If I Can Hold
When The Sun Goes Down
(Prelude) Black Roses
When The Levee Breaks
Black Mountain Side
Keep On Lovin' Me Baby
Comin' At Ya
O Mary Don't You Weep
Mean Old World
“"One of the hardest working and smartest working bands on the scene... ”
— ~~Nate Rubin (drummer and father of Ilan Rubin of Nine Inch Nails/ Paramore)
Black Market III--formed in the Fall of 2011 by Scottie ‘Mad Dog’ Blinn, former front man for the iconic, multi-award winning 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. BMIII 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.
BMIII Just returned home from a 4 month, 5 country European and UK tour!
Nominated "BEST ROCK BAND" 2016/'17 San Diego Music Awards
6 extensive (2-5 month) European & UK tours in 5 years
(Belgium, Holland, Germany, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Italy, France, UK, Austria, Luxembourg, Spain)
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
(San Diego Music Award Nominee 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016/'17)
Regular touring in the US
(CA, OR, NV, ID, UT, WY, TX, CO, IL, NE, OH, PA)
• 'Top 10 Bands to Watch'
(San Diego Reader)
• 'Top 5 CDs'
(San Diego Rock 'n' Roll)
Full BIO on the BMIII home page!