Black Market III
•San Diego Music Award Nominee 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016/'17
•Nominated "BEST ROCK BAND" San Diego Music Awards '16/'17
•6 extensive (2-5 mo.) European and UK tours in 5 years (BE, NL, DE, CZ, AU, CH, IT, LX, FR, ES, UK)
•"Rock Band of the Year" Independent Musicians Promotions (IMP Radio) '15
•'Vanarchy • Live' * nominated "BEST BLUES ALBUM" SDMA's '15
•'Black Roses' nominated "BEST BLUES ALBUM" SDMA's '14
•'Songs That Shake The Cage' nominated "BEST ROCK ALBUM" SDMA's '13
•Nominated "BEST BLUES BAND" SDMA's '12
•Regular touring in the US (CA, OR, NV, UT, ID, WY, TX, NE, IL, OH, PA)
•Top 10 Bands to Watch (San Diego Reader)
•Top 5 CD's (SD Rock 'n' Roll)
Black Market III--formed in the Fall of 2011 by Scottie ‘Mad Dog’ Blinn, former front man for the iconic, multi-award winning San Diego band The Mississippi Mudsharks. He has been no stranger to doing 300+ nights a year with his former band, and is pushing Black Market III every bit as hard, if not harder. BMIII crosses over, using the Blues as the root of the sound. In addition to their original music, BMIII features more obscure covers from many Blues greats, Tom Waits, Wayne Walker, Hank Williams Sr., Leadbelly, Dead Weather, Social Distortion, and many more. No pigeon holing this band--Blues and American Roots firmly planted, yet not like anything you've heard or seen before. The band prides itself on it's ability to perform diversely and dynamically, playing full blown concerts to small 'stripped down' semi-acoustic shows, traditional blues to their trademarked ‘Grease Punk’ sound.
Scottie 'Mad Dog' Blinn--former front man for the Mississippi Mudsharks with multiple San Diego Music Awards and nominations to his credit (3 wins, 26 nominations), European blues chart topping CD‘s (Two #1’s, a #3, and a #4 on the CrossCut Blues Chart), as well as 25+ years of experience gigging, recording, and touring the States and Europe (17th Euro tour Fall 2016). 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 & P-Funk All Stars, Brian Setzer, Dr. John, Dick Dale, Kim Wilson, Anson Funderburgh...and many more!
Roxy Coverdale--rock solid bassist discovered by Scottie 'Mad Dog’ Blinn. Roxy's grooves are 4 lanes wide, and her vocals are a perfect complement to Scottie's. She lays down the solid foundation for the band's sound, and her featured songs have become crowd favorites at BMIII shows.
Rhythm Turner--a phenomenal musician and top shelf drummer from San Diego, Rhythm was sought out by BMIII after witnessing her prowess on the drums and vocals. She joined BMIII for their 2016 European tour and continues to electrify and astonish audiences every night.
"One of the hardest working and smartest working bands on the scene...
~~Nate Rubin (drummer and father of Ilan Rubin of Nine Inch Nails/ Paramore)
(Full Bio on the Black Market III website and social media links.)
Rock, Blues, Alternative