Ultra Health Land of Enchantment Blues Festival: 2-DAY PASS

in Downtown Bernalillo

Sponsored by Ultra Health

at Loretto Park

Time: 12:00pm     Day: Saturday     Doors: 11:00am     Ages: All Ages     Price: $30 - $35

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Ultra Health Land of Enchantment Blues Festival: 2-DAY PASS
September 29 - 30, 2018
Ultra Health Land of Enchantment Blues Festival: September 29 ONLY
September 29, 2018 12:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Ultra Health Land of Enchantment Blues Festival: September 30 ONLY
September 30, 2018 1:00 pm - 6:30 pm

A great weekend of Blues from local, regional and national Blues bands. Food trucks, local brews & wines available - along with arts & crafts! This is a family-friendly festival with children 12 & under free of charge!

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 29:

  • Noon - 2 PM - All-star jam featuring some of New Mexico's finest musicians
  • 2:20 - 3:30 PM - Los Plateros
  • 3:50 - 5:00 PM - Mem Shannon
  • 5:20 - 6:30 PM - John Németh

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 30:

  • 1:00 - 2:00 PM - Blues Revue
  • 2:20 - 3:30 PM - Billy D & The HooDoos
  • 3:40 - 5:00 PM - Joanna Connor
  • 5:20 - 6:30 PM - Chill House featuring Hillary Smith

 

Based in Memphis, Tennessee, John Németh is an electric blues and soul harmonicist, singer, and songwriter. He has received two Blues Music Awards for Soul Blues Male Artist in 2014 and Soul Blues Album in 2015 and has recorded nine solo albums since 2002. He has backed up Junior Watson, Anson Funderburgh,, and  Elvin Bishop and  has opened for Robert Cray, Keb’ Mo’, and Earl Thomas. Allmusic noted that he is a "vocalist with great range, ability, and soulfulness, Németh had also developed into a top-notch blues harmonica player..."  (http://johnnemeth.com/)

 

 

Hailing from New Orleans, Mem Shannon is a former 15-year Bourbon Street cab driver who emerged onto the scene in 1996 with his first release, "A Cab Driver's Blues" on Hannibal/Rykodisc. While his music is rooted in the blues, it's soaked through with that Big Easy syncopated sound, oozing with funk.The breakthrough buzz album led to national media coverage from folks like ABC World News, CBS Sunday Morning, CNN, E! Entertainment Television, The New York Times, NPR. Mem has gone on to release 6 albums worldwide and has won or been nominated for numerous "Best Of" awards for Louisiana music and national blues - including several Blues Music Association(formerly W.C. Handy Award) nominations. Mem has been a regular at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage festival for over fifteen years and recently appeared on an episode of HBO's New Orleans based series “Treme” performing his song "Who Are They". (https://www.memshannon.com/www.memshannon.com)

 

No doubt you’ve seen it by now: That viral video of a woman onstage in a bright purple dress, playing one absolute scorcher of a slide guitar solo. That’s Joanna Connor in her home turf of Chicago, with the firepower she delivers to local crowds on a nightly basis. That video has gone around the world a few times, getting millions of views and being re-posted in Japan, Russia and all over Europe. After moving to Chicago in the early 1980's, Joanna learned from the best, sitting in with the likes of James Cotton, Buddy Guy and Junior Wells. After a spell in Dion Payton’s band, she launched her own group which debuted with 1989’s Believe It. A string of acclaimed albums followed and she continues to maintain a busy touring schedule. (http://joannaconnor.com/)

 

Chill House featuring Hillary Smith--More info coming soon!

 

Levi Platero is from the Navajo Nation of the Southwest region of the United States. With his family band “The Plateros” they emerged on the music scene in 2004 as a blues rock power trio compared to the likes of Stevie Ray Vaughan, Los Lonely Boys and ZZ Top. After a decade of touring the US with his family band, a 1 year run as member of the Indigenous blues band, Levi decided it was time to get back to his own music as a solo artist. He then recruited a new band, began touring, and released a self titled EP featuring the single “Take Me Back” which went on to win the 2016 NMMA for Best Blues. Levi Platero is a great example of a guitar player with a gift of guitar playing intuition of much more experienced player. Levi’s quiet nature is unleashed in a style that mixes a spectrum of Texas Blues, vintage rock, to modern guitar heroes such as Eric Johnson and Steve Vai. With a captivating live show he ranges from flurries of guitar acrobatics all the way down to soulful expressiveness. Levi is a guitarist and talent to be reckoned with and will continue to shine in the Blues/Rock genre. Currently Levi Platero and his band are gearing up for a 2017 National Tour to promote the New EP and a second full length album to be released in the spring of 2017. (https://leviplateromusic.com/)

 

Billy D’s life experience has given him the strength to write his brand of “Bluzy Rock” with a passion that only comes from living it. Heavily influenced by Chicago blues, Rock & Roll, and “Backbeat Roots” music of all types, his songs reflect the tough lessons of his past and show his love for Mother Blues and her first-born, Rock & Roll. His first CD, Somethin's Wrong has received outstanding reviews and accolades and has been embraced by the Portland music community as well as the rest of the U.S., Canada, and Europe. In the last two years Billy D and the Hoodoos’ Somethin's Wrong has charted on The Billboard Blues Album Charts once and Living Blues twice. It was named the Winner in the Blues Category of the 2013 UK Songwriting Contest, and The 12 videos from the DVD have recently surpassed the two-million-hit milestone on YouTube! The band was also awarded Best New Act by the Cascade Blues Association. (http://www.billydandthehoodoos.com/)

 

The Blues Revue Band--More info coming soon!

 

All-Star Blues Jam Line-up coming soon!