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Detroit Blues From No Cover Productions : Heatstock 2009 thru 2003

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HEATSTOCK 2003 thru 2009 Pictures
Heatstock 2009 was the 14th consecutive Heatstock Blues Festival. Another huge success and a good time was had by all! Here are some pictures taken on Friday & Saturday, July 25th & 26th 2009, with some more from earlier years!   (Click on the picture title for a larger view)
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2012 Heatstock Toms flyer
Here is a great flyer for 2012 from Detroit Videoman Tom Sarnowski, who will be filming again this year!
 


 
2012 Heatstock Steve Allens Fl…
Here is another great poster, from Steve Allen, who will be a Special Guest sitting in on the bass at this years show!
 


 
Broken Arrow 2009
The Broken Arrow Blues Band kicked off the show for 2009
 


 
John Latini 2009
John Latini was the second act on Friday, and we look forward to his return. Nice job John!
 


 
Sweet Claudette 2009
"The Sweet One" was back, with her new CD "That Man's Gotta Go" hitting high on the living Blues charts at #17 , she was in high spirits and the band was in good form.
 


 
Laith 2009
Ann Arbor's Laith Al Saadi tore it up despite some P.A. trouble during his set. Look for a return show from Laith, we want to see more of him for sure!
 


 
Detroit Videoman 2009

Detroit Videoman Tom Sarnowski shoots a video at Heatstock every year. You have to look hard to find him in this shot, he's hard at work.


 


(o.k. look on the tower :>)

 


 
friday crowd 2009
Good crowds and good fun at Heatstock '09
 


 
Psychild 2009
Psychild (A.K.A. Robert Noll) closed out friday's show with the Covert Operations Band backing him up, and did a great job as always.
 


 
"Lonesome" Dave 2009
"Lonesome" Dave Paul kicked off the music on Saturday with his 14th consecutive appearance at Heatstock!
 


 
Yak - Espy 2009
Yakity Yak and the Mike Espy Band gave a fine performance early Saturday afternoon. this was the first time we had the full band out, we had Yak and Mike as a duo in 2008. These guys are as real as the blues gets.
 


 
The Chris Leigh Band 2009
Christopher Leigh always brings his best effort out to the stage at Heatstock and he put on a great show as always.
 


 
Mike eating 2009
I took some time out to eat good this year, the food was rockin', thanks to the Kitchen staff's hard work.
 


 
Beth and Christy 2009
Christy Howard and Beth Groh (The Yardbitch!) were both on the mend this year, but they came out anyway, and both had a great time.
 


 
The Christy Howard Band 2009
The Christy Howard Band likes to feature some of Detroit's blues finest guitarists in their act. They brought slide master, and fellow No Cover recording artist, Jeff Grand with them this year and the result was a very entertaining show.
 


 
The Alligators 2009
Those Rockin' Reptiles, The Alligators, returned to the Heatstock Stage and put on a great set featuring many songs from their soon to be released 5th CD - which will also be their first full length release on the No Cover Productions label.
 


 
Bobby Murray 2009
The Bobby Murray Band has not been back to Heatstock since 1998, but they returned with style, and put on a great show. Singer Lenny Watkins captivated the crowd and Bobby did his crowdwalk to the delight of the fans!
 


 
Bobby and Ann 2009
Bobby's out on the crowdwalk and he's giving a guitar lesson to Ann Hubbarth of the Detroit Blues Society!
 


 
Lightar-man Josh 2009
Motor City can play the Lightar with the best of them!
 


 
Cathy Davis 2009
Cathy comes out almost every year and we are glad for that! She was awesome as usual!
 


 
Josh settin up 2009
Motor City Josh and the Big 3 gettin' ready for their set on Saturday night. (Josh closes out the festival almost every year)
 


 
Monster Chuck 2009
Bobby Murray and Monster Chuck getting ready for some jamming with Motor City Josh and the Big Three during the Saturday night jam session
 


 
Joey Spina and Josh Ford 2009
Joey Spina got in on the jam as well! Meanwhile Josh is wailing away as usual!
 


 
the pig 2009
The pig looks burnt, but that's just the wood smoke doing it's job, that pig was perfectly done and juicy as all get out!
 


 
sat crowd 2009
The crowd was having a great time!
 


