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Bryan Lee Blues Power Band (USA/Italy)
Southern & Chicagoblues
Muddy Waters once said to Bryan Lee: "One day you'll be a living legend!" More than 25 years later this prediction came true and Bryan Lee has become one of the best renowned musician in the blues world. He shared the stage with nearly all the blues greats such as Buddy Guy, Muddy Waters and Eric Clapton who said about him: "… one of the best blues men I ever heard!" Though Bryan lost his eyesight at the age of 8 he became one of the world’s best blues guitar players in the field of Chicago and Southern blues, and besides impresses with his charismatic voice.
The band: Bryan Lee (guitar, vocals), John Perkins (drums), Thomas Mial (bass) und Enrico "Henry" Carpaneto (keyboards)
Nisse Thorbjørn Band (Danmark)
Nisse Thorbjørn plays Chicago Blues with intensity, nerve and exuberant energy. His raw and deep voice reminiscent of Blind Lemon Jefferson and Howlin' Wolf. With respectful interpretations and great originality in his own material, Nisse Thorbjørn (Danish Blues Artist of the Year 2009) belongs among the top of Danish blues. As the front of his intense and dynamic band Nisse Thorbjørn guarantees an evening of tight and strong Chicago blues. Beyond the more traditional ingredients the music is seasoned with elements of country and soul.
The band: Nisse Thorbjørn (vocals, harmonica, guitar), Rune Hoimark (lead guitar), Rasmus Lund (drums), Nikolaj Wolf (bass)
Georg Schroeter & Marc Breitfelder (Germany)
CD release concert
Joined by their drummer David Herzel, the winners of the International Blues Challenge 2011 delivered a fantastic blues'n'boogie show on this very stage in 2010. This set was recorded by Deutschlandfunk and led to their latest live CD. This CD hits the streets exclusively today at our festival! It will be sold and signed by the guys after their release show at the Hohner stand.
The band: Georg Schroeter (vocals, piano), Marc Breitfelder (harp), David Herzel (drums)
Johnny Mastro and Mama's Boys (USA)
Dirty rockin' Chicagoblues
Johnny Mastro and his band are one of the hottest and best US acts when it comes to dirty and lowdown Chicago rock blues; the international press is head over heels for them! They hail from California and present Chicago blues from the late 40s and early 50s on this tour all over Europe. Raw, strong and dirty, setting everybody's teeth to edge, but nevertheless authentic and putting their entire hearts into their music. They are house band at "Babe's & Ricky's", the oldest and best known blues club in Los Angeles. The owner Laura Mae Gross (86 yrs.) named them "Mama's Boys".
The band: Johnny Mastro (harmonica, vocals), Jimmy Goodall (drums), Smokehouse Brown (guitar), Mike Hightower (bass)
The Booze Brothers & The Wolf Island Horns (Sweden)
Electric Blues & Rock'n'Roll
Blues with a horn section normally means a traditional set with conventional R'n'B or soul – but that's totally different with these guys from Sweden! They call their music "classic electric blues and good time rock 'n' roll". That is horns playing blues as hard as rock – a very rare mixture highlighted by stinging solo parts of almost each instrument – it will hit your ears, move your feet and you’ll have lots of fun! Power blues with a big sound and a fantastic show: Let's have a party!
The band: Patric Karlsson (lead vocals, guitar), Ove Flink (bass), Jonas Karlsson (drums, vocals), Kenneth Svensson (lead guitar), Ingemar Låås (saxophone), Patrik Janson (trumpet), Sixten Hay (trombone)
Thorbjörn Risager (Danmark)
Rhythm 'n' Blues
Though early in the afternoon this is a real bang: Seven young guys from Denmark will be playing a completely rounded piece of rousing R'n'B. Thorbjörn’s charismatic voice plus terrific instrumental players mean a real treat to listen to. This act definitely is one of the best of its kind in Europe.
The band: Thorbjörn Risager (vocals, guitar), Emil Balsgaard (piano, organ), Peter Skjerning (guitar), Kasper Wagner (saxophone), Peter Kehl (trumpet), Sören Böjgaard (bass), Martin Seidelin (drums)
Magda Piskorczyk (Poland)
Blues, Funk, Gospel, Soul
Magda is a young songstress with a dark and extraordinary voice; so in France they named her "Black voice in white guise". She plays guitar, bass and percussions. In her concerts she presents her own arrangements of blues, funk, gospel, soul, rock and jazz and own compositions. She mixes fun and humour, emotions and energy with deep meaning, melancholia and moving sincerety. What ever you call it, Magda's concerts will impress the audience, which she incorperates into her act, in many ways.
