The art of barbequing wouldn’t be the same without great music to listen to while you grill and chill. Our musical line up for Saturday, June 1 includes:
12:15-1:15 pm: Anthony “Swamp Dog” Clark
1:45-2:45 pm: Bryan Mills and Secret Society
3:15 – 4:15 pm: Mousey Thompson and the James Brown Experience
4:15-5 pm: Awards Presentation
5-6 pm: Be‘la Dona
Blues harp performance: Anthony "Swamp Dog" ClarkHarmonica player, songwriter and singer Anthony Clark also known as ‘Swamp Dog’ was born in York, Pennsylvania and now resides in the Washington, D.C. area, where he is counted among the best blues harmonica players. His widely acclaimed, unique tone, as well as, his masterful musicianship and showmanship on stage, has thrilled audiences up and down the east coast. Swamp Dog's professionalism and enthusiasm for his instrument and the blues has not gone unnoticed!
Performance: Bryan Mills & Secret Society
Formed in 2008, Secret Society, the brainchild of Washington area musician Bryan Mills, was created to bring the “Live Band” sound back to today’s heavily computerized music market. The “Society” is that breath of fresh air that’s full of history, tradition and diversity. The combination of talent, experience and a host of influences stemming from the seeds of John Coltrane, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, The Police, Rick James and a host of others gives this band their own unique sound and identity. This group likes to use the simplistic description “Feel Good Music” to define exactly what it is that they offer.
Secret Society is led by virtuoso saxophonist Bryan Mills who plays with notable D.C. area groups including The Marcus Johnson Project, and Thievery Corporation. With Wayne Thomas on drums, vocalist Mike Madison, Robbie McDonald playing lead guitar, bassist David Dyson, and Patrick Cooper on keyboards, this recipe of musicians is sure to please the taste buds of the avid music fan!
Performance: MOUSEY THOMPSON AND THE JAMES BROWN EXPERIENCE
Mousey Thompson and the James Brown Experience recreate many of the classic hits that defined funk and soul from the original master showman, "The Godfather of Soul" Mr. James Brown. Mousey was also the drummer for the late, great Wilson Pickett, and has performed on many variety and talk shows of the last decades. He can be heard on tracks by for The Black Eyed Peas, in blockbuster movies, and on various major record labels, including his A&M solo release “Give It A Try”. Mousey is from the Washington, D.C. area where he contributes to private educational programs and continues to perform with bands such as The Soul Generals.
The Beltway BBQ Showdown is a KCBS Sanctioned State Competition