Artists

Mike Zito 2020

  • 13. March 2020
Mike Zito 2020

Ruf Record Artist Mike Zito in a hot show at Meisenfrei, Bremen DE on 2020-03-11. He was accompanied by this amazing band, Lewis Stephens (keys), Doug Bykit (b) and Matthew R. Johnson (dr).     They played some songs from his new album"Rock n Roll, A Tribute To Chuck Berry" released on 2019-11-01 as well as some other stuff from his 14 award winning albums. He was born in 1970-11-19 in St Louis, Missouri. In 2014 we won together with Cyril Neville the Blues Music Award for the song of the year "Pearl River and in 2018 the BMA for "Blues Rock Artist of the Year".   https://youtu.be/DhwfhjmaHUw https://youtu.be/B4MHPbxC7kI https://youtu.be/s_bZG9Ku9j4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zxwj2QTlaaY   ...

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Bywater Call 2020

  • 25. February 2020
Bywater Call 2020

Amazing show of Bywater Call @ Meisenfrei, Bremen DE on 2020-02-25, playing a great mixture of southern soul, gospel and blues. Bywater Call was formed in Toronto, Canada, by Meghan Parnell (voc) and Dave Barnes (g) in 2017. This 7-piece lineup is completed by Bruce McCarthy (dr), Mike Meusel (b), Alan Zemaitis (keys), Stephen Dyte (trum) and Julian Nalli (sax). In 2019 they released their first album "Bywater Call" on Gypsy Soul Records.         https://youtu.be/LA6IA2SiAdQ https://youtu.be/BII-WhuzpOU https://youtu.be/W6JPEMp5p_0

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Johnny Rawls & The Özdemirs 2020

  • 21. February 2020
Johnny Rawls & The Özdemirs 2020

Johnny Rawls, the Mississippi Blues Man, was born in Columbia, Mississippi in 1951. He delivered a high-energy show to the delight of the dancing and enthusiastic audience at Apollo, Bremerhaven, DE on 2020-02-21. Johnny was accompaned by the amazing "The Özdemirs", Erkan Özdemir (b) and his sons Kenan Özdemir (g, voc) und Levent Özdemir (dr). Guest on the keyboards from Italy, Alberto Marsico. The Blues Music Awards frequently recognize Johnny’s work. To date, ten of Johnny’s albums have been nominated for Soul Blues Album of the Year, with “I’m Still Around” winning in 2019 and “Ace...

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Manfred Mann’s Earth Band 2020

  • 16. February 2020
Manfred Mann’s Earth Band 2020

Manfred Mann’s Earth Band: Oldies but Goodies Music Hall, Worpswede DE 2020-02-15 Schon zum wiederholten Male gastiert die Manfred Mann’s Earth Band in der ausverkauften Music Hall in Worpswede. Der nunmehr bereits 79-jährige, aus Südafrika stammende Bandleader Manfred Mann gründete bereits 1962 seine Band, damals nur „Manfred Mann“ genannt. Zusammen mit dem Sänger Paul Jones spielten sie eine Mischung aus Jazz, Soul, Rhythm and Blues und Beatmusik. Sie wurden 1964 und in den Folgejahren mit ihrem Hit „Do Wah Diddy Diddy“ sowie diversen Coverversionen weltweit bekannt. 1971...

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Blues Caravan 2020

  • 14. February 2020
Blues Caravan 2020

Thomas Ruf's Blues Caravan stopped by at Music Hall, Worpswede DE on 2020-02-14. As usual Thomas presented a wide arrow of  great emerging American blues musicians. This year caravan members are the lovely Whitney Shay (voc) from San Diego, CA which we already saw in June 2019 at Gaildorf Blues Fest 2019, Jeremiah Johnson (voc , g) from St. Louis, MO, seen at Grolsch Bluesfest and Ryan Perry from Tupelo, MS. They were accompanied by the great Roger Innis (b, voc) and Amanda Dal (dr) from London (GB). They presented some old songs but also some new ones from their upcoming excellent albums,...

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Guy King 2020

  • 6. February 2020
Guy King 2020

Guy King in the very intimate atmosphere of the Blue Note in Osnabrück DE on 2020-02-07. One of the best shows I have seen in the last years. An amazing mixture of Blues and Jazz at the highest level. I cannot decide which was better, his voice or his guitar playing. Guy King (voc, g) was born on October 03, 1977 in Israel and is now living in Chicago. He was accompanied by an excellent backing band, Cedric Le Geff (keys), Kris Jefferson (b), Fabrice Bessouat (dr). At the end of the show he invited Kai Strauss (voc, g), Gregor Hilden (g) and Tommy Scheller (sax) to join him on stage for a short...

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The Teskey Brothers 2020

  • 5. February 2020
The Teskey Brothers 2020

The Teskey Brothers in an amazing show at De Oosterpoort, Groningen NL on 2020-02-05. This phantastic band from Melbourne, Australia was formed in 2008 in Melbourne by the charismatic singer/guitarplayer Josh Teskey  and his brother Sam Teskey (g). Later Brendon Love (b) and Liam Gough (dr) completed the lineup. In Groningen the horn section (Audrey Powne, trump and Ernest Stuart, trombone) was added. Their music is a mixture of Bluesrock, Soul and Gospel. By now they released two great albums, "Half Mile Harvest" in 2017 and "Run Home Slow" in 2019. Support was a young lady, Wilsn, who delivered...

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Manu Lanvin & The Devil Blues 2020

  • 26. January 2020
Manu Lanvin & The Devil Blues 2020

The French Superstar of Blues, Manu Lanvin in an explosive show at Tivoli Pub, Bremerhaven DE. Blues, Booze and Rock And Roll is the motto of Manu Lanvin & The Devil Blues.Band members are Manu Lanvin (voc, g), Hervé Koster (dr, voc) and Nicolas Bellanger (b, voc).  For a Led Zeppelin Medley Krotian Blues singer and guitar player Vanja Sky entered the stage.     https://youtu.be/EoKL2v4ZfD4  

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Bernard Allison 2020

  • 21. January 2020
Bernard Allison 2020

Like every year in January Luther Allison's son, Bernard Allison, appears at the almost sold out Meisenfrei, Bremen DE on 2020-01-21. He was accompanied by George "Dr. Funk" Moyé (b), José James (sax, perc), Mario Dawson (dr) and only 19 years old, but already excellent Dylan Salfer (g). They delivered an delivered an impulsive, impressive show.     https://youtu.be/go_fx-IZs_U https://youtu.be/dNgkrSFFTGI  

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B. B. & The Blues Shacks 2020

  • 18. January 2020
B. B. & The Blues Shacks 2020

Each year B. B. & The Blues Shacks stop at Meisenfrei, Bremen DE. As always pure fun on 2020-01-18. B. B. & The Blues Shacks are Michael Arlt (vocals & harp), Andreas Arlt (guitar), Henning Hauerken (e- and upright-bass), Fabian Fritz (key) and Andre Werkmeister (drums ). Great performance in front of a  packed house. See you again latest in January 2021 in Bremen :-)   https://youtu.be/MueXlZkcEgw https://youtu.be/492TtOMFFB0          

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