The band: Magda Piskorczyk (vocal, bass and acoustic guitar), Aleksandra Siemieniuk (dobro, acoustic and electric guitar), Adam Rozenman (percussion), Bartek Kazek (drums)
Moreland & Arbuckle (USA)
Dustin Arbuckle describes their music as "electrified Mississippi blues mixed with a sludgy, jam-oriented rock thing." Accordingly dirty is their sound, "infected" by delta blues, folk, rock, traditional country, soul and other genres. This mixture, combined with joy and excellent instrumental skills, gives high hopes for a very special concert.
The band: Aaron Moreland (electric, parlor, resonator & cigar box guitars, banjo), Dustin Arbuckle (harmonica, vocals), Brad Horner (drums, vocals)
Earnest "Guitar" Roy & The Clarksdale Rockers (USA)
The Man, his history and the music speaks for itself: Earnest Roy, Jr. was born 1958 in legendary Clarksdale, Mississippi. Earnest's father taught him bass guitar at the early age of five, and when Earnest turned eight, he began playing in his fathers band. At age eleven, Earnest Jr. began playing lead guitar. Earnest Jr. formed his first band, First Choice, at age fourteen. After a long way performing with greats like Sam Carr, Joe Turner, Big Jack Johnson or Frank Frost; and touring through Australia and the states, Earnest "Guitar" Roy returned to his blues roots - playing straight Southern Blues.
The band: Earnest Roy Jr. (guitar, vocals), Carla Denise Roy (bass), Charles Lamar Gage (drums), Joe Anthony Simmons (piano, organ)
Richie Arndt & Gregor Hilden (Germany)
Richie and Gregor, two of Germany's best known blues musicians, team up for a blues duo that we can really exspect great acoustic blues from. Acoustic guitars in perfection plus fine vocals guarantee a soulful start into this day’s festival.
The band: Richie Arndt (acoustic guitar, vocal), Gregor Hilden (acoustic guitar, vocal)
Big Daddy Wilson Trio (USA/Germany)
Big Daddy Wilson is a coloured singer/songwriter, born in North Carolina, USA, and made Northern Germany his home more than twenty years ago. All the songs on his latest CD "Love is the key" are written by him; his arrangements are decent, often played acoustically by a small band and with a lot of soul.
In 2010 Big Daddy Wilson was the winner of the German Blues Challenge here in Eutin.
The band: Big Daddy Wilson (vocal, conga, cajon), Jochen Bens (acoustic guitar), Michael van Merwyk (acoustic guitar)
Jessy Martens & Band (Germany)
Blues 'n' Soul
23-year-old Jessy Martens already has done more than 300 concerts, has two CDs to her credit and took many festival stages here and abroad by storm – that speaks for itself (and well for her, too!). With a "surprisingly matured voice and a stage presence bursting with enengy" (Bluesnews magazine) Jessy Martens has gained herself a good reputation as a bundle of energy. In co-operation with blues piano player Jan Fischer from Hamburg she created a rousing program, that is presented by them with emotion and power. Jessy Martens & Band play in a rocking and soulful way, they perform songs of their own, powerful blues numbers and every now and then a Ray Charles classic slips in, too.
The band: Jessy Martens (vocals), Jan Fischer (piano, keyboards), Roman Werner (guitar), Tom Rohloff (bass), Christian Kolf (drums)
Zakiya Hooker & Band (USA)
The Lady sings the Blues
Zakiya made her debut performance in 1991 with her dad, blues legend John Lee Hooker, in Oakland, USA. Since that time Zakiya has gone on to perform on shows with the likes of Etta James, Charles Brown, John Hammond, Taj Mahal and many more. Zakiya has performed at the world famous Filmore Auditorium, the San Francisco Blues Festival and the Monterey Jazz & Blues Festival. She has been on the cover of several well known trade magazines including Billboard Magazine. She is a strong and versatile vocalist and a fine performer. To see Zakiya's show is a sheer treat. She has performed her entertaining shows internationally in Paris, Amsterdam, London and Switzerland, and now she’ll be here with us in Eutin!
The band: Zakiya Hooker (vocals), Ollan Bell (bass), Frederico Bazas (guitar), David Larsson (keyboards), Marlon Green (drums)