ALASKAN BREWING CO. MAIN STAGE
1:45PM- THE JIR PROJECT
4:00PM- The CHRIS DRACUP BAND
ALBERTSONS MARKET CRAFT BEER CLUB ATRIUM STAGE
1:45 PM- JULIAN DOSSETT
4:00 PM - Joe Daddy & Hoodoo Jeff
1:30PM- ALEX MARYOL
VIP ROOM PRESENTED BY BUBBA’S 33
3:00 PM - NATHAN FOX
TROUBLED MINDS STAGE 3:00 PM - GARRY BLACKCHILD
The son of Greek-American restaurateurs, Alex Maryol grew up in Santa Fe New Mexico surrounded by a lively artistic and cultural landscape. Raised on the music of Chuck Berry, Fats Domino and Elvis Presley, he began songwriting during his teenage years while performing at smoky bars and coffee shops in downtown Santa Fe. While primarily influenced by blues greats such as Lightning Hopkins and Buddy Guy during these years, Alex maintained a love for all musical genres from classical to grunge.
In his early twenties Alex gained notoriety by performing as a blues act at festival favorites such as the Telluride Blues and Brews Festival and the King Biscuit Blues Festival. These years of working in the blues laid a solid foundation for him to expand his ideas in other fields of music.
Performance: Opening musical act for Etta James, Bo Diddley, Ani DiFranco, Michael Franti, Leon Russell, and G. Love and Special Sauce. Telluride Blues Festival for years 2001 through 2008 with other musical guests such as James Brown, Jonny Lang, John Mayer, Otis Taylor and Buddy Miles.
Chris Dracup Trio
Chris Dracup is a lifelong musician and resident of New Mexico who began his performing career at the age of fifteen in his hometown of Taos. He has been a singer and lead guitarist with some of the areas premier musical acts including The Muttz, The Rattle Cats, The Chris Dracup Band, Tommy Elskes and most recently Soul Kitchen with Hillary Smith.
Known for his soulful electric and acoustic blues and funk guitar, he works on call in a wide range of musical styles. His acoustic guitar playing draws heavily on the southern delta blues tradition. His original songwriting and regular performance schedule have garnered him critical and popular acclaim, and won him an enduring Southwestern fan base.
Chris has been a featured performer at some of the top regional music festivals including the 2014 Telluride Blues and Brews Festival, Silver City Blues Festival, Madrid Blues Festivals, Thirsty Ear Festival, Trinidaddio Fest, Taos Solar Fest and many more. He was featured prominently on a television ad campaign for Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico's “You've got the Blues" and is involved in other commercial and film work.
He is often featured as an opening act, playing concert shows with dozens of touring acts passing through New Mexico, covering a wide range of musical styles—everyone from and Lynyrd Skynyrd to Toots and the Maytals, from Tori Amos to Taj Mahal and Richard Thompson.
Joe Daddy and Voodoo Jeff
Joe "Daddy" Warner began his musical journey playing on the streets and boardwalks of Venice Beach, California. After moving up the coast to Ventura County, Joe graduated from playing the streets to performing in West Coast clubs & blues festivals. Throughout the 1990s Joe played with various groups including the Step Sons, the Dan Pollack Blues Band, the Signifiers and Little Jonny & The Giants. In the Step Sons, Joe met and performed with his musical blues mentor, Buddy Smith. During this period Joe also backed notable Blues performers that include Snooky Pryor, Big Joe Duskin, Kim Wilson, Junior Watson, Mitch Kasmar, Little Jonny Lawton and Bonnie Raitt.
In 2002, Joe left California to live in Central Mexico. In San Miguel de Allende, Joe met jazzman Bobby Kapp. The two musicians formed the Bob & Joe Blues Show and performed concerts and shows throughout Central Mexico. Joe lived in Mexico for seven years.
In 2009 Joe moved back to the states. At a blues jam in Albuquerque, Joe met bass player and folk artist J.D. "Jeff" Sipe. The two formed a swamp blues duo, Joe Daddy & Hoodoo Jeff.
The earthy sound of Joe Daddy & Hoodoo Jeff reflects to a time before overdubbed, overproduced commercialized music stripped the human element from the American music tradition. The duo relies on a bare bones approach in their version of what they call "Swamp Fried Blues." In the traditions of Delta Blues and Excello Records, the Swamp Duo sound relies evenly upon Joe Daddy's tremolized guitar and Hoodoo Jeff's hypnotic bass lines, but adds into the mix the element of the duo's foot-driven rhythm section.
Garry Martin Beasley is a Troubadour of our time, fusing poetry with blues to create a new sound which paints a picture of a life on the road, an ode to gypsy's and vagabonds, a voice for those who have none. Weathered guitars, and sea beaten harmonicas, stomp boxes and tamborine's lend to his soulful and earthy voice which at times is a fiery explosion and others a gentle whisper. His music explores the deep roots of the Delta Blues, his feel is raw and rustic. His sound pays homage to the street musician, a true and seasoned artist of the open road. His passion and involvement as an activist for the environment as well as indigenous rights, and freedom for the poor and working class make there way into his poetic lyrics. This is the blues of a new generation, in times of so much crisis in our world, he is a voice for the oppressed and his music stands for freedom.
He grew up in the blues rich city of Shreveport, Louisiana where he began performing roots music at a young age. Julian was later a part of the Austin and Memphis music scenes before relocating Albuquerque where he continues to perform American traditional music.
The Jir Project Band has won steadily escalating acclaim for their multi-dimensional Blues-Rock performances and have a steady fan base through the southwest region. Their sophomore release, “Sun Child” garnered a North American Indigenous Image Award for Outstanding Blues Album. They’ve earned ovations from music devotees along their tour through the southwest and are embarking on new frontiers...
This year they are supporting “The Pueblo” album sharing stories from the place they call home which was nominated for a NM Music Award.
The Jir project approaches music with respect and cheer. The trio uses positivity and a light heart to create the blues influenced music. “The music is all about the people… we create our set from the vibe the crowd is sharing with us. We enjoy talking with our audience and putting that back into the performance. The universe wants us be happy… it really does!”
Nathan Fox began playing piano as soon as he was able to reach the keys and wrote his first song “Dr. Marten” on the guitar at the age of 16. When he was 19 he left his hometown of La Jolla, CA to embark on a journey that has since taken him all over the United States to write, perform, and record his original music.
Fox is a graduate from the Berklee College of Music. His songs have been gaining popularity with their recent placements in film and tv projects such as Daredevil - Marvel Cinematic Universe, Jessica Jones - Marvel Cinematic Universe, Once Upon A Time - ABC Network, Ashby - Paramount Pictures, Deliver Us From Evil - Sony Pictures, Benched - USA Network...
They have also been used by Victoria’s Secret, Old Navy, California Pizza Kitchen, and others. Many years of hard work and persistence have finally begun to pay off for this independent artist as he comes into his own. Nathan Fox is definitely one singer/songwriter/producer who should be watched closely as his career continues to unfold.