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Friday Sept 18 Friday Sept 18 CDBS Members (must bring membership card to show) Saturday Sept 19 Saturday Sept 19 CDBS Members (must bring membership card to show)
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Where is this event taking place?  

Jonathan's Landing

1309 Ponderosa Drive | Magnolia, DE 19962

What's the music schedule?  

Band line up will be available soon

What can I bring to the event?   Blankets and chairs are strongly encouraged. Bring sunglasses, a hat, sunscreen, No glass containers or food. No outside alcoholic beverages allowed. There will be plenty of food, thirst quenching beverages and adult drinks provided by the vendors and Jonathan's Landing. Proceeds from the Roadhouse Bluesfest go to support the Central Delaware Blues Society winners trip to Memphis for the International Blues Competition.
Where can I buy tickets?  

At day of even. All major credit cards accepted.

or you can pre-purchase your tickets below.

Please bring your Pay Pal receipt to the event for entry. No refunds

What if it rains?   The festival is on Rain or Shine
Do you allow re-entry into the festival?   Yes. Just make sure you get a wristband before you leave.
Can I bring my kids?   Yes. Children under 12 are free.
Is the festival friendly to those with disabilities?   Yes, the festival has ramps onto sidewalks and accessible restrooms for those in need but please ask at the front gate if you need assistance.
What time does the front gate open?   : to be determined  
Are dogs and pets allowed?   No. Please keep your pets at home.



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A new non-profit arts organization, the Central Delaware Blues Society (CDBS), is launching its membership drive with the first ever musical festival in Central Delaware devoted to the vibrant rocking soulful music that is the Blues.




Food and drink vendors will be on site; kids are welcome and if under 12, get in for free, but no pets please.  Lawn chairs, blankets, hats and sunscreen are strongly encouraged and welcome. No glass containers, alcohol or outside food please. The event is rain or shine and the music will be moved into the clubhouse if it rains, though seating may be limited and will be first come, first served. The facility is friendly to those who have disabilities and there are ramps providing egress to accessible restrooms.

The Roadhouse Bluesfest promises to make blues lovers of everyone who comes out for an act or the whole day. Becoming a CDBS member is the way to go. Membership only $25 annually and provides a number of benefits, as well as helps support the Society’s goal to sponsor a Delaware Blues Act to participate in the International Blues Competition in Memphis. Donations are tax deductible. Joining online is simple and easy at  Memberships can also be purchased at any CDBS event at Jonathan’s Landing.

Members receive a 10% discount on CDBS merchandise, and drink specials and event discounts. Typical CDBS Blues shows have a $15 cover charge and members pay only $10.
Several local businesses are offering discounts for CDBS members on dining and purchases and more and more businesses join up each month. Popular Dover area sponsors are the June Jam, Touchdown Lounge, Tom’s Bull Pen, B&B Music, Simaron Subs and Steaks, and the Frankfurt Bakery.

Come on out and feel the finest blend of soul and spirit at a Central Delaware Blues Society Event.  Any Thursday night at 7pm at Jonathan’s Landing for the Fairway Jams. For more information and event schedules log onto the CDBS website:




Friday September 18, 2015

(inside at Jonathan's Landing, Magnolia DE)


Rain or Shine

$10 for CDBS members - $15 for Public (for Friday mnight only)


