Artists

Micke Bjorklof & The Blue Strip 2018

  • 20. April 2018
Micke Bjorklof & The Blue Strip 2018

Micke Bjorklof & The Blue Strip @ Rock Center, Bremerhaven DE on 2018-04-20. Very vibrant stage show. The band and the audience were really in a very good mood. Band Members are: Micke Bjorklof: Lead vocals, harmonica, guitar Lefty Leppänen: Electric- and national steel guitar, vocals Teemu Vuorela: Drums Seppo Nuolikoski: Bass, vocals Timo Roiko-Jokela: Percussion, MalletKAT Bandleader and singer Micke Bjorklof founded Blue Strip with bass player Seppo Nuolikoski in 1991. After a few changes at the very start the line up has been the same for over fifteen years. They...

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Michael van Merwyk 2018

  • 20. April 2018
Michael van Merwyk 2018

Michael van Merwyk @ Rock Center, Bremerhaven DE  on 2018-04-20 presented old and new songs from various albums. Michael van Merwyk, 2 m tall man of giant statue from Rheda-Wiedenbrück, won with his band Bluesoul second place in the Internation Blues Challenge  (IBC) 2013 in Memphis TN. His American roots music is a fabulous sybiosis of blues, country, soul, funk and rock.       Michael van Merwyk @ Rock Center Bremerhaven DE on 2018-04-20 "Fight The Darkness" https://youtu.be/pfsWfmx9xg4

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Mississippi Heat 2018

  • 13. April 2018
Mississippi Heat 2018

Traditional Chicago Blues with a unique sound!!!!  Mississippi Heat at Jazz Club, Hannover DE on 2018-04-13. Mississippi Heat grew out of a 1991 gig at Cafe Lura, in Chicago. Mississippi Heat are Pierre Lacocque (harp), lovely Carla Denise Stinson (vocals), Michael Dotson (guitar, vocals), Terrence Williams (drums) and Brian Quinn (bass). Mississippi Heat describes its musical style as having roots in the golden era of Chicago blues in the 1950s. Lacocque cites Muddy Waters, Jimmy Rogers, Howlin’ Wolf, Jimmy Reed, Big Walter Horton, Little Walter, Sonny Boy Williamson I, Sonny Boy Williamson...

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Larry Garner Meets Norman Beaker Band 2018

  • 11. April 2018
Larry Garner Meets Norman Beaker Band 2018

It always big fun to see Larry Garner with the Norman Beaker Band playing our favorite style of blues music.  This time we met the guys at Meisenfrei, Bremen DE 0n 2018-04-11. Louisiana Blues meets British Bluesrock at the finest. Norman Beaker Band is Norman Beaker (g, voc), John Price (b), Steve Gibson (dr) and the amazing Nick "On Fire" Steed (key). Larry Garner (born July 8, 1952, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States) is an American Louisiana blues musician best known for his 1994 album Too Blues. Norman Beaker (born as Norman Hume on 21 June 1950 in Manchester) is an English...

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Neal Black & The Healers 2018

  • 10. April 2018
Neal Black & The Healers 2018

Neal Black & The Healers @ Meisenfrei, Bremen DE on 2018-04-10. Neal Black & The Healers are Neal Black (voc, g), Mike Lattrell (keys), Dave Bowler (dr) and Abder Benachour (b). Neal Black, Texas Blues Rock , Roots Musician, has spent the last 30 years electrifying audiences around the World with his fusion of Blues, Rock, Jazz ,Roots Music. Keyboarder Mike Lattrell released several CDs/DVDs with Popa Chubby, Peter Karp, Big Ed Sullivan and many other artists.  

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Slim Cessna’s Auto Club 2018

  • 3. April 2018
Slim Cessna’s Auto Club 2018

Slim Cessna's Auto Club @ Große Freiheit 36, Hamburg DE on 2018-04-03 as support for Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats. Slim Cessna's Auto Club is an American experimental rock band, originally formed in 1992 in Denver CO. Slim Cessna's Auto Club's members are Slim Cessna (voc, g), Munli Munly (voc), Dwight Pentacoast (g), Rebecca Vera (keys, voc), Ian O'Dougherty (b) and Andrew Warner (dr). Their music includes elements of country blues, gospel, folk and other forms loosely grouped as Americana or alternative country.  

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Big Daddy Wilson 2018 Freiburg

  • 23. March 2018
Big Daddy Wilson 2018 Freiburg

Big Daddy Wilson (voc, g), this time with a full band, presented his new CD/DVD "Songs From The Road" which will be released in April 2018 at Jazzhaus, Freiburg DE on 2018-03-23. His really brilliant band mates were "Smokestack" Cesare Nolli (g, voc), Paolo Legramandi (b, voc), Nik Taccori (dr) and  last but definitely not least Enzo Messina (org).                           https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cbi5_ke1n7s

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Kirk Fletcher 2018

  • 17. March 2018
Kirk Fletcher 2018

On March 17, 2018 I visited the Bluesgarage, Isernhagen DE to see again one of the best blues guitarists in the world, Kirk Fletcher. I met him firstly in summer 2017 when he performed at the Gaildorf Bluesfest. Here, at  Bluesgarage, my favorite venue for this kind of music, I was even more convinced of his performance. He played in a trio with the phantastic drummer Matt Brown and the phenomenal only 18!!!!! years old keyboard player Simon Oslender from Germany. Kirk Fletcher was born on December 23, 1975 in Bellflower, CA. He started his career with The Fabulous Thunderbirds and The Mannish...

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Blues Caravan 2018 Bluesgarage

  • 3. February 2018
Blues Caravan 2018 Bluesgarage

We followed Ruf's Blues Caravan to the next oasis, Bluesgarage, Isernhagen DE on February 03, 2018 and had another blast seeing the show for the second time. Mike Zito, Bernard Allison, Vanja Sky, Sir Roger Innis and Super Mario Dawson delivered another amazing show. We are already looking forward to seeing these guys again at Theater im Fischereihafen, Bremerhaven DE on April 30, 2018.               https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WerAAD0EWZ4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mvuCb_hANeU https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ksyLvUt21ts     Movie...

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Blues Caravan 2018 Worpswede

  • 26. January 2018
Blues Caravan 2018 Worpswede

Again the Blues Caravan takes a rest at the Music Hall, Worpswede DE on 2017-01-26. Since many years Ruf Records presents the Blues Caravan showcasing already well known blues artists like Mike Zito, multiple winner and nominee for the BMA, and Bernard Allison, son of the famous Chicago blues musician Luther Allison, as well as upcoming new artists like the fabulous Vanja Sky. Each time extremely recommended. A very big surprise was the appearance of Big Daddy Wilson, very cool as usual. Vanja Sky's first record "Bad Penny" will be released on Ruf Records 0n February 23, 2018.           Bernard...

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