VizzTone proudly welcomes James Day & the Fish Fry

SOUTHLAND! James Day is a Southern blues artist from the Mississippi Gulf Coast town of Biloxi. He spent his late twenties living in New Orleans sucking up all that Americana, New Orleans R&B, and blues. He airbrushed T-shirts, delivered pizzas, was a lifeguard and played in a rockabilly band. One of his day jobs included being […]

VizzTone proudly welcomes Robin McKelle and the Flytones!

Robin McKelle was already a successful, internationally acclaimed jazz star when she “went rogue” and started writing and recording her own music.  Now her muse has drawn her to the Heart of Memphis where she has written deeply soulful R&B songs, and gotten together with producer Scott Bomar to record an explosive album inspired by […]

Brandon Santini and his great band rip it up – Live and Extended!

The scene is Quebec’s upscale concert venue, le Petit Impérial, on a weekend night in July, in the middle of the exuberant Festival D’été de Quebec.  The packed house responds quickly as Brandon Santini and his tight touring band hit the stage with all the raw blues power and impact of the 1970’s-era Paul Butterfield […]

Billy Walton Band – Rockin’ Blues and Soul from the Jersey Shore

The Jersey Shore has always been a hot spot for the best in American music.  Many local players have learned their tricks going to shows and emulating their heroes.  Billy Walton is no different.  Since the first time he snuck into a blues jam as a young teenager, he’s been pursuing his craft and perfecting […]

Introducing deep blues and R&B singer D.A. Foster!

D.A. Foster learned to sing the blues from some of the greats, up front and personal.  Starting at age 19 and all through his 20’s (1971-1982), he was hands-on co-owner of the legendary Connecticut roadhouse, the Shaboo Inn. The Shaboo introduced newcomers like Aerosmith, the Police, Hall & Oates, Journey, ACDC, Cheap Trick, Dire Straits […]

Erin Harpe & the Delta Swingers’ LOVE WHIP BLUES is cracking!

Erin Harpe & the Delta Swingers’ new VizzTone album LOVE WHIP BLUES is ripping it up right out of the gate, with a great response at worldwide radio and press, including a recent four-star review in DOWNBEAT magazine.  The band will be heading to Memphis in a couple weeks to compete in the International Blues […]

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  • VizzTone proudly welcomes James Day & the Fish Fry

    VizzTone proudly welcomes James Day & the Fish Fry

    SOUTHLAND! James Day is a Southern blues artist from the Mississippi Gulf Coast town of Biloxi. He spent his late twenties living in New Orleans sucking up all that Americana, New Orleans R&B, and blues. He airbrushed T-shirts, delivered pizzas, was a lifeguard and played in a rockabilly band. One of his day jobs included being […]

  • VizzTone proudly welcomes Robin McKelle and the Flytones!

    VizzTone proudly welcomes Robin McKelle and the Flytones!

    Robin McKelle was already a successful, internationally acclaimed jazz star when she “went rogue” and started writing and recording her own music.  Now her muse has drawn her to the Heart of Memphis where she has written deeply soulful R&B songs, and gotten together with producer Scott Bomar to record an explosive album inspired by […]

  • Brandon Santini and his great band rip it up - Live and Extended!

    Brandon Santini and his great band rip it up – Live and Extended!

    The scene is Quebec’s upscale concert venue, le Petit Impérial, on a weekend night in July, in the middle of the exuberant Festival D’été de Quebec.  The packed house responds quickly as Brandon Santini and his tight touring band hit the stage with all the raw blues power and impact of the 1970’s-era Paul Butterfield […]

  • Billy Walton Band - Rockin' Blues and Soul from the Jersey Shore

    Billy Walton Band – Rockin’ Blues and Soul from the Jersey Shore

    The Jersey Shore has always been a hot spot for the best in American music.  Many local players have learned their tricks going to shows and emulating their heroes.  Billy Walton is no different.  Since the first time he snuck into a blues jam as a young teenager, he’s been pursuing his craft and perfecting […]

  • Introducing deep blues and R&B singer D.A. Foster!

    Introducing deep blues and R&B singer D.A. Foster!

    D.A. Foster learned to sing the blues from some of the greats, up front and personal.  Starting at age 19 and all through his 20’s (1971-1982), he was hands-on co-owner of the legendary Connecticut roadhouse, the Shaboo Inn. The Shaboo introduced newcomers like Aerosmith, the Police, Hall & Oates, Journey, ACDC, Cheap Trick, Dire Straits […]

  • Erin Harpe & the Delta Swingers' LOVE WHIP BLUES is cracking!

    Erin Harpe & the Delta Swingers’ LOVE WHIP BLUES is cracking!