Andy “The Professor” Vincent is an East Coast blues singer and harp player extraordinaire. Vincent writes and performs blues songs influenced by his predecessors, yet molded and forged by his own life experience and musical tastes. His harp can wail like a freight train one minute, then swing like a jump band sax solo the next. His baritone vocals are convincing because they are real – not retro.
Coming out of the streets of northern NJ, Vincent settled just south of Philadelphia. His bookkeeper father would come home from work, knock back some straight gin, and drum on the lampshades like Gene Krupa, swinging with big band tunes from the 40s. Vincent learned those tunes on clarinet, and then picked up a Marine Band harp to play along with Elmore James and Jimmy Reed blues LPs. He began playing in clubs in the late 70’s, and has shared the stage with Johnny Neel, Billy Branch, Joe Louis Walker, Shamikia Copeland, David Bromberg, and countless local and regional blues players.
Vincent counts among his major influences Little Walter, Sonny Boy II, Junior Wells, sax man Illinois Jacquet, Jimmy Reed, William Clarke, Kim Wilson, Steve Guyger, and local harp man Jim McCarthy. Vincent played in McCarthy’s Monday night jam at the Logan House with the likes of Ron Cole, Jimmy Pritchard, and Chris Sherlock every week for years and soaked in McCarthy’s licks and style…. He cut his teeth as a performer at CJs Prime Times Café on Thursday nights and Bobby’s Seafood on Wednesdays, and joined David Bromberg as a member of the house band at the old 4W5 Blues Jam every Thursday night.
Vincent was asked to join the Blue Cat Blues Band more than 15 years ago after guitarist Paul Ruggerio saw him performing at an out of the way club. The Blue Cats played hundreds of gigs everywhere from the TAC Club and the old Hi-Ho Tavern to the Hotel DuPont and everywhere in between. They went into Buckeye studio in Philadelphia to record the 2011 CD Whiskey Feet and represented the Diamond State Blues Society at the International Blues Challenge on Beale Street in Memphis in February, 2012. Vincent has since recorded on Garry Cogdell’s Sessions 1 and 2 CDs and hung out at the St. George’s Country Store.




Nothin' but Trouble were the Winners of the Baltimore Blues Society’s 2007 International Blues Challenge Competition and who many musicians called the best blues band in Baltimore. Former members of previous IBC challengers “Night Street”, Chubby Checker’s band, Bill Kirchen’s Band, Platters, Coasters, Drifters and The SuperTonics all coming together to perform the music they’ve carefully crafted with a passionate presentation that leaves audiences hooping and hollering for more. Give them 30 minutes and you’ll kiss your whole night goodbye.

CHRIS MCAFEE Lead Guitar, Slide guitar, Harmonica Lead and Backup Vocals
Some of the groups Chris has played with over the years include. Harvest, Reckless, The Blind Dogs, The Jeanine Waters band, The Soup Kings, The Smokin Joe’s, The Poor Souls, and Night Street. Chris has shared the stage or opened for performers such as Bernard (Pretty) Purdy, Kim Waters, The Nighthawks, Michael Hill, Anson Funderburgh and the Rockets with Sam Myers, Roy Gaines, and Eddie Kirkland

JOEY FULKERSON Lead Guitar, Slide Guitar, Lead & Backup Vocals
Joey has performed with such bands as Hyde Park, The Cutters, Joey & The Hurricanes, The Drifters, The Coasters, The Platters, The Marvelettes, and most recently toured the world with the legendary Chubby Checker. Joey is a highly sought after musician known for his dynamic guitar work and his soulful vocal style. Performing in area nightclubs since age seventeen he developed a reputation with his incendiary playing and wild showmanship.





Saturday September 19, 2015

(outside at Jonathan's Landing, Magnolia DE)


Rain or Shine

$30 for CDBS members - $35 for Public (for Saturday only)



Johnny And Zep Together, Johnny and Zep churn out a blues magic that is infused with mojo, spirit and authenticity.  They have been referred to as “The Blues Dream Team” offering up performances of soft blues ballads, passionate Delta slide moans and driving Little Walter and Muddy Waters riffs. Johnny’s dynamic finger style guitar work and passionate voice are complemented perfectly by Zep’s deep range of sound and harmonica styles. They are the dynamic duo of Delta Blues!

Johnny Never delivers Delta, Piedmont and East Texas Blues with a passion, authority and authenticity that has been pleasing blues lovers for a decade.  In 2011, Johnny, along with his band, was one of only three national acts selected by the Philadelphia Folk Song Society to perform in a concert honoring the 100th birthday of blues legend, Robert Johnson.  Johnny has been recognized by blues clubs in the greater metropolitan area as one of the most authentic Delta blues artists in the region. “… Johnny Never is the real deal!! Delta and Piedmont blues rarely heard this far north! A rare treat.”  - Dave Strickler – Baltimore Blues Society.      

