Scottie ‘Mad Dog’ Blinn is the former front man for the Mississippi Mudsharks with multiple San Diego Music Awards and nominations (3 wins, 15 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 2014). Scottie has played with and opened for 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!
Blinn’s current band, Black Market III has quickly turned into a red hot band focused on playing hard hitting, soulful Blues, American Roots, and Rock. Their first full length CD, ‘Songs That Shake The Cage’, was released in the summer of 2012, followed by their 2nd CD, “Black Roses” in Sept. of 2013. Both ‘Songs That Shake The Cage’ and ‘Black Roses’ were nominated for 2014 San Diego Music Awards and are receiving critical acclaim worldwide.
- Should genre be a restriction
Respect the genre but be creative
Creating your own style within a genre
- Find your audience
Relate to and respect them
- Performing music is a business
Be willing to put the time in
Persistence and patience pays off
Organization is a plus (organization is a must!)
- Making Relationships
Make relationships not contacts
Nurture your relationships
- Scottie on studio recording
Have your material ready to record
Capturing the live sound
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