9th Annual Libby, Montana Riverfront Blues Festival:

August 11th-12th, 2017 Advanced Tickets Available Here!

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Meet the Riverfront Blues Festival 2017 Bands!

Two big days of top-notch entertainment! World class musicians representing a range of blues styles will be strutting their stuff in one of the most beautiful waterfront settings in the country!

Libby Riverfront Blues Festival Bands

Friday, August 11th:

Saturday, August 12th:

FRIDAY, AUGUST 11th PERFORMERS:

6:00-8:00PM: Shoot Jake

Shoot Jake

Ben and Lindsay have been making blues and rock music around Washington State, in tiny taverns and big blues festivals, as Shoot Jake since 2010. In 2012 they recorded and released their self titled EP. In the time since, they've played a bunch of shows, gone through a bunch of bassists, met tons of great people, tried to drink all the beer and had a really good time. In 2015, St. Louis native Dustin Rademacher joined the band to record their debut album "Get Real" which was released on December 16th, 2016.
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8:00-10:00PM: Suze Sims

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10:00PM-12:00AM: Zac Harmon

Zac Harmon

Zac Harmon is an award-winning guitarist, organist, singer, and songwriter whose distinctive style combines the best of old-school soul-blues artists with modern lyrics and themes that bring the blues into a new century. His new Blind Pig CD, Right Man Right Now, is contemporary music that proves just how alive and relevant the blues is today.
Born and raised in Jackson, Mississippi, Zac Harmon is a true embodiment of the music that emanated from the city’s historic Farish Street district, home of blues legend Elmore James. Given that Zac was exposed to a lot of music in his home, neighborhood, and local culture, it’s not surprising that he turned out a blues musician. His mom played piano, and his dad, the city’s first black pharmacist, played harmonica and tended to the needs of artists such as Muddy Waters, B.B. King, Ike and Tina Turner, Albert King, and Little Milton.

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SATURDAY, AUGUST 12th PERFORMERS:

12:30PM-2:30PM: Back in Five

Back in Five

Back in Five started from a high school band. After experiencing how rewarding it was to play together, they decided to keep it going as a band. After exploring many ideas, they settled on the name "Back in Five". Like many high school bands, they set up shop in a garage. In this case, it was their trombonist, Colton's. Their library of music has grown with various jazz and blues pieces, including music that they enjoyed and were familiar with. Not your typical "garage band" huh? Over the months, they have played in various venues around the community, improving every time they go on stage, and always enjoy performing for an lively audience. This will be their second appearance at the Riverfront Blues Festival.
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3:00-5:00PM: Back Adit

Back AditBack Adits’ acoustic style mix of strings, woodwinds, percussion and harmonies blend to formulate an entertaining assimilation of swing, eclectic folk and jazz. Performing throughout the Inland NW, the group brings a unique style of music to the stage not often seen in the area.
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5:00-7:00PM: Brother Yusef

Brother YusefBrother Yusef has been described as a master solo guitarist, as well as a uniquely passionate vocalist. His performances are as raw, honest and real as the genre has ever aspired to be. Honed over thirty years, he calls his multifaceted style, fattback blues for it’s a rich mix of Delta , Chicago and Texas blues alongside a hard driving Louisiana stomp. Fattback Blues combines "traditional" fingerpicking and slide guitar playing with the contemporary feel of urban blues, rock and funk.
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7:00-9:00PM: Hector Anchondo

Hector Anchondo

Hector Anchondo doesn’t just play the blues— he lives and breathes the blues. At 16-years-old, the budding musician picked up his first guitar and never looked back. He began an instant love affair with the instrument, especially Fenders. Born in Omaha, but raised seven miles outside of Salem, Missouri, Anchondo was able to take advantage of the tranquil farm life and learn guitar at a steady pace. He was drawn to those artists who played Fender Stratocasters like Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughn and Eric Clapton, but also respected the country greats such as Johnny Cash and Hank Williams Sr. As he got older, his propensity for music only intensified. After playing countless shows at family gatherings and hole-in-the-wall dive bars, Anchondo made the move back to Omaha, Nebraska in 2000. His first official recording, Rookies of the Year, was with his first band, Anchondo, and featured more energetic, Latin-influenced grooves. Recorded by the infamous A.J. Mogis of Presto! Studios (and later Saddle Creek Records), the album funded any touring for the next few years. With a home base in Omaha, it made traveling much easier.
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9:00-11:00PM: Omar Coleman

Omar Coleman Born and raised on Chicago's west side in 1973, Omar Coleman was exposed to the sounds of Muddy Waters, Buddy Guy, and Junior Wells, Sam Cooke, O.V. Wright, James Brown, at a young age. He would internalize these artist's talents and create his own career as a musician later in life. It wasn't until 2003 that Omar began playing Harmonica publicly. Throughout the next few years he became highly respected as a young harpist. Unexpectedly, his role as Harmonica player soon transformed into lead vocalist when he casually began singing during shows. He quickly became respected and instructed by blues leaders Billy Branch and Sugar Blue. His career has take a turn for the best starting in 2010 when was asked to perform overseas with the Sean Carney Band. Omar recently found a loe for composing, and began writing and recording his own material. Imagine Warren Haynes meets Al Green.
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11:00PM-1:00AM: ALL-STAR JAM

All Star JamSaturday will come to a smashing close you won't want to miss from 11:00 pm to 1 am! To finish off an amazing weekend of blues and brews, members of bands from throughout the weekend will be participating in a mind-blowing All-Star Jam!

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