Harmonica player Seth Holzman, AKA ZEP HARPO, blows 'em away with deep, passionate harp playing and percussion. This is not idle boasting. Seth has performed with Muddy Waters, Koko Taylor, John Mooney, Roomful of Blues, Dave "Honeyboy" Edwards, Magic Slim, Big Jack Johnson, Ronnie Earl, and other dignitaries of the blues.

Johnny and Zep are veteran performers and arguably one of the most successful Delta Blues acts in the greater metropolitan area.  Their prominence in their art is reflected in the caliber of venues and festivals in which they perform including The Blast Furnace Blues Festival, The Brandywine Folk Festival, River Front Blues Festival, Roadhouse Blues Festival,  State Street Blues Stroll, St.Georges Blues Festival,  for the Philadelphia Folksong Society and others.



Debbie Davies is an award-winning singer, songwriter, guitar player of extraordinary talent.  A professional musician since the early 1980s, Debbie ranks among the top blues artists in the country. She has received ten nominations for Blues Music Awards, and in 1997 and 2010 won the award for Best Contemporary Female Blues Artist.

Davies’ rise to the upper echelon of blues music started at an early age as she absorbed the music heard constantly in her home. Her (professional) musician parents were either sitting at the piano or spinning discs on their turntable, filling the air with the sounds of big band jazz, harmony vocal groups, or the pop icons of the day. But the young Davies was particularly attracted to the bluesier sounds of her father’s Ray Charles records, and by the age of 12 realized that her affinity for an instrument was not for the piano, but for the guitar.

Growing up in Los Angeles in the 1960’s, she found that being a female guitar player meant only one thing: acoustic guitar. Electric guitars were still toys meant only for boys. But when Debbie heard the sounds of the British blues-rock bands, particularly the electric guitar of Eric Clapton with John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, she became completely captivated. Going against the grains of society’s accepted roles of the time, Debbie pursued her dream with the passion of an artist and the soul of a rebel.

Davies cut her teeth playing in blues and rock ‘n roll bands in the San Francisco Bay area before returning to Los Angeles in 1984, where she landed the lead guitar spot in Maggie Mayall and the Cadillacs, an all-female band led by wife of British blues pioneer, John Mayall. In 1988 she was recruited by Albert Collins to join the Icebreakers, and for the next three years she was a featured guitarist performing behind one of the most innovative bluesmen of all time. “I stepped through a door into the real blues world when I joined Albert’s band,” Davies says. “It’s one thing to listen to the records and pull off the licks, or sit in the audience watching these artists play. But actually going out and touring with one, turned the blues into something completely three-dimensional for me. I knew then what a special opportunity this was, but I know it even more now.” During her tenure with Albert, Debbie was invited to perform on John Mayall’s 1990 album, A Sense of Place, and in 1991 she recorded with Albert Collins and the Icebreakers on the Grammy nominated self-titled release for Point Blank/Virgin Records.

In the summer of 1991 Debbie became lead guitarist for Fingers Taylor and the Ladyfingers Revue, which served as the opening act for Jimmy Buffett’s “Outpost” tour. In September 1993 she came out with her debut solo release, Picture This, on Blind Pig Records, which featured a cameo by Collins on “I Wonder Why.” People like to ask Debbie if she learned her technique from Collins, to which she gently points out that she had to play well from the start to hold her own with Albert at every performance. However, the experience taught her lessons in being a better musician, both onstage and off. Says Davies, “It was the most powerful band I had ever played with, so I learned to dig even deeper into myself to pull out the music. Albert was a man of so much grace and kindness, so I can only hope that I was able to absorb some of his humanity too.”

