Blistur Happenings

Tuesday January 6th join Blistur at The World Famous Bull Tavern Tuesday for “Steak Night”! Get one of the best steaks you’ll ever have while ROCKing with Blistur! Show starts at 7 – (grill fires up at 6).


Blistur returns January 9-10th to Mercury Moon on Fleming Island! This place ROCKS, so come on out and drink some cold ones, play some pool listen to some Blistur and party it up with us!


Join us at one of our favorite places to play in Jacksonville Florida, not to mention the coldest beer in town! We are going to ROCK Bayard Rooster once again!

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  • Blistur placed on the Grammy Ballot for “Best Rock Performance”!
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  • Hang in there!
    about 7 days ago

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January 26, 2015 at 12:18 pm

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Facebook IconJanuary 23, 2015 at 1:38 pm

Blistur placed on the Grammy Ballot for “Best Rock Performance”!

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Blistur placed on the Grammy Ballot for “Best Rock Performance”!

Greetings all! Lots of you closest to the band know already, but wanted to make the announcement officially how honored we are to have been placed on the 57th Annual Grammy Awards ballot in the "Best Rock Performance" category for our song, "Make Up Your Mind". Although it didn't make the final ballot of five, it is quite an honor to have been in the running against the major label acts. [ 51 more words. ]

Blistur Nation Well.. To clarify, we made the initial cut to be placed on the ballot out of 30,000 or so submissions. Then they whittle to top five, which is what you see on tv where they select one winner from those five. We did not make the top five, but we're honored to have gotten that far as a non major label act.

January 26, 2015 at 12:18 pm


Mike D. Wilbur That is soooooo freakin' cool !!!! Will THE Album Cover be shown on that?

January 25, 2015 at 9:28 pm

Brenda Miles Taylor That is great

January 24, 2015 at 10:36 am

Helen Rake Omg, awesome guys!!!

January 23, 2015 at 8:32 pm

Mary Link Conner Woo hoo !!!!

January 23, 2015 at 7:26 pm

Greg Howell Very cool!

January 23, 2015 at 7:02 pm

Bobby Futch Congrats!

January 23, 2015 at 6:30 pm

Kim Johnston Nice job!!!!!

January 23, 2015 at 3:07 pm

Jason Zicarelli Awesome guys! WTG. Pulling for you all the way. The song Freaking rocks!

January 23, 2015 at 1:54 pm


Louise Curtiss Smith So proud!!!...<3

January 23, 2015 at 3:35 pm

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Facebook IconJanuary 23, 2015 at 1:28 pm

Hang in there!

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Hang in there!

Citizens of Blistur Nation, we will miss you as we take this time off to recharge the batteries, write some new songs and heal up from a surgery. We will be hitting it hard again in February with a full schedule and will update you on Daytona Bike Week times, locations and dates. Thanks for all the well wishes and your continued support that keeps us able to continue doing what we love most! [ 12 more words. ]

Louise Curtiss Smith YES!!..<3

January 26, 2015 at 8:30 am

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January 16, 2015 at 10:55 am

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Frances Liloia Miller
January 16, 2015 at 10:30 am

Hay lets get some news on Chris. How's he doing? Does he need anything? What's up?

Blistur Nation He is doing ok. Surgery went well and he is home. Has pain from the surgery itself, but that was expected. No shooting pain down the leg tho which is great news..

January 16, 2015 at 10:55 am

Blistur Nation
January 13, 2015 at 10:37 am

A little interview article to go with your coffee this morning...

Mike Faulkner Great read!

January 13, 2015 at 6:48 pm

Trish Davidson
January 12, 2015 at 7:38 pm

Good luck with surgery Chris !!!

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The Bayard Rooster today from 3-7pm!

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The Bayard Rooster today at 3pm! Join us! — with Neal Gupton and Dom Berti in Jacksonville, FL.

By: Chris Kellam

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Facebook IconJanuary 9, 2015 at 1:48 pm

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This Friday and Saturday night at Mercury Moon!

Then join us at The Bayard Rooster Sunday from 4-8pm!

This will be the last weekend Blistur will perform for a few weeks so come ROCK out and #GetBlistured with us!

Annette Chicoine
Facebook IconJanuary 9, 2015 at 11:21 am

Prayers for Chris Kellam of the Band Blistur Nation aka Blistur that all goes well with his surgery and a speedy recovery <3

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Chris Kellam

Hi everyone,

Some of you may or may not know that, for a very long time, I've struggled with nerve damage in my lower back. I've had several types of surgeries to fix the problem including lumbar laminectomy in 1995, nerve blocks, cryo-freezes, facet joint blocks and any other nerve blocking procedure you can think of, as well as an infusion pump implanted in my abdomen and a electric stimulator on implanted in my side.

Yes, when I'm playing on stage, right behind my guitar, in my abdomen, resides an implanted pain pump.

Now it's 20 years later and next Monday (Jan 12th) I will undergo yet another surgery on my back. This time they will put a titanium rod where there used to be bone and hopefully it will give me some relief without having to depend on the pump, the stimulator and medication.

My main point to this post is to let everyone know that Blistur will be taking a few weeks off so I can heal properly.

I want to personally thank my band brothers Neal Gupton and Dom Berti for their understanding and agreeing to take the time off for this.

We still have a few more shows to do before the 12th:

Blistur tonight at World Famous BULL Tavern for steak night.

Wednesday night I am playing with some old friends for a "reunion" show, (Herd Of Turtles) at Cheers Park Avenue.

Friday and Saturday night Blistur returns to Mercury Moon in Fleming Island.

Sunday we will have one last show at The Bayard Rooster.

Then Monday I go under the knife.

I really appreciate all of you for supporting Blistur over the years. This is our livelihood and we simply could not keep doing this without the friends and fans that we have in you.

Please be sure to check out all of the other great local bands while we take a break.

No worries, Blistur WILL be back as we are booked for most of this year already. Just pop in that Blistur Fear Itself CD if you need a Blistur fix! :)

I will post the schedule for the next few months before I have surgery.

I look forward to seeing you soon!

Blistur :)

January 9, 2015 at 1:49 pm