Paoli Blues Fest

Bands

Paoli Blues Fest 2017 Bands – 6 Bands from Noon to 6:00pm!

2017 Bands you just won’t want to miss – any of them. So come early and stay to the end!

11:15 Warm up

Blow the House Down

Blow the House Down is opening the Paoli Blues Fest at 11:15. They played last year and were awesome and they’re back again to start a rock’n day of BLUES.  Ken Klaus and Fred Warren with the Chilly Willy Band and Friends.

“The “Hi-Fi” record player sat at the bottom of the stairs like a big piece of furniture. Four records held the key to a lifelong friendship with music and each other. Every summer we would revisit those four records and our growing interest in the music we would one day grow-up to play. Over the years, as we played street corners, coffee houses, bars and festivals, we planned on recording an album, an 8-track, a cassette and now, a CD. In 2014, we decided to complete what we had set out to do 45 years earlier.”

http://www.blowthehousedown.com/

 

NOON:

American Eon

High Energy Hits From The Greatest Era in American Music 

A six piece band with deep Chester County roots American Eon brings the heat with vibrant renditions of classics from the blues catalog. It’s all about the audience and American Eon is all about sending the crowd a rockin’ blues love letter through heartfelt soaring vocals, swinging dance moves, soulful yet devilish guitars and thumping percussive grooves.

We believe that every song triggers a memory: who you were with and where you were when you first heard it and that feeling comes flooding back. The atmosphere of the entire era comes rushing in and you are transported back to when you heard it played on Philly radio; Q102, MMR, XPN or YSP. From Rock and Roll to British Invasion, New Wave, R & B and of course guitar driven classic blues; American Eon gives the audience expressive, buoyant interpretations from the greatest era in American music.

 

Feel the energy at: www.americaneon.band

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1:00 pm:

Blue Route Blues

Blue Route Blues Band. A Philadelphia blues band. They play authentic electric blues and Roots R&R, keepin the tradition of Muddy Waters, Little Walter, Sonny Boy Williamson alive, along with Carl Perkins, Elvis, and the Sun records crew, plus their blues bros. Jr Wells, Bo Diddly, Slim Harpo, William Clarke, et. al; as well as current disciples such as Rod Piazza & Steve Guyger.

House-rockin’ electric blues band based in the general Philadelphia PA region – playing venues in DE, MD, NJ and Eastern/Central PA. Blue Route plays a range of electric blues—Chicago Style, Texas and Jump Blues. WIth multiple vocalists, fronted by harp, guitar and a smokin’ rhythm section, we keep the party rockin’ all night long.

Blues band formed by veteran players to fill a void in the local music scene for an “authentic” 100% b-l-u-e-s band. They honor the Delta tradition, but play plugged into the power strip of Chicago, Memphis, Texas and West Coast Jump Blues traditions- leading right up into early Rock and Roll!

Drive Up for more info – https://www.reverbnation.com/bluerouteblues

 

 2:00 pm:

Scoville Blues

The Scoville Blues Band is a high energy blues band with many different influences to help define their style.  From contemporary blues rock to traditional Texas and Chicago styles to funky New Orleans blues the band has something for everybody.

Based out of Bucks County, Pennsylvania the band has been playing bars, restaurants and festivals in the Philadelphia / Tri-State area for over four years.  Along the way they’ve played the Lehigh River Blues Jam in 2008 and 2009, the Bensalem Fall Festival, the Olde Kings Blues Jam in Swedesboro, NJ, the Valenzano Wine Festival in Shamong, NJ, the Vietnam Vets Memorial Festival in Falls Township, PA, the Burlington Jazz & Blues Heritage Festival in Burlington, NJ, and the benefits for bluesmen Lonnie Shields and Georgie Bonds.

Hot Stuff to get to know – http://www.scovilleblues.com/

 

 

3:00 pm:

Porkroll Project

The Porkroll Project, from the greater Philadelphia, PA area is a hard rocking 5 piece blues band who play a high energy blend of fresh covers and originals. The music is blues, but it’s done up Porkroll style. Little bit of grease, good dose of funk, whole lotta drive and grind. Throw that together with some dangerous lead guitar and harmonica, powerful organ, and rippin’ piano, and you have a recipe for a night where anything can happen!

