(2017 artist biographies will be presented here in alphabetical order)
Atomic Jive Band
The name conjures up 1947 in America. Glamor girls, chrome plated cars,
jive music. Anything atomic was new and mysterious. Welcome to the 21st Century.
Atomic Jive is all the above and more. The glamor of swing, the irresistible beat
of rockabilly, and the smooth groove of rhythm&blues. Individually the Atomic Jive
musicians have been across the country and the world. We know the musical groove
in Kansas City is different than Chicago, Dallas, or The Big Easy, we know because
we've played there. From sports arenas to the dives we've paid our dues and believe
in paying them again everytime we take the stage. Atomic Jive will take you upscale
and bring you the best in American popular music.
This band is new, and has built its growing fan base largely through live
performance and word of mouth. The first time vocalist Estelle performed with
the group three different event promoters were waiting backstage to book Atomic
Jive. Their style is power, pulling every bit of emotion from a song, not by
sheer volume but with the heart. This band is horn driven by design, not an
"add horns to anything" group. The members of the group aren't kids and have
performed every style of music you can be paid to play. Now they make the music
they love to play. Give them a stage and they will own it. Every time.
Bottleneck Blues Band
Bottleneck Blues Band
plays red hot funky blues designed to make your feet move. Blues was the
original party dance music and Bottleneck serves up a heaping portion of
body shaking fun.
These guys have consistently found friends exhausted
at the end of a non-stop three hour show on the dance floor. The music
is easy to understand and fundamental to the soul.
The band is fronted by veteran performer Noah Bell. With twenty five
years of professional playing across America, he knows what it takes to
move a room and change a crowd into a big sweaty mess. During his years
on stage he has opened for a wide variety of top notch musicians from
reggae's Steel Pulse to the King of country music Willie Nelson as well
as various members of the Grateful Dead including Bill Kreutzmann not
to mention classic blues man Elvin Bishop. Noah plays electric slide
and balances that with hot soulful riffs.
Noah is backed up by an all-star lineup with Randy Monroe on the bass guitar,
Pete Moss on saxophone, Franklin Spicer on keys and Devon Shazier kickin'
the drums. Bottleneck plays red-hot funky blues designed to make your body move.
They are currently debuting new material to be featured on their second album.
Their first CD "Twenty First Century Blues" was warmly received and
the band is looking forward to their next recording project.
Bottleneck Blues Band was voted Best New Blues Act in 2015 and nominated
for the Best CD of the Year by the Cascade Blues Association. The band is
a featured act this year at the Waterfront Blues Festival, Cathedral Park
Jazz Festival, Illwaco Seafood and Blues Festival, The Taste of Tacoma,
the Crawdad Festival, and of course, the award winning
Historic Wallace Idaho Blues Festival.
Duke Robillard is guitarist,
bandleader, songwriter, singer, producer, session musician, and a one-man
cheering section for the Blues, in all its forms and permutations.
Duke is a legend in the blues community and has shared recording studio
space or stage time with Bob Dylan, Tom Waits, Jay McShann, The Fabulous
Thunderbirds, John Hammond, the late Jimmy Witherspoon, Dr. John, Maria Muldaur,
Roomful of Blues, and the Canadian band The Rockin' Highliners.
[More about Duke Robillard]
Hank Shreve Band
began playing harmonica at the age of 8 and has established himself as
a major harmonica talent on the blues scene in the Pacific Northwest.
Between the age of 8 - 18, he became proficient on other instruments such
as Vocals, Drums, Keyboards, Guitar, Dobro and Lap-Steel.
He received the Northwest Harmonica Championship in 2006, and the CBA's
"Muddy Award" for Best Harmonica in both 2009 and 2013. Hank was a featured
artist in the Harmonica Blow-off at the 2009 Waterfront Blues Festival along
with Rick Estrin and Randy Chortkoff. He also was a featured harmonica player
at Harpdog Brown's 'International Harmonica Showcase' in White Rock, Canada.
The members of his band are
Hank Shreve, harmonica, keyboards, drums, dobro,
Bill Shreve, base, vocals
Kenny Luker, guitar, vocals
GT Albright, drums, vocals
[More about the Hank Shreve Band]
was a huge hit at all five previous Wallace Blues Festivals, so
we are excited to again have him play Wallace on both Friday and Saturday nights.
the most reputable musicians in the Inland Empire, Sammy Eubanks (guitar & vocals),
Michael Hays (drums & vocals), and Dave Nordstrom (bass guitar & vocals),
deliver a quality performance every time they take the stage,
playing a variety of Blues, Country and Rock n' Roll Classics as well as
[More about Sammy Eubanks]
Sammy at the Red Light Garage, Wallace Blues Festival 2013
Sammy leading the All Star Jam, Wallace Blues Festival 2016
Sammy making us dance all night, Wallace Blues Festival 2016
is a 2017 Blues Music Award Nominee for
Best Soul Blues Female Artist
Best Emerging Artist Album "My Blue Soul"
Her 2016 CD Release "My Blue Soul" ranked as one of Living Blues
Top 50 Blues Albums in 2016.
"Terrie Odabi is easily the most dynamic blues and soul woman to have
emerged in the Bay Area since Etta James came out of San Francisco's
Fillmore District in the Fifties. Terrie has a powerful set of pipes,
writes terrific tunes, leads a kicking band and has onstage movements
that perfectly match the rhythms of her material.
Surely stardom awaits her."
- Lee Hildebrand, contributor to the *San Francisco Chronicle,
*East Bay News Group and *Living Blues Magazine
[More about Terrie Odabi]