The Summer Season Is In Full Swing


Starting last month in May the schedule started getting real busy. This month it really picks up steam.

A string of festivals, outdoor venues and club dates will give everyone a chance to catch some great music!

This Month

It Happened in Evansville, IN: 07/05/2018


Bokeh Lounge - 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

1007 Parrett St, Evansville, IN 47713 

Tommy performed with his longtime friend and guitar monster from Madisonville Boscoe France.

Scott Tingley sitting in on bass for a couple tunes.

The crowd was electric and the band smokin'.

Time for one last curtain call:

Thanks to everyone for coming out. 

Davenport, IA: 07/07/2018

Mississippi Valley Blues Festival - 

More information in the Shaun Murphy section below.

Evansville, IN: 07/10/2018

Lamasco Bar & Grill - 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

1331 W Franklin St, Evansville, IN 47710 

The Amazing Soul Crackers return to Lamasco for Bluesday Tuesday with all our friends.

Sheffield, AL: 07/22/2018

Cypress Moon Studio's Babecue & Blues Series

1000 Alabama Ave, Sheffield, AL 35660-7316 

The Beat Daddys return to a place that has special meaning for them.

The studio that once housed world famous "Muscle Shoals Sound" and where The Beat Daddys recorded their first two Waldoxy/MALACO releases is now Cypress Moon. 

The vibe still hangs like Spanish Moss on the trees and The Beat Daddys are excited to be a part of this series.

Shaun Murphy Summer Dates

The Shaun Murphy Band at The Northwoods Blues Festival

Chippewa Falls, WI

photo courtesy of : Tom Daniel

Saturday 06/30/2018

225 Edward St, Chippewa Falls, WI 54729
The Shaun Murphy Band played a blistering set in front of a wonderful crowd of Blues fans.
Thanks to everyone involved. We hope to see you sonn down that Blues highway.
The Saturday lineup on the Main Stage was:

  • Dylan Salfer
  • Paul Barry & The Blue Tones
  • Reverend Raven & the Chain Smokin' Altar Boys
  • Shaun Murphy Band
  • Coco Montoya

 photo courtesy of : Tom Daniel 

Hangin' With Hammer:

After the business was done onstage, it was time to relax backstage with friends and enjoy Coco Montoya.

Thanks to Leinenkugel Brewing Company for supplying the cold refreshments, Briarville Tobacconist for the smokin' stick and John Hammer for the cool shirt. 

The Shaun Murphy Band at The Mississippi Valley Blues Festival

Saturday 07/07/2018

LeClaire Park

Biederbecke Drive Davenport, Iowa 52801

The Shaun Murphy Band will be performing on Saturday at this two day event. The Saturday headliner is Johnny Lang.

This is another great event we are looking forward to.

The headliner on Friday will be Walter Trout so taking in both days will definitely be the way to go!

  • Peña Brothers
  • Anthony "Big A" Sherrod
  • Brandon "Taz" Niederauer
  • Shaun Murphy
  • Jonny Lang 

LeClaire Park is located on the banks of the Mississippi River on Beiderbecke Drive in Davenport, Iowa.  It includes over 8 acres of park space and features the W.D. Petersen Memorial Music Pavilion, an historical bandshell structure built in 1924. The pavilion faces an outdoor seating area set on a concrete slab, as well a large grassy area that provides an ideal setting for fest attendees to enjoy the music.  Even on the most scorching of July days, the park offers many shady spots where river breezes offer comfort. 

Omaha, NE: 08/02/2018

Midtown Crossing - 7:30 PM

3333 Farnam St, Omaha, NE68131

Omaha Performing Arts and the Blues Society of Omaha present one of the great voices of blues, Shaun Murphy. The powerhouse singer and Nebraska native started her career with Motown Records and has solidified her place in Detroit’s legendary blues scene. A three-time Grammy® nominee, Murphy has toured and recorded with Little Feat, Moody Blues, Eric Clapton, Bob Seger, Herbie Hancock, Phil Collins, Michael Bolton, Alice Cooper and more.

Arrive early for preshow music from a Blues Society of Omaha BluesEd band Blue Sunday. 

