful sensitivity to
her twelfth solo release, the groundbreaking, all
instrumental "Holdin Court". Davies will be touring with
Blind Pig recording artist, Robin Rogers who sings in the
sassy classic blues tradition of Bessie Smith and Memphis
Minnie. A winner of the Best Self Produced CD at the
Memphis International Blues Challenge for her "Crazy Cryin
Blues" album, Rogers sings self assured brazen blues with a knowing twinkle in her eyes. Her latest release out now
on Blind Pig Records features the award winning song "Color
Blind Angel". Rogers also earned the 2009 Blues Blast award for Best Female Artist. 

The Blues party starts at 4:15 p.m. Saturday with the
 scorching Jon Justice Band. Justice was recently cited as
Best of Cincinnati 2008 Blues Singer/Slinger, and won the Cincinnati Blues Challenge representing the Queen City at the International Blues Festival in Memphis. In 2007 Justice was nominated for three CEA's for Best Blues Artist, Best Live Act, and Best Up and Coming Artist. He also appeared in a Bootsy Collins' (James Brown, Parliament, George Clinton) video, "Bengal Rock".

At 2:00 p.m. in the afternoon kick back to the bluegrass
 music of The Slack Family Band from Richmond, Virginia.
The Slack Family features three part harmony and top notch musicianship, mixing traditional and cutting edge musical influences. They have appeared at the Sternwheel Festival and Mayor's Jubilee and provides a great combination of wit, wisdom and musical heritage.

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Friday, June 11, 2010
The Fossils - 6:00 p.m.
McGuffey Lane - 8: 00 p.m.
Saturday, June 12
The Slack Family Band - 2:00 p.m.
      Jon Justice Band - 4:15 p.m.
      Debbie Davies and Robin Rogers - 8:00 p.m.

R. Hunt Brawley, Director
Hippodrome/Colony Historical Theatre Association
River City Blues Festival
"One of the Finest Little Blues Festivals in America"
19th Annual River City Blues Festival
March 19-20, 2010  Lafayette Hotel,  Marietta, Ohio

Friday, March 19, 2010

8PM - Shaun Booker & her band- Columbus,OH1st of our two favorite Columbus divas performing this weekend. Powerful, soulful vocals, tight band and "Snakebite" on tenor sax.
10PM - The Kinsey Report  - Chicago, ILBlazing Blues/Rock, reggae, funk and soul solidly based in Chicago Blues from the legendary Kinsey brothers family band. 

Saturday, March 20, 2010

1230PM - BITS Band/"High Schools That Rock"
1PM-  River City Ohio Blues Competition Winners
           Tokyo Tramps from Boston, Mass.

230PM - Lionel Young -  Louisville,  Colorado
Itzhak Perlman meets "Gatemouth" Brown, sort of.
Classically trained violinist plays the blues and jazz. 
 IBC solo/duo winner, 2008.
4PM - Zac Harmon Band - Dallas, TX
Mississippi born, LA perfected West Coast Blues, mixes blues, reggae, soul & gospel,  with exquisite guitar and terrific vocals.   "The future of the blues,"  here now.
8PM - Teeny Tucker Band - Columbus, OH
2nd of our two favorite Columbus divas to perform this weekend; Top-3 finalists at IBC, 2003 and 2005, great band.
10PM - Kenny "Blues Boss" Wayne
 From Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada -- High-energy boogie woogie blues piano with a panache: pounds those 88's with conviction; richly warm and gritty voice. GREAT show not to be missed.

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