BLACK MARKET III
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Soulful Rock steeped in the Blues. After you've toured the site, leave us a message in the Guestbook!
**"Songs That Shake The Cage" nominated 'BEST ROCK ALBUM 2013 San Diego Music Awards!**
• 'Top 10 Bands to Watch 2012'
(San Diego Reader)
• 'Top 5 CD's 2012'
(San Diego Rock 'n' Roll)
• San Diego Music Award Nominee 2012 & 2013
The BIG Summer/ Fall Tour is coming up June 19 through Nov 2!! (Click the 'SHOWS' link for all dates)
Black Market III--formed in the Fall of 2011 by Scottie ‘Mad Dog’ Blinn, former front man for the multi-award winning iconic San Diego band The Mississippi Mudsharks. He has been no stranger to doing 300+ nights a year with his former band, and is pushing Black Market III every bit as hard, if not harder.
Black Market III has quickly turned into a red hot band focused on playing hard hitting, soulful Blues, American Roots, and Rock (the vein of Social Distortion and the Clash). BMIII was touted as "the band to watch" by Dave Good of the San Diego Reader, and was nominated their first year for a 2012 San Diego Music Award (BEST BLUES).
Their first full length CD, ‘Songs That Shake The Cage’, was released in the summer of 2012, accompanied by European and U.S. touring and playing shows with the likes of Rick Derringer and Roni Lee (The Runaways). It was named as one of the “Top 5 CD’s 2012” by SD Rock ‘n’ Roll, received a 2013 San Diego Music Award Nomination for "BEST ROCK ALBUM", and has received airplay worldwide.
The band released their 2nd CD, "Black Roses" in Sept. of 2013, accompanied by Western U.S. tour dates and a 5 week Fall European tour, playing 24 shows in 30 nights and spreading over 4 countries. 2014 finds the band widening their US tour routes, and heading to Europe for two festival and club date tours of Europe and the UK for a total of 4 months!
Black Market III crosses over, using the Blues as the root of the sound. In addition to their original music, BMIII features more obscure covers from Tom Waits, Wayne Walker, Hank Williams Sr., Leadbelly, Dead Weather, Social Distortion, and many more. No pigeon holing this band--Blues and American Roots firmly planted, yet not like anything you've heard or seen before. The band prides itself on it's ability to perform diversely and dynamically, playing full blown concerts to small 'stripped down' semi-acoustic shows, traditional blues to their trademarked ‘Grease Punk’ sound.
Scottie 'Mad Dog' Blinn--Former front man for the Mississippi Mudsharks with multiple San Diego Music Awards and nominations (3 wins, 14 nominations), European blues chart topping CD‘s (Two #1’s, a #3, and a #4 on the CrossCut Blues Chart), as well as 20+ years of experience gigging, recording, and touring the States and Europe (15th Euro tour Fall 2013). Scottie has played with and shared stages with some of the biggest names in the business, including Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top), Willie Nelson, Buddy Guy, George Clinton and the P-Funk All Stars, Brian Setzer (Stray Cats), Dr. John, Dick Dale, Kim Wilson (Fabulous Thunderbirds), Anson Funderburgh (Texas Blues Guitar Legend)…and many more! Scottie is endorsed by Boulder Creek Guitars, Quilter Amplifiers, Dunlop Guitar Accessories, and Motor Cult Kustom Kulture Clothing.
Roxy Coverdale--Rock solid bassist discovered by Scottie 'Mad Dog’ Blinn. Roxy's grooves are 4 lanes wide, and her vocals are a perfect complement to Scottie's. She lays down the solid foundation for the band's sound, and her featured songs have become crowd favorites at BMIII shows! Roxy is endorsed by Boulder Creek Guitars & Basses, Dunlop Guitar Accessories, and Motor Cult Kustom Kulture Clothing.
Gavin Glenn--Highly sought after drummer hailing from Winston-Salem, N.C. and coming from a vast musical family. Gavin has been performing since the age of 16. He has traveled worldwide giving clinics and performing live with the New York based bands Red Lotus and The Jean Marx Express, as well as Rat City Riot. Gavin is also endorsed by Silverfox Drumsticks, Grover Percussion, Black Widow Drum Web, Motor Cult Kustom Kulture Clothing, T Cybmbals, Powell Custom Drums, Dunlop Guitar Accessories, and Boulder Creek Guitars.
See and Read Scottie's Cover Story for the San Diego Troubadour!
"Sat. evening went to Slidebar in Fullerton to see Black Market III a trio hailing from San Diego - Scottie Blinn - lead vocals/guitar, his wife Roxanne on Bass, and their beat keeper Gavin - glad I skipped the Hootenany that headlined Social Distortion, because you get two for the money with Scottie Blinn - that is Mike Ness and Tom Waits mixed together in vocals, plus hard driving guitar - and, the nicest people you ever want to meet!" ~~Justine Audiss (Orange County, CA)
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