Article dated: June 29, 1995
This 15 piece show band serves up sixties soul music July 8.
If you loved Jake and Elwood Blues, take heart because the spirit of the Blues Brothers lives on.
Nearly a decade and a half of performing has honed the Bluz Boys, a 15 piece show band inspired by Saturday Night Lives legendary duo, into one of the tightest, most powerful musical entertainers in Mississippi.
Since 1981, the band has acquired a fanatical following of devoted fans who come to revel in the essence of 60s soul music served up in the Memphis tradition of Stax/Volt records. The Bluz Boys have evolved into one of the biggest, most popular audience draws in the state, receiving rave reviews wherever they perform.
Theyll be performing on Saturday, July 8, in Camden at the third annual Sacred Heart Blues Festival. Sacred Heart School, site of the festival, is located at the corner of highways 17 and 43 northeast of Canton. Also performing will be Soul on Ice and The Parchman Band.
The festival, which will have good family fun, food and blues music, will run from 3 p.m. until midnight. Advance tickets may be purchased for $8 at Discount Nursery on U.S. 51 in Ridgeland or at the Madison and Canton branches of Merchants and Farmers Bank. Tickets at the gate are $10.
The Bluz Boys take their cue directly from the Belushi and Akroyd characters--the band features lead vocalists and soul siblings Howlin John Broderick and Bill the Hit Man Boutwell; featured female vocalist Patrice Moncell (Aretha Franklin, moveover); and of course, a six-piece horn section that will blow the doors down. Rounding out the band is the super-tight rhythm section comprised of keyboards, bass, lead guitar and drums.
The Bluz Boys have performed at every major festival and event conceivable throughout Mississippi, and have become the toast of Mobiles annual Mardi Gras circuit. They have also appeared throughout the mid-South.
To book the band, call John Broderick at (601) 355-8585 or Bob Davidson at