The band has a collective experience that runs deep and wide, having played together in various other projects for over ten years. They are well seasoned veterans of events such as the Philadelphia Jam on the River, the Annual Chameleon Club Blues Festival, the Philadelphia Folk Festival, the Riverfront Blues Festival, the Billtown Blues Festival, the Paoli Blues Festival and the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN.

So if you and your crew are craving some hard rocking, foot stomping, hip shaking, earthquaking entertainment, give an ear to a heaping helping of The Porkroll Project. It’s the right thing to do, and a tasty way to do it. It’s Porkalicious!!

2010 : Semi-Finalist in the International Blues Challenge, Memphis, TN
2010 : Semi-Finalist in the Blues Foundation’s “Best Self-Produced CD” for Shake It Twice
2012 : Represented the Billtown Blues Association in the International Blues Challenge

2012 : Three Legged Dog nominated by Diamond State Blues Society for “Best Self-Produced CD”
2014 : Represented the Billtown Blues Association in the International Blues Challenge

Eat Up more about the band – http://www.porkroll-blues.com/Index2.html

4:00 pm:

Greg Sover Band

“Greg Sover has an expansive rock sound. His thoughtful lyrics, solid vocals and electrifying guitar playing combined with infectious bits of blues and reggae rhythms with an occasional progressive rock feel make for some highly pleasurable listening. Greg’s CD, Songs Of A Renegade, lines up 9 excellent, original songs and the best cover of Bill Withers’ “Ain’t No Sunshine” I have yet to hear. Greg Sover is a must see live and is now on my list of new favorite artists!” — Dawn Slade General Manager, Sellersville Theater

Sover became fascinated with the guitar at age 13. His father taught him the French song “La Maladie d’Amour” and Sover took it from there, teaching himself guitar, songwriting and finally singing.

Sover says his music doesn’t fit into one particular genre. It includes elements of “blues and rock with a dash of everything else.” He has been influenced by artists in multiple genres including Bob Marley, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Dwight Yoakam, Jay-Z, Gary Moore (Thin Lizzy and others) and Jimi Hendrix.

Sover first gave notice that he is on track to be the next big thing out of Philly when he won the 2015 Hard Rock Rising competition at Philadelphia’s Hard Rock Cafe.
Want to know more? – https://www.gregsover.com/

5:00 pm:

Skyla Burrell Band

Vizztone Recording Artists, the Skyla Burrell Band, are known for their passionate and high energy live shows.

The band released their debut studio CD, “Working Girl Blues.” From that very 1st CD, Mark Tomlinson received an Honorable Mention for his track “Bad Dream” in the 14th Annual Billboard Songwriting Contest. In 2006 the band recorded and toured in Europe, played 240 shows and secured the #1 Top Booked Band slot on Sonicbids.

The band kept up their busy schedule (between 2006 and 2007 playing a total of 465 shows) and expanding their touring radius.  In 2008 the Skyla Burrell Band released their third CD of all original material, “Tough Luck”. The band sold a track from “Tough Luck” to the producers of the CBS/CBC drama “The Bridge, which aired over the spring in Canada and was the #1 rated drama, and made its US debut in the late summer.

With 2012 came more tours up and down the East Coast and recognition within the Blues Industry with an induction into the Blues Hall of Fame representing Pennsylvania.

In 2014 the band signed with the VizzTone Label Group. “Blues Scars” was released on October 7, 2014, and as with all Skyla Burrell Band releases, ‘Blues Scars’ contains all original material written by Skyla and Mark. In September of 2014, the band signed exclusively with Road Dawg Touring Co to represent all bookings worldwide.

Grand Finale Info – https://www.skylaburrell.com/

 

We’re thrilled to have such a great line up of musicians!  Thanks to all of them.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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