On April 23rd, TCBF announced its 2013 Festival headliners. Click here to read the press release.
Harmon, who hails from Jackson, MS, was honored in 2004 at the International Blues Challenge with the title of ‘Best Unsigned Blues Artist’. Being bestowed this honor set his career afire, garnering him invitations to play every major Blues festival in the US, Canada and Europe. Harmon has also received countless other awards, acknowledgements and nominations from XM Radio, the Blues Music Awards, Jus’ the Blues Awards and Blues Revue magazine.
“With his big Blues sound from Mississippi, Harmon can go toe to toe with some of the best Blues men in the business. Please don’t be shy, go ahead and mention Harmon’s name in the same sentence with Bobby Blue Bland, Albert King and Bobby Rush—just to name a few.” -Gloria Ellis, JazzReview.com
Chris Duarte, a native Texan now working out of Atlanta, GA, has 11 albums under his belt with seven of those having charted on Billboard‘s ‘Top Blues Album’ chart and the highest peaking at number four. Duarte originally gained notoriety in the early ’90s after garnering the attention of record label executives at SXSW, an annual film, interactive and music festival/conference held annually in Austin. Following the release of his debut album, he was named ‘Best New Talent’ by Guitar Player magazine and finished fourth in the ‘Best Blues Guitarist’ category behind Eric Clapton, Buddy Guy and B.B. King. Even Joe Bonamassa tweets Duarte as a ‘modern legend’.