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Delta Groove Music is very pleased
to announce the participants in their first annual Blues Stimulus
Program, an opportunity for blues talent around the world to become
members of the successful Delta Groove Family. Over the last decade, Delta Groove Music
has set the new standard for producing, promoting, and booking exciting
blues and roots music talent. Now they’re sharing in their success by
inviting emerging blues acts to submit their recordings for review, and
each year Delta Groove will choose two U.S. and one foreign blues act to come on board with one of the biggest success stories in blues in this millennium!
After much careful review and painstaking
consideration over the last several months, the producers and talent
scouts at Delta Groove have chosen the Nashville-based Andy TandNick Nixon Band, and Portland, Oregon’s Kevin Selfe as this year’s U.S. participants in the Blues Stimulus Program.
Guitarist Andy T and singer/guitarist Nixon
are both veteran blues players who enjoyed long and successful careers
on their own for years before joining forces to create one of the most
dynamic and soulful blues bands in Nashville – a town with no shortage
of great musicians. Andy T’s fiery yet tasteful guitar provides the
perfect backdrop to Nixon’s deeply bluesy, church-schooled vocals, an
appealing combination that caught the attention of Texas blues guitar
legend Anson Funderburgh, who produced and guests on their debut CD for
Virginia native Kevin Selfe is one
of the most exciting and tasteful young blues guitarists and singers on
the scene today, with that golden combination of reverence for the
masters and the fire and passion of an artist from a new generation, out
to write his own chapter in the blues history books. Selfe has been on
the scene since 1997, and appeared on numerous CDs with The Fat Daddy
Band and Little Roger and The Cheap Thrills. In 2005 he formed Kevin
Selfe & The Tornadoes in his native Roanoke, VA, eventually
relocating to the other side of the country in Portland, OR. Since then
he’s continued to hone and perfect his own unique sound, using his
mastery of traditional blues as a springboard into his own exciting
blend of cutting edge attitude and original songs that speak to several
generations of roots music and blues fans.
The debut CDs on Delta Groove by Andy T - Nick Nixon Band“Drink Drank Drunk”, and Kevin Selfe “Long Walk Home”, are scheduled for release by Delta Groove in February of 2013.
ANDY T - NICK NIXON BAND
Andy T - Nick Nixon Band"Drink Drank Drunk"
Featuring: Anson Funderburgh John Garza
"Andy was a great
musician when we started and I think he's an even better player now. His
dedication to the music that he loves is unstoppable…And Nick is one of
the greatest singers in blues today. When people hear his voice, they
– Anson Funderburgh
"Andy T Band, featuring James "Nick" Nixon is one of those amazing artists that rarely surface today." – Bman's Blues Report
"Nick and Andy T are both world class performers with a show that offers something for everyone." – Peter Fleming co-founder, Nashville Office – AirPlay Direct
Kevin Selfe"Long Walk Home"
Featuring: Jimi Bott Mitch Kashmar Gene Taylor
"Selfe plays with rare thoughtfulness and taste…his clean tone and deep well of approaches keep things fresh."
- Blues Revue
originality of lyrics, individuality of playing their chosen instruments
and a collective output which ranks at the best of the modern era in
blues" - Blues Matters
"Kevin draws the crowds to the band with fiery
fretwork that gets"wanna-be" guitar heroes excited
and professionals listening closely." – Greg Johnson, President, Cascade Blues Association