Desoto Tiger

Blues – Roots Supergroup

Damon Fowler (Blues Music Award Nominee)

Jason Ricci (Four-time Blues Music Award Winner)

Jonathon Boogie Long (Louisiana Music Hall of Fame Inductee)

Lineup may include other special guests, potential special guest: Berry Oakley

Roots-blues guitar guru Damon Fowler’s music is steeped with soul and representative of the many styles that make up the roots of American music. He has gained the respect of his peers given his featured slot
in Allman Brothers alumni Butch Trucks Freight Train band and his side gig as guitarist in the Dickey Betts band. Critics have compared Fowler’s guitar work to Johnny Winter and Jeff Beck, while his slide guitar is reminiscent of the late Duane Allman. Fowler can play fiery guitar runs with the best of them, and his lyrical work on lap steel and dobro makes him a standout performer among the legions of guitar heroes. His last release, Alafia Moon, debuted at #1 on the Billboard Blues Chart, spent four months in the Top 20, was nominated for a Blues Music Award and combines all the influences that have shaped his distinctive
roots-blues career.

Harmonica master Jason Ricci is living in his beloved city of New Orleans, sober, healthy and touring with his many projects, recording and teaching music. In addition to touring with Jason Ricci and The Bad Kind, recording and teaching, Ricci works developing various signature harmonica effects pedals and his signature harmonica microphone for The Lone Wolf Blues Company. Jason Ricci is additionally endorsed by Blue Moon Harmonicas and Harp Gear Amplifiers. Jason has an extensive online presence including a very popular YouTube channel featuring hundreds of free harmonica lessons, product reviews, addiction awareness videos, stories, interviews and more. Ricci has appeared as a guest harmonica player on albums with Johnny Winter, Ana Popovic, Joe Louis Walker, Cedric Burnside, Walter Trout, Mike Zito, Joanna Connor, JP Soars, Nick Moss and many more. He’s toured or played on shows with John Fohl, The Iguanas, Damon Fowler, Papa Mali, Walter Trout, Nick Moss, JP Soars, Mike Zito, Eric Johanson, Big Chief Monk Boudreaux, Anders Osborne, Joe Krown and many others. Jason Ricci is one of the most influential, recorded, celebrated, interviewed and famous harmonica players working in the world today.

Jonathon “Boogie” Long is the ultimate example of pure talent and musicianship. His powerful and meaningful lyrics, breathtaking guitar riffs, and a dynamic vocal range well beyond his years, have made his live show a fan favorite at music festivals and venues all over the world. He was the 2011 Guitar Center “King of the Blues” winner for best unsigned blues guitarist in America, is a Louisiana Music Hall of Fame inductee, and was also honored with his own day in the city of Baton Rouge, LA. He has shared the stage with B.B. King, Joe Bonamassa, Gov’t Mule, Gregg Allman, ZZ Top, Robert Cray, Dr. John, The Meters, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, and many more.