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Sunday, January 20, 2013

Hoist That Rag - Black Market III

Black Market III--formed by Scottie ‘Mad Dog’ Blinn, front man for the multi-award winning iconic San Diego band The Mississippi Mudsharks. Black Market III has quickly turned into a red hot band focused on playing hard hitting, soulful Blues, American Roots, and Grease Punk (the vein of Social Distortion and the Clash). BMIII is being touted as "the band to watch" by Dave Good of the San Diego Reader, and was just nominated for a 2012 San Diego Music Award. Their first full length CD, 'Songs That Shake the Cage' was released in the summer of 2012, accompanied by European and U.S. touring. Black Market III crosses over, using the Blues as the root of the sound. In addition to their original music, BMIII features more obscure covers from Tom Waits, Wayne Walker, Hank Williams Sr., Leadbelly, Dead Weather, Social Distortion, and many more. No pigeon holing this band--Blues and American Roots firmly planted, yet not like anything you've heard or seen before. The band prides itself on it's abilitly to perform diversly and dynamically, playing full blown concerts to small 'stripped down' semi-acoustic shows, traditional to the core to their trademarked “Grease Punk” sound. Scottie 'Mad Dog' Blinn--front man for the Mississippi Mudsharks with multiple San Diego Music Awards and nominations (3 wins, 13 nominations), European blues chart topping CD‘s (Two #1’s, a #3, and a #4 on the CrossCut Blues Chart), as well as 20 years of experience gigging, recording, and touring the States and Europe (12th Euro tour Fall 2012). Scottie has played with and shared stages with some of the biggest names in the business, including Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top), Willie Nelson, Buddy Guy, George Clinton and the P-Funk All Stars, Brian Setzer (Stray Cats), Dr. John, Dick Dale, and Rick Derringer. Roxy Coverdale--rock solid bassist discovered by Scottie 'Mad Dog’ Blinn. Roxy's vocals are a perfect complement to Scottie's, and she lays down the solid foundation for the band's sound. Roxy's spotlight songs have become fast favorites of the Black Market III fans! Gavin Glenn--Highly sought after drummer hailing from Winston-Salem, N.C. and coming from a vast musical family. Gavin has been performing since the age of 16. He has traveled worldwide giving clinics and performing live with the New York based bands Red Lotus and The Jean Marx Express, as well as Rat City Riot. Gavin also has the honor of endorsing and being endorsed by Rat Rod Drums, Silverfox Drumsticks, Grover Percussion, Black Flys Eyewear, and Warrior Clothing. If you support live Blues acts, up and coming Blues talents and want to learn more about Blues news and Fathers of the Blues, ”LIKE” ---Bman’s Blues Report--- Facebook Page! I’m looking for great talent and trying to grow the audience for your favorite band!

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