Victor Wainwright

The official website for Victor Wainwright and all his projects; Including his band The WildRoots and Southern Hospitality. Victor Wainwright is an award winning singer, songwriter and piano player. Though his career began over a decade ago with genuine rock n' roll honky-tonk, Wainwright has broadened his artistic scope over the years to include music representing virtually every corner of the blues. His insatiable interest in music discovery, sheer love for entertaining and curiosity have led him all around the world, and the resulting perspective is a reflection of his passion for entertaining and creating progressive roots music in an effort to move the artform forward. Composer, multi-instrumentalist and vocalist, Victor Wainwright is a raucous high-octane, dynamic performer and crowd pleasure with soul to spare. 


Montreal Jazz Fest
Jun
30
4:30 pm16:30

Montreal Jazz Fest

  • Montreal

Ranked as the world’s largest jazz festival by Guinness World Records, the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal has been synonymous with a passion for music for over three decades. Every year, North America’s French-speaking metropolis welcomes global music fans to 10 days of jazzcentric celebration, where fans of all types of jazz-related music rub shoulders with aficionados of the genre in its purest form. The Festival hosts some 30 countries, 3,000 musicians and public entertainers, 1,000 concerts and activities—two-thirds of them free – in 15 concert halls and on 8 outdoor stages, welcoming more than 2 million visitors to the city, from noon to midnight! And it all happens on a unique site designed to meet festivalgoers’ every need, in the heart of Montreal’s downtown core, in an area off-limits to car traffic! There’s no doubt – Montreal is the heartbeat of Planet Jazz!

Columbus, OH Blues for a Cure
Jun
27
4:00 pm16:00

Columbus, OH Blues for a Cure

  • Blues for a Cure

The idea behind Sean Carney’s Blues For A Cure was born during a phone call Sean had with his friend Dr. Paul McCarthy, owner of Honeybee Records.  They discussed the notion that Blues music can effect positive change in the world.  They then discussed how to support that notion by raising money for a charity, paying the artists a reasonable wage, and presenting an awesome showcase of live Blues worthy of festival designation. At the time, Sean’s mother was undergoing chemotherapy for Hodgkin's Lymphoma. His younger sister and stepmother are cancer survivors and his piano player, John Popovich, is in remission. The charity was clear. Click here to read full story.

Since inception, concerts and auctions have raised a total of over $100,0000 for many cancer research, education and screening organizations across Ohio and also in support of the Columbus Blues Alliance and Blues Foundation in Memphis, TN.Click here to see a totals breakdown by organization. 

Columbus, OH Woodlands Tavern
Jun
26
4:00 pm16:00

Columbus, OH Woodlands Tavern

  • Woodlands Tavern

Come join us at Woodlands Tavern, in Columbus Ohio, for a night of blues and boogie

Buddy Guy's Legends
Jun
23
2:30 pm14:30

Buddy Guy's Legends

  • Buddy Guy's Legends

We'll Be playing at Buddy Guy's Legends club. Come join us for a wonderful night of blues music and great food. 


W. C. Handy Blues & BBQ Festival
Jun
14
1:30 pm13:30

W. C. Handy Blues & BBQ Festival

  • Down Town Henderson River Front Park

The W.C. Handy Blues & Barbecue Festival has become one of the largest free music festivals in the nation, drawing attendants from just about every state and many countries. The festival is a celebration of the life and legacy of Henderson resident and “Father of the Blues”, William Christopher Handy. According to legend, the Alabama born composer and his band were traveling home from the postponed Chicago World’s Fair in 1892 when they ran out of money in St. Louis. Work was scarce there, so Handy left the rest of the band and headed to Evansville, Indiana.

HUGE CD RELEASE CONCERT!!! May 30th in Daytona Beach, FL
May
30
7:00 pm19:00

HUGE CD RELEASE CONCERT!!! May 30th in Daytona Beach, FL

  • News Journal Center Theater

BLIND PIG RECORDS RECORDING ARTIST: VICTOR WAINWRIGHT & THE WILDROOTS CD RELEASE PARTY
 

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PERFORMING 
Victor Wainwright – Lead Vocals, Acoustic & Electric Piano, Hammond Organ 
Stephen Dees – Bass, Acoustic & Electric Guitar, Vocals, Tambourine
Patricia Ann Dees – Tenor Saxophone, Vocals, Co-lead Vocal 
Nick Black – Electric Guitar, Vocals, Co-lead Vocal 
Billy Dean – Drums
Charlie DeChant – Baritone Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone 
Ray Guiser – Tenor Saxophone
Stephen Kampa – Harmonica
Terrence Grayson - Bass Guitar 

