Cigar City Blues Band (BLUES)
Formed in Tampa in 2012, the Cigar City Blues Band is a five piece ensemble that includes several national recording artists. The group brings an exciting and unique blend of talent that creates a new interpretation of classic and original blues music. The band’s hard driving rhythm section combines with biting leads to move and inspire its audiences.
Incorporating stylistic elements from Chicago, Mississippi, Memphis and Great Britain, while crossing over into Rock and Jazz influences provides a varied and original sound. This diversity is further evidenced by its instrumentation which includes lead guitar, harmonica, keyboards, twelve string slide guitar, five string bass and drums.
The group’s members represent a wide array of musical backgrounds that creates an original texture and energy to well known blues classics. The set list also features lesser known hard grooving selections from a variety of vintage blues legends and original compositions by the band.
Kellie Rucker with Steve Arvey and Aaron Fowler (BLUES/HARMONICA)
Over the course of a professional career that has spanned more than 25 years, she has appeared on the bill or onstage with such legends as Dizzy Gillespie, Stephen Stills, Albert Collins, James Cotton, ZZ Top, Dan Hicks, Warren Zevon, Little Feat and B.B. King. Kellie is a recording artist with 4 CD releases, “Ain’t Hit Bottom”, “Church of Texas”, “Kellie Rucker, In the Meantime” and a compilation Cd called “Blues is Blues”. All were recorded in Los Angeles, and feature the finest in L.A. talent. Her command of the blues harp and her powerful singing voice have made her a key ingredient on recordings and live shows with legendary blues guitarist B.B. Chung King and Grammy nominee, Jon Butcher. Her work can also be found on discs by such diverse artists as L.A. Guns, Corey Stevens, B.B. Chung King and the Buddaheads, TV Commercials and film in the US and Europe. Rucker’s roots are steeped in bluegrass, blues and rock, and these elements appear in various forms throughout her recordings.
Steve Arvey (BLUES)
Steve Arvey originally from Chicago now lives in Bradenton Florida. He has performed at Festivals all over the state, Clearwater Blues Fest 2 times, Dog Dayz Blues Festival in Winter Haven, Venice Blues Festival, Homasassa Blues Festival, Sarasota Blues Festival, Camping The Blues In Spring Hill, Myakka River Blues Festival and Many more
Steve has travelled all over the world countless times playing Major Festivals and was signed to Warner Brothers Records International in 2005 where he appeared on a CD with Jack Johnson, REM, George Thorogood and Bo Diddley. I have attached you a list of all the festivals that he has performed at.
Steve Arvey is one of the most popular Cigar Box Guitar Players in the world. Add a new dimension to your festival or by including this show in your line-up. Not only does Arvey have the credentials of performing at festivals all over the world and growing up in Chicago and working with many blues masters