The Bad News Blues Band has been gaining a reputation for house burning live performances all over the United States as well as Canada, Mexico, Turkey, Romania and even Moscow Russia! With their latest ARV Records release, "Knockout!" produced by Texas Blues Legend Andrew "Jr. Boy" Jones, they're set to hit the road and spread the word with the fire and intensity that their live shows are renowned for worldwide.
In the nine years since the band was formed they have won many local and regional awards including first place in the 1997 and 2002 Arizona Blues Shootout. Winning the shoot out earned them a spot at the International Blues and talent competition in Memphis Tennessee sponsored by the Blues Foundation. The band has the distinct honor of being the first blues band ever to be added to the artist roster for the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts.
They have also been honored by the Tucson Area Music Awards for several years with Best Blues Band '98 '99 '00 '01, Hardest Working Band '99 '01 '02, Electric Guitar '99 '00 '01, Male Vocalist '00 '02, Horn Player '00 '01 '02, Bass Player '99 '00 '02 and Best Drummer '01 '02.
After touring at length with Texas guitar legend Long John Hunter, The Bad News Blues Band is making a name for themselves with upcoming performances, club dates and festivals across the country.
This band is on the move with a smoking hot rhythm section, sweet smoldering horns, blistering guitar, and an impressive frontline of dynamic vocals, that is sure to Knock You Out!
Here's what the press has to say
about the Bad News Blues Band...
"...born to play the blues...they hit the ground running and never look back!"
- KDHX Radio, St. Louis
"Essential purveyors of electric blues."
- Arizona Daily Star
"This is the #1 blues band!"
- Mimbres Region Arts Council
"Hard-hitting horns..smoking-hot rhythm section... indeed bad!"
- Elwood Blues, House of
Blues Radio Hour
"...the very air is charged when these guys take the stage!"
- Tucson Blues Society
"You had to be there! They tore the place down...playing their hearts out."
- Central Iowa Blues Society
"Big-Band Swing Meets Hard-Core Blues"
- Arizona Republic