We could not be more proud to announce the final 8 more amazing artists to join the 40th Annual Russian River Jazz & Blues Festival Lineup!
JONNY LANG: Sixteen years ago, Lang was discovered in Fargo, ND and hailed as the “future of blues,” achieving overwhelming success at a young age. Having survived the spotlight, Lang settled down as a family man and recently released his first album in 7 years, Fight For My Soul. This will be Jonny’s first appearance in Guerneville in 12 years!
BRIAN CULBERTSON: The multi-talented keyboardist & trombone player will release his new record Funk! in September, and he will bring his revamped band lineup to Guerneville!
BOBBY RUSH: At 82, Bobby Rush is considered an elder statesman of blues, but the “King of Chitlin’ Circuit” shows no signs of slowing down. Rush’s last two albums have been Grammy-nominated with elements of soul, funk and rap…”folk funk.”
RAUL MIDON: Blind since birth, the singer/guitarist blends flamenco, jazz and R&B to create a category-defying sound. The New York Times said Midón “is a one-man band that turns his guitar into an orchestra, his voice into a chorus.”
MORELAND & ARBUCKLE: Hailing from Wichita, guitarist Aaron Moreland and harpist/vocalist Dustin Arbuckle, along with drummer Kendall Newby, are an electric blues trio that describe their music as “gritty blues and roots rock from the heartland.”
IGOR PRADO: Born in Sao Paolo, Prado fell in love with American Blues and West Coast Swing, and now partners with the best of the genre including Kim Wilson, Curtis Salgado, Rick Estrin, and Rod Piazza amongst others.
THE COSMO ALLEYCATS: A 6-piece dance band that plays with a vintage twist, spanning the eras of Swing & Big Band, ’60s Soul, Motown and contemporary music.
THE RETROZ: The band has been a fixture in the San Francisco must scene for years, playing a mix of jazz, R&B and world music.