 
HEATSTOCK 06 pig
There she is, another great roaster! With Captian Al, Jen, Bo, Paul and Gator looking on proudly.
 


 
HEATSTOCK 06 drinkin' Brandy
That's Barb Hicks, from the Detroit Blues Society board, Drinkin' Mike's homemade brandy - looks like she's thirsty! Brandy maker Mike Boulan is looking on.
 


 
Kitchen Crew
The Kitchen crew has the toughest job at heatstock, they must feed us all! That's Antony & his friend with "Cousin" Jim and Rich Zuback
 


 
Erich Goebel Band at Heatstock…
One of the newer No Cover acts the Erich Goebel Band plays some great music. Erich has a new CD out called "East Side Soul" which is a must have disc for sure!
 


 
Cornshuckin' 06
The next generation of Heatstockers - workin' hard shuckin' corn!
 


 
Chicken grill (Future Pig Gril…
The new chicken grill rocked the house! That's Paul on the left, and Jeff on the right, between them they cooked most of the food we ate that weekend! (With help from the kitchen staff of course!)
 


 
Campground 06
Things were very organized this year - mostly due to Neighbor Bob letting us use a few acres of his property, and Artie "The Corn Guy" laying out some nice wide roads. (notice that you can park at your campsite)
 


 
The Canadians were back again
The "Canadians" as they are called were back again this year, but they were missing a very important member of the group.  R.I.P. Marty
 


 
The view from the stage

The crowd was large and the view from the stage was great!  We had a record turnout again this year and we overflowed the camping area.  Luckily the new neighbors were gracious enough to allow us to spill over onto their property!  Thanks guys!

 


 
Travelin' Blues performing
Here are the new guys in action!  (LtoR Tony, Buck & Steve) The trashcan bass sounds as good as it looks!  We are happy to let you know this band has a CD out on No Cover
 


 
Billy Davis and Travelin' Stev…
Billy and Steve were hangin' out together between their sets.
 


 
Motor City Josh & Chuck Lyon
Motor City Josh & Chuck Lyon performing the "Heatstock Song".  Josh sat in with many people before taking the stage with his own band The Big Three late Saturday night.  Josh has many Cd's out on the No Cover label, and Chuck is featured on several compilations which are all available now in our No Cover cd's you can buy Section of this website
 


 
The Billy Davis Rhythm Machine
Billy Davis was back for his second Heatstock visit. (Bassist Bob Pilawski is in the background)  We are proud to have him as a No Cover recording artist and he is a prolific writer at that. 2004 saw the release of Billy's first No Cover Cd "Blue Teardrops" (available now in our No Cover cd's you can buy Section of this website).  Look for Billy to release his second full-length Cd on the Label in the next month or two.  We are also planning for the third cd already!
 


 
Little Jr. Cannaday Live
The Band is back for their second visit and they are having as much fun as the first time!  (L to R) Clarence on second guitar, Little Jr. Cannaday Guitar & Vocals, Mark Barringer Drums, Ben Moore Bass & Vocals, and Sam Kent Keys.  Look for Little Jr's Cd "I Been Misused" (available now in our No Cover cd's you can buy Section of this website)
 


Larry McCray  
Larry McCray
Another first timer at heatstock, Larry McCray, rocked the house!  His band tore it up and to top it off Larry brought up No Cover's main man, Motor City Josh, to sit in for a few tunes!  Too much fun!
 


Larry McCary & Motor City Josh  
Larry McCray & Motor City Josh
Larry McCray & Motor City Josh tearin' it up at Heatstock 2005!
 


