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Blues - in Moscow again!

February 22 2006

Recently blues festivals became very popular in Russia. This week will be several notable events, from which the greatest interest Greentown Blues Fest and Festival "Empty Hills - the blues." There will also be two other interesting concerts. With these festivals to share one feature: the statement of the American Harper and vocalist China Dunne.

Keith Dunn - a classic session man. Dunn is now 50 years old. He is originally from Boston, but after moving a musician living in Rotterdam, where he founded the label "DeeTone records". Performing experience a musician - about 30 years, and during that time he has performed at many blues festivals and played with many famous bluesmen. He, in particular, has collaborated with Duke Robilardom of Roomful of Blues, guitarist Big Jack Johnson and other famous musicians. Dunn has become famous thanks to his drive "Alone With The Blues", on which he performs copyrights blues accompanied by a single instrument: the harmonic. However, despite this musical minimalism, the album received rave reviews in America, France and England.

Concerts China Dunne held in Moscow with the support of "Black Bread, founded by Alex Agranovsky.

Agranovsky - blues singer, winner of expressive voices and, above all, an outstanding guitarist . Just like his colleague Keith Dunn, he sings blues over 30 years. Incidentally, in the circles of blues Alex goes by the nickname "Doctor" or "Doc", as a musician has a PhD. Group "Black Bread" was established in 1998, and the basis of her repertoire was a black blues and spirituals. In addition, the team began to execute their own versions of rare songs and create arrangements for chetyrehgolosiya. The band's sound, her stage image and style of communication with the room atmosphere reminiscent of the blues 40's and 50's. This team will play with Keith Dunn on his upcoming tour.

Together they will perform at the festival Greentown Blues Fest, which will be held on February 23 in Zelenograd. There can also be heard Crossroadz - one of the most famous national blues bands , as well as the "Station Mir.

Another Festival - "Empty Hills - Blues" will be held the next day - 24 February in Moscow. In addition to "black bread" and headlining Dunn in concert will Mishouris Blues Band. Unchallenged leader of the group - Mikhail Mishuris - a wonderful singer and Harper, famous in circles of fans of the blues through vocal prowess and effervescent solos on harmonica. Singing school he went to Chicago.

In his book on the Russian blues "Russia Gets The Blues" ("Russia 's got the blues") is an American professor, Michael Urban, even calls Mishuris best Russian blues singer. His band performs boogie-woogie, traditional Chicago blues, modern blues with elements of funk and soul. Now Mishouris Blues Band, along with classic blues standards played a lot of his own songs, which is considered a rarity in contemporary blues.

On the same day will play Svet Boogie Band - Blues band from Belarus, performing boogie-woogie, Chicago blues. Their program consists of a cover of Muddy Waters, BB King and Howlin 'Wolf.They also perform copyrighted works in their repertoire of fiery boogie and slow melodic blues with soft sounds of electric harmonica.

It is worth noting that the festival will attend the Moscow team "26 Hertz", a fusion of swing, jazz and blues. As a member of the clarinet, bassoon, bass, guitar , drums and vocals. Despite the fact that the team is still not very well known national audience, he was predicting a big future.

Finally, on February 25 "Black Bread," and Keith Dunne will play at "Road House", and on February 26 "BB King" to their participation will be an acoustic jam. Among the other jams declared leader Crossroadz Sergei Voronov and Yuri Kaverkin - blues singer Archaic.

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