Hot off the Press!!
October 31, 2016 - M.S.G. Acoustic Blues Trio
THE FLOOD has been nominated for a Grammy in the 2017 Traditional Blues Album category.
We are so thrilled and Thankful to be nominated.
July 17-22nd, 2016 - Blues & Swing Week Augusta Heritage, Davis & Elkins College, Elkins, WVA -
Resa teaching Blues Vocal Repertoire (All Levels) & Blues Vocal Technique/Performance (Int./Adv.)
Aug. 20th, 2016 - House Concert, Elkins, WVA -TBA
Sept. 15th, 2016 - Thursday Evening @ Portside, Portsmouth, VA - 6:30-8pm
Oct. 1st, 2016 - Sperryville Festival - Sperryville, VA - TBA
Nov. 5th, 2016 - Long Island Library, NYC - TBA
April 7th, 2017 - Mendelssohn Performance Center, Chicago, Ill - 7:30-8:30pm
May 13th, 2017 - DeerCreek Coffee House - Darlington, MD - TBA
News Flash! MARCH 21st 2014 - PARK THEATRE CRANSTON, RI - OPENED FOR ROBERT CRAY
CONGRATULATIONS RESA! - Nominated for 2013 Wammie Award - "Best Blues/Traditional R&B Female Vocalist"
New CD "FLOOD" was released in early Fall.
Jackie Merritt / Resa Gibbs - 2010 Accepted into the Library of
Congress. "Americana Women: Roots Musicians - Women's Tales & Tunes" MusicBox Project
New CD: "Be Careful What You Ask For..."
is a compilation of favorites, requests, and new material that we've been working on...a glimpse into where we've been and where we're going.
Nov. 14th: Jackie Merrit won the 2010 Alli Award for her contributions to the Arts in the Greater Hampton Roads and her accomplishments as a blues musician and artist!
Read News Story Here | Photos
Resa Gibbshas taught vocal classes for 2008 and 2009 at Centrum's Country Blues Workshops, Port Townsend, WA.
In July of 2009, Jackie was awarded the honor of being the First Recipient of the John Cephas Scholarship created to carry on the study and tradition of Piedmont style guitar at Centrum?s Country Blues Workshops, Port Townsend, WA.
Nominated for Best Traditional Blues Band in the 2008 Wammies by the Washington Area Music Association
Done Spoke My Mind, sophomore release was nominated for Best Blues CD, 2008 Wammies.
Sirus Radio "BB Kings Bluesville" both M.S.G.'s CD's are being played in rotation.
"Out of the Box" host Paul Shugrue, WHRO - "Done Spoke My Mind" - chosen as one of his Top Five Blues CD's for 2008 plus - CD Pick of the Week. read the review
Piedmont Talent's Tina Terry Reviews "Done Spoke My Mind" read the review
DC Blues Society's Ron Weinstock Reviews "Done Spoke My Mind" read the review
M.S.G. - the Acoustic Blues Trio's second CD, "Done Spoke My Mind", was chosen as the DC Blues Society's entrant in The Blues Foundation's 2008 Best Self Produced CD.
2008 Concert Review - MSG Opens for Eric Bibb
2008 M.S.G.'s debut CD "Meet Me in the Middle" is being played on XM Radio's Bluesville by Bill Wax.
READ: Bristol Herald Courier Review
READ: Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion
Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion
Festival Recap by Miles, Jackie & Resa
September 14-16, 2007
READ: The Last Jam at Archie Edwards Barbershop
Jan. 26, 2008
READ: CD Review by Jeff Maisey, Portfolioweekly Magazine
March 13, 2007
NEW CD RELEASE!
Meet Me In The Middle now at CD Baby!
"Meet Me In The Middle" can also be purchased at Birdland Music in
Virginia Beach, VA and the House of Musical Traditions in Takoma Park, MD
OCTOBER 2006 -
M.S.G. came in 2nd Place at the "Battle of the Bands", held in Washington, DC by the DC Blues Society. The winner will perform in Memphis for the IBC's.
MSG are one of the featured artists on Songs of Peace and Forgiveness
All songs are either originals by the artist or a colleague, or traditional pieces in the public domain. Each artist has contributed the song without receiving any compensation in support of the spirit of the project and to help preserve a cherished institution in Washington, DC, the Archie Edwards Blues Heritage Foundation.
"CULTIVATING LIFE" - NEW PBS SERIES NOW AIRS EVERY SATURDAY AT 12:00noon
(Check your local listings)
“Jackie on harmonica”
Roddy Barnes, pianist extraordinaire, just completed composing and recording the music for this show, and I'm honored to be the Harmonica player on the theme song, plus several more tunes. Other musicians include Gaye, Ann & Andra (from Saffire the Uppity Blues Women).