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2017 Briggs Farm Blues Festival

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2017 Briggs Farm Blues Festival

20 Year Anniversary

Since 1998, the Briggs family has hosted one of the nation’s most revered Blues Festivals on their 250-year-old farm. Briggs Farm was awarded the “Keeping the Blues Alive” Award, an award given to one festival each year, and this year it went to Briggs! Don’t miss this phenomenal festival which includes Slam Allen, Vanessa Collier and many more wonderful bands.
Slam Allen: A Message of Love
By Michael Moss, Personal Manager to Slam Allen
In this world of mixed messages that bombard our emotions each day on the TV, radio, computer and smart phone, it is refreshing and reassuring when a gifted musician and entertainer comes onto the scene and coveys one message: The genuine message of love! Slam Allen is one such artist! His musical platform is to deliver love through the genres of Blues and Soul and a little Rock & Roll. Slam Allen is a progressive preservationist! He manifests love with a voice that helps you remember Otis Redding, a guitar that brings you back to B. B. King and a stage energy that conjures up James Brown. Slam Allen is a natural at keeping the greats alive and adding his own original music to each of his performances. This is Slam Allen’s mission. In musical circles, Slam is known as “The Soul-working Man” because he fills an audience’s soul with joy, happiness and love. That is how he was brought up on music as a child of the 60’s. “Music is a healer,” says Slam Allen. “If I can entertain the people, make them happy and inspire them to stay positive about life through the soul of music, I have done my job! ”This is Slam Allen’s message of love to the world! True, indeed!
For more information on Slam Allen, visit SlamAllen.com.
Alexis P. Suter, Ministers of Sound
Featured on the second album from Briggs Farm Blues Records, AMOS is
the incarnation of
soul. Tremendous talent and complete mastery of the Blues makes th
is all-star lineup a must
see!

vanessacollier.com
Master musician and multi-talented Blues performer, Vanessa Collier, was recently nominated for a 2017 Blues Music Award. The Philadelphia-based vocalist/saxophonist/songwriter was recently on a European tour with Ruf’s Blues Caravan. With searing saxophone solos, soulful vocals and witty lyrics,Vanessa’s songwriting takes you through an engaging blend of blues, funk, rock and soul in an
exceptionally entertaining, high-energy performance. A graduate of the Berklee College of Music, Vanessa’s alluring vocals and stinging saxophone light upstages. Vanessa also maintains a private saxophone studio teaching around 30 students per week. She volunteers her time in schools in Pennsylvania, Delaware and Maryland, serves as an adjudicating judge at solo and ensemble festivals, and offers Jazz, Blues and saxophone clinics throughout the United States.

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