Newton Iowa: 09/02/2018

The Maytag Bowl in Maytag Park - 12:00 Noon to 10:00 PM301 South 11th Ave W, Newton, IA 50208
The Shaun Murphy Band will be headlining the 26th Annual Bowlful Of Blues Festival.
Shaun will perform at 8:00 PMJoining Shaun on this year's lineup will be:

  • Grady Champion at 6:00 PM
  • Hector Anchando at 4:00 PM
  • Avey / Grous Band at 2:00 PM
  • Flash In The Pan at  12:00 Noon

with The Blue 2 performing between shows

Bowlful Of Blues Festival

 Fred Maytag Bowl: Newton, Iowa 

The Beat Daddys Summer Festival Dates

Blues Between The Bridges Festival

Lexington, KY: 05/27/2018

At: Proud Mary BBQ

9079 Old Richmond Rd, 40515 Lexington, KY

9th annual edition of this festival will feature not only The Beat Daddys but a list of other talented local, regional and international artists including:

  •  Tee Dee Young 
  •  G. Busy Blues Revue 
  •  daMudcats 
  •  The Revelators 

and many more bands over two stages.

At  5:00 PM they host the BBTB Open Jam on the Ron Harris Memorial Juke Stage.  So players, bring your axes.

Situated on the banks of the Kentucky River, this is a great spot for a day of Blues.

Chick Ridge Bike Rally

Hardinsburg, KY: 06/01/2018

2074 Silas Miller Lane Hardinsburg, KY 

The Beat Daddys return to Chick Ridge for an evening of fun, music and adult events.

Rods & Ribs Festival

Central City, KY: 06/02/2018

Lu-Ray Amphitheater - 5:30 PM

203 Sandusky St, Central City, KY 42330 

The Beat Daddys open the show for:  Hannah Wicklund and The Steppin Stones. at The Rods and Ribs Festival.

W.C. Handy Blues & Barbecue Festival

Henderson, KY: 06/15/2018

Audubon Mill Park, 123 N Water St, Henderson, KY 42420

The Beat Daddys return to The W.C. Handy Fest with a Friday show thatstarts at 4:00 PM. Tommy will also be performing with Blues 4U in the 2:00 PM slot.

This is a multi day event with a lot of talent on tap including:

  •  Delbert McClinton 
  •  Sugaray Rayford 
  •  Rick Vito & The Lucky Devils 
  •  Watermelon Slim 
  •  Chubby Carrier & The Bayou Swamp Band 

and many many more entertainers.

for more information visit:

Steele Crest Blues and Brews Festival

Jackson, MO: 06/16/2018

20550 State Hwy. Y

Jackson, MO

The Beat Daddys will be  performing at this event featuring local and regional Blues talent. Along with The Beat Daddys, 

The Lineup Includes:

  • Rockin' Johnny (from Chicago, IL)
  • The Ivas John Band (regional act from Mo.)
  • The Dustcovers (from St, Louis)
  • & Three Of A Perfrct Pair (local favorites)

Live On The Banks

Ownesboro, KY 09/01/2018

The Beat Daddys will be performing in Smothers Park as part of the "Live On The Banks" concert series.

Be sure and check out this beautiful outdoor facility. This is also a "family friendly" event.

don't forget our weekly dates:

Every Wednesday 7 PM to 11 PM:

  • Tommy & Big Jon Rochner duo at The Marigold Bar in Evansville, IN

Every Thursday 7 PM to 10PM:

  • Larry and Tommy duo on the patio at Lure in Owensboro, KY (weather permitting).

Video - River Basin Blues Blast: 11/25/2017

Blues 4U performing the Howlin' Wolf classic "The Cause Of It (All who's been talkin')".

Empty Arms

Another Blues 4U performance from the Blues Blast. 

Thanks to everyone for coming out and taking part in the celebration of The Blues.

The Beat Daddys video

- I Need A Woman -

topped  116,506 Views on facebook this week!

Shaun Murphy with The Beat Daddys

From The W.C. Handy Blues & Barbecue Festival, Henderson , KY.

Shaun joined The Beat Daddys onstage for a smokin' rendition of the Bob Dylan classic  "It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry".


Running Out Of Time 

- The Shaun Murphy Band -

Callahan's 7/22/2017


Callahans - 7/22

Rob McNelley (from The Silver Bullet Band) sitting in with the guys and absolutely smokin'.

Be sure and check back for more news and don't forget to look at the "Show schedule" on the home page for updates on shows..... Peace.

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