Carlos killing it in the Omega Lab. Good times! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DzNI6_gG3bM&feature=youtube_gdata_player
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Greg Foresman is bringing his band to the Omega Lab on Monday night, May 12 for the next Mando Blues taping.
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Jeff Blaney will tear up the airwaves on the mando blues radio show tonight at 9pm. Tune into 107.1fm, the public radio app or http://www.radiofreenashville.org
Tags: Anne McCue, Blue, Blues, Boscoe France, Cody Shipley, Colonel Bruce Hampton, Elle & The Fine Lines, Etta Britt, Jake Hill, John Salaway, Lauren Zoeller Band, Mando, Mother, Nashville, Omega Lab, Rickey Godfrey, Ritchie Owens & The Farm Bureau, Sam Hunter & The Two Tones, Samantha Gray & Rockabye Blue, Scissormen, Soulshine, Stagolee, The Cotton Blossom Band, Tom Buller & Just Plain Trouble, Tupelo, Von Johin
- Nashville Scene has given Mando Blues some love in the press. Check it out here: http://www.nashvillescene.com/nashville/mando-blues-serves-up-blues-from-the-most-unusual-studio-in-nashville/Content?oid=3263911
- The Scissormen performed to a sold out show at Bluebird Sunday Night February 10. The new bass player is a great addition by the way
- March 9th is the date for the 3 year anniversary show at Soulshine Pizza Factory. Sponsored by the 2013 Fringe Festival. The show is a day long event (noon to midnight) with a ton of great talent and a crawfish boil to boot. We will be taking donations for Radio Free Nashville, our home station. The lineup is a chock full of great Mando Blues artists with the Godfather of Jam Bands to headline. here is the lineup so far: Colonel Bruce Hampton, Elle & The Fine Lines, The Cotton Blossom Band, Rickey Godfrey, Boscoe France, Anne McCue, Ritchie Owens & The Farm Bureau, Cody Shipley, Stagolee, Etta Britt, Lauren Zoeller Band, Jake Hill, Samantha Gray & Rockabye Blue, Sam Hunter & The Two Tones, Von Johin, Tom Buller & Just Plain Trouble, Scissormen, John Salaway
- New Feature: Cd of the Month. Starting this week we will feature a Blues Cd of the Month. each Week we will be showcasing a fresh track from the chosen CD. This weeks CD is The Andy T & Nick Nixon Bands new release “Drink Drank Drunk” Listen up for some great cuts on this record
- Upcoming Guests on the Mando Blues Show include:
- 2/11 – Blue Mother Tupelo http://www.bluemothertupelo.com/home.cfm
- 2/18 – Jackson Thatcher http://jacksonthatcher.com/
2/25 – Amy Hart http://www.amyhart.com
- 3/4 – Bart Walker Band http://www.thebartwalkerband.com/
3/11 – Brother Chris Sartin https://www.facebook.com/christopher.sartin.5
3/18 - Scott Ramminger & Andy Poxon http://www.andypoxon.com
3/25 – Amanda Broadway - http://www.amandabroadway.com/
- 4/1 – Dutch Whiskey
4/15 – Gil Gann & The Manz http://www.gilgann.com/
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Tonight we welcome back the great Rickey Godfrey to the Omega Lab. He is hot of winning the right to represent the Nashville Blues Society at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis next week. He is one of the coolest and kindest people I have ever met. Tune in Wednesday night at 10pm for a great night of Blues Music.
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The Boscoe France Band
When you show up to listen to The Boscoe France Band, one thing is certain: the next hours of your life will be spent listening to a blues anthology inspired by artists such as the palpable Otis Redding, the great Jimi Hendrix, the master Stevie Ray Vaughan, and of course, the King that is known as B.B. This incredible musical journey will introduce you to original tunes like “Worried Mind” and “Hometown Girl,” offering the audience a look into the heart and soul of The Boscoe France Band.
In August 2012, Daniel “Boscoe” France took top honors at Guitar Center’s annual Battle of the Blues competition, outplaying more than 4,000 guitarists. The win earned France international attention in an article published in Guitar World, a studio session with Grammy-winning producer Pete Anderson and endorsements with top music manufacturers, including Gibson Guitars, Eganter Amplification, Ernie Ball, Roland and Shure Microphones, as well as a cash prize.
France founded his current band in 2011, though he’s been in the music scene since the ripe old age of 4. He was given his first guitar at age 3 and it seems the blues has taken him on a lifelong experience ever since. France is backed by drummer “Smilin’” Jimmy Cummings and by John “ best hair ever” Gillespie on bass. All three musicians bring the blues to life in every show they produce, and you won’t EVER see the same show twice.
With a catalogue of more than 100 tunes and the ability these cats have to feed off one another, it is entirely possible you will catch a full Hendrix set, if it happens to be, let’s say, Jimi’s birthday. Or you may get to ride along on a seven-minute exploration through time, picking up on some Robert Johnson, Allman Brothers and a little Willie Dixon.
France successfully marries his straight-up slide guitar skills with arrangements heavy in blues, always including an avant-garde performance where he mesmerizes his audience with an unconventional, guitar-playing fantasy.
The Boscoe France Band hails from Madisonville, KY, and performs throughout the U.S.
The band heads to Memphis in late January to compete at the world-famous International Blues Challenge,where the trio will represent the River Basin Blues Society.
Guitar Center “Battle of the Blues” clip:
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Tags: Mando blues Nashville radio free 2013
2013 looks to be an exciting year for Mando Blues. High on the buzz of a most awsome Christmas Jam, we look into the future with high hopes and rose colored glasses. Here are a few highlights…
The schedule is filling up fast. We kick off next Wednesday with Boscoe France and then look forward to the return of Ricky Godfrey as he prepares to represent Nashville in the band competition at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN. Next up is the legend Jimmy Hall of Wet Willie and Prisoners of Love fame who will visit the tent for the first time. We close out January with our new friend Lauren Zoeller who will bring her fresh take on our beloved genre to the tent. Looking further out, we have an evening with IBC 2012 champ Bart Walker, a Fat Tuesday celebration with Delicious Blues Stew, a Valentines show with Blue Mother Tupelo and a solo cd release with Jackson Thatcher, the young gunslinger from Cumberland Blue.
What else, you ask? Well for one, Lord willin’ and the creek don’t rise, this blog will be updated more often so you can make plans to catch your favorite artists ahead of time. We are in the middle of negotiations for our first compilation cd. We are working on a website that will accurately reflect the love we have for our Mando artists, and be a vehicle for news and events in and around the Nashville blues and roots scene.
Not enough? Need more? Well, OK then…
We just finished the first part of our Nashville Scene interview this week and word has it they will be printing the story in late January. Our new friend, Randy Fox, who is writing the article is also possibly going to write an extended version for a webzine based on cool stuff in the south. We look forward to his first visit to the show…newbies are so much fun to break in.
Omega Lab,the so-called eighth wonder of Nashville, is undergoing some amazing transformations. Growth and vision is high and mighty these days, so who knows what will happen?
Radio Free Nashville has let us know that they will be updating the homesite, adding much functionality and information about all of the radio shows in clouding Mando Blues. Check it out here
I am sure there is more but my veggie shepherds pie just came up and I am hungry. Salutations from east nashville and the Family Wash. Good Times!