Ruf Records Blues Caravan 2016 with Ina Forsman, Layla Zoe and Tasha Taylor at Music Hall, Worpswede DE on 2016-02-12.
Ina Forsman is the one you’ve been waiting for. Maybe you’ve caught a glimpse of her on the blues stages of Europe, blowing out the speakers with that burnt-honey voice. Perhaps you marked her for future greatness when she represented Finland at the 2014 European Blues Challenge, or during her early guest spots with Guy Verlinde and Helge Tallqvist. Now, as this next-big-thing releases her self-titled debut album – and rocks the house on the famous Ruf Records Blues Caravan 2016 – it’s time for a proper introduction.
Ever since she fell for the blues via her father’s record collection – then fronted his band aged just fourteen – it was clear that Layla Zoe had a voice in a million. Those astonishing lungs have led her from early cover bands in British Columbia to her debut solo album in 2005, through sessions with Henrik Freischlader and hook-ups with Sonny Landreth, and onto world-renowned stages from Montreal Jazz Festival to Rockpalast.
Tasha Taylor has always carried the torch for Soul and Blues. Now, with her dazzling third album, Honey For The Biscuit, the US singer/songwriter/musician unveils thirteen new songs that push her beloved genre into the spotlight. “I’m carrying on the next generation of rhythm, blues and soul,” says Tasha. “Bridging the gap between one generation and another. It’s my family business – as well as my passion.”