The Music

The 2023 Mineral Point Blues & Roots Fest will take place on Friday and Saturday, August 16-17, at Orchard Lawn in Mineral Point, WI. Tickets are available by clicking here or at Orchard Lawn.

Dig 3 (Andrew Duncanson, Ronnie Shellist, Gerry Hundt)

Friday, Aug. 16
7 p.m.

Chicago-based Dig 3 is a tight, killer power blues trio of pros who play boisterous, back-in-the-alley, gut bucket blues and original compositions. “Unfettered by convention,” as they describe their rhythm-intense music, they are nonetheless rigidly locked in the groove. These boys lay a lot of racket! Their latest release, “Damn the Rent,” spent 4 months on the Living Blues music charts.

Sheryl Youngblood

Friday, Aug. 16
8:45 pm

Delmark recording artist Sheryl Youngblood is a singer, songwriter (and former drummer) with an assured and welcoming stage personality. She began performing gospel and worked with many top-tier Chicago gospel, blues, and soul bands before stepping out front triumphantly as a bandleader in 2013. She has recently returned from a successful festival tour of India.

Los Bad Hombres

Saturday, Aug. 17
3:30 pm

From Madison, Los Bad Hombres are a relatively newer assemblage of seasoned professional musicians who have come together to sing and play jazz, salsa, bossa nova, reggae, samba, R&B, and African styles. No one can sit still listening to Los Bad Hombres—get ready to dance!

Melody Angel

Saturday, Aug. 17
5:15 pm

Electrifying vocalist, guitarist, social activist, and actress Melody Angel performs powerful renditions of Chicago blues as well as her own fiery compositions. Her third and latest album, She Black, pays tribute to her cousin, legendary guitarist Otis Rush, and addresses issues of racial and social justice.

Rev. Raven & the Chain Smokin’ Altar Boys w/ Westside Andy

Saturday, Aug. 18
7 pm

A hard-touring classic blues band featuring the Rev. Raven’s polished guitar work dueting with Westside Andy’s ace harp blowing. A perennial Midwestern festival favorite, these guys have been around several blocks!

Breezy Rodio Band with Joe Barr

Saturday, Aug. 17
8:45 pm

Breezy Rodio came to Chicago 20 years ago from Italy to master the sound of classic Chicago soul. For years he backed Linsey Alexander and recorded four albums with him before releasing six albums to date of his own. Joining him will be amazing keyboard master and soul singer, Joe Barr, who captures the smooth and silky ballads of Johnny Taylor, Tyrone Davis, Bobby Bland, Little Milton, and others. By request, he has come out of retirement for this special appearance!