9th Annual Blues Festival
May 18th, 2019
Springfield MO

The Bands

Will Hoge

This Tennessee native songwriter made his name honing a blend of soulful Americana and heartland rock & roll. After spending his childhood in Franklin, TN he left for Western Kentucky University to study history. Music drew him back home, however, and he relocated to Nashville to assemble a band. He issued a live release of the bar circuit in 1999 called All Night Long before signing a deal with Atlantic Records. With the label's support, he recorded his official debut album Carousel in 2000.

Southern Avenue

"The fool who traveled is better off then the wise man who stayed home."

Amanda Fish

Amanda Fish began as a singer songwriter in late 2012, refining her original material as a solo act for 2 years before she formed her band in early 2014, a Roots Rock and Soul project featuring Amanda's signature 'from-the-gut' vocals locked into a sturdy groove.
In 2015, she released her first LP, "Down In The Dirt", on VizzTone Label Group, for which she was awarded the 2016 "Sean Costello Rising Star" Blues Blast Music Award. Amanda and her band set Beale Street on fire in the 2017 International Blues Challenge Semi Finals.

Nathan Bryce and Loaded Dice

Nathan Bryce has been playing, performing and promoting since forming his first band at the age of sixteen. Drawing inspiration from the legendary blues icons of the past to the blues rockers of today, Nathan Bryce continues to carry on the tradition of guitar driven blues based rock. This blues/rock trio features the incredibly soulful vocals and the emotional powerhouse guitar of Nathan Bryce. Sitting firmly in the pocket and providing the backbone is the "Loaded Dice" rhythm section of bassist/vocalist Cody Cook and drummer Jeff Whittington.