Guest appearances: 
Rev Billy C Wirtz - Opening The Show
Beth McKee [Vocals] & Juan Perez [Percussion] from the Beth McKee Band
Anthony 'Packrat' Thompson - [Vocal/Harmonica] from Smokehouse
Robert 'Top' Thomas - [Guitar/Vocals] from Smokehouse and the WildRoots Records family of artists
Gerard Guido - [Hammond B3 Organ]

Presenting Sponsors For the Evening:
Pamela and Frank Carbiener
Mick Kolassa - Endless Blues Productions
Daytona Estate Jewelry 
Wade and Trish Caldwell
Homewood Suites

'Boom Town' ALBUM CREDITS: 
Victor Wainwright – Lead Vocals, Acoustic & Electric Piano, Hammond Organ 
Stephen Dees – Bass, Acoustic & Electric Guitar, Vocals, Tambourine
Patricia Ann Dees – Tenor Saxophone, Vocals, Co-lead Vocal [Track 8]
Nick Black – Electric Guitar, Vocals, Co-lead Vocal [Track 3]
Billy Dean – Drums
Charlie DeChant – Baritone Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone 
Ray Guiser – Tenor Saxophone
Stephen Kampa – Harmonica

Special Guests on album
Chris Stephenson – Hammond Organ [Track 1] 
Beth McKee – BG Vocals [Track 5]
Juan Perez – Percussion [Track 5] 
Ernie Lancaster – Slide Guitar [Track 6]
JP Soars – Acoustic Lead Guitar [Track 10]
Robert ‘Top’ Thomas – Guitar [Track 12] 
___________________________________________

Produced, Arranged, & Engineered by: Stephen Dees
Co-Engineered by: Patricia Ann Dees & Rick Bailey
Mixed by: Rick Bailey
Recorded at WildRoot Farm Studios, Edgewater FL
Additional Recording at Soul Sway Studios, Memphis TN 
Mastered by: Bryan Bassett 
Art Direction: Stephen & Patricia Ann Dees
Design & Photography: Patricia Ann Dees
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Tracks
Boom Town 
Saturday Night Sunday Morning 
Stop Bossin’ Me Baby 
If It Ain’t Got Soul - Part 1 
When the Day is Done 
Genuine Southern Hospitality 
Two Lane Blacktop Revisited 
WildRoot Farm 
Piana’s Savannah Boogie 
The Devil’s Bite 
Reaper’s on the Prowl 
Back on Top 
WildRoot Rumble 
All songs written by Stephen Dees except
[Tracks 2&7] Stephen Dees/Victor Wainwright
[Track 9] Victor Wainwright

“When the Day is Done” is dedicated to Stephen Dees father, mother, and brother [Carl, Bettye, and Michael]
“Genuine Southern Hospitality” is dedicated to Ernie Lancaster - Rest in Peace

Sedan, KS Chautauqua Hills Blues Festival- SOHO
May
24
8:30 pm20:30

Sedan, KS Chautauqua Hills Blues Festival- SOHO

  • Chautauqua Hills Blues Festival

The Chautauqua Hills Blues Festival is a community supported non profit event with an all volunteer staff, held every Memorial Day weekend. All proceeds benefit the children of Chautauqua County. Festival grounds are located a mile north of Sedan and offer 100+ acres perfect for camping, all in sight of the stage. Although there are art and food booths, the focus of this event is the natural beauty of the venue and area.

Tuckerton, NJ Lizzie Rose
Apr
24
7:30 pm19:30

Tuckerton, NJ Lizzie Rose

  • Lizzie Rose Tea Room

The Lizzie Rose Music Room is an intimate 50-seat non-profit performance venue in Tuckerton New Jersey. It's the only area venue dedicated to bringing the best in live blues, jazz, Americana, folk, rock & country to South Jersey. 
 

St Georges, DE Saint Georges Country Store
Apr
23
8:00 pm20:00

St Georges, DE Saint Georges Country Store

  • Saint Georges Country Store

Fill your life with delicious flavors from The Cafe at Saint George's Country Store and find the best kept secret of Saint Georges, Delaware City, Port Penn, Middletown, Odessa, and Bear. The  restaurant  is Located in  200-year-old building. Join us for a great night of food, friends, and music!

