International Blues Challenge Party: The SoulFixers, The Doug Hart Band

International Blues Challenge Party: The SoulFixers, The Doug Hart Band

Ben Levin Duo, Brian Keith Wallen

Fri · January 5, 2018

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

The Southgate House Revival

$10.00 - $15.00

This event is all ages

Great blues bands from our area will be representing at the IBC in Memphis Jan 16-20. Join us for a hot night of blues as we celebrate and send them off to Memphis!

SANCTUARY:
The SoulFixers
The Doug Hart Band

LOUNGE:
Ben Levin Duo
Brian Keith Wallen

The SoulFixers
The SoulFixers
Named in tribute to the Luther Allison Song ‘Soul Fixin’ Man’ by blues hall of famer Luther Allison, this group was assembled by guitar player Bob Herrmann to play music like the Chicago and Memphis bluesmen of a bygone era. Cincinnati Blues veterans Roger Bates (drums) and Tony Nasser (bass) give the group both foundation and funk, bottom and bounce, drive and dynamics. The horn section, Greg Hines (sax), Roland Joseph (trumpet), and Byron Walton (trumpet) bring the riffs and the rhythm to complete this strong outfit.
The Doug Hart Band
The Doug Hart Band
The Doug Hart Band has been a major force in the southwest Ohio blues scene for several years. Doug constantly strives to put forth the best product and deliver the best show possible. The band incorporates free form, yet controlled versions of many blues standards along with the blending of Doug’s blues and rock influences to form creative original compositions.

Having played several major festivals and as winners of the 2013 Dayton Blues Challenge, 2014 Black Swamp Blues Challenge, several 2nd and 3rd place finishes in the Cincinnati and Columbus Blues Challenges and semifinalists in the 2013 & 2014 International Blues Challenge, they have proven over and over they can take the stage with anyone.
He has enlisted the veteran talents of bassist Mike Hausfeld and drummer Oscar Bernal to complete his band. Together, they never fail to amaze their audience with the soul and passion of their performance… The Doug Hart Band will definitely leave you wanting more.
Ben Levin Duo
Ben Levin Duo
Pianist and vocalist BEN LEVIN built an impressive resume by the time he was in his teens: performing regularly with his father's band The Heaters; special guest on several occasions at the annual Piano Stomp held in Iowa City by fellow pianist Chase Garrett; and as part of the lineup at both the Arches Boogie Piano Stage (part of the Cincy Blues Fest) and Ricky Nye’s Sixteenth Annual Blues & Boogie Piano Summit. Now, Ben is a formidable musician performing on a weekly basis around the Greater Cincinnati area.

BEN LEVIN & THE HEATERS will be bringing the sounds of Chicago blues, boogie woogie and New Orleans to the Southgate House Revival. It will be a special show, with Roger Bates on drums, Ben’s father Aron Levin on guitar, and Chris Douglas on upright bass.
Brian Keith Wallen
Brian Keith Wallen
Singer-Songwriter Brian Keith Wallen is on the road all the time. From coast to coast and beyond, Brian is spreading his blend of blues-influenced acoustic music across the world. His award winning combination of storytelling and lightning licks on guitar will never let you forget his name. In just a few years, Brian has released multiple albums and performed over 1,000 shows in 26 states.

Brian won 2nd place in the 2015 International Blues Challenge, ranking in the top two out of hundreds of artists from all over the world. He was also named "Artist of the Year" by the Starr-Gennett Foundation. Brian has brought his foot-stomping, one-man show to timeless treasures, such as Dollywood and the Ryman Auditorium. He will be touring Europe in Spring 2017.
Venue Information:
The Southgate House Revival
111 East 6th Street
Newport, KY, 41071
http://www.southgatehouse.com/