**2015 "Best Rock Band" Independent Musicians Promotions (IMP Radio)
**"Vanarchy * Live" nominated BEST BLUES ALBUM 2015 San Diego Music Awards!**
**"Black Roses" nominated BEST BLUES ALBUM 2014 San Diego Music Awards!**
**"Songs That Shake The Cage" nominated BEST ROCK ALBUM 2013 San Diego Music Awards!**
**Nominated BEST BLUES BAND 2012 San Diego Music Awards!**
* International touring, currently on our 6th European tour in the past 5 years.
* 'Top 10 Bands to Watch'
(San Diego Reader)
* 'Top 5 CDs'
(San Diego Rock 'n' Roll)
* San Diego Music Award Nominee 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015!
Black Market III--formed in the Fall of 2011 by Scottie 'Mad Dog' Blinn, former front man for the multi-award winning iconic San Diego band The Mississippi Mudsharks. He has been no stranger to doing 300+ nights a year with his former band, and is pushing Black Market III every bit as hard, if not harder.
Black Market III crosses over, using the Blues as the root of the sound. In addition to their original music, BMIII features more obscure covers from Tom Waits, Wayne Walker, Hank Williams Sr., Leadbelly, Dead Weather, Social Distortion, and many more. No pigeon holing this band--Blues and American Roots firmly planted, yet not like anything you've heard or seen before. The band prides itself on it's ability to perform diversely and dynamically, playing full blown concerts to small 'stripped down' semi-acoustic shows, traditional blues to their trademarked 'Grease Punk' sound (American Roots music with an edge).
Scottie 'Mad Dog' Blinn--former front man for the Mississippi Mudsharks with multiple San Diego Music Awards and nominations (3 wins, multiple nominations), European blues chart topping CD's (Two #1's, a #3, and a #4 on the CrossCut Blues Chart), as well as 20+ years of experience gigging, recording, and touring the States and Europe (17th Euro tour 2016). Scottie has played with and opened for some of the biggest names in the business, including Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top), Willie Nelson, Buddy Guy, George Clinton and the P-Funk All Stars, Brian Setzer (Stray Cats), Dr. John, Dick Dale, Kim Wilson (Fabulous Thunderbirds), Anson Funderburgh (Texas Blues Guitar Legend)...and many more!
Roxy Coverdale--rock solid bassist discovered by Scottie 'Mad Dog' Blinn. Roxy's grooves are 4 lanes wide, and her vocals are a perfect complement to Scottie's. She lays down the solid foundation for the band's sound, and her featured songs have become crowd favorites at BMIII shows.
Rhythm Turner--a phenomenal musician from San Diego, is set to join BMIII on the drums for the 2016 European tour. She fronts her own band "Rhythm & The Method", but was sought out after BMIII witnessed her prowess on the drums at one of her shows.
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