California husband/wife duo of Scott Blinn (guitar/ vocal) and Roxanne Coverdale-Blinn (bass/vocal) are 2/3 of their international touring band Black Market III. Coverdale + Blinn crosses over Blues, American Roots, and Rock in a stripped down version from the full band. In addition to their original material they cite Tom Waits, Led Zeppelin, Lightnin' Hopkins, Otis Rush, Social Distortion, Tito & Tarantula, and many more diverse artists as major influences. The main focus is the stories within the songs, created with atmosphere.
Blinn's extensive and successful run with the iconic San Diego band The Mississippi Mudsharks laid a solid foundation for all future endeavors. With BMIII the couple has completed 6 tours throughout Europe (averaging 2-4 months per tour), and just returned from their latest cross-country U.S. tour. The duo version of Coverdale + Blinn also tours throughout Europe and the U.S.
**U.S.A.--CA, AZ, OR, NV, UT, WY, CO, TX, NE, IL, OH, PA
EUROPE--BE, NL, DE, UK, AU, CH, IT, FR, ES, CZ, LX**
With BMIII, Scott & Roxy are signed to Rip Cat Records, have garnered critical acclaim and airplay worldwide with their CD's "Songs That Shake The Cage", "Black Roses", "Vanarchy •Live•", and "Black Country" (on the Double Barrel Records label). They have been nominated for San Diego Music Awards in 2012, '13, '14, '15 '16/'17, and '18.
They have also been named in the "Top 10 Bands To Watch" by the San Diego Reader, "Top 5 CD's" by San Diego Rock'n'Roll, and in 2015 were named "Rock Band of the Year" by Independent Musicians Promotions (IMP Radio) based out of New Zealand, and now worldwide.