Since 1993, Debbie has produced eleven solo recordings and two collaborative CD’s, one with guitarists Tab Benoit and Kenny Neal, and another with guitarists Anson Funderburgh and Otis Grand. The roster of other artists who have joined Debbie in the studio on her recordings reads like a who’s who of the blues: Albert Collins, Ike Turner, James Cotton, Mick Taylor, Peter Green, Coco Montoya, Duke Robillard, Tommy Shannon, Chris “Whipper” Layton, Sugar Ray Norcia, Mudcat Ward, Charlie Musselwhite, Bruce Katz, Per Hanson, Noel Neal, and Rod Carey.

Her 2007 Telarc Records release Blues Blast is highly-acclaimed and is a pressure cooker recording that showcases her seasoned guitar and vocal capabilities. It includes guest appearances by three high-profile bluesmen: guitarists Tab Benoit and Coco Montoya, and harpist Charlie Musselwhite.

In 2009, Debbie Davies released the ground-breaking and acclaimed all instrumental CD, HOLDIN’ COURT on Vizz Tone Records.  That year also found Davies teaming up with blues singer and harp player, the late Robin Rogers to tour the country with performances at many festivals.

Davies also joined Tommy Castro’s Legendary Rythym and Blues Cruise Revue that same year, performing both on the land and at sea.  Debbie Davies is featured on the 2011 release of the review performing the tune ALL I FOUND, on Alligator Records.

At the close of 2010, Debbie was deeply affected by the passing of Robin Rogers.  Later that year Debbie suffered a broken arm…a “no-no” for a musician!  As she began to heal, she started writing and putting many of her experiences and feelings into songs.  The result is 2012’s, AFTER THE FALL on MC Records.  The all-original CD also features songs written by Debbie’s long time drummer Don Castagno and a guest appearance by pianist Bruce Katz.

In 2013 Davies felt it was time to treat her fans to a RETROSPECTIVE and she self released a CD of tunes recorded through the years both live and in the studio.

Davies brand new 2015 release, LOVE SPIN, is at once funky, rocking’, and bluesy. It’s  collection of all original tunes showcases an artist at her peak, and will no doubt put smiles on the faces of long time fans and bring many new ones into the fold.  Released by the VizzTone Label Group.

A thirty-year veteran of the road, this latest recording leaves no doubt that Debbie Davies is truly one of the leading lights on the contemporary blues music scene today.




Albert Castiglia is an artist who sings from the gut, shoots guitar licks from the hip and writes songs that articulate ones hopes, fears and heartaches. 
 Recorded at Fat Rabbit Studios in Glen Ridge, New Jersey, this album isn't just solid, it's special. There are plenty of thrills in the musical execution, with Albert leading the band on vocals and guitar, backed by the veteran team of Matt Schuler (bass/vocals), Bob Amsel (drums), Jeremy Baum (B3/piano/wurlitzer), Lou Bevere (guitar/vocals) and Debbie Davies (guitar/vocals) – plus Dave Gross on multi-instrumentation and production.

A quick look at the 14 tracks presented on SOLID GROUND illuminates tales of a life both bitter and sweet. "Triflin'" hits listeners with Albert's soulful fretwork, while his vocals spin tales of troubles ("We all have our share of problems, damn near every day…"). Woman trouble is a recurring theme, whether it's on the defiant bounce of "Keep You Around Too Long" or the shattered slow-blues of "Have You No Shame" ("I saw you last night under them parking-lot lights, wrapped up in someone else's arms…"). But alongside personal issues, there are also songs plugged into the wider social context, as Albert implores us to seize the day – or, as he puts it, "Put Some Stank On It" – and bemoans the war-torn modern world on "Love One Another" ("It seems like hate is on the rise, it's enough to bring tears to my eyes…").
 A shape-shifting artist with an eclectic vision, Albert's songwriting is equally convincing on the Latin-tinged instrumental, "Little Havana Blues (Arroz Con Mango)" as the sunny strum of "Celebration," and even when he takes on the Stones' mighty "Sway," he makes it his own. He's just as magnetic when he strips down the sparse acoustic slide-blues of "Hard Time." ("I was born in a broke-down Chevy," he sings. "Now I feel like it's on me heavy. I was raised in a dirty junkyard, my only friend was this guitar...".)

