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Victor Wainwright’s 2015 Blues Music Workshops – October 8

Posted by on Sep 8, 2015 in Festival News, Recent-News | Comments Off on Victor Wainwright’s 2015 Blues Music Workshops – October 8

Once again two-time BMA winner Victor Wainwright will host a series of blues music workshops on Thursday, October 8 at Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona Beach. These workshops are made possible through a grant by  Volusia County. This year’s workshops will include classes by Watermelon Slim, Kenny Neal, the Rev. Billy C. Wirtz, Victor Wainwright, and one other artist to be announced in late September.     Admission is free to people who have purchased their 2015 Daytona Blues Festival tickets, or you can pay $30 at the door to attend the workshops and 1 day of the festival. We will have a list of ticket buyers so we will know who has paid to attend. Admission is free for students with valid student ID- just be sure to RSVP and bring your valid ID! Seating is limited. Please RSVP to to reserve your space by emailing Please note in your RSVP which workshops you would like to attend – all or specific ones. Workshop location  will be in the JULIA ROBINSON MEMORIAL MUSIC BUILDING on the Bethune-Cookman University campus. This is the same location as 2014...

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Brian Keith Wallen

Posted by on Mar 17, 2015 in 2015-Sunday | Comments Off on Brian Keith Wallen

Brian Keith Wallen is on the road all the time. From one coast to another, Brian is spreading his brand of blues-rock across the country. His lightning licks on guitar will never let you forget his name. In just a few years, Brian has released five albums and performed over 1,000 shows in 14 states. iSpy Cincy writes, “His raw passionate sound encompasses the blues soul with perfection.” Brian placed 2nd in the 2015 International Blues Challenge, ranking in the top two out of hundreds of blues artists from all over the world. He is also the winner of the Star-Gennett Blues Artist of the Year award, the Cincy Blues Challenge, and the Dayton Blues Challenge. Brian has brought his foot-stomping, one-man-band show to timeless treasures, such as Dollywood and the Ryman Auditorium, all the way to countless blues festivals and the one and only Beale Street. “The artists that I love bring energy and soul to their music,” Brian says. “They put it all out there, and it’s real. I aspire to get to that level, and every performance is an opportunity.” Check out tour dates on the website, and on Facebook. ...

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Moreland & Arbuckle

Posted by on Mar 17, 2015 in 2015-Sunday | Comments Off on Moreland & Arbuckle

Guitarist Aaron Moreland and harpist/vocalist Dustin Arbuckle have spent over a decade exploring the edges of American roots music. In the process, Moreland & Arbuckle have forged a relentless and haunting sound that merges Delta blues, folk, rock, traditional country, soul and numerous other echoes and murmurs from an infinitely layered musical narrative that spans more than a century. The Moreland & Arbuckle journey began when the two met at an open-mic jam at a club in Wichita, Kansas,...

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