Come out to The Blue Note to see the final showdown between four stellar regional acts. We searched from the corners of the great state of Missouri to its boot heel, looking for talent to fill a special spot at the Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival.
After a difficult selection process, we had the artists battled each other in some of the states best venues. Listed below are the four bands who won their regional competitions and will battle in the final showdown.
If you think there’s nothing new and exciting coming out of the blues genre, you haven’t heard The Mojo Roots. Their brand of harp-driven, soul-soaked blues is nothing short of electrifying, shifting effortlessly from a driving, hard-hitting shuffle to an aching, tear-dripping slow blues. Having shared the stage with artists such as Jimmie Vaughan, Roomful of Blues, and John Lee Hooker Jr., The Mojo Roots are captivating audiences all across the Midwest.
Brick Fields from Eureka Springs, Arkansas is like a modern day Pops and Mavis Staples. Brick and Fields blend guitar and vocals beautifully. The music is a mix of Blues, Gospel, Folk, Jazz, Roots
If Woody Guthrie had The Allman Brothers as his backing band it would sound like this. With energy comparable to The Avett Brothers, Last Minute brings a live experience that is second to none in originality and soul.
Living in Kansas City during their adult lives, The Old N° 5′s have an “Old Soul” sound to their blues. It is best described as “Missouri River Blues”. Though cliche, The Big Muddy Mo is wide, dirty, deep, and powerful. At its lowest levels it can smell a little funky and twist its path to places you never thought it’d go. But when the water peaks its banks and levies, it strike up emotions of terrible awe to those standing next to its rippling current. That ever flowing water in The Mo is a great metaphor for how we see our passion for music.