13th Annual Blues Festival June 8th, 2024
Springfield Missouri

The Bands - 2011

Mike Onesko & The Blindside Blues Band

Guitarist, Mike Onesko was discovered in the clubs of Martin County, California by Shrapnel records president Mike Varney. Shortly after, Onesko formed the Blindside Blues Band with Scott Johnson on guitar, Gregg Chaisson on bass guitar and, Racer X frontman and Badlands drummer, Jeff Martin on drums.

James Armstrong

Seen live, Armstrong has a confident stage presence that combines grace with mischief. Few blues artists know how to play the crowd as James can, shifting dynamics from a whisper to a growl. Wherever he travels around the world his magnetism continues to hush a noisy rabble or entice a crowd to follow him out into the street or down the length of a beach. Little wonder he's been dubbed: The Ambassador of the Blues

Frank Bang and The Secret Stash

Frank Bang & The Secret Stash - Biography “Frank Bang has a blue soul and a rock and roll heart. He plays that guitar like he was born with it in his hand” -Tom Marker 93XRT Chicago Whether it be… Alone and acoustic…. Amped up and rocking with “The Secret Stash” …. Or playing guitar and singing in the All Chicago Blues Band “Cook County Kings”. Frank Bang is devoted to the music of his youth. His heart is pure rock and roll, but his soul screams the blues.

Long Tall Deb & The Drifter Kings

Since releasing her debut recording Diamonds on the Desert Floor in 2010 with the Drifter Kings, Long Tall Deb has firmly established herself as an artist on the rise. Produced by Blues Mob’s Michael Hill, the album features eleven original recordings that blend a heady mix of powerful storytelling with swampy, gutbucket soul.

Cee Cee James

Take a lifetime of heartache and loss starting at birth and gift it with a lyric writing style filled with an honesty so vulnerable that it catches the most hardened heart off guard. Knock that back with a shot of WHISKEY DRENCHED VOCALS and an aching sweat dripping performance and you have one hell of a Blues Woman.

Brenda Meyer & The Full Moon Blues Band

Full Moon Blues Band is an award winning group from Springfield Missouri.They have recently changed their name to The Brenda Meyer Band in order to promote vocalist Brenda Meyer. In 2008 they won the opportunity to compete in Memphis at The International Blues Competition by winning the local Memphis Bound Competition representing Lake of The Ozarks Blues Society. The group has been together four years and focuses it's talent around Brenda Meyer on Lead vocals and Drums and Burl Williams on Guitar and vocals.

Jason Elmore HooDoo Witch

Jason Elmore is a Dallas, TX-based guitarist/singer/songwriter who has taken the music scene by storm in just a short period of time. Whether fronting his trio, Jason Elmore & Hoodoo Witch, or performing as a solo acoustic act, Elmore is able to bring together elements of popular blues/rock/soul/Americana in his performances that seem to bridge the gap between blues, rock, country, surf, and jazz.