Eddie Shaw & the Wolfgang confirmed Fri. 7/11- Main Stage, 6:30pm – Multiple Blues Music Award winner, Shaw is being inducted into the 2014 Blues Foundation Hall of Fame in Memphis this May!
Howlin’ Wolf’s sax/band leader, Shaw is considered to be the greatest living blues sax player in the world and a true living legend. You want to be here to welcome Eddie and Vaan back to Briggs Farm!!!
An amalgamation of blues, rock, funk, soul and world music, Australian singer/ songwriter “Peter D. Harper” creates a heady mix of roots music through his creative use of the harmonica, and the haunting drone of the didgeridoo.
By combining traditional and modern influences, borowing from Western and Aboriginal music, Harper has created a highly original take on the roots genre which many have labeled “World Blues”. He will be playing the Main Stage Friday, July 11th at 4:30, and the Back Porch Stage time TBA.
Fri. 7/11 Main Stage – Briggs Farm At 24, this Kansas City native already has a BLUES MUSIC AWARD for Best New Artist Debut in 2012. Along with British blues-rocker Dani Wilde and Otis Taylor’s bassist daughter Cassie, Samantha Fish also recorded the catchy Girls With Guitars and is touring in Europe & US creating an international buzz in the blues world!!! See her this July at our 17th annual show.
Bernard Allison, son of famed blues musician Luther Allison, made his first appearance on stage at the age of 13, playing with his father all over the world including the 1983 Chicago Blues Festival. At the age of 18, Bernard toured with Koko Taylor as her lead guitar player.
Bernard formed his own band in the late 90’s and in similar fashion, plays the blues as mesmerizing as his father did with his soulful voice and incredible musicianship.
After 17 years of recording, Bernard has tweaked his sound to perfection using a whole array of instruments, instead of just his guitar, to pour out his sound and continue to shape the blues. His soulful voice and mesmerizing musicianship has delighted audiences all over the world.
Eddie Turner confirmed Saturday Night headliner.
Eddie Turner, “One of the best Blues guitarist alive”- Guitar Edge Magazine -
Born in Cuba raised in Chicago and a member of the Tracy Nelson and Otis Taylor bands.
“Reminds me of my good friend, Jimi!” -Stephen Stills-
We are thrilled to announce that Mike Farris will be performing at Briggs Farm, Saturday July 12, 2014!
With a voice that is said to stop you dead in your tracks and shake your very foundation to the core, Farris marries old time roots gospel sounds with his own unique arrangements inspired by New Orleans, Stax and the blues.
Mike Farris is a featured performer on the new weekly PBS series, Music City Roots; the featured performer at the 2011 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 16th Annual American Music Masters Concert honoring Aretha Franklin; and in 2010 appeared with Patty Griffin on Austin City Limits.
“Mike Farris has enough heart, soul, and power to light up a city. He mixes up the elements and turns them into something new, beautiful, and uniquely his own.”
- Buddy Miller (toured with Emmylou Harris, Patty Griffin, Robert Plant among others)
Tickets and Tee Shirts are available now at their lowest prices! Go to our ticket page for details on how to order by Credit Card, Phone, or Mail.
Thanks to all of you who came out and supported the 16th Annual Briggs Farm Blues Festival. It was a truly wonderful weekend for Blues music and Blues fans!
Saturday headliner Lurrie Bell doing an acoustic set on the Back Porch Stage at Briggs Farm
Friday headliner Shakura S'Aida on the Main Stage at Briggs Farm