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ZSHOWZ welcomes RANDALL BRAMBLETT BAND back March 28 to the George Linson Stage at Friendly Confines (formerly McWells) in Orlando. THIS is the show you don't want to miss!

Randall has a rich career dating back to the 70’s and is still thriving today – both as a songwriter/bandleader and as a first-call sideman to the stars.  He landed on the speed dial of some of the greatest names in rock history, including Steve Winwood/Traffic (16 years), Levon Helm, Warren Haynes, Delbert McClinton.  He’s certainly still well sought after – recently he’s been found playing with Steve Winwood and Widespread Panic at the Lockn’ Fest, The Allman Brothers at the Beacon Theater, on a CD and tour with Bonnie Raitt, and the Warren Haynes Xmas Jam.

Things hit high gear with the release of “The Bright Spots” on New West Records in 2013, charting well on Americana, Roots Rock and Triple A charts.  Many critics wrote this is the best album of his career, and one of the top CD’s of 2013 including Sirius/XM’s The Loft,, HITS Daily Double, The Americana Music Association, Cool Music & Movies, Wildman Steve Radio show, Australia’s Rhythm’s Magazine, WFPK and Al Kooper.  No matter how many legends he has been involved with his music evolves, keeping a modern and cutting edge sound. Bramblett’s already shining star continues to rise.

Bonnie Raitt proclaims “You can’t do better than Randall Bramblett.”

“One of the South’s most lyrical and literate songwriters.”  Rolling Stone

 “This is a cool album that combines the vibe of a real-as-hell vintage soulman with modern musical ideas. You could listen to The Bright Spots all night, baby.”  (MP3’s)

Videos:  “Roll”  live at the Georgia Theater  “Till the Party’s All Gone”    - “Used to Rule the World”




ATTENTION TO ALL HARMONICA FREAKS!!!!  ZSHOWZ excitedly welcomes the incredible JASON RICCI & The Bad Kind on April 4 to the George Linson Stage at Friendly Confines (formerly McWells) in Orlando.

Raised in Portland, Maine, Jason Ricci started playing music in punk bands at the age of 14. After discovering a love of the harmonica and Blues music, he turned his attention in that direction. In 1995, Ricci moved from Portland to Memphis, TN, where shortly there after he placed first in the Sonny Boy Blues Society contest at 21 years of age. Later that same year Ricci recorded his first album, Jason Ricci. In Memphis, Ricci began playing with David Malone Kimbrough, son of blues great Junior Kimbrough, and was a part of the bands of both Kimbroughs also was sitting in with R.L Burnside. In 1999, Ricci won the Mars National Harmonica Contest, and began playing with Keith Brown, later recording with him as well. In 2000, he received a two page write up in Blues Access magazine by Adam Gussow (harmonica player for Satan and Adam) saying "I am convinced he along with Dennis Gruenling is one of the best harmonica players of his generation" .After 15 months with Big Al and the Heavyweights, Ricci started his own band, Jason Ricci and New Blood, in 2002. In 2005, Ricci was honored with the Muddy Water Promising New Blues Artist Award. In 2007 Ricci and New Blood were signed to Electo Groove Productions. His first album with the label. The band as a whole has been nominated for Blues Band of the Year three times by Blues Wax magazine. Ricci won the Blues Critic Award for Harmonica Player of the Year (2008) and was nominated for a Blues Music Award for Harmonica Player of the Year in 2009, and later won in 2010. By 2011 Ricci had relocated to New Orleans, and assembled a new band, Approved By Snakes with guitarist John Lisi. Jason currently lives in Bloomington Indiana, he teaches students, holds harmonica conferences, plays local dates and is awaiting the next tour.


Some nationally released recordings featuring Jason Ricci as a sideman include these names: Johnny Winter, Nick Curran, Cedric Burnside, Walter Trout, Ana Popovic, Keith Brown, Motor City Josh, Jon Justice, Rue Davis and many more.


