Upcoming Schedule of Events
|06/07/2014||8:00pm||$5.00||OPEN MIC NIGHT|
|Location Brandenburg Park - Many of the entertainers
will be there to Jam!
|06/08/2014||10:00am-7:30pm||$25.00||River & Brews Blues Fest|
|Tastings from Micro Breweries and BBQ cooks.|
|6:00pm||Blues Boy Willie|
|12 PM (NOON)|
The Mr. Nizzi Blues Band is a rhythm & blues band from Amarillo, Texas. They have performed over
100 shows since they began back in the summer of 2009. The band consists of four professional
musicians with decades of recording and performing experience among them. Over the years the
members have shared the stage with many of the greats of the music industry including Stevie Ray
Vaughan, Canned Heat, Huey Lewis & The News, Jonny Lang, Ian Moore, The Ventures, Litlle Milton,
Leon Russell and many more. Their shows feature original material from their upcoming CD release
“Way Back There” as well as a large catalog of down home blues from the legendary artists that created
Steve Hathaway – Guitar
Catherine Denise is a young guitarist / vocalist / songwriter from
By her mid teens she discovered the blues through the music of
her first band, which was a trio. She eventually expanded her
band by adding a keyboard player.
Her musical influences range from classical music which she was
exposed to as a child learning the piano, to the pop/rock sounds
she heard on the radio as a teen, to the blues and jazz she later
fell in love with as a young adult.
Catherine has played in many venues across the United States.
She has opened for Rick Derringer, Doyle Bramhall Sr., W. C.
Clark, and Omar and the Howlers. She has shared the stage with
Smokin' Joe Kubek, Deborah Coleman, Texas Johnny Brown,
Bugs Henderson, Little Charlie and the Nightcats, and B.B. Chung
In 2005, Catherine was chosen 2nd place in the nationwide Blues
icon Competition. She was also mentioned as one of the up and
coming young Texas blues artists and included on the
accompanying CD of the book "You Can't Stop a Comet," written
by Stevie Ray Vaughan's road manager Cutter Brandenburg.
She recorded with Double Trouble's Chris Layton and Tommy
Shannon on her debut CD entitled Treat Me Like a Lady which
is currently being played on stations across the country and
around the world.
Currently, Catherine has a four piece band and plays in venues
across the United States
|Blues Boy Willie||
Blues Boy Willie is a True legend in his own time. He was born to sing the blues
in the small cotton farming community of Memphis, Texas. His career began
before he knew the meaning of the word. Willie’s Father was a bluesman himself
and played harmonica for the Mother of the Blues herself, Ma’ Rainey. Willie’s
first performance was playing drums with his brother's band and singing Little
Richard's "Lucille" at the tender age of five. It was somewhere between this age
and eight years of age when the blues bug would bite him.
After college Blues Boy Willie traveled to California to join his brothers band. He gained an
enormous knowledge of The Entertainment Business. He moved then to Atlanta, Georgia
signed with label Ichiban Records. His second CD hit the billboard charts and stayed on the
top of the charts for 21 weeks. “Be Who” gave him a trilogy and one more CD before Ichiban
reorganized. Willie toured with Miss Lee and B.B. Coleman performing all through the Delta.
He has become independent and owns his own label. Blues Boy Willie now has 11 CD's, 4 of
which are downloadable from Itunes, or www.cdbaby.com.
Over the years, Willie has gained experience and improved performance. He has gained many accomplishments such as: March of 2013 he has been cast in a Movie to play a character who
is an "old bluesman", to be aired 2014, Movie title is A Song For Emily. Blues Boy Willie was
a quarterfinalist of the International Blues Challenge of Memphis, TN in Feb or 2012. Also,
Awarded the West Coast Blues Vocalist of the Year for 2011. Headlined on The President's Stage
@ The Monterey Bay Blues Festival #28. Has been interviewed by many Broadcast Journalists
including Bob Phillips of The Texas Country Reporter in 2006. Willie has performed each year
for The Texas Country Reporter Festival, in Waxahachie, TX since 2007. He has been all over
the country performing in Festivals, Stage Shows, Venues, Casinos, small clubs, large clubs,
private parties etc.. and Audiences LOVE Blues Boy Willie as he keeps them engaged in his
performance. He LOVES to perform. He is a superb and multi-talented bluesman and you
will enjoy his authentic blues and old rock ‘n roll musical show.
In Blues Boy Willie’s resume’, He has worked with many greats over the years, Just to name a
few: Chris Duarte, Bugs Henderson, Sonny Green, Chick Willis, Denise LaSalle, Clarence Carter,
Bobby Bland, Johnny Rawls, Mel Waiters, Travis “Moonchild” Haddix, Taj Mahal, Bobby
“The Spider” Webb, Joe Kincaid, Ronnie Stewart, J.T. Watkins, Franco, King Edward, Gary B.B. Coleman, Johnny Taylor, Little Johnny Taylor, Kenny Neal, Leon Russell, George Thorogood,
The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Clarence Gatemouth Brown, and the list continues to grow…
To view videos @www.YouTube.com/bluesboywillie . Be sure to sign up as a subscriber to his YouTube.com
website for a notification when new videos are added.