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Saturday, September 15, 2012

Tired Of Talking - Artur Menezes

At 25 years old, and 13 of guitar playing, Artur Menezes is a very active musician in the Brazilian blues/rock scene.

He played in several festivals in Brazil: Guaramiranga Jazz and Blues Festival, Garanhuns Jazz Festival, Canoa Blues, Lençois Jazz and Blues, Bourbon Street and many others.

In 2006 and 2007, Artur Menezes lived in Chicago, where he had the honor to meet the blues closer.

There he played in several Blues Clubs: B.L.U.E.S., Kingston Mines, Buddy Guy’s Legends, Smoky Daddy, Rosa’s, Katherina’s, Vine Tastings and Gabe’s Backstage and Lounge.

In these Clubs he played with John Primer, Charlie Love and The Silky Smooth Band, Linsey Alexander, Phill Guy, Brother John, Big Ray, Jimmi Burns among others.

He also was a member from The Shakes Blues Band, where he played in many gigs. Besides that, he had the single opportunity to improve his guitar playing skills after watching concerts of many names like Eric Clapton, Johnny Winter, Koko Taylor, Jeff Beck, Robert Cray, Magic Slim, Buddy Guy, Eddie Clearwater, Carlos Johnson and many others. Among his influences, we can tell: Stevie Ray Vaughan, Albert King, Albert Collins, B.B. King, Jeff Beck, Johnny Winter, James Brown, Charlie Love and many kinds of brazilian music.

Nowadays, Artur Menezes recorded his newest album called "Early To Marry", by the Blues Time Records brand. He still studies music and teach his guitar skills in some workshops.
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