LOUISIANA DIXIE BAND

🇫🇷 Depuis 1998, ces six musiciens du Louisiana Dixie Band habituĂ©s des festivals de jazz et de blues vous offrent les rythmes envoĂ»tants de la Nouvelle-OrlĂ©ans. Avec leur rĂ©pertoire Dixieland inspirĂ© des annĂ©es 1930, du blues et du swing, chaque interprĂ©tation vous fera vibrer. 🇬🇧 Since 1998, these six musicians from the Louisiana Dixie Band, […]

BMAD

🇫🇷 Voici BMAD (Boogie Music Against Depression), le duo formĂ© pendant la pandĂ©mie pour Ă©loigner le blues ! Christian Ries, au piano et au chant, et Rob Schauls, Ă  la batterie, vous proposent un mĂ©lange captivant de boogie, de blues et de vieux standards de jazz, ainsi que leurs propres compositions. PrĂ©parez-vous Ă  groover ! […]

FRITZ AND HIS PUMPING PIANO

🇫🇷 Ne manquez pas la performance Ă©poustouflante de Fritz and his Pumping Piano au Blues Express cette annĂ©e! Fritz est un habituĂ© du festival et son absence se fait presque impensable. Son talent exceptionnel et sa maĂ®trise du piano nous transportent dans un voyage musical envoĂ»tant. PrĂ©parez-vous Ă  ĂŞtre Ă©merveillĂ©s par sa virtuositĂ© et son […]

THE RUSTY CHAIR

Ne manquez pas le concert inoubliable du talentueux groupe The Rusty Chair! Plongez dans l’univers de la musique blues & folk, empreint d’âme et d’Ă©motion. Rejoignez-les pour une expĂ©rience intime, oĂą vous serez transportĂ©s par leurs chansons entraĂ®nantes et captivantes. PrĂ©parez-vous Ă  ĂŞtre Ă©mus et divertis par ce concert exceptionnel. Don’t miss the unforgettable concert […]

TACHELES.PLUS

TACHELES.PLUS propose de la musique du monde et du jazz , avec des influences de la musique klezmer et des balkans. Benedikt Schweigstill et Tanja Silcher prĂ©sentent leurs propres compositions pour accordĂ©on et contrebasse. Markus Poschenrieder accompagne l’ensemble avec son jeu de saxophone très expressif, ce qui constitue un point fort particulier. Les concerts de […]

PUGSLEY BUZZARD & TOM LEHNERT

C’est avec excitation que nous vous annonçons une double dose au Blues Express ! Après avoir enflammĂ© la scène avec Lucky Punch plus tĂ´t dans la soirĂ©e, le talentueux blues-man australien Pugsley Buzzard et le remarquable Tom Lehnert se produiront en concert solo. Attendez-vous Ă  des performances captivantes et Ă  des vibes blues envoĂ»tantes. It’s […]

CHRISTOPHE ASTOLFI

Christophe Astolfi, guitariste lorrain, dĂ©bute sa carrière Ă  17 ans au sein d’orchestres musettes et de groupes rock et jazz. InspirĂ© par les guitaristes italiens et manouches de sa rĂ©gion, il plonge dans l’univers de Django Reinhardt. Ă€ Bruxelles, il devient un reprĂ©sentant de la tradition “reinhardtienne”, jouant avec de grands noms tels que Philip […]

THUNDER ROAD

Thunder Road est un groupe de blues/rock luxembourgeois fondĂ© en 2016. En partant du plus doux des blues vers des sons plus puissants, ils apportent une variĂ©tĂ© de sons diffĂ©rents sur scène grâce Ă  leurs influences : BB King, Walter Trout, Gary Moore, Joe Bonamassa, AC/DC et encore bien d’autres ! Le groupe se compose […]

SAN-HO-ZAY

San-Ho-Zay, un groupe de blues sensationnel autour de RenĂ© Cavallini, la lĂ©gende de blues Ă  Differdange. Leur musique envoĂ»tante, teintĂ©e d’Ă©motions profondes, captivera vos âmes. PrĂ©parez-vous Ă  ĂŞtre transportĂ©s dans un voyage musical inoubliable. Laissez-vous emporter par le groove envoĂ»tant de San-Ho-Zay avec Ewen Curelli, Yann TĂ©qui, Gilles Thoma, Dietmar Dumlich et biensĂ»r RenĂ© Cavallini! […]

THE BOTTLENECKS

🇫🇷 Laissez-vous emporter par l’Ă©nergie Ă©lectrisante des Bottlenecks, un groupe de Bluesrock qui ne manque pas de vous faire vibrer. Avec Georgiev Angel aux commandes de l’harmonica et du chant, Petz Flammang Ă  la batterie, Daniel Eiffener Ă  la guitare et Pascal Cremer Ă  la basse, ce groupe talentueux vous fera dĂ©couvrir un large Ă©ventail […]

BOFFERDING STAGE • CARREAU DE LA MINE, LASAUVAGE

FANTASTIC NEGRITO

Fantastic Negrito is the incarnation of a musician who is reborn after going through a lot of awful shit. In fact, the name Fantastic Negrito represents his third rebirth, literally coming back from death this time. The narrative on this man is as important as the sound, because the narrative is the sound. Songs born from a long hard life channeled through black roots music. Slide guitar, drums, piano. Urgent, desperate, edgy. Fantastic Negrito is the story of a man who struggled to “make it”, who “got it”, who lost it all, and somehow managed to find his way back. These are singular songs by a true musician who writes and produces his own work. His songs are his fuel as he continues on the third comeback of his life, at a time when our world is in upheaval.

