The North Central Florida Blues Society presents!
Jason Ricci & the Bad Kind
Bridget Kelly Band
Sheba The Mississippi Queen
Sun, September 17, 2017
Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:00 pmHigh Dive
• 18 or over, unless accompanied by parent/guardian.
• NO SMOKING inside the venue.
• Smoking allowed outside in the Beer Garden!
• $3 under 21 fee charged at the door
Jason has received multiple Blues Music Award Nominations from 2009 – 2016, winning in 2010. Jason was a featured performer on Johnny Winter’s Grammy award winning CD ‘Step Back’ (2014), and when the late Paul Butterfield and the Paul Butterfield Blues Band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Jason is who they wisely chose to play with Zac Brown & Tom Morello.
Sheba the Mississippi Queen and the Bridget Kelly band are the perfect artists to be on this show. When you hear Sheba’s voice, you hear the influences of Billy Holiday, Etta James, Tina Turner, Aretha, and Big Mama Thornton. The Bridget Kelly Band is a two-time semifinalist at the International Blues Challenge and their newest album, Bone Rattler, is #1 on the Roots Music Review Electric Blues Album Chart.
Their CD “Back in the Blues”, released in March of 2013 (Alpha Sun Records),contained all original blues songs couched in styles that range from Chicago and Memphis blues to Texas Blues. The Bridget Kelly Band has global airplay! The group performs at a wide variety of music venues -- clubs, concerts, and festivals across Florida and the US; and have shared the stage with numerous recording and touring blues artists including Albert Castiglia, Willie Green, Jeff Jensen, Brandon Santini, Biscuit Miller, & Victor Wainwright. Bridget Kelly fronts the band with sultry blues vocals and Tim Fik smokes a thrilling blues guitar. The Bridget Kelly Band were semifinalists in the International Blues Challenge 2015 and 2016!. Bridget Kelly Band was chosen top 4 by the IBBA for August 2014 and also Top IBBA pick for 2014 Best Albums. The band’s music has been gaining International recognition, and is regularly featured around the world on many radio shows including Tony Colters Bluesville on Sirius Radio, Vinny Marini - Yes! They sat on the couch and are now couch kids! Cleve Baker - Confessing the Blues, Kevin Black's "Women in the Blues“ and "Black on Blues" show (U.K.), Tony T.C. Corner’s “Blues Corner” radio show (U.K.), and many others! The BKB earned Best of 2013 CDs on John Hammer’s “Hammered by the Blues” show. The group continues to perform at festivals and live entertainment clubs/venues throughout the USA. The Bridget Kelly Band is a featured artist at the Women in Blues Showcase Memphis and is proud to support Women in Blues! Recent dates have included performances at the Hard Rock Cafe Atlanta,International Blues Challenge, Bradenton Blues Festival Appetizer Kickoff Concert, Buckingham Blues Bar, Vetfest and Bikefest (Thunder Music Park,Hampton, FL), St. John's River Blues Festival, Florida's Azalea Festival, The High Dive (Gainesville, FL) with Albert “The Kid” Castiglia, The Dirty Martini Bar (Gainesville,FL), The Thomas Center (Gainesville, FL), Billy's Downtown Blues Bar (Palatka, FL)with Victor Wainwright, Roberts Hall (Lynn Haven, FL), Skipper's Smokehouse (Tampa, FL), Topsail Hill State Park's "Red, White & Blues" Concert (Santa Rosa Beach, FL), Ellie Ray's (Branford, FL), Bradfordville Blues Club (Tallahassee, FL), Florida Folk Festival and Florida's Blue Crab Festival... just to name a few. Bridget Kelly Band's "Back in the Blues" CD (2013) won the North Central Florida Blues Society’s regional entrant into the IBC's Best Independently Produced CD for 2013.