Chico Chism was born on a riverboat outside of Shreveport, Louisiana. During his high school days he regularly appeared on Shreveport's first black TV program before recording "Flat Foot Sam" with TV Slim. Later he moved to Chicago where he gained fame for being the Howlin' Wolfs last drummer. He spent his last years in Phoenix, becoming a legendary session player and a local celebrity.


Louisiana Red is a downhome blues master who performed with an unabashed energy of raw emotion. He led a remarkable life filled with struggles and tales of bad luck but also stories of worldly adventures and meetings with seminal blues figures such as Muddy Waters and more.


Henry Gray is a living legend and a national treasure whose recording career spans seven decades. Despite his vibrant solo career, he is often remembered for his significant contribution to post-war Chicago blues during his time as a session player for Chess Records and a member of the Howlin’ Wolf band. 


Dave Riley is a downhome blues master who honed his professional blues skills as a member of the Jelly Roll Kings with the late great Frank Frost. He toured extensively with Sam Carr whose is featured on Riley’s first solo record for the Fedora label. 


Big Pete Pearson is an internationally recognized blues recording artist who has barely left the stage in the past 50 years. His voice is as big as stature; he screams and hollers the blues with an unbridled passion only equal to some of the greatest blues legends of the past. Pete is famous in his hometown of Phoenix where he is recognized as the King of Arizona Blues. 


Kid Ramos is a famous West Coast electric blues guitarist who cut his teeth with the James Harman Band, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, and Roomful of Blues before recording three critically acclaimed solo albums for Evidence Records. He’s also been a featured member of the blues revue, The Mannish Boys. Kid survived a rare form of cancer, Ewing’s sarcoma after three years of life threatening treatment. In 2015, he was selected as the Grand Marshall for the world famous Anaheim Halloween Parade, a title also held by Babe Ruth and Jodie Foster.


Bob Corritore is one of the most active and highly regarded blues harmonica players on the scene today. His style passionately carries forward the old school of playing that Corritore learned as a young man directly from many of original pioneers of Chicago Blues. His sympathetic, yet fiery harmonica playing is featured on over 50 releases to date, on labels such as HighTone, HMG, Blue Witch, Blind Pig, Earwig, Ruf, Putumayo, Random Chance, and the VizzTone Label Group and the great Delta Groove label, which he is currently signed to. 


Though Francine Reed is a well-known name around the world for her albums on the Ichiban label and her work with Lyle Lovett, it is a little known fact that when she and her family get together they love to harmonize some deep soul gospel and R & B. In fact, her sister, Margo Reed is just as loved and famous in her home town of Phoenix.