MSG The Acoustic Blues Trio

MSG News

Mar 2014 - Opened for Robert Cray


Review: F. Matheis, Country Blues

NEW: Be Careful What You Ask For


Last Jam/Archie Edwards

Rhythm and Roots Reunion

Nominated for Album of the Year

Showcases & Workshops

M.S.G. News

Hot off the Press!! October 31, 2016 - M.S.G. Acoustic Blues Trio

THE FLOOD has been nominated for a Grammy in the 2017 Traditional Blues Album category. We are so thrilled and Thankful to be nominated.

July 17-22nd, 2016 - Blues & Swing Week Augusta Heritage, Davis & Elkins College, Elkins, WVA -
Resa teaching Blues Vocal Repertoire (All Levels) & Blues Vocal Technique/Performance (Int./Adv.)

Aug. 20th, 2016 - House Concert, Elkins, WVA -TBA

Sept. 15th, 2016 - Thursday Evening @ Portside, Portsmouth, VA - 6:30-8pm

Oct. 1st, 2016 - Sperryville Festival - Sperryville, VA - TBA

Nov. 5th, 2016 - Long Island Library, NYC - TBA


April 7th, 2017 - Mendelssohn Performance Center, Chicago, Ill - 7:30-8:30pm

May 13th, 2017 - DeerCreek Coffee House - Darlington, MD - TBA


CONGRATULATIONS RESA! - Nominated for 2013 Wammie Award - "Best Blues/Traditional R&B Female Vocalist"

New CD "FLOOD" was released in early Fall.

Jackie Merritt / Resa Gibbs - 2010 Accepted into the Library of Congress. "Americana Women: Roots Musicians - Women's Tales & Tunes" MusicBox Project

New CD: "Be Careful What You Ask For..."
is a compilation of favorites, requests, and new material that we've been working on...a glimpse into where we've been and where we're going.

Nov. 14th: Jackie Merrit won the 2010 Alli Award for her contributions to the Arts in the Greater Hampton Roads and her accomplishments as a blues musician and artist!
Read News Story Here   |   Photos

Resa Gibbshas taught vocal classes for 2008 and 2009 at Centrum's Country Blues Workshops, Port Townsend, WA.

In July of 2009, Jackie was awarded the honor of being the First Recipient of the John Cephas Scholarship created to carry on the study and tradition of Piedmont style guitar at Centrum?s Country Blues Workshops, Port Townsend, WA.

Nominated for Best Traditional Blues Band in the 2008 Wammies by the Washington Area Music Association

Done Spoke My Mind, sophomore release was nominated for Best Blues CD, 2008 Wammies.

Sirus Radio "BB Kings Bluesville" both M.S.G.'s CD's are being played in rotation.

"Out of the Box" host Paul Shugrue, WHRO - "Done Spoke My Mind" - chosen as one of his Top Five Blues CD's for 2008 plus - CD Pick of the Week. read the review

Piedmont Talent's Tina Terry Reviews "Done Spoke My Mind" read the review

DC Blues Society's Ron Weinstock Reviews "Done Spoke My Mind" read the review

M.S.G. - the Acoustic Blues Trio's second CD, "Done Spoke My Mind", was chosen as the DC Blues Society's entrant in The Blues Foundation's 2008 Best Self Produced CD.

2008 Concert Review - MSG Opens for Eric Bibb

2008 M.S.G.'s debut CD "Meet Me in the Middle" is being played on XM Radio's Bluesville by Bill Wax.

News Archives

READ: Bristol Herald Courier Review

READ: Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion
Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion
Festival Recap by Miles, Jackie & Resa
September 14-16, 2007

READ: The Last Jam at Archie Edwards Barbershop Jan. 26, 2008

READ: CD Review by Jeff Maisey, Portfolioweekly Magazine March 13, 2007


Meet Me In The Middle now at CD Baby!

"Meet Me In The Middle" can also be purchased at Birdland Music in Virginia Beach, VA and the House of Musical Traditions in Takoma Park, MD

OCTOBER 2006 -
M.S.G. came in 2nd Place at the "Battle of the Bands", held in Washington, DC by the DC Blues Society. The winner will perform in Memphis for the IBC's.

MSG are one of the featured artists on Songs of Peace and Forgiveness
All songs are either originals by the artist or a colleague, or traditional pieces in the public domain. Each artist has contributed the song without receiving any compensation in support of the spirit of the project and to help preserve a cherished institution in Washington, DC, the Archie Edwards Blues Heritage Foundation.

(Check your local listings)
Jackie on harmonica
Roddy Barnes, pianist extraordinaire, just completed composing and recording the music for this show, and I'm honored to be the Harmonica player on the theme song, plus several more tunes. Other musicians include Gaye, Ann & Andra (from Saffire the Uppity Blues Women).

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