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11th Blues Showcase Celebration at legendary TAFFYs hosted by Bob Dellaposta

Saturday March 18th preliminary Line Up:

  1. Chris Yakopcic  June 2015 – Winner – Dayton Blues Society Road to Memphis Blues Challenge
    January 2015 – Finalist (Top 8 of 100 acts) – International Blues Challenge, Memphis, TN
    October 2014 – Winner – Cleveland Blues Society Road to Memphis Blues Challenge
    June 2012 – Winner – Cincinnati Blues Society Road to Memphis Blues Challenge
    April 2011 – Winner – Blues Society of Western PA Road to Memphis Blues Challenge
  2. Gary “Guitar” Williams, the true Blues Legend from Dayton, OH and one of the best players in the Midwest with Jennifer Taylor
  3. Anthony Hoog, resonator Blues guitar player par excellence
  4. Bob Dellaposta
    Bob has been performing blues and rock music in Southwest Ohio and Northern Ky for more than 30 years. A native of Bellevue, KY he performed his first gig for money when he was just 15 years old. He has resided in Middletown, OH for the past 30+ years where in 2014 he was one of five entertainers recognized as a Local Legend. He has performed in New York City and Nashville, TN. He has been a familiar entertainer in local clubs and night spots singing what he calls blues based music with a rock-n-roll influence. He has shared the stage with guitar greats Walter Trout and Johnny A., blues legends John Hammond, John Lee Hooker, Jr. and Doug MacCleod, Americana roots blues and rock master Delbert McClinton and former Allman Bros. alum Johnny Neel.

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Saturday Oct. 15th preliminary Line Up:

  1. Swingfoot, with a devotion to the classic American music forms, Swingfoot is a celebration of jazz, Blues, swing, country and boogie. offering a rich variety from the roots of the classic American song book, a Swingfoot performance will cut a swath from the Mississippi delta to the south side of Chicago, through the dance halls and ballrooms of the swing era, the honky tonks and roadside taverns of the Midwest and south, down tinpan alley and swinging up the west coast. a passion for preserving the living soul of great songs, Swingfoot offers respect and gratitude to the music they love, with energy and affection.
  2. Gary “Guitar” Williams, the true Blues Legend from Dayton, OH and one of the best players in the Midwest.
  3. Anthony Hoog, resonator Blues guitar player par excellence
  4. Bob Dellaposta
    Bob has been performing blues and rock music in Southwest Ohio and Northern Ky for more than 30 years. A native of Bellevue, KY he performed his first gig for money when he was just 15 years old. He has resided in Middletown, OH for the past 30+ years where in 2014 he was one of five entertainers recognized as a Local Legend. He has performed in New York City and Nashville, TN. He has been a familiar entertainer in local clubs and night spots singing what he calls blues based music with a rock-n-roll influence. He has shared the stage with guitar greats Walter Trout and Johnny A., blues legends John Hammond, John Lee Hooker, Jr. and Doug MacCleod, Americana roots blues and rock master Delbert McClinton and former Allman Bros. alum Johnny Neel.

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What will go down:

Twice a year Bob Dellaposta hosts a showcase of incredible Blues Musicians in the area.  The event is a wonderful event and is always very well attended by Blues lovers in the greater Dayton area.  For reservation, please call 937.456.1381

If you would like to participate, please go here and write in the comment section Blues Showcase.

As every year, you will be able to purchase a commemorative, and collectible bottle of wine with the picture of all the artists on the label and each artists will sign the label.

2015 Blues Showcase

March 19th preliminary Line Up:

  1. Deanno Rogers, incredible well known Blues harp player in the Midwest.  We call him “The Deanno Machine” for a good reason!
  2. Anthony Hoog, resonator Blues guitar player par excellence
  3. Bob Dellaposta
    Bob has been performing blues and rock music in Southwest Ohio and Northern Ky for more than 30 years. A native of Bellevue, KY he performed his first gig for money when he was just 15 years old. He has resided in Middletown, OH for the past 30+ years where in 2014 he was one of five entertainers recognized as a Local Legend. He has performed in New York City and Nashville, TN. He has been a familiar entertainer in local clubs and night spots singing what he calls blues based music with a rock-n-roll influence. He has shared the stage with guitar greats Walter Trout and Johnny A., blues legends John Hammond, John Lee Hooker, Jr. and Doug MacCleod, Americana roots blues and rock master Delbert McClinton and former Allman Bros. alum Johnny Neel.
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  4. Moriah Haven, all around instrumentalist and singer
  5. Dan Sievers, an incredible musician; a guitar player that has played almost every genre imaginable and has brilliantly brought to every audience “the WOW effect”.

October 1o th preliminary Line Up:

  1.  Chris Yakopcic (will release his new CD at this event)
    June 2015 – Winner – Dayton Blues Society Road to Memphis Blues Challenge
    January 2015 – Finalist (Top 8 of 100 acts) – International Blues Challenge, Memphis, TN
    October 2014 – Winner – Cleveland Blues Society Road to Memphis Blues Challenge
    June 2012 – Winner – Cincinnati Blues Society Road to Memphis Blues Challenge
    April 2011 – Winner – Blues Society of Western PA Road to Memphis Blues Challenge
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  2.  Dave Muskett
    Winner of the 2012 Dayton OH Blues Challenge
    Main Stage performer 2013 Dayton Winter Blues Fest
    Winner 2013 Cincinnati Blues Challenge
    2013 International Blues Challenge participant, Memphis TN
    2014 International Blues Challenge Semi-finalist, Memphis TN
    Main Stage performer at the 2013 Cincy Blues
    Featured performer 2014 Cincy Winter Blues Fest
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  3. Bob Dellaposta
    Bob has been performing blues and rock music in Southwest Ohio and Northern Ky for more than 30 years. A native of Bellevue, KY he performed his first gig for money when he was just 15 years old. He has resided in Middletown, OH for the past 30+ years where in 2014 he was one of five entertainers recognized as a Local Legend. He has performed in New York City and Nashville, TN. He has been a familiar entertainer in local clubs and night spots singing what he calls blues based music with a rock-n-roll influence. He has shared the stage with guitar greats Walter Trout and Johnny A., blues legends John Hammond, John Lee Hooker, Jr. and Doug MacCleod, Americana roots blues and rock master Delbert McClinton and former Allman Bros. alum Johnny Neel.
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  4. Nick Dellaposta
    Nick is an acclaimed guitar player for the nationally-recognized, Cincinnati-native rock band TO NO END has been shaking the airwaves since 2012. They’ve independently released three eclectic hard-rock albums, a Hollywood-produced music video, and have shared the stage with nationally-touring acts. TO NO END has been featured in a myriad of indie spotlights, publications, and is played on free-format radio stations all over the United States.

The members include: Nick Dellaposta (Vocals and Guitar), Eli Booth (Bass), Grant Evans (Vocals and Guitar), Patrick Lanham (Drums and Percussion)
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Chris Yakopcic

Jennifer Taylor

Gary "Guitar" Williams

Anthony Hoog

Tony Hoog

Bob Dellaposta

Bob Dellaposta

March 19th participants: (Don't hold your breath, as every year there will be great artists showing up to join . . . .

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