TALL CITY BLUES FEST ANNOUNCES 2020 POSTPONEMENT

[APRIL 22, 2020] Due to the continuing uncertainty surrounding public safety with respect to COVID-19, Tall City Blues Fest organizers have announced they will be postponing this year’s Fest. 2020 would have been the 10-year anniversary of the Fest.

“This unprecedented situation makes it virtually impossible to plan with any surety that we will be able to hold the event without government-imposed capacity limitations and/or phase-in’s in order to keep people safe, so after much thought and discussion amongst our team, we’ve made the difficult decision to postpone the Fest until 2021”, said Ronn Reeger, Chief Talent Curator for Tall City Blues Fest.

“This saddens us deeply to have to make this decision, especially on what would have been our 10th year, but with the current state of the oil & gas economy, which is the heartbeat of our community, we feel this is not the time to be attempting to raise sponsorship dollars”, added Lisa Grissom, Chief of Business Development for the Fest.

While not representative of what would have been the entirety of the line-up, Tall City Blues Fest has posted on its website the performers it had already confirmed and subsequently had to cancel, and is asking that you visit their websites, buy their CDs and merchandise or virtually tip them via Paypal or Venmo, to the extent that you are able. Donation links for performers are included below. 

TENNESEE REDEMPTION

A new collaboration with music featuring Fest faves Jeff Jensen & Brandon Santini.
Website: https://www.tennesseeredemption.com
Paypal: https://www.paypal.me/jeffjensenmusic
P.S. Funds received will be distributed to both Jeff and Brandon, as well as the band.

NIKKI HILL

A brand new artist to the TCBF family, Nikki Hill delivers tones of R&B soul and roots rock-n-roll
that blend her muscular vocals into an eruption the likes of Tina Turner fronting AC/DC.
Website: https://nikkihillrocks.com
Venmo: https://venmo.com/HeartbreakHill

GHOST TOWN BLUES BAND

A raucous, rambunctious jam band and Tall City Blues Fest fave led by cigar-box guitar player,
Matt Isbell complemented by the beloved Sauvo Jones on trombone and others.
Website: http://www.ghosttownbluesband.com
Payal: https://www.paypal.me/ghosttownbluesband
Venmo: https://venmo.com/Matt_Isbell
P.S. All funds received will be distributed equally among the band. 

IN LAYMAN TERMS

A TCBF fave and band led by brother and sister, Cole Layman on lead guitar and Logan Layman on lead vocals and bass.
Since they were here last, they’ve released a new album called “Strong Roots”, which you can grab from their site. 
Website: https://www.3inlaymanterms.com
Paypal: https://www.paypal.me/cocaCOLEa (Cole & Logan share this Paypal)
Venmo Cole: https://venmo.com/Cole-Layman
Venmo Logan: https://venmo.com/Logan-Layman

TAS CRU & HIS BAND OF TORTURED SOULS

Tas has a brand new album out called Drive On that was released just weeks before quarantine started.
He has also written the first book in a children’s series entitled Doggone Blues. Check out both on his website. 
Website: https://tascru.com
Paypal: http://paypal.me/tascru

GABE STILLMAN

Returning from last year’s Fest, Gabe is an old soul in a young man’s body, which is most definitely reflected in
his digging deep in the well of American roots music to deliver #hardstompinblues.

Website: https://www.gabestillman.com
Paypal: https://www.paypal.me/gabestillmanmusic
Venmo: https://venmo.com/Gabriel-Stillman

MEG WILLIAMS BAND

Also returning from last year’s Fest, Meg is a fierce rock-n-roller and brilliant Nashville-based songwriter.
Go to her website to download a free song from her most recent release: Take Me As A I Am: The Muscle Shoals Sessions.
Website: https://www.megwilliamsmusic.com/
Paypal: https://www.paypal.me/megwilliamsmusic
Venmo: https://venmo.com/Meg-Williams-9

ERIN McCAWLEY'S HARRISON STREET BAND

Another brand new artist to TCBF hailing from Minnesota’s Twin Cities, we saw Erin perform at Hard Rock Cafe during this year’s
International Blues Challenge and confirmed her spot on this year’s line-up in the streets of Memphis.
Check out their “soul of Americana and rowdiness of roots” on their website. 
Website: https://harrisonstreetband.com
Paypal: https://www.paypal.me/erinmccawley

More info about these artists will be posted on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/tallcitybluesfest,
along with other news and happenings in the world of blues. 

Live Life Good Y’all. Listen to the Blues. 

Ronn Reeger, Chief Talent Curator
Lisa Grissom, Chief Business Development
Tina Fields, Chief of Staff & Sponsor Relations

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