Tee Dee Young & Scandalous
are the 2011 Beale Street Blues Kings!
Sent to IBC
by the Kentucky Blues Society
Tee Dee Young & Scandalous were declared “2011 Beale Street Blues Kings” Saturday night after an electrifying performance at the New Daisy Theatre, claiming a cash prize and the coveted jackets.
Guitarist/vocalist Tee Dee Young of Lexington, Kentucky, got his start backing his father, gospel singer Leonard Young. Tee Dee Young has performed with superstars including Buddy Guy, Al Green, Aretha Franklin, and Ike and Tina Turner.
Organist Bruce Smith grew up hanging with and learning from Jimmy Smith and Jack McDuff.
Drummer Milton Marshall toured with the Drifters for eight years. With Billy Linton on bass and Dan Jackson on sax, they are incredibly tight from years of performing together. They were selcted to go the BSBK by the New Daisy Theatre.
Vicki Stevens Band, Ellie Lee & Blues Fury, and Mikey Junior & The Stone Cold Blues were also in the semi-finals — and the competition was tight!
The other bands hand-picked by the clubs they competed in were Lisa Mann & Her Really Good Band, Bryan Michael Fischer Band, Brick Fields, Adrian Niles Band, Blues Angels, Terry Quiett Band, Robert Johnson's Backbone, and Przytuka & Kruk.