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Welcome to the official site of Black Market III !
Soulful Rock steeped in the Blues. After you've toured the site, leave us a message in the Guestbook!
•San Diego Music Award Nominee 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016/'17, 2018, 2019
•2019 "Dashboard Jesus" Nominated "BEST BLUES ALBUM"--San Diego Music Awards
•2018 Nominated “BEST BLUES” City Beat Magazine “Best of San Diego Awards”
•2018 Signed to Rip Cat Records
•2018 Nominated “BEST BLUES BAND”-- San Diego Music Awards
•2016/’17 Nominated "BEST ROCK BAND" -- San Diego Music Awards
•2015 "Rock Band of the Year" Independent Musicians Promotions (IMP Radio)
•2015 'Vanarchy • Live' * Nominated "BEST BLUES ALBUM"-- San Diego Music Awards
•2014 Black Roses' Nominated "BEST BLUES ALBUM"-- San Diego Music Awards
•2013 'Songs That Shake The Cage' Nominated "BEST ROCK ALBUM"-- San Diego Music Awards
•2012 Nominated "BEST BLUES BAND"-- San Diego Music Awards
•7 extensive (2-5 month) European and UK tours in 7 years (BE, NL, DE, CH, CZ, IT, FR, UK, AT, LU, ES)
•Regular touring in the US (CA, OR, NV, ID, UT, WY, TX, CO, NE, IL, OH, PA)
•2012 'Top 10 Bands to Watch' (San Diego Reader)
•2012 'Top 5 CD's' (SD Rock 'n' Roll)
NOW BOOKING 2019-'20!
(Photo: Josh Rose)
"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."
Coming off their busiest year to date, including relentless festival and club touring throughout the U.S. and Europe and releasing their debut CD "Dashboard Jesus" on Rip Cat Records, Black Market III is set for a very busy 2019. With "Dashboard Jesus" debuting at #25 and the hit single "Daddy Rollin' Stone" reaching #4 on the Roots Music Report’s Top 50 in December of 2018, as well as a nomination by the San Diego Music Awards for "BEST BLUES ALBUM, extensive touring is again on the agenda for the trio in 2019.
Black Market III crosses over, using the Blues as the root of the sound. Having roots in Southern California, their music infuses traditional Blues with Roots Rock, Latin, and straight ahead Rock. In addition to their original music, BMIII features more obscure covers from Tom Waits, Dead Weather, Jimmie Vaughan, Freddie King, Otis Blackwell, Leadbelly, Tito & Tarantula, Social Distortion, Led Zeppelin, and many more. No pigeon holing this band--Blues and American Roots firmly planted, yet not like anything you've heard or seen before.
BMIII is closing in on the 1000 show mark since it's formation in September of 2011, electrifying audiences throughout 12 countries with their diversity and originality. They have been recognized in their hometown of San Diego, nationally, and internationally with many award nominations in the Blues and Rock categories, being named "Rock Band of the Year" by IMP Radio in New Zealand, and among the "Bands To Watch".
Black Market III is proud to be a part of the Quilter Labs (Amps), QSC, Boulder Creek Guitars, Iconic Custom Guitars, MotorCult Clothing, Moze Guitars, Austin Ribbon Microphones, and TV Jones pick-ups families.
"Americana from the heavy end of the CD bin. After a lifetime of exploring the history of the blues, Scottie Blinn and his bandmates turn their explorations to postwar and modern American folk and gospel...with big fat soul-shaking electric guitar!" ~~Joey Harris (vocals/guitar for The Mentals and The Beat Farmers, San Diego, CA)
BOOKINGS, MANAGEMENT & PROMO:
(Double Barrel Records, Bookings & Management)
Scott Blinn (U.S., International)
(Local San Diego and Southern California Dates)
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