"Ricci links the jazz mastery of Howard Levy, with the blues precision of Jerry Portnoy,

and hits speeds that make John Popper look like he's standing still."  Brad Kava, Mercury News

"Any up-and-coming blues artists you keep an eye on?" Answer: "Jason Ricci.   He’s a harmonica player, and he’s real good."  Johnny Winter, Las Vegas weekly

"Jason Ricci has taken the harmonica to a new place. It's like listening to John Coltrane or something, he's really pushing the boundaries to an incredible degree. …He's an astounding live performer and he's unique, nobody plays like this guy. I mean technically - and I'm a harp player too - I know what he's pulling off on that instrument; he's really great."  Walter Trout

"This is what originality, technical mastery, and soulfulness look like on the rock-flavored leading edge in our post-9/11 era.  If you're an ambitious young cat looking to make your mark on the blues harmonica world, be forewarned:  JR's fireworks will put your ego in check."  Adam Gussow

"He's paid some serious dues. He's got the gift, watch him shine.”  Paul Delay

GALLOWAY & KELLIHER CD RELEASE EVENT April 18 - LIVE on the George Linson Stage at Friendly Confines (formerly McWells) in Orlando. Special guest Jed Harper to kick off the event--a Benefit for Autism Awareness.
Galloway & Kelliher—two long time Central Florida musicians—have been playing music together off and on for over 20 years. Mike Galloway’s searing vocals and bone-crushing harmonica played a dynamic role as a founding member of the legendary Midnight Creepers, King Snake Records' premier blues band. Other King Snake greats such as Floyd Miles, Noble "Thin Man" Watts, Ace Moreland, Alex Taylor & Sonny Rhodes have utilized Mike’s talent. He recently toured with famed guitarist Les Dudek and also played with Ricky Matlocke of Lynyrd Skynyrd on the last Blackfoot CD. Tim Kelliher ignited the local Central Florida music scene with The Snooks, The U.S. Males, and of late, Skin & Bone. Tim played guitar with many blues artists like Carey Bell, Earl King of New Orleans, Bo Diddley, and the late Nappy Brown. He also played with Lester Chambers of the Chambers Brothers Band for two years on the road, as well as several King Snake artists like Alex Taylor, Noble "Thin Man" Watts and Ace Moreland. Music runs thick in this man's blood as his cousin—famed guitarist Mark Emerick currently tours the country in the Commander Cody Band. Frankly, two smokin’ hot performers = one killer CD.





18th Annual Mount Dora Music Festival

Mount Dora

February 19 - 22


Clearwater Seafood Blues Festival


February 21 – 22


Winter Garden Blues Festival

Winter Garden

February 28


9th Annual Blues B-Q

Downtown Orlando

February 28


Bonita Blues Festival

Bonita Springs

March 6 & 7


19th Annual Suwannee Springfest

Live Oak

March 19 - 22


Benji’s BluesDoggle

New Smyrna Beach

March 20 – 22   


Mess O’ Blues Beer & BBQ Fest

Pompano Beach

March 28


Tampa Bay Blues Festival

St. Petersburg

April 10 – 12


Springing The Blues


April 17 – 19


Sarasota Blues Festival


April 24 & 25


Mount Dora Blues & Groove Weekend

Mount Dora

May 15 & 16


1st Annual Courtyard Blues

Mount Dora

May 16

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Daytona Beach Blues Festival

Daytona Beach

October 9-11


Camping with the Blues


October 23 – 25


Winter Garden Music Festival

Winter Garden

some time in October – date not announced yet


Magnolia Fest

Live Oak

Some time in October


For a more complete listing of festivals, go to:



Always  a great line-up

To name a few:


Friday, Mar 06, 2015

Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn


Saturday, Mar 21, 2015

Delbert McClinton


Friday, Apr 10, 2015

Tab Benoit


Thursday, Apr 23, 2015

Al Jarreau


Friday, May 01, 2015

The Robert Cray Band


Saturday, May 02, 2015

Joan Armatrading


More info:  407.340.2318 
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Orlando, FL 32856

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