The year 2017 is almost coming to a close. For some, the year flew by like a bolt of lightning, for others, it was as slow as a turtle trying to walk through maple syrup. Either way, it was a pretty solid year for great blues albums and there is still a chance to catch some of your favorite artists live in concert, or to discover your favorite blues artist in 2018.

New Years Eve is always a time for crazy parties and to celebrate a (hopefully) great and prosperous year to come. Why not party with some great live blues music in the background? That is where we came in! Unfortunately, Joe Bonamassa will be taking a much deserved break that night, but we have outlined other sensational blues musicians to check out on the last day of 2017!

Hope this helps

 

WHO: The Marcus King Band   

WHERE: Baltimore Sound Stage| Baltimore, Maryland

 

WHO: Samantha Fish   

WHERE: Knuckleheads Saloon | Missouri

 

WHO: Widespread Panic    

WHERE: Fox Theatre | Atlanta, Georgia

 

WHO: J.J. Grey & Mofro 

WHERE: The Fillmore | Charlotte, NC

 

WHO: Gov’t Mule   

WHERE: Beacon Theatre | NYC

 

WHO: Robert Randolph   

WHERE: Sheridan Opera House | Telluride, Colorado

 

WHO: Selwyn Birchwood   

WHERE: The Alley | Sanford, Florida

 

WHO: Southern Avenue  

WHERE: Memphis, Tennessee

 

WHO: Los Lobos   

WHERE: City Winery | Boston

 

WHO: North Mississippi Allstars  

WHERE: Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox | Denver, Colorado

 

WHO: Albert Castiglia / Matt Schofield / Heather Gillis   

WHERE: Funky Biscuit | Boca Raton, Fl

 

WHO:  Mike Zito   

WHERE: Dosey Doe | Texas

 

WHO: Eric Gales      

WHERE: Grey Eagle | Asheville, NC

 

WHO:  Little Hurricane   

WHERE: San Diego, CA

 

WHO: Anders Osborne      

WHERE:  The Caribou Room | Nederland, CO

 

WHO: New Orleans Suspects      

WHERE: The Hamilton | D.C.

 

WHO: Peterson Brothers Band      

WHERE: Continental Club | Austin, Texas

 

WHO: Victor Wain Wright    

WHERE: Boston’s on The Beach | Delray, FL

 

WHO: Jonathon Boogie Long + Tab Benoit      

WHERE: Rock N Roll Bowl | New Orleans

 

WHO: Ghost Town Blues Band     

WHERE: Topeka Ramada | Kansas

 

WHO: Sean Chambers

WHERE: Leroy’s Southern Kitchen| Punta Gorda, Fl

 

WHO: King Solomon Hicks

WHERE: Shanghai Jazz | New Jersey

 

WHO: Brando Santini

WHERE: BSWPA | Pittsburgh

 

WHO: Reverend Payton’s Big Damn Band

WHERE: Bluebird | Bloomington Indiana

 

WHO: Kaleigh Baker

WHERE: Lil Indies | Orlando

 

WHO: The Record Company

WHERE: Riverside Theater| Milwaukee

 

WHO: Tommy Castro

WHERE: Mystic Theatre| Petaluma, CA

 

WHO: Ryan McGarvey

WHERE: The Launchpad | Albuquerque, New Mexico

 

WHO: Carolyn Wonderland

WHERE: Saxon Pub | Austin. Texas

WHO: Popa Chubby

WHERE: Turning Point | Piermont, NY

 

 WHO: Roomful of Blues

WHERE: Bull Run Restaurant | Shirley, Massachusetts

 

WHO: Marc Broussard

WHERE: City Winery | Nashville | Tennessee

 

WHO: Cashbox Kings

WHERE: Knuckle Down Saloon | Madison, Wisconsin

 

Who: Rhiannon Giddens

Where: Eccles Center For The Performing Arts | Park City, Utah

 

WHO: Lil’ Ed & the Blues Imperials

WHERE: South Bend, Indiana

Who: Mark Telesca Where: Mizner Park | Boca, FL

 

 

 

Happy Holidays,

Patrick Ortiz

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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