Billy D and The Hoodoos'
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Somethin's Wrong has been named
the Winner in the Blues Category of the 2013 UK Songwriting Contest based in London. The twelve
videos from the DVD have a combined total of over 1,000 views-per-day and have surpassed the
one-million-hit milestone on YouTube. Billy D and The Hoodoos'
were also awarded "Best New Act" by the Cascade Blues Association.
Billy D's life experience has given him the strength to write his brand of "Bluzy Rock" with a passion
that only comes from living it. Heavily influenced by Chicago blues, Rock and Roll, and "Backbeat Roots"
music of all types, his songs reflect the tough lessons of his past and show his love for Mother Blues
and her first-born, Rock and Roll.
The Chris O'Leary Band
musical background includes duties as lead singer and front man for rock and roll hall of famer
and Grammy award winner Levon Helm's band The Barnburners. During the six years that Chris and
Levon played together, they toured across the US and Canada lighting up stages everywhere they went.
Chris has appeared on stage with: legendary Rolling Stones sideman Bobby Keys, The Fabulous Thunderbirds,
Jimmy Vivino, Jeff Healy, Dan Akroyd, Albert Lee, Dave Edmunds, Dave Maxwell and the great James Cotton
to name just a few. Chris has also recorded with Bill Perry and Hubert Sumlin among others.
The Chris O'Leary Band includes five other talented blues artists: Chris Vitarello,
Frank Ingrao, Chris DiFrancesco, Andy Stahl and Jason Devlin. The Band mourns the loss
of their drummer, Sean McCarthy, in February of this year.
David Raitt and The Baja Boogie Band
David Raitt comes from a genetic line of
musical heritage. His father John and sister Bonnie Raitt are both international
mega-stars. David has 16 albums to his name and has recorded and performed with
multitudes of international artists including his sister Bonnie Raitt and Jimmy Thackery.
David Raitt and Jimmy Thackery recorded the critically acclaimed album That's It
in 2000. This album featured horn work by Mic Gillette, of Tower of Power fame, as
well as vocal additions by Bonnie Raitt.
David splits his time between California and Pescadero, BCS in the lower Baja, Mexico,
where he writes and records in his studio. It was in Mexico that David encountered
The Baja Boogie Band. In April, 2012,
the band performed at the Cerritos Beach Baja Festival headlined by Ky Mani Marley.
They have been touring and recording together since, recently headlining the Big Sky
Blues Fest in Montana.