(Memphis, TN) – Blind Raccoon is delighted to announce the line-up for their showcase taking place during the International Blues Challenge at Purple Haze Nightclub, 140 Lt George W Lee Ave., Memphis, Tennessee. On February 1-3, from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., 15 acts from California, Virginia, Maryland, Minnesota, Louisiana, Idaho, Tennessee, and Illinois grace the stage. The showcase artists are quite the smorgasbord of blues talent playing many styles from blues/rock to acoustic blues, ranging in age from 17 to 70, both male & female and black & white. Two of the acts are participating in the 2017 IBC – Jon Spear Band and Mark Cameron. Four of the artists’ albums have been submitted by their society for 2017 Best Self-Produced CD – Joyann Parker, Markey Blue, Mary Jo Curry, & Sammy Eubanks – the winner of which will be announced at the IBC finals.
Net proceeds from the showcases will benefit The Blues Foundation’s HART Fund, which provides assistance to blues musicians and their families in times of great financial need due to medical emergencies. $5 donation at door. Net proceeds benefit the Blues Foundation’s HART Fund.
Emcees are Peter “Blewzzman” Lauro of Mary4Music.com on Wednesday, Jonathan “Oogie” Richards, host of Mighty Mouth Blues, NWCZ Radio, on Thursday, and Brett Fleming, host of Soul Stew, WEVL/Memphis, on Friday.
Blind Raccoon is a music marketing firm out of Memphis dedicated to spreading their artists’ music around the globe.