2011 Harvest Blues Acoustic Room

Steve James – Texas

steve_jamesJames plays a National steel guitar, mandolin, and the banjo, having become fixated, as an adolescent, on blues music. As a teenager in New York City, James listened to his father’s record collection, which included recordings from Lead Belly, Josh White, and Meade “Lux” Lewis. Following relocation to Tennessee, he met both Sam McGee and Furry Lewis. In 1977, he moved to San Antonio, Texas, and played along with various musicians including Bo Diddley, John P. Hammond and Dave Van Ronk.

Please visit Steve James website

 On Stage : Friday: 7-10pm Saturday: 2 – 5pm  Sunday: 2 – 5pm

Otis Gibbs – Indiana

112x100Otis Gibbs is a man in search of an honest experience.  Some people refer to him as a folk artist, but that is a simplistic way to describe a man who has planted over 7,000 trees, slept in hobo jungles, walked with nomadic shepherds in the Carpathian Mountains, been strip-searched by dirty cops in Detroit, and has an FBI file.

Please visit Otis Gibbs website or join him on twitter for more information

On Stage : Friday: 7-10pm Saturday: 7 – 9pm  Sunday: 2 – 5pm

Otis Taylor – Chicago / denver

95x100Blues singer/guitarist/banjoist Otis Taylor is drawing from history’s deep well for his new disc, Clovis People (Telarc), which will be released on May 11. The disc’s title refers to ancient society whose 13,000-year-old remains were found near his home in Boulder, Colo.

Please visit Otis Taylor website or facebook for more information

 On Stage :  Saturday:2 – 5pm and 7 – 9pm and Sunday 7-9pm

Watermelon Slim (solo) – Oklahoma

134x100Watermelon Slim has built a remarkable reputation with his raw, impassioned intensity He’s one hell of a bottleneck guitarist, and he’s got that cry in his voice that only the greatest singers in the genre have had before him.

Please visit Watermelon Slim website or Myspace for more information

 On Stage : Friday: 7-10pm Saturday: 2 – 5 pm  Sunday: 7 – 9pm

The Marquee opens at 9.30pm each night.  A band from the blues trail will entertain you at the bar area until the first main act comes on stage at11:30pm.

Ticket prices 2010: Friday: €20, Saturday: €20, Sunday: €20