August 29, 2013
Chesapeake Bay Events, Inc. is pleased to announce that Tony "Maddog" Colter, host of the Bluesville radio station on SiriusXM radio will MC the First Southern Maryland Blues Festival. "We are very excited to have Tony Colter here to kick off our inaugural festival. He brings a world class voice to the stage" states Don Hooker, promoter.
The Southern Maryland Blues Festival is a two day festival featuring twelve national, international and local bands held at the Calvert County Fairgrounds in Prince Frederick, Maryland on September 7-8, 2013.
Tony has had a long, successful career in radio. He started working at the college radio station at WACC Radio, a student run small Radio Station at Anne Arundel Community College, in the 1970's. He was then given his first paying radio gig at the then new big rock station in Baltimore, 98Rock, where he picked up the nickname “Maddog”. After stints in Philadelphia at WYSP and in Cleveland at WNCX, Tony moved to the Washington DC area and became a DJ at 105.9 WCXR and then at DC101 for most of the 1990's. He then worked at 94.7FM The Arrow, before joining XM Radio, now SirusXM, in 2004 where he hosts BB King's Bluesville, Channel 70.
Festival headliners are The Marshall Tucker Band and Canned Heat. Also playing is Trampled Under Foot, Ana Popovic and Mo' Better Love, Walter Trout, Mark Hummel's Lil' Walter Tribute, Bonerama, Rosie Ledet and the Zydeco Playboys, The Patty Reese Band, Daryl Davis w/ special guest "Kingfish, a 14 year old blues prodigy, Swamp Candy and Sam Grow. Andre Jones will perform the National Anthem with the Calvert High School NJROTC Color Guard.
There also will be a Crafter Village, Kids Zone, a variety of great local food, beer and craft beer tasting by local hosted breweries. We fully expect this first year event to become a Southern Maryland tradition gaining notoriety on a national level.
The festival will benefit the less fortunate of Southern Maryland through a contribution of ALL net proceeds to End Hunger in Calvert County. Information: www.somdblues.org