Producers are hoping local music enthusiasts will swarm to the Memphis V.F.W. on Sunday afternoon for a blues music concert without any issues of the top band’s namesake.
Kansas City band Trampled Under Foot will take the stage at 6 p.m. on Sunday, March 23rd. Tickets are on sale for the concert for $10, or admission at the door will be $12 to see the award-winning blues group.
Siblings Danielle, Kris and Nick Schnebelen took the Blues industry by storm. Following in their parents footsteps, the trio gained popularity on the Kansas City circuit before bursting onto the national scene with a top finish at the 2008 International Blues Challenge in Memphis. Not only did Trampled Under Foot (TUF) take top honors as a band, Nick won the Albert King award for best guitarist.
The awards continued in the following years, with the siblings being honored in 2009 as the Best Blues band at the Pitch Music Awards, followed by similar accolades at the 2011 and 2012 Blues Blast Music Awards. In 2012 TUF was nominated for band of the year at the Blues Music Awards.
Trampled Under Foot’s current CD, Badlands was produced by Tony Braunagel, and features guest appearances by Mike Finnigan and engineer/guitarist Johnny Lee Schell. It debuted at #1 on the Billboard Blues, iTunes Blues and Amazon Blues charts.
Food and refreshments will be available during the concert. Doors will open at 5 p.m. For more information on the event, or to purchase tickets, contact organizer James Parker at 660-465-2897.
The concert caps off the second night of music at the hall. The V.F.W. is hosting the Scotland County R-I Jazz Night on Saturday, March 22nd. Tickets are being sold in the High School office and Exchange Bank of Northeast Missouri for $15.
The fundraiser will help buy new music and uniforms for the Tiger Jazz Band. Dinner will include parmesan chicken or pork loin, California blend vegetables, baked potato, salad, and a dessert. Dinner will be served at 6:30 with live entertainment beginning at 7:00 p.m.