A Day of Legendary Music In The Mountains
12th ANNUAL
NEW RIVER BLUES FESTIVAL 2014

At the River House Inn, Grassy Creek, NC
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Labor Day Sunday
August 31, 2014
Gates Open at Noon
Music Starts at 1:00 PM
Festival Ends at 6:00 p.m.


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Cool Mountains....Hot Blues!

Come dance in a mountain meadow by a sparkling river to world-class blues!
Internationally Acclaimed Artists in Paradise!
THE NEW RIVER BLUES FESTIVAL!

Bring lawn chairs, blankets, the kids, umbrellas (rain or shine).
No coolers or pets on lawn please!
Food, mixed & soft drinks, beer and wine available for purchase!

Our food provider this year is Farm To Flame food truck based out of the Appalachian Mountain Brewery in Boone. They have a "green" approach to their truck and feature locally grown ingredients. They are also a non-profit that gives a portion of their sales back to local farmers.


GET ADVANCE TICKETS NOW & SAVE!!!
MARK THE DATE ON YOUR CALENDER NOW!!!
Tickets At Gate The Day Of The Show $20.00
ADVANCE TICKETS $17.00
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ROSTER OF ARTISTS
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JOHNNY NEEL,
CHARLIE SAYLES &
TONY FAZIO,
PAT
"MOTHER BLUES"
COHEN,
BOO HANKS,
&
THE KING BEES


A Day of Legendary Music In The Mountains

NRBF is partnering with Nations Inn to offer special room rates for our festival weekend. When you book a room with them and tell them you are here for the New River Blues Festival you get a room for $69 a night! (That's a $20 savings) Nations Inn is located in West Jefferson off Hwy. 221, just minuets away from the festival site. Call toll-free, 1-800-801-3441, and reserve your room today!


ACCOMODATIONS:
Many of you have requested info: High Country accommodations for the festival... Our fest venue, River House Inn, is a bed & breakfast with wonderful rooms! The High County Host will also be a good source of info. There is also fabulous camping near-by. Visit NEW RIVER STATE PARK for information.

THE 2014 NEW RIVER BLUES FESTIVAL
PRESENTS THESE LEGENDARY ARTISTS
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JOHNNY NEEL JOHNNY NEEL, veteran of The Allman Brothers Band, The Dickey Betts Band, and Gov't Mule, has an impeccable musical pedigree of the highest order. Nashville's bluesman-keyboard-player-extraordinaire has written songs covered by John Mayall, Delbert McClinton and other legends. His warm, lived in, passionate vocals and his electrifying performance on keys will shake the mountains with exuberant musical energy!
CHARLIE SAYLES Washington DC's CHARLIE SAYLES is a phenomenal harmonica player who has invested his music with all the heartache of a foster child, Viet Nam vet, and wandering troubadour. Charlie's elegant, agile playing and gritty voice won him the attention of The Smithsonian Folklife Festival where he made several apearences with Pete Seeger. This will be one of Sayles' very rare festival appearences.. So we encourage you to experience while you can this raw, funky, mesmerizing, elusive genius. He will be joined by guitar prodigy Tony Fazio.
PAT 'MOTHER BLUES' COHEN PAT "MOTHER BLUES" COHEN is a saucy, scintillating singer who cut her teeth in New Orleans where she reigned as the divine Mama of the blues six nights a week. Mother Blues brings to her performances all the extravagant excitement that defines the effervescent Big Easy. Her irrepressible concerts in the US and abroad have brought her international accolades and renown.
BOO HANKS BOO HANKS stands as one of the greatest authentic Piedmont Blues discoveries in many years. Mr. Hanks performs exquisitely in the style of Blind Boy Fuller and is the last keeper-of-the-flame of that historic music. He brings to his performances all the deep experiences and insights of working in the tobacco fields nearly his entire life. Now at the age of 84, Boo's talents have ripened and matured to their spellbinding height.
The King Bees THE KING BEES have performed on numerous European festival stages, several times at the prestigious Lincoln Center, and in Mississippi juke joints. Guitarist, keyboardist Hound Dog Baskerville and bassist, singer, song writer Queen Bee Zamagni formed the band 28 years ago. Over the years they forged important musical relationships with many blues greats and have toured with BB King and Bo Diddley. Hound Dog Baskerville is a NATIONAL BLUE RIDGE HERITAGE ARTIST. They produce New River Blues Festival with Donovan Murray as an homage to the real-deal artists who created this most wonderful of American music and who generously share their extraordinary gifts. THE KING BEES will be joined by special friends.
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