Detroit Blues  
Wall Of Denial

Arron Played with fire and chops beyond his years as Wall of Denial took the stage over for a great set.  The Band members are all in their teens but they play with great intensity and ability.  They are featured on the Bobzai Bob's Blues Bash Cd and also The Best Of Heatstock '04 cd, both of which are on the No Cover Label.  (available now in our No Cover cd's you can buy Section of this website) 


The girls in the background are waiting - with a slight show of impatience -  for their chance to go on stage to sing and dance!

 


Detroit Blues  
"Lonesome" Dave gets Award

"Lonesome" Dave Paul is the only artist to perform at every Heatstock since we began 10 years ago.  He is shown here receiving an award for doing just that!  Dave also released his long awaited Cd, "Sit Down Bluesman" at the festival this year. (Get your copy in the No Cover CD's you can buy section of this website)


Pictured L to R No Cover President Mike Boulan, Heatstock Co-Founder Tim "The Heat" Baldwin, "Lonesome" Dave, and Beth "The Yardbitch" Groh

 


Blues Music  
Rick Stel Band
No Cover artists. The Rick Stel Band, played at Heatstock for the first time and they had a ball.  (Bassist Marvin Conrad is in the background) Look for their cd in the No Cover cd's you can buy section of this website
 


 
Alley Katz James Cloyd

This was the first time out to Heatstock for the Alley Katz band though some members have been there in the past. No Cover has done the first-ever recording of The Alley Katz.  It is Titled Goin' Alley On Your Mind (NCP058).  Bassist James Cloyd has appeared on four No Cover compilations Live at Lou's (NCP017), Blues From The Heart Vol. #1 (NCP018), Blues From The Heart Vol. #3 (NCP020) and The Coldstock 2005 Sampler (NCP059). James is well known aroud Detroit as an interesting and unpredictable frontman.  See what he has done on his first full-length No Cover release!    Guitarist Christopher Leigh has also reissued his 2003 Boogie Chillens release I Dont Know (NCPR67) Christopher has also previously recorded with No Cover on the Blues at Midnight compilation cd (NCP011), and The Coldstock 2005 Sampler (NCP059). 

 


 
Alley Katz Chris Leigh
Christopher Leigh

This was the first time out to Heatstock for the Alley Katz band though some members have been there in the past.  Guitarist Christopher Leigh has  reissued his 2003 Boogie Chillens release I Dont Know (NCPR67) Christopher has also previously recorded with No Cover on the Blues at Midnight compilation cd (NCP011), and The Coldstock 2005 Sampler (NCP059).  No Cover has also released the first-ever recording of The Alley Katz.  It is titled Goin' Alley On Your Mind (NCP058).  Alley Katz Bassist James Cloyd has appeared on four No Cover compilations Live at Lou's (NCP017), Blues From The Heart Vol. #1 (NCP018), Blues From The Heart Vol. #3 (NCP020) and The Coldstock 2005 Sampler (NCP059).   

(Look for them all in the no cover CDs you can buy section of this website)
 


Curtis Sumter  
Curtis Sumter

No Cover artist Curtis Sumter has been at almost every show.  He met his wife Dorinda at Heatstock a few years back and they both come every year. (I think they had to miss the year they got married)


Curtis has a full length Cd out titled "Trials And Tribulations" and he is featured on several of the "Best of Heatstock" Compilations - all of which are available now in the No Cover cd's you can buy section of this website

 


 
Detroit Blues Society '04

Back For the fifth year, and holding down one of the few shady spots that day, the DBS is a welcome fixture at Heatstock. Jim Zimmerman is there on the left - well back into the shade.


photo by: Tim Richards

 


 
Whoodoo Band '04

The Whoodoo Band Played Heatstock for the first time this year. I am sure we will have them back in the future as they are recent No Cover Recording Artists with the release of the cd "Bringin' Home The Blues" in January of 2004. (available now in our no cover cd's you can buy Section of this website)  They went to Memphis for the Blues Challenge in 2004 and they are going back to Memphis in 2005 to represent the Capitol Area Blues Society in the 2005 competition. Congratulations Guys (and Gal)


 Photo by: Tim Richards

 


 
West Mi Blues Society

Here is the West Mi Blues Society table - out for their first visit. From what Felix tells me they will be back next year for the Heatstock 10 year show.


photo by: Felix Ybarra

 


 
Billy Davis Band '04.jpg
The Billy Davis Band had a great time on their first visit. Jonathan Lane (L) is the newest member playing with the band for the first time at this years heatstock.
 


