11th Virginia Chili Blues and Brews Festival

“… you’ve waited all year for this.”
Saturday, Sept. 22
Gates open at 3 pm, Event ends 9 pm

Liz Carter and Juke Joint Jackson
3:15-4 pm

The Bone Baby Gators featuring Crystal Armentrout
4:15-5:30 pm

Sun Dried Opossum
5:45-7:15 pm

Anthony Rosano and the Conqueroos
7:30-9 pm

 

Liz Carter and Juke Joint Jackson

Lisa Miller – Vocals and Guitar
Jack Roy – Vocals and Guitar
Juke Joint Junkies featuring Lisa Miller
The Juke Joint Junkies are here to take you by a Blues Storm….
Hailing from Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley, Lisa Miller has been playing guitar and singing for over 3 decades. With her powerful vocals and her strong and witty writing abilities, Lisa has revived the art of blues lyric composition. Performing great songs by the likes of Sippie Wallace, Dina Washington, Ma Rainey and Skip James, Lisa has shared her brand of blues throughout Virginia playing at festivals, wineries, breweries, clubs and house parties.

 

The Bone Baby Gators featuring Crystal Armentrout

Virginia-born singer-songwriter Crystal Armentrout brings her original brand of guitar-driven blues-roots-rock to the Shenandoah Valley via a spectacular legend of talent musicians.

 

Sun Dried Opossum

Originally formed in 1992, the current line-up has been together since 1997. Since the beginning, SDO has performed their brand of original guitar driven blues and rock-n-roll. With three studio records and over 1,000 live shows under their belt, SDO is a seasoned music machine.

 

Anthony Rosano and the Conqueroos

Anthony Rosano and the Conqueroos blend old school blues with a modern rock sound. Formed in 2012, the band has been recording and performing all over the southeast and beyond. Formed by guitarist and vocalist Anthony Rosano, the band features Paul Warren on bass, Scott Smith on drums, and Jeremy “J.B.” Bustillos on harmonica and sax. The band has received numerous accolades including “Best Blues” for 4 years (2015/2016/2017/2018), along with “Best Live Performer” (2017/2018) and an “Album of the Year” (2018) in the VEER Music Awards. The two time “International Blues Challenge” Semi Finalists released a LIVE record “ROO’D Awakening” in the spring of 2016 which along with their previous effort “Get ROO’d”, received international radio airplay as well as spins on Sirius XMBluesville.

In October of 2016 Anthony and The Conqueroos made the trip to New Orleans and NOLA Studios. With producer Mike Zito , Grammy winning engineer David Farrell, and the help of Anders Osbourne and Johnny Sansone, they recorded their newest album which was released in April 2017. The record has quickly gained international radio airplay and debuted at #1 on the ITunes chart and #9 on the Billboard Blues chart. Reviewers of the album have drawn comparisons to Bruce Springsteen and Led Zeppelin as well as being anchored in the traditional blues genre. The band has played Numerous Festival dates and opened for artists as diverse as G.Love, Mike Zito, Tab Benoit, TRAIN, Eric Lindell, and The Gin Blossoms.

If your taste in contemporary blues is filled with funky rhythms and explosive guitar work anchored by old school harp and lively vocals, this is your new favorite band.