THE OUTCROPS - 6:30 pm
The Outcrops are a soulful blues-rock band fronted by Cassidy Rain’s earthy vocals and Bryan Schroeder’s lyrical lead guitar playing” (NJ Arts) Their debut album, Peace of Mind, was produced by Railroad Earth’s Tim Carbone, and hailed by BluesBlast magazine as “having a retro sound that is also very updated and fresh.”
DANIELIA COTTON - 7:30 pm
With an unforgettable voice described by The New York Times as “soulful enough to fill a revival tent,” Danielia Cotton’s 2022 album Good Day displays “her command of rock and soul and the fearless spirit she brings to the music.” (No Depression). The Hopewell, NJ, native—who picked up a guitar at age twelve--has opened for the likes of Buddy Guy, Derek Trucks and Bon Jovi.
DEBRA DEVI - 8:30 pm
“Imagine you're preparing a list of today’s top female blues/rock guitarists. If you don’t include Debra Devi, your list is not complete,” says American Blues Scene. Devi’s 2022 live EP Jamification Station Vol. 1 reached #5 on the Relix/Jambands Radio Chart. She’s opened for Ana Popovic, Jesse Malin, Joan Osborne, Sarah Shook and the Disarmers and Marshall Crenshaw, and recorded with Gov’t Mule bassist Jorgen Carlsson.
KATIE HENRY - 9:30 pm
Katie Henry's second album On My Way (Ruf Records) has reached number six on the Billboard Top Blues Albums Chart. American Blues Scene calls it “a tremendous follow-up expressing even more of Katie’s genre-bending talent.” In 2022, Katie won international acclaim touring Europe on the Ruf Records Blues Caravan Revue tour, alongside Will Jacobs and Ghalia Volt.
Growing up in rural Hopewell, New Jersey (population 2,010), Danielia Cotton stood out. Not just because she was only one of about seven Black kids in her junior high school, but because of the compelling power of her shockingly big voice, which stopped people in their tracks from early on. Danielia’s natural gift--raw, searing vocal chops combined with a deep, buttery tone--draws from the two different rich traditions that she absorbed early in her youth. On the one hand, she couldn’t get enough of what her friends and neighbors were listening to: AC/DC, Zeppelin, the Stones. On the other, she was her mother’s girl: daughter of a jazz singer and member of the church gospel choir, grooving to Mavis Staples, Etta James, Billie and Ella.