Genre: Roots

Ben Prestage

Ben Prestage’s musical background began before he was born… even before his parents were born. Ben’s great-grandmother was a Vaudeville musican who toured with Al Jolson and also participated in medicine shows. Her daughter was a Boogie-Woogie pianist and painter who used to play for Ben when he was coming up. On the other side of the family tree, his grandfather, who was a Mississippi sharecropper turned Ben onto the sounds and culture of Mississippi and Blues in general.

“When my father was growing up in Mississippi,” states Ben, “ they never had running water and the only electricity was one light bulb that hung from the ceiling, but they had it better than some of their neighbors, because they didn’t have dirt floors. I grew up in rural Florida, on a 14-mile-long dirt road, near the headwaters of the Everglades. It was 7 miles either direction to the nearest paved road, and when you got to pavement, you still weren’t near a town. It was panther, gator, and cottonmouth country. Out there, there was only one kind of music in the house. Whether it was being played on an instrument, or on a recording, it was Blues.

Shaw Davis & The Black Ties

Formed in 2017 and hailing from Pompano Beach, Shaw Davis & The Black Ties feature an incendiary fusion of Progressive Hard Rock and Roots Rock that embodies the soul found within Blues Rock icons of the 60s and 70s.  After a steady dose of touring the United States, performing over 300 shows in a two year span, the band has begun to carve their way into the national touring scene.

Dubbed as one of the “Top 50 Rock & Blues Artists You Must Hear In 2019” by Rock & Blues Muse, Shaw Davis & The Black Ties teamed up with Grammy Award-winner Paul Nelson (known for his work with Johnny Winter) to record Red Sun Rebellion set to release in February 2021 on Sony Orchard. The record unleashes a pioneering blend of retro soundscapes with modern Hard Rock progressivism, embracing influence from the likes of Black Sabbath, Jimi Hendrix, Rage Against The Machine, and Rival Sons.  


Released in the fall of 2018, the bands second album Tales From The West was nominated for three Independent Blues Music awards and debuted at #20 on the RMR Blues Rock chart.  The power trio has become a mainstay on the national club circuit and have performed alongside the likes of Foghat, The Guess Who, Blackberry Smoke, The Georgia Satellites, Bishop Gunn, Walter Trout, Eric Tessmer, Samantha Fish and Blue Oyster Cult.

Memphis Lightning

Sweettone Recording artist and internal touring act Memphis Lightning is a force to be reckoned with. Built up from world class and award winning artists.

Featuring one of today’s greatest guitar slingers, Lightning Thiboutot, compared to the likes of Danny Gatton, Roy Buchanan and Chuck Berry to name a few. With the soul and fire making him a fire cracker not to be messed with, rather enjoyed from his shock and awe presence.

Along with his father, the Grammy-nominated, Big Red, who has spent years building his credibility through touring and recording all over the world.

JP Soars & The Red Hots

J.P. Soars is soaring high, touring the world after releasing a new studio album last Fall, LET GO OF THE REINS, produced by Tab Benoit on Benoit’s Whiskey Bayou label. Soars was also nominated for “Blues Rock Artist of the Year” in the 40th annual Blues Music Awards, alongside blues music heavyweights Billy Gibbons, Eric Gales, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, and Tinsley Ellis, rounding out the Blues Rock category.

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