Jazz and Blues Festival Saguenay
Apr
16
Apr 18

Jazz and Blues Festival Saguenay

  • Jazz and Blues Festival Saguenay

For over 1000 professionals in the performing arts industry, the Bourse RIDEAU is the must-attend event of the year in Quebec. One of the most important international gatherings regarding the French arts scene today, the Bourse RIDEAU is also a remarkable window to the performing arts and a unique meeting place for presenters. The impressive schedule of events includes over 70 previews or full shows presented on venues throughout the city. Since its beginnings in 1988, the Bourse RIDEAU has grown to become a festive tradition in the heart of the Quebec winter, reflecting the multi-faceted world of the performing arts.

Apr
12
8:00 pm20:00

SOHO @ Tampa Bay Blues Festival

  • Vinoy Park

The Tampa Bay Blues Festival is one of the world’s finest blues music events, staged in the tropical setting of Vinoy Park on the shores of Tampa Bay. 
Please join us on April 10, 11, & 12, 2015 for three great days of blues by the bay!

Bradfordville Blues
Apr
11
Apr 12

Bradfordville Blues

  • Bradfordville Blues Club

The Bradfordville Blues Club experience is like no other. It combines a truly unique location and atmosphere with the best the Blues has to offer. Hidden in a rural part of Tallahassee, the experience begins when you travel down the winding dirt roads and up the hill that lead to the Club.

Surrounded by fields of tall stalks of corn and old majestic oak trees dripping with moss, the one room cinder block "juke joint" has hosted an impressive list of nationally renowned Blues acts. The more than 50 original portraits autographed by the "Kings and Queens" of the Blues, which serve as table tops and wall hangings, attest to the quality of our entertainment. The Club is open on Friday and Saturday nights and offers a good selection of ice-cold bottled beers and wine.

For the serious Blues fan the BBC has a different artist each weekend, usually with different touring acts on Friday and Saturday nights. Club appearances in the past have included such notables as Bobby Blue Bland, Bobby Rush, the late Jimmy Rogers, Duke Robillard, Kenny Neal, Big Daddy Kinsey and the Kinsey Report, Big Jack Johnson, E.C. Scott, Eddie Kirkland, Johnnie Marshall, Darryl Nulisch, Sandra Hall, Ms. Lavelle White, Son Seals and a host of others.

The bonfire burns nightly under the large oaks and provides a great atmosphere for romance. You can usually meet the artists as they too enjoy the rustic surroundings out by the fire or you can just sit back and relax during the set breaks. So, please come join us for a memorable Blues experience at the Bradfordville Blues Club.

Just follow the tiki torches down the dirt roads till you reach the juke joint under the stars. We'll keep the bonfire burning, the beer ice-cold and the music hot! 

Apr
11
10:30 pm22:30

Bikes Blues & BBQ

It was just a few years ago when Bikes Blues and BBQ didn’t even have a name; it was just a poker run with a BBQ grill, a blues band, and a handful of bikes at a Dickson Street Mexican restaurant (Jose’s, of course). Then it became America’s fastest growing rally, and then the world’s largest charity rally, and now suddenly, it’s been 15 years and the little ol’ Arkansas rally is still going strong. What a ride, in every possible way. So, for the 16th annual Bikes, Blues, and BBQ, we’ll do everything we can to make your experience even better.

CHASE ACADEMY BENEFIT @ BANK & BLUES
Apr
4
10:30 pm22:30

CHASE ACADEMY BENEFIT @ BANK & BLUES

  • Bank & Blues

The Bank & Blues Club is located in the 700 block of Main Street – the heart of Daytona Beach and home of the famous “Bike Week” and its fall equivalent “Biketoberfest”. It is also only a short walk from the Ocean Center and Peabody Auditorium. The Bank is an authentic historic bank, built in the early ’20s, and converted to a hard-rockin’ kick-ass nightclub, featuring live blues and rock bands.

Blues Tavern
Apr
2
9:00 pm21:00

Blues Tavern

  • Blues Tavern

Voted #1 Blues Club is the Southeast by Southern Living magazine. What Happens @ the Blues Tavern, Stays @ the Blues Tavern or in a pic on FB!

Two Nights of Paradise
Mar
31
Apr 1

Two Nights of Paradise

We'll Be Here Two Nights! 3/31 and 4/1

LIVE MUSIC

The thing that makes Paradise Bar & Grill unique is the live music, performed regulary at our open-air stage or inside the canopy, by award-winning bands. There is no cover and these live music events are appealing to locals, tourists, and families. There is ample room to dance in the sand, or to dip your toes in the water, as you enjoy the live music. Find out why Paradise is known as the "local's best kept secret".


