Archive: November 2021 - Bluesology

Rick Estrin & The Nightcats @ Bluesheaven 2021, Fredrikshavn DK

  • 13. November 2021
Rick Estrin & The Nightcats @ Bluesheaven 2021, Fredrikshavn DK

Just received the heaviest award of them all: “Band of the Year” at the Blues Music Awards ceremony in Memphis. Rick Estrin & The Nightcats is a well-tuned entertainment machine and one of the USA's biggest blues bands, with the charismatic frontman Rick Estrin on vocals and blues harp, Norwegian Grease studio owner producer Kid Andersen on guitar, fantastic Derrick 'D'Mar' Martin on drums and Lorenzo Farrel on keys. Rick Estrin, is called a world class musician is the most colorful and entertaining showman on the planet. Dressed in 40s hipster-style shark suits, white shoes and hair...

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Bender Brass Band @ Bluesheaven 2021, Fredrikshavn DK

  • 13. November 2021
Bender Brass Band @ Bluesheaven 2021, Fredrikshavn DK

Bender Brass Band marches into Arena Nord, Fredrikshavn DK on 2021-11-13. BBB is Jimmy Carpenter (sax), Doug Woolverton (trump) and Mark Early (sax). Pictures taken by Sonja Gemlau.

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Bobby Rush @ Bluesheaven 2021, Fredrikshavn DK

  • 13. November 2021
Bobby Rush @ Bluesheaven 2021, Fredrikshavn DK

Bobby Rush at Bluesheaven, Arena Nord, Fredrikshavn DK on 2021-11-13. As usual he was accompanied by his dancers Loretta 'Mizzlowe aka Mizz Love and Erickia Henderson. The double GRAMMY-winning blues legend is a member of the "Blues Hall of Fame", five-time Grammy-nominated, 13-time Blues Music Award winner and BB King Entertainer of the Year. Bobby Rush (born November 10, 1933) has been making records for almost 70 years and has more than 400 recordings, 75 releases and now 27 studio albums to his name. Although already 88 (in words: eighty eight) years old he is performing on a regular...

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Nora Jean Wallace @ Bluesheaven 2021, Fredrikshavn DK

  • 13. November 2021
Nora Jean Wallace @ Bluesheaven 2021, Fredrikshavn DK

Koko Taylor said: “ Nora Jean sounds just like I did when I was her age. She is one of the new upcoming women thats singing the real blues. I know she is going to make it . ” And she made it. She performed at Arena Nord, Fredrikshavn DK on 2021-11-13. Nora Jean Wallace (formerly Nora Jean Bruso) is a Chicago Blues singer with deep Delta roots. Nora Jean Bruso was born in 1956 and grew up in Greenwood, where Hubert Sumlin was also born in 1931, Robert Johnson was murdered here in 1938 and BB King started his disc jockey career in 1940. A town in the heart of a blues-rich region. Nora...

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Kat Riggins feat. Kai Strauss @ Bluesheaven 2021, Fredrikshavn DK

  • 13. November 2021
Kat Riggins feat. Kai Strauss @ Bluesheaven 2021, Fredrikshavn DK

After her amazing show at Freddy's Bar at lunchtime Kat Riggins and her band, featuring Kai Strauss, played another great gig at Arena Nord, Fredrikshavn DK on 2021-11-12.   https://youtu.be/U8vRkFj3Slo

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Kat Riggins feat. Kai Strauss @ Freddy’s Bar, Fredrikshavn DK

  • 13. November 2021
Kat Riggins feat. Kai Strauss @ Freddy’s Bar, Fredrikshavn DK

As early as 2017, audiences at Blues Heaven were able to get to know the young singer Kat Riggins from Florida. At the time, she performed with another star seed, guitarist Marquise Knox, and they gave a concert that danish magazine Bluesnews.dk thought had to “rank among the festival's very best” Now Kat Riggins is finally back at Blues Heaven with a fresh release in the baggage 'Cry Out' which this year was nominated for "Contemporary Blues Album Of The Year" at the Blues Music Award in Memphis. Kat Riggins has previously released two albums and an ep. Hein Meijer (g), Brian Kruit (b), Andreas...

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Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials @ Bluesheaven, Fredrikshavn DK

  • 12. November 2021
Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials @ Bluesheaven, Fredrikshavn DK

Lil 'Ed was born in Chicago on April 8, 1955, in the heart of Chicago's ghetto neighborhood West Side, a city filled with countless blues talents. Ed grew up surrounded by music. He played guitar, then drums and bass, from the age of 12. Lil 'Ed has come naturally to blues music, as his uncle, Chicago slide guitar king JB Hutto, taught him to feel and not just play the music. Ed and Pookie (Ed's half-brother) received lessons and support from their famous uncle. "JB taught me everything I know, I would not be where I am today without him." Ed and Pookie spent their teenage years making music...

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Monster Mike Welch @ Bluesheaven 2021, Arena Nord, Fredrikshavn DK

  • 12. November 2021
Monster Mike Welch @ Bluesheaven 2021, Arena Nord, Fredrikshavn DK

Monster Mike Welch @ Bluesheaven in Arena Nord, Fredrikshavn DK on 2021-11-12. He was accompanied by Scot Sutherland (b), Fabrice Bessout (dr), Brooks Milgate (key), Bender Blues Brass, i. e. Jimmy Carpenter (sax), Doug Woolverton (trump), Mark Early (sax). https://youtu.be/g66n7PBD-1I                  

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John Primer & The Real Deal @ Bluesheaven 2021, Fredrikshavn DK

  • 12. November 2021
John Primer & The Real Deal @ Bluesheaven 2021, Fredrikshavn DK

Guitarist and singer John Primer (voc, g) is one of the few remaining exponents of the pure Chicago blues sound and he bears the title "King of Chicago slide guitar". He was born in Camden, Mississippi in March 1945 and moved to Chicago in 1963. Her quickly made good contacts in Chicago's music scene, where he, among other things. learned to play slide guitar by Muddy Waters guitarist Sammy Lawhorn. In 1979, legendary songwriter, bassist and singer Willie Dixon persuaded him to join his band The Chicago Blues All-Stars. There, Muddy Waters heard John play, and six months later, Muddy recruited...

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Rockin’ Johnny Burgin & Tomi Leino Trio @ Freddy’s Bar, Fredrikshavn DK

  • 12. November 2021
Rockin’ Johnny Burgin & Tomi Leino Trio @ Freddy’s Bar, Fredrikshavn DK

Johnny Burgin is an American blues guitarist and harmonica player. Since 1997, he has released ten recordings under his own name and has played on numerous other recordings as a sideman. Tomi Leino Trio has also previously played with Rockin' Johnny Burgin on Danish soil. But Tomi Leino Trio has also played countless concerts in Denmark with many other soloists. The trio has released the excellent CDs Get on down (2013) and Hip shootin '(2016) in their own name. The trio is Tomi Leino (voc, g, harp), Jaska Prepula (b) and Mikko Peltola (dr).   https://youtu.be/1P5m03fpxjU   ...

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