JAMAICA) – Come join us January 24-31,
2019 for an amazing week of island fun and concerts featuring an A-List of
today’s top national acts at Mango’s Beachfront Resort in Jamaica. Featuring: Sonny Landreth, Samantha Fish, Paul Nelson Band,
Derek St Holmes, James Montgomery And The
The all-inclusive price includes transfer to and from hotel, as well as
your hotel accommodations at the all-inclusive Mango’s resort with all your
musical entertainment including guest jams and workshops provided. This amazing event is sure to fill up fast so book your “Winterfest”
Sonny Landreth – slide guitar/vocals: Eric Clapton has said that
Landreth is one of the most advanced guitarists in the world he has
collaborated with the very top names in guitar over the years: Eric
Clapton, Mark Knopfler, Eric Johnson, Derek Trucks – the
list goes on. The noted slideman cut his musical teeth in The Red Hot Louisiana
Band of zydeco king Clifton Chenier, and Landreth has since recorded and
toured with artists ranging from John Mayall to John Hiatt.
Fish – singer/songwriter, guitarist: After launching her recording career in 2009, Samantha Fish quickly
established herself as a rising star in the contemporary blues world.
Since then, the charismatic young singer-guitarist-songwriter has earned a
reputation as a rising guitar hero and powerful live performer, while releasing
a series of acclaimed albums that have shown her restless creative spirit
consistently taking her in new and exciting musical directions.
The New York Times called Fish “an impressive
blues guitarist who sings with sweet power” and “one of the genre’s most
promising young talents.” Her hometown paper The Kansas City Star noted,
“Samantha Fish has kicked down the door of the patriarchal blues club” and
observed that the young artist “displays more imagination and creativity than
some blues veterans exhibit over the course of their careers.”
Paul Nelson – guitarist/songwriter: Paul Nelson – Being
blues/rock icon Johnny Winter‘s
hand-picked touring and recording guitarist is just one of the accolades held
by Grammy-winning guitaristPaul Nelson who has also shared the world’s stages and/or
recorded alongside Eric Clapton, Buddy Guy, Billy Gibbons, Slash, Warren
Haynes, Derek Trucks, James Cotton, Vince Gill, Sonny Landreth, Ben Harper and
the list goes on. Nelson, a blues hall of fame artist, is known for his amazing
tone and playing style by an ever-growing legion of fans establishing him as
one of today’s leading modern blues guitar trendsetters.
Nelson received a Grammy award for his work
performing on and producing Winter’s Step
Back release on Megaforce/Sony winning “Best Blues Album of the Year”
highlighting his already long list of Grammy Nominations. As well as the BMA
“Blues Music Award” for “Best Blues/Rock Album” reaching #16 on the Billboard Top 200 and staying at #1 on
the Billboard Blues Charts for weeks.
He is also a recipient of the Blues Foundation’s KBA “Keeping The Blues Alive
Nelson has appeared on Late Night with David Letterman and Jimmy Kimmel Live, and in the award
winning documentaries: Down and Dirty The
Johnny Winter Story and Sideman: Long
Road to Glory (feat: Bonnie Raitt, Gregg Allman, Hubert
Sumlin, Pinetop Perkins)
“Brother Paul”… “Great
Guitarist” – Buddy Guy
Holmes – vocalist/guitar: Derek
St. Holmes is the voice of many classic Ted Nugent tunes including
“Stranglehold,” “Just What the Doctor Ordered,” “Snakeskin Cowboys,” “Death By
Misadventure,” “Live It Up” and “Dog Eat Dog” among others.
The Amboy Dukes and their guitar
player Ted Nugent had already recorded several albums and were a staple of the
Midwest rock scene at the time. When the Amboy Dukes broke up, Nugent’s road
manager (Phil Nicholson) contacted St. Holmes about auditioning for Nugent’s
project as lead singer. St. Holmes joined
Ted Nugent, former Amboy Dukes bassist Rob Grange and drummer Cliff Davies to
release Nugent’s self-titled debut album in 1975. St. Holmes remained in
Nugent’s band until 1978.
In 1979 Derek joined up with Ted Nugent’s bass
player Rob Grange, ex-Montrose drummer Denny Carmassi to
form St. Paradise. They released one self-titled album for Warner Brothers. He
then teamed up with Aerosmith guitarist Brad Whitford forming the
highly successful Whitford/St. Holmes Band.
St. Holmes joined the Michael Schenker Group
for Built To Destroy, and also contributed
to the live follow-up, Rock Will Never
Die. Derek released Then and Now, a collection of many St.
Holmes’ rock material and stars in the new Documentary Hired Gun Today Derek St Holmes tours the world performing and
Montgomery- lead singer, harp, frontman: When blues legend James Montgomery plays the
harmonica, he “brings it on home”. Whether it’s recording with Kid Rock,
sitting in with Gregg Allman, or fronting his hot band of thirty years,
Montgomery plays with authority. While growing up in Detroit he learned
first-hand from the masters – James Cotton, John Lee Hooker,
and Jr. Wells – at the legendary “Chessmate.” Over the years, he’s
carried on in the tradition and continues to be a vital presence in blues as
one of the most dynamic performers on the scene.
BOOK NOW: For vacation package pricing, booking info and additional questions, please contact: Grand Travel Services (705) 687-2117 or email.