Albert Castiglia arrived on the International radar after Buddy Guy's iconic harp-blower, Junior Wells, heard the young bluesman sing and invited him into his solo band for several world tours. The gig was a shop-window, and though Wells sadly died in 1998, Albert stayed busy, joining the great Atlanta vocalist, Sandra Hall, for national tours in the late-'90s, while he held his own in onstage jams with artists ranging from Pinetop Perkins to John Primer. He has been named "Best Blues Guitarist" by Miami New Times, the respected alternative music magazine and honored by Roots Music Report with a Top Blues Album of 2011 and 2012. Castiglia was born in New York and raised in Miami to an Italian father and Cuban mother and combines all influences to create his unique style of modern day blues with a traditional core.



Bob Margolin is a Blues guitarist and singer. He tours worldwide today as a bandleader or guest with both legendary and contemporary musicians. Bob played guitar in Muddy Waters’ band from 1973-’80. He delivers exciting Blues guitar and an entertaining, friendly stage presence.In 2013, Bob was nominated for The Blues Foundation’s Blues Music Award for Traditional Male Blues Artist. He has won Blues Music Awards for guitar in 2008 and 2005.Bob is a founding partner in The VizzTone Label Group, on the Board of Directors of The Pinetop Perkins Foundation, leads workshops worldwide in Blues Guitar. He received the 2013 Keeping the Blues Alive Award for Journalism, appreciating his 20 years writing for Blues Revue. In 2011, his eBook Steady Rollin’ was published.In today’s Blues scene, Bob Margolin is carrying on the tradition with a full schedule of tours, festivals, concerts, and club appearances. For more details and depth, please visit the other links on



Lower Case Blues is a power trio originating from Newark, Delaware. The band features Jake Banaszak (lead guitar), B.J. Muntz (bass and vocals), and Paul Weik (drums). Since the Band started in '03, They have established themselves as some of the best in the area.. Taking blues to a whole new level and earning respect as being some of the best up and coming musicians. Lower Case Blues has many influences ranging from blues greats like Buddy Guy, Tinsley Ellis, SRV, Albert Collins, Big Joe Turner, and Muddy Waters to others such as Bootsy Collins, The Allman Bros., Jimi Hendrix, ZZ Top and Victor Wooten. LCB focuses on playing original music with a reasonable amount of covers thrown into the mix to pay tribute to there inspirations. The band always plays with feeling and improvisation… you’ll never hear a song played the same way twice.





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The Central Delaware Blues Society is hosting the Roadhouse Blues Fest on September `18 and 19 at Jonathan’s Landing Course and Clubhouse, 1309 Ponderosa Drive, Magnolia.  Vendors will participate on Saturday September 19 only. Blues Bands will be performing on an outdoor stage. More details will be available soon.



Spaces available

SET UP: 10am                   Space Assigned On Arrival Basis

$50.00 for 10 x 10 and $75.00 for 20 x 10.
Vendors responsible for providing own set up, tables, chairs, tents, etc.

Space is still available

*One guest permitted over 12

*Children under 12 free (no limit)

*No electricity provided. But generators permitted.

*Food vendors must request permission for space before purchase

as they fall under a different category. Please email with your request.

Please bring your Pay Pal receipt to the event. No refunds

In case of a rain event, the Roadhouse Bluesfest will be moved inside.

Individual vendor space will be limited.

Pay Through Pay Pal:  Available soon

Vendor contract

please email filled out vendor contracts to (or if you have any questions):

Event benefits Central Delaware Blues Society, a local charity that has designate some proceeds of the event to sponsoring a local Blues act’s entry into the International Blues Competition in 2015.

















Central Delaware Blues Society

P. O. Box 155, Magnolia, DE 19962