The Smoky Mountain Blues Society is proud to present the award-winning Bridget Kelly Band on Sunday June 10th 2018 at the Barley’s Taproom & Pizzeria, 128 W. Broadway, Maryville.
Tickets are $7 members for Blues Society members and $10 for non-members. The show is 4-7 p.m., and door opens at 3 p.m.
Celebrating the release of their upcoming 5th CD, Blues Warrior, the Bridget Kelly Band has placed their unique stamp on the blues genre, with high-energy live performances and a hybrid sound that mixes Texas and Memphis Blues with various Southern Blues traditions. Inspired by classic & electric blues, the powerful and sultry vocals of singer Bridget Kelly and the incendiary lead guitar work of Tim Fik forge a signature hybrid sound that combines female urban blues with riff-driven rockin’ blues guitar, held together by a dynamic rhythm section comprised of on Tim Mulberry and Mark Armbrecht.
The Bridget Kelly Band (BKB) has been performing at clubs, concerts, and festivals throughout the United States, and performed at the “Women in Blues” Showcase in Memphis during the 2017 International Blues Challenge (IBC).
As IBC Semi-Finalist in 2015 and 2016, the group continues to gain serious media attention. The Bridget Kelly Band recently ranked #3 in a “Women in Music” poll sponsored by Blues-E-News magazine in the summer of 2015. The band’s last two albums climbed to #1 on the RMR Electric Blues Album Chart. In 2016, their Outta the Blues CD spent 6 weeks at #1 and was the #4 Electric Blues Album of the year in 2016. In 2017, the group’s Bone Rattler CD was #1 for 22 weeks on the RMR Electric Blues Album chart (June through December); and made the prestigious Living Blues Radio Chart in June of 2017. The band’s music has received regular airplay on Sirius-XM radio (B.B. King’s Bluesville) and syndicated blues radio shows around the globe.
The band’s kudos include:
*2018 International Blues Competition IBC Competitor
* 2018 Blues Foundation “Keeping the Blues Alive” Award to Tim Fik (guitarist)
* 2016 International Blues Competition IBC Semi-Finalist
* 2015 International Blues Competition IBC Semi-Finalist
* 2015 NCFBS Blues Challenge, Winner, Best Band
* Ranked #3 “Women in Music” poll Blues-E-News magazine (July, 2015)
* #1 charting RMR Electric Blues Album in 2016 (Outta the Blues CD) — 6 weeks at #1
* Their album Outta the Blues was the #4 Electric Blues Album of the year in 2016
* #1 charting RMR Electric Blues Album in 2017 (Bone Rattler CD) — 22 weeks at #1
Living Blues Radio Chart (June, 2017), with airplay on Sirius-XM radio, B.B. King’s Bluesville and syndicated blues radio shows around the globe.
About the Smoky Mountain Blues Society:
The Smoky Mountain Blues Society strives to preserve, promote and perpetuate Blues music and its heritage, and, by so doing, to help foster unity among people of all ages, races, creeds, and economic levels.
Upcoming Blues Cruise concerts:
MIGHTY BLUES – Blues Cruise 2, June 24
MOJO TWEED is Blues Cruise 3, July 15
For information, go to smoky mountain blues society