 
The Heatstock Song
Chuck Lyon wrote this song about Heatstock.  Hopefully he will sing it at next year's show.
 


 
Odell "Blues Boy "D"
Odell filled in for No Cover Recording Artist Tony Valentino after Tony's unexpected passing and did a fine job. Odell has a song on the No Cover release "Blues at Midnight"
 


 
Jen and Beth '04
Jen needed a shirt to let everyone know she is NOT the Yardbitch!
 


 
Billy Davis at Heatstock '04
Billy Davis is both a living legend and a great guy. He came out to Heatstock for the first time this year with The Rhythm Machine and put on a wonderful show. people will be happy to hear that we have just finished Billy's new No Cover cd titled "Blue Teardrops" (Available now in our release section) 
 


 
Little Jr. Cannady
Little Jr. Cannady doing what he does best, playing the blues, and singing 'em too. (Great outfit too Jr.)
 


 
Ben Moore's Blues Express and …
L. to R. Little Jr. Cannady, Mark Barringer, Mike Boulan, Will, and Ben Moore, all hanging out backstage at Heatstock '04 Ben Has Reissued two cd's on No Cover and is getting ready to start a third one. the Band is also backing up Little Jr. on his new cd "I Been Misused" recorded at No Cover's own Straight Ahead Studio's available now in our no cover cd's you can buy Section of this website
 


 
James Glass '04
James Glass wailed on his guitar as expected. Miss Cathy Davis watches from the stage. go to our release section to get a copy of one or both of the James Glass cd's we offer.
 


 
The Lucas Band '04
The Lucas Band put on a great show again this year. You can see Light Show Bob hard at work on the right.
 


 
Light Show Bob and Lucas
Light Show Bob has been doing the lights at Heatstock ever since he walked up to me at Heatstock '98 and said "Hi I am Light Show Bob and you need some lights out here". Bob is shown here dueling his creation the Lightar with guitarist Brett Lucas
 


 
"Lonesome" Dave Paul at Heatst…
Dave is the only musician to play at Every Heatstock. In 2004 he brought a new sound with distortion and other effects which enhanced his one-man show very well. "Lonesome" Dave is featured on Volumes 1 and 2 of the Heatstock compilation cds
 


 
The Alligators

This was the first time out for Detroit favorites The Alligators.  They had a great time and can't wait to be back next year with their tents.


check out their website to get copies of their 3 cd's www.thealligators.com

 


Tom Sarnowski  
Detroit Videoman

Tom has been coming out to Heatstock and Video-Recording for the last three years. He has videos available from 2002, 2003, and 2004 as well as the first annual Coldstock (march 2004)

 


 
T-Shirt Booth
Here are our beautiful "TShirt Bitches".  (That's what the back of their shirts say!)
 


 
The Tie Dye Tent
Can you believe it!  That tie dye tent was constantly busy for two days!
 


 
BETH
Here is the ever-present, hard-working, "Yard Bitch"  She don't take no sh*t from anybody!!!
 


 
Yard Bitch & Friend
Hey! Look! The Yard Bitch has a friend!  (That's Cathy Davis in the other Tshirt.)
 


 
Mike & Bobby
That's the Bossman, Mike Boulan, along with surprise guest No Cover Recording Artist, Bobby Murray.  He put on a great show!! Bobby is playing on "The Best Of Heatstock Vol.3" as well as his own full-length No Cover release "Waiting for Mr. Goodfingers"
 











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