Oreo Blue – Saturday, Sept. 26 at 5:00-8:30 p.at Washington County Fairgrounds for Bikes, Blues and BBQ
NWA Artist Spotlight: Oreo Blue
Oreo Blue, Astonishing and blistering guitar fronted by a world-class female vocalist buttressed by a rock solid and grooving rhythm section. Widely regarded as one of the region’s top acts, Northwest Arkansas based Oreo Blue has thrilled audiences for over 22 years in clubs, at festivals, corporate parties, and special events. Oreo Blue has produced nine independently released original audio CDs that have sold copies in more than 30 different countries.
Oreo Blue produced a full length CD/DVD video tribute to Jimi Hendrix that was endorsed by the Hendrix family. In 2006, the Oreo Blue Experience was named the #1 Hendrix tribute for the year by Voodoo Child Magazine. Oreo Blue‘s latest release, OB20, is a full-live original album summing up the best of the band’s original music over the past two decades.
Having garnered individual awards in each member’s category by both the NAMA’s and OMA Awards, Oreo Blue has been named Blues Band of the Year five times, earned the OMA award for Overall Musicianship in 2004 and 2005, and was named to the NAMA Hall of Fame in 2006 and received the NAMA Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012.
Guitarist Gary Hutchison received the OMA Lifetime Achievement Award in 2004. Oreo Blue has been invited to participate in the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN, twice by both the Ozark Blues Society in 2009 and by the Fort Smith Riverfront Blues Society in 2013.
Oreo Blue is music that hits you in your ears, goes to your heart, and then straight to your hips!