 

PARADISE INN

With newly-renovated rooms and pet-friendly accomodations, Paradise Inn is a great place to stay, for both locals and tourists. We are located right on the Santa Rosa Sound, accross the street from the Gulf of Mexico. Centrally-located on the island, we are within walking distance to shops and restaurants. While staying with us, guests can enjoy our outdoor pool, private beach, continental breakfast, and high speed internet. Our private pier is available for boating, fishing, paddle boarding, or swimming. Click on the Paradise Inn picture on the right for more information and rates!

BISCUIT FEST - SOHO
Mar
29
12:30 am00:30

BISCUIT FEST - SOHO

  • The Funky Biscuit
Opened in July of 2011, The Funky Biscuit is a musician owned and operated establishment featuring the finest national, regional and local entertainment, accompanied by a superb, down home, southern style menu. Hailed by many as “the best sounding room in the State of Florida”, The Funky Biscuit provides an unparalleled listening and dining experience, in a quality and intimate atmosphere. The Funky Biscuit is a musician’s “home away from home” and the music aficionado’s ultimate listening room. Whether it’s NOLA Funk, Delta Blues, Fusion Jazz or Rock n Roll for your soul, The Funky Biscuit delivers with the highest quality night after night. See you at The Biscuit!
Delray Beach | Bacon & Bourbon Fest
Mar
28
12:00 am00:00

Delray Beach | Bacon & Bourbon Fest

  • Delray Beach Center for the Arts

Sometimes a great notion takes root in our minds and demands to become a reality. The Delray Beach Bacon & Bourbon Festival is one of those great notions that has sprung into life!

Three years in development, from the fertile minds of the folks who bring you the annual Delray Beach Garlic Fest and the Delray Beach Wine & Seafood Festival, the Bacon & Bourbon Festival shines a loving light on our most flavorful food-Bacon, and the quintessential American liquor, Bourbon

Green Bench Brewing
Mar
27
12:00 am00:00

Green Bench Brewing

  • Green Bench Brewing

Green Bench Brewing Co. is St. Petersburg’s first craft microbrewery. We have a 15 barrel brewhouse that sits within a 6,000 sq. ft. warehouse building on Baum Ave in St. Petersburg’s downtown Edge District. We currently have five 15 barrel fermenters and plan on adding additional fermentation vessels as growth permits. Green Bench Brewing Co. has a 1,500 sq. ft. tasting room with a large observation window that looks out into the brewery and seating that overlooks Central Ave. In addition, there’s a 6,000 sq. ft. beer garden that adjoins the tasting room and allows for seating under our covered patio or out in the sunshine.

2 Brothers
Mar
26
12:00 am00:00

2 Brothers

  • 2 Brothers
Two Brothers is Punta Gorda's Newest Live Blues Venue. We Feature The Best Of The Best In National and International Blues Stars From All Over The World Every Friday & Saturday Night. 
Palladium Piano Fest
Mar
21
12:00 am00:00

Palladium Piano Fest

  • Palladium Theater

Whether in the main concert hall, Hough Hall with its unsurpassed new sound system, or kicking back in the intimate Side Door Cabaret, the historic Palladium Theater is consistently ranked as one of Tampa Bay’s best, most affordable venues for classical, jazz, blues, theatre, opera, Celtic, comedy, dance, educational, literary, community events, and more. The Palladium, located in downtown St. Petersburg’s cultural center, is part of what makes Tampa Bay great.

St. Pete, FL - Ale & The Witch
Mar
12
10:00 pm22:00

St. Pete, FL - Ale & The Witch

  • Ale & The Witch

GREAT GREAT GREAT ALL- I feel like Ale and the Witch is all the good things about the St. Pete revival all in one location. Great live music, great craft beer selection, great outdoor venue, central location to good food, and great vibes all around.

Sarasota, FL - Blue Rooster
Mar
8
10:00 pm22:00

Sarasota, FL - Blue Rooster

  • The Blue Rooster

The New American Southern fare takes simple, locally-sourced base ingredients and transforms them into true blue southern comfort cuisine with a down home TBR twist.  The Blue Rooster offers the best live entertainment Sarasota has to offer, delivered through a top notch sound system in a classic juke joint atmosphere. Make sure to bring your dancing shoes! With over 50 lineal feet of bar and community tables belly up and take a respite from the day’s worries. Rich in history, the corner bar, country shack, juke joints and Friday night fish fries are what make up the southern bar.