2019 International Blues Challenge Finalists!

LATEST NEWS: January 2020 we made it to the semi-finals of the IBC as a band, opened for Buddy Guy and Christone Kingfish at Buddy Guy's Legends and squeezed in a few more gigs before our gigs were cancelled. We've been taking the time to sink deep into writing songs for a new album to be released in 2021. Fingers crossed we'll be at the Swamp Blues Festival and other EU gigs with Dave Specter in April 2021.
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Lil' Red & The Rooster

“The best of the evening !!” ”

— Rootsville, BayCar Blues Festival 2018

Jennifer "Lil' Red" Milligan & Pascal Fouquet

Contagious charm & serious blues

Westerville, Ohio native, Lil’ Red, with bite, humor and a contagious smile writes, sings, scratches and shakes with all that makes her soul burn. Since 2010, she’s been writing and touring internationally with her husband award winning blues guitarist Pascal Fouquet. As a duo, trio or combo, they're warm and inviting and their music is inspired and innovative, blues with a spirit full of hope and joy may inspire you to get up and boogie!

In 2017, Chicago Blues Hall of fame inductee Dave Specter produced their album "Soul Burnin"' and in 2018, he joined them at the prestigious BayCar Blues Festival. In 2019, they were finalists (Duo) in the International Blues Challenge and Semifinalists (Band) 2020 representing Cincy Blues backed by the sweet & groovy Columbus Combo of Dwight Cartier on bass and The Governor on drums. You can see them shuffling and groovin’ several times a year at Buddy Guy’s Legends in Chicago and Natalie's Music Venue in Columbus, Ohio as well as touring to festivals around the globe. 

They're also available to book with Dave Specter and/or award winning boogie pianist from Cincinnati, Ricky Nye. In 2020 & 2021, they'll be at the Swamp Blues Festival, Blues en Chenin, ASBL Open Music, JulyFest, Buckeye BBQ Festival, Buddy Guy's Legends Blues Fest, Lebanon Blues Festival ... add your festival to their schedule!

“I passed Lil’ Red & The Rooster’s set dancing and almost forgot to take photos.” ”

— Blues Magazine, BayCar Blues Festival 2018

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Columbus Combo

Dwight Cartier * Bass & The Governor * Drums / Percussion

Veterans of the Columbus music scene, Dwight & The Governor are a tight sweet and super groovy rhythm foundation for Lil' Red & The Rooster. With 40+yrs on their instruments and a whole lot of life in their souls they'll get you up and dancing. Plus, they're the sweetest guys you ever wanna work with.  Often joined by the lovable award winning boogie and blues pianist, Ricky Nye. If you're lucky, you can catch them with Dave Specter, Colin John, Long Tall Deb, Sean Carney and or Shaun Booker. The more the sweeter the gumbo

Pascal Fouquet

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This blues man got his start playing classical guitar at the age of 11 on a farm in Normandy, France. Five years later when BB Kingʼs “Blues Is King” reached his ears, his focus changed to Blues, from there he became one of the most admired Blues guitarists in France. This extraordinary soloist integrates the Blues of the 40’s & 50’s with contemporary blues to create his own unique sound and style. In his 40+ year career, he has won several awards for best soloist. He’s shared the stage with many recognized Blues artists including Diunna Greenleaf, Sax Gordon, Sean Costello, Alex Schultz, Kid Ramos, Jimmy Morello, Mike Sanchez, Andy J. Forest, Michael “Hawkeye” Herman, Rob Rio, Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne, Candye Kane, Fernando Jones, Ricky Nye, & Steve Clayton. He remains ever true to the Blues and his favorite guitar masters, T-Bone Walker, Tiny Grimes, & Charlie Christian.

Paris Combo

Jean-Marc Despeignes * Bass & Simon "Shuffle" Boyer or Pascal Mucci * Drums

The Paris Combo's foundation are some of France's finest blues & swing musicians. Full of charm and a powerful swing, they're reputed in the French dance world as top notch and classy professionals! Often joined by,  Jean-Marc Labbe on baritone sax and can be seen on tour with Chicago Blues Hall of Famer Dave Specter. The more the groovier.

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This is a high-quality work by every contributor and the production is crystal clear so that all of the nuances that are liberally sprinkled through every track can be heard and appreciated…and to get maximum benefit from this album, I suggest you do just that. It is somehow familiar and yet has clarity and originality that lifts it way above many similarly targeted releases…it’s like slipping into something comfortable and relaxing with a bottle of quality red wine…be it French or New World!NINE -doodle paws out of TEN ”

— Tom Dixon, Blues Doodles

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We're international and travel a lot, so the best way to reach us is by email or FaceBook Messenger. We can give you phone contacts and addresses upon request.  

For Booking: booking@lilredrecords.com

For Press, Promo & Tech questions and needs: info@lilredandtherooster.com

For Jennifer Milligan: jen@jennifermilligan.com

For Pascal Fouquet: fouquetpascal@gmail.com

For Shop & merchandise questions and issues: shop@lilredrecords.com

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