    Erin Harpe & the Delta Swingers’ new VizzTone album LOVE WHIP BLUES is ripping it up right out of the gate, with a great response at worldwide radio and press, including a recent four-star review in DOWNBEAT magazine.  The band will be heading to Memphis in a couple weeks to compete in the International Blues […]

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  • Chris O'Leary endorses Seydel Harmonicas

    Chris O’Leary endorses Seydel Harmonicas

    VizzTone artist Chris O’Leary has signed an endorsement deal with Germany-based Seydel Harmonica Company.  Making handcrafted Haronicas since 1847, Seydel is the world’s oldest harmonica manufacturer, and  the only one using stainless steel reeds.  Chris O’leary’s model of choice is that Seydel 1847 Classic, stainless steel reeds and reed plates over a sealed wooden comb O’Leary […]

  • Our 2014 BMA Nominees!

    Our 2014 BMA Nominees!

    Congratulations to our 2014 BLUES MUSIC AWARD NOMINEES BLUES MUSIC AWARDS ARE HAPPENING MAY 8, 2014 in MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE!  SEE YOU THERE!     CANDYE KANE  Contemporary Blues Female Artist         LITTLE G WEEVIL Acoustic Blues Artist     RUFF KUTT BLUES BAND That’s When The Blues Begins / Song of the Year […]

  • Welcome Austin Young !

    Welcome Austin Young !

    VizzTone proudly presents the debut recording from Colorado’s teenage blues phenom, AUSTIN YOUNG.  At 17, he delivers deep passion, exciting showmanship, and electrifying musicianship.  His inspirations range from Blues giants to guitar masters.  As he devastates audiences near home and at concerts and festivals, he is a hard act to follow even for today’s established stars. […]

  • Long Tall Deb!

    Long Tall Deb!

    Just click on the CD cover to hear the whole album in the VizzTone Store. VizzTone is so proud of the new Long Tall Deb CD, Raise Your Hands, we’re having a week-long Listening Party! “Long Tall Deb is a powerful singer who was raised in the dirt of Texas Blues.”    – Art Tipaldi, Blues […]

  • Bob Margolin receives Keeping the Blues Alive Award

    Bob Margolin receives Keeping the Blues Alive Award

    Congratulations to this year’s KEEPING THE BLUES ALIVE Award recipient in the field of journalism… BOB MARGOLIN! Bob’s eBook is available in the iTunes Store, also on Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble & Sony   Unfortunately Bob couldn’t join us in Memphis to blow the roof off the Rum Boogie or accept his KBA award […]

  • Mitch Woods on Voice of America!

    Mitch Woods on Voice of America!

    Mitch Woods has been getting a tremendous response to Blues Beyond Borders, his CD/DVD chronicle of his triumphant tour of the Republic of Turkey.  Voice Of America Radio recently broadcast a great interview, in which Mitch talks about his travels as well as his influences and beginnings in the gumbo of New Orleans music and […]

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  • EG Kight is on a roll

    EG Kight is on a roll

    EG KIGHT is on a roll!!!  Bouncing back from recent health problems, EG is thrilled with the tremendous response her new CD LIP SERVICE has been getting with press and on the radio around the world.  She says with a Georgia Songbird smile, “I’m so thrilled that after everything I’ve been through this year, my […]

  • Blues Blast reviews Greg Nagy

    Blues Blast reviews Greg Nagy

    BLUES BLAST MAGAZINE, 9/15/11 Featured Blues Review 5 of 6 Greg Nagy – Fell Toward None Big O Records/Vizztone www.gregnagy.com 11 tracks/44:14 In sports, there is a commonly used term known as the “sophomore slump”. It refers to an athlete who has an impressive rookie season but fails to come close to matching that level […]

  • Blues Revue catches Chris O'Leary on the road

    Blues Revue catches Chris O’Leary on the road

    Blues Revue writer Kay Cordtz caught the Chris O’Leary band at the Towne Crier in New York – sounds like a hell of a night!

  • VizzTone is rockin' with AirPlay Direct!

    VizzTone is rockin’ with AirPlay Direct!

    As of April 18, 2011, new releases from VizzTone Artists occupy THREE out of the top FIVE slots on Airplay Direct’s monthly Blues Album chart!  #1: TRAMPLED UNDER FOOT / #4: PETE ANDERSON / #5: GINA SICILIA.  AirPlay Direct’s Global Radio Indicator Charts show the most popular tracks that are being downloaded for airplay by […]

  • Johnny Ace's Psychedelic Interview!

    Johnny Ace’s Psychedelic Interview!

    IT’S PSYCHEDELIC BABY just posted a great career retrospective interview with Johnny Ace – from his early days in 1960’s New York to his current home in the San Francisco scene, playing with diverse acts and artists including:  The Thompson Ferry Blues Band, the Blues Busters, Victoria Spivey, John Lee Hooker (pictured here), Perry and […]

  • TUF cover story in the new Blues Revue!

    TUF cover story in the new Blues Revue!

    Trampled Under Foot is featured as the cover story in the March/April issue of Blues Revue Magazine! Writer Stacy Jeffress chronicles the band’s journey from their childhood experiences with their parents’ music, through their individual endeavors in different bands, right up to their formation of TUF in 2004, their victorious trip to Memphis in 2008, […]

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