Siblings Danielle, Kris and Nick Schnebelen grew up with the Blues. Their parents, Bob and Lisa, were active in the thriving Kansas City Blues scene, playing in local bands and competing in the Kansas City Blues Challenge. Bob and Lisa's band didn't make it to the International Blues Challenge in Memphis -- but their kids did. When TUF arrived in Memphis for the 2008 IBC they were followed by huge, wildly enthusiastic throngs of hometown supporters, eager to cheer for their favorite musical family. And when TUF took First Place in the competition and Nick won the Albert King award for best guitarist, it was a sweet victory for the Schnebelen family and for Kansas City itself. TUF has been on a roll ever since, becoming popular repeat headliners at clubs, festivals and cruises around the world and releasing CDs and a DVD on their own label (TUF Records).
Trampled Under Foot's brand new CD, Wrong Side of the Blues was produced by Tony Braunagel, and features guest appearances by Mike Finnigan, Kim Wilson, and engineer/guitarist Johnny Lee Schell. It also features one of their dad's songs, and backup vocals by their mom. In the future, when people speak of the great Blues dynasties, musical families who breathed the same musical air and produced the highest form of the art, chances are they'll refer to the Allmans, the Dickinsons, the Burnsides, the Brookses, the Neals... and the Schnebelens.
Formed 2 years ago, 2012 WAMI R&B/Soul Artist of the Year, Tweed Funk has garnered national and international acclaim for their horn-driven, sweat-soaked, soul-blues. This Milwaukee, Wisconsin band is fronted by Joseph "Smokey" Holman, who recorded under Curtis Mayfield in the early 70's. Tweed Funk's two CD releases and performances at blues festivals, regional festivals, and top blues-rooms have earned the band praise from press and media around the world. Tweed Funk's latest CD, Love Is, has spent over 2 months in the Top 20 on the Roots Music Report Top 50 Blues Albums Chart reaching as high as #16. Additionally, the CD and band have received excellent reviews in top publications including: Blues Revue Magazine, Living Blues Magazine, Vintage Guitar Magazine, Big City Rhythm & Blues Magazine, The Blues Blast Magazine, IconFetch, and many other publications in the US, Germany, Spain, UK, The Netherlands, Poland, France, Denmark, and Belgium. Tweed Funk has opened for Buddy Guy at Purdue University and Shemekia Copeland at the Prairie Dog Blues Festival. Additionally, Tweed Funk has been in the regular rotation at the House of Blues in Chicago and has played or been booked at some of the top festivals and blues rooms including: Chicago Blues Festival (WCBS Stage), Jazz in the Park, Byron Crossroads Blues Festival, Paramount Blues Festival, Blues on the Chippewa, Waukesha Blues Festival, UW Madison Funk Festival, 2012 International Blues Challenge (Memphis), Buddy Guy's Legends (Chicago), Slippery Noodle Inn (Indianapolis), BB's Jazz, Blues, and Soups (St. Louis), Dan Electro's Guitar Bar (Houston), River City Blues Society (Peoria), and the Gas Lamp (Des Moines).