Incomparable “Kick Ass Blues”
The Cazanovas bring you their own incomparable “Kick Ass Blues” for each and every show, melding timeless blues style that every audience relates to with a fresh energy that keeps them hungry for more. And more they get… Well known blues standards are infused with new groove-driven power, and original tunes are immersed in musical passion and intensity, with lyrics that speak to the force of shared experience. The passion, energy and intensity from each member is apparent as what comes out is “music that is rooted in blues, but doesn’t necessarily sound like a copy of something that we’ve heard before.”
Beverly ” Guitar ” Watkins
One part soul singer, one part rockin’ roadhouse mama!
Georgia-based guitarist, singer, and songwriter Beverly “Guitar” Watkins is one part soul singer, one part rockin’ roadhouse mama, and one part gifted songwriter. She’s also been chronically under-recorded for a woman with her résumé: she spent the early ’60s playing rhythm guitar with Piano Red & the Interns. She recorded with Piano Red from 1959 until the mid-’60s, and can be heard on his popular singles “Doctor Feelgood” and “Right String But the Wrong Yo Yo.” Watkins learned guitar and got her earliest musical sensibilities from several of her aunts, who had a quartet named the Hayes Family. She also had a banjo playing grandfather, Luke Hayes. On holidays and at family get-togethers, these musicians would assemble and the blues and gospel were passed on in a true folk process to the young Watkins.
The RDBB group features four seasoned musicians performing traditional American roots and hard driving classic Chicago Style Blues standards.
Red Sugar Blues
Red Sugar Blues has performed at the internationally renowned Buddy Guy’s Legends in Chicago, Illinois, Ground Zero in Clarksdale, MS and most recently Darwin’s Burgers and Blues in Sandy Springs, GA with upcoming shows.
Dynamic & Inspirational
Cody hit the scene at a young age and boom he’s off an running . Cody is dynamic , inspirational player bringing the house down ever were he goes . This is his 3rd time doing Bluesberry happy to have him .CODY MATLOCK may be young, but he has Blues in his soul. Playing the guitar came natural for him at the age of 13. Cody’s first experience on stage came when his father “Terry” took him to see Jonny Lang and he was asked to come on stage and play one of his songs. Cody played “Little School Girl” and the stage called his name from then on. The Cazanovas saw him at a festival and took him under their wing. Cody has a way of making his guitar sing the Blues and now he sings with it as well. He has been influenced by Little G Weevil, Sean Costello, Gary Clark Jr., Albert King, B.B. King, Truett Lollis, and Freddy King. Cody has played with some amazing people and bands in the Atlanta area and now plays with his own band as well. Look out for Cody Matlock; he has an amazing future ahead of him.
Frankie Lee’s Blues Mission
As the name implies, these gentlemen are on a mission: Their purpose is to present the blues, jazz, R&B and zydeco in the best of the African-American tradition with all the energy they can muster.