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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Early in The Morning - AWEK BLUES

Bernard SELLAM : vocals, guitars Joël FERRON : bass Olivier TREBEL : drums Stéphane BERTOLINO : harmonica With 8 albums and 18 years' experience behind them, Awek have acquired a strength and maturity worthy of their peers on the other side of the Atlantic. Their musical style is an explosive cocktail, mingling classicism and originality. In addition to performing across Europe, Awek has also performed in many venues in North America, including the infamous Antone’s in Austin, Texas and the Montreal Jazz Festival. Awek was honored as a finalist at the 2008 International Blues Challenge and in 2011 Stephane Bertolino won the prize for best harmonica player. In 2009, Awek was elected band of the year by Cognac Blues festival, and opened for BB KING. Following recordings in Austin and awards in Memphis, Awek's American adventure continued further west to Greaseland Studios in San Jose, California, where the band recorded their 8th CD, "Rich & Famous"in November 2011. Guest musicians, in the studio include Mark Hummel, Little Charlie Baty, Kid Andersen, Fred Kaplan, Derek O’ Brien, Kaz Kazanoff, Bob Welsh, and Nick Connely. “To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson If you support live Blues acts, up and coming Blues talents and want to learn more about Blues news and Fathers of the Blues, ”LIKE” ---Bman’s Blues Report--- Facebook Page! I’m looking for great talent and trying to grow the audience for your favorites band!

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