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DEVON ALLMAN PROJECT

Devon Allman’s life reads like that of the quintessential American troubadour. Born in Corpus Christi, Texas, the singer-songwriter, guitarist, keyboardist, and producer spent his early years dividing time between the Lone Star State, Tennessee, and St. Louis, Missouri. Raised by his mother, Devon began playing music as a youth. He was 16 when he first met his father, Gregg.

Gregg invited Devon on the road with The Allman Brothers Band, during the group’s Dreamstour in the summer of 1989, where he first met ABB progeny, Berry Duane Oakley and Duane Betts. On many occasions, Devon would sit-in with the Brothers, often performing “Midnight Rider” alongside his father. Included among the many musical heavyweights Devon would join onstage throughout his career are Les Paul, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Billy Gibbons, Gov’t Mule, Blackberry Smoke, and Lukas Nelson.

He founded Devon Allman’s Honeytribe in 1999, recording two albums and touring the world intermittently over the next decade. In 2011, Devon paired with Cyril Neville to form Royal Southern Brotherhood. The supergroup released a trio of albums, won a Blues music award, and culminated their world tour with an appearance at London’s Royal Albert Hall. Concurrently, Devon was cultivating a prolific solo career, issuing Turquoise in 2013 and Ragged & Dirty(2014), garnering widespread critical acclaim as well as top Billboard positions, including #1 on the Blues chart for 2016’s Ride or Die.

In 2017, Devon assembled the Devon Allman Project, commencing a 2018-19 world tour with Duane Betts as a special guest. Following that successful run, he and Betts announced the formation of the Allman Betts Band, reuniting with Oakley and recording their debut album at the famed Muscle Shoals studio.

BOFFERDING STAGE • CARREAU DE LA MINE, LASAUVAGE

BEN POOLE

If ever a simple Youtube video told you everything you needed to know about a particular up-and coming-artist it is Ben Poole’s unforgettable live rendition of the classic Temptations track “I Know I’m losing You.”

Poole’s version announces its sinister mission with a searing riff that cuts as deep as Dennis Edwards’ icy vocals from the original. This is not a pleasant little love song, not a gentle ode to undying devotion. It is a song that wants to cause pain. And in the masterful hands of Ben Poole, a Gibson Les Paul might as well be a meat cleaver held against your jugular.

About four minutes in, there’s a breakdown, a slower pound of drums, a steady bass figure looming in the background, celestial keyboards brightening adding light to the mood. But don’t be fooled. It’s only a brief respite, a chance to catch your breath before the menace begins anew.

Then Poole launches back into the assault, screaming, screeching, howling with his guitar in a way that reminds any blues fan of the very best of those who have ever played the instrument.

That’s all the introduction to Ben Poole that you need. And that’s the reason that any fan of the blues who sleeps on this young talent is in danger of missing out big.

Poole’s background is surprisingly low-key for a man who wields such a threatening guitar. Born and bred in the UK, this young fretboard wizard got an early start at dazzling the blues world. By the age of twenty-two he had already boasted a resume that listed such names as Gary Moore, Jeff Beck and John Mayall as either admirers or collaborators. Poole seems poised for greatness.

SALES-LENTZ STAGE • HALL DES TRAINS, FOND-DE-GRAS

GAĂ‹LLE
BUSWEL

Gaëlle Buswel, is a unique artist who leaves no one indifferent. Her exceptional voice will move you as it reaches straight for your soul. Her generosity of spirit, her spontaneity and her dazzling smile are irresistible. A prodigious performer, she has already more than 500 concerts across Europe under her belt as well as 2 North American tours.

In listening to her music, it is not surprising to learn that right from the very start this artist was drawn to folk rock and blues rock sung by husky-voiced singers. When you have the music of Led Zeppelin, Joe Cocker and Queen all playing in the nursery, with Neil Young and Janis Joplin for your childhood lullabies, you are bound to be drawn towards this fantastic mixture of complementary musical influences. As a teenager, she immersed herself completely in blues music, delving into the albums of Bonnie Raitt and Jonny Lang.

SALES-LENTZ STAGE • HALL DES TRAINS, FOND-DE-GRAS

DEE DEE
BRIDGEWATER

Over the course of a multifaceted career spanning four decades, Grammy and Tony Award-winning Jazz giant Dee Dee Bridgewater has ascended to the upper echelon of vocalists, putting her unique spin on standards, as well as taking intrepid leaps of faith in re-envisioning jazz classics.

Bridgewater’s career has always bridged musical genres. She earned her first professional experience as a member of the legendary Thad Jones/Mel Louis Big Band, and throughout the 70’s she performed with such jazz notables as Max Roach, Sonny Rollins, Dexter Gordon and Dizzy Gillespie. After a foray into the pop world during the 1980s, she relocated to Paris and began to turn her attention back to Jazz. Bridgewater began self-producing with her 1993 album Keeping Tradition (Polydor/Verve) and created DDB records in 2006 when she signed with the Universal Music Group as a producer (Bridgewater produces all of her own CDs). Releasing a series of critically-acclaimed CD’s, including her wildly successful double Grammy Award-winning tribute to Ella Fitzgerald, Dear Ella and the more recent Eleanora Fagan (1915-1959): To Billie With Love From Dee Dee, which won the Grammy for Best Jazz Vocal Album.