YOUR CRAZY DJ LINEUP
JEFF "BAD MOJO" MILLER - your co-host - Virginia Beach, VA
What else can you say about this guy? Not only is he your host for the shindig for the past 12 years, but he has danced, taught, and DJed at swing and blues events all around the country for over a decade. A Chicago-native with Blues still in his heart and soul, it is no wonder he got hooked on Blues Dance after his first exchange. He now lives, breathes, cries, bleeds, and plays Da Blues.
Get ready for some traditional Blues along with his famous curveball songs that make you say "WTF? - oh yeah, we gotta dance!"
In addition to organizing and DJing at dance events, he also plays a mean harmonica with several local Blues bands over the past several years. He yearns for one day to write songs & play for you at the late nites. Who knows, he might hit the stage too.
BRYAN "BOO BOO" SPELLMAN - your co-host - Denver, CO
Bryan has been helping organizing and gracing the DCBX DJ tables for a decade now and has been a bad enabler for craziness and shenanigans.
At over 6ft tall and broad-shouldered, armed with his trademark raised eyebrow and immaculate attire (if it’s not designer, it doesn’t go anywhere near him). He makes an imposing figure who commands respect. His confident appearance is matched by his masterful control of a good musical mix. Before each set he always powers down the previous track and leads the packed dance floor in a show of appreciation for the out-going DJ.
To watch Bryan DJ is part of the Blues experience. Cocky? Perhaps, but certainly not arrogant. A very precise and confident body language gives a visual indication to what he is playing as he dances out each track.
DAVE "HOT SAUCE" WARNER - Raleigh, NC
Would it really be Dirt Cheap Blues if Dave Warner wasn't there? We certainly don't think so. Dave is a regular DJ at Dance Blues Friday in Durham, NC, and the Music Coordinator for the Tobacco Road Blues events in the Raleigh-Durham area. He's played at blues events from New York at Charleston, and he's making his sixth straight appearance as a DJ at Dirt Cheap.
Dave continues to dig through new releases from veteran performers and emerging artists alike to keep his sounds fresh and keep dancers connected to the music. Expect to hear something new and exciting from Dave again this year!"
LAURA "SASSYFRASS" FAYE - Durham, NC
And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music. ~Friedrich Nietzsche
Dancing is the poetry of the foot. ~John Dryden
There are short-cuts to happiness, and dancing is one of them. ~ Vicki Baum
Dancing is the loftiest, the most moving, the most beautiful of the arts, because it is no mere translation or abstraction from life; it is life itself. ~ xHavelock Ellis
COURTNEY "SWEET LUCK" JOHNSTON - Norfolk, VA
Courtney has also been an integral part of keeping the Blues alive in Hampton Roads and we are honored to have her at the DJ table. Not only can she dance like she has channeled the ole soul of Bessie Smth, but she will keep your feet a-groovin' all nite.
Be sure to ask her to dance fast, because her dance card fills up fast.