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Showing posts with label Argentina. Show all posts
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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Gonzalo Bergara - Zalo's Blues - New Release review

I just received the newest release, Zalo's Blues from Gonzalo Bergara and it's terrific! Opening with instrumental, Drawback, a quick paced shuffle, you'd swear you were listening to Gatemouth Brown featuring Gonzalo on Guitar, Mariano D'Andrea on bass and Maximiliano on drums. These guys are hot and flaming! On rock and roller, Drinking, Chuck berry Style, Gonzalo steps up to the mic and shows his appreciation of fine rock. This stuff is pure and fun ... dig the riffs! This release doesn't have any weak spots and this is one of my favorites on the release. Singing My Song puts me in mind of a song, Made Into A Movie, from one of the best (sleeper) ZZ Top albums, XXX. If you don't have it....get it! This is a dramatic ballad with smoking hot emotional blues guitar soloing. Excellent! Opening with Jimmy Reed himself, You Don't Have To Go is augmented by the band and Gonzalo's vocals are sticky and the pace is amazing. This is the blues...yes! Excellent! Dirty Socks is a great track with like a blend of like Jeff Beck and ZZ Top sounds with a funky beat and excellent bass work. Gonzalo really gets into a great groove showing just a band is supposed to do with an instrumental track! Really switching gears, Gonna Go, is full out country truck driving music with "chicken pickin" and "train drums". Guitar soloing is nothing less than great. Yes...this is cool! Nice Texas style blues with a rocking lope is what makes No More click with solid vocals and fresh guitar riffs from Gonzalo over a tight bottom. Super. Another flame thrower, Been Runnin' is just scorching with jazz lines coming like a freight train. I would have loved to have seen this guy on stage with Gatemouth. Excellent!!! Woosh is a super track that sneaks up on you. Dynamics to burn, this track has super vocals, a great melody and raw guitar riffs that will throw you back. Excellent! Levi has a great groove and builds over a twist on a simple riff. An excellent instrumental, this is a super showcase of what a talented guitar player and writer can do, given the freedom to express himself! Bulls-eye! Ines is a beautiful instrumental track, subdued in nature but with a haunting melody and twin guitar leads blended just perfectly. The lead soloing is tight and expressive. How many times can I say excellent! Wrapping the release is Won't Stay With You, a cool acoustic number with Zalo accompanying his own vocals. Done in more of a modern Piedmont style, it has traces of Jimmy Cox's Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out. Excellent closer. This may be the best release that I've heard this year. With the excellent album cover, this is the entire package... get it now and tell your friends. You can thank me later!


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Thursday, December 31, 2015

Daniel DeVita - Southside Blues - New release Review

I just received the newest release, Southside Blues from Daniel DeVita and it's great! The feeling starts on the front of the cover with a blues player sitting in a dark wood trimmed room, surrounded by vintage guitars and amp equipment, holding a vintage mic and wearing blue and orange shoes. This screams old style Chicago! On yeah, and there is a mono stereo compatible note on the CD. Nice touch! This is the attention that DeVita has put into this really cool release. Opening with John Brim's, You Got Me Where You Want Me, DeVita leads on vocal and guitar, backed by Mariano D'Andrea on bass, Gabriel Cabiaglia on drums and featuring Nicolas Smoljan on harp. This track smells like Chicago! Excellent! On Little Walter's, One Of These Mornings, DeVita really lays out some tasty guitar riffs and this release is rolling. Muddy Waters' Standing Around Crying is up next and DeVita really nails it. The soulful vocals, the slinky slide and howlin' harp... excellent! Willie Dixon's Good Advice is a bit more stripped down with DeVita and Gabriel Gratzer on vocal and guitar. Simple and clean. Another John Brim track, Be Careful What You Do, really shuffles. Smoljian really digs in on harp pulling great tone and DeVita shows that he has been woodsheding his riffs because they are tight! Little Johnny Jones' Hoy Hoy has a great swing and with harp and guitar solos, this track nails it! Sonny Boy Williamson's, Cross My Heart is one of my favorite tracks on the release with excellent harp phrasing and warm guitar chords. Very nice! Robert Johnson's Walkin' Blues is kept simple and primitive with DeVita on vocal and acoustic slide guitar and Damian M Duflos on harp. This is a special track and nicely executed. Baby Face Leroy Foster's Red Headed Woman is another super showcase for Smoljan on harp and DeVita keeps it simple and tight. Very nice! Snooky Pryor's I'm Getting Tired has deep feeling and solid harp work. RL Burnside's Poor Black Mattie has an extremely rural feel. I really like the handling of this track and it's authentic feel! Sunnyland Slim's Farewell Little Girl is a cool choice giving another dimension with a more blended overall sense. Memphis Slim's Mother Earth has a really warm feel giving DeVita a super chance to dig in on guitar. This is another of my favorite tracks on the release with just that something extra special. Another Willie Dixon track, Violent Love, maintains a raw 40's style "Hot Club" sound which sets the stage nicely for a hot Sunnyland Slim Be Mine Alone wrapper. Smolian really steps up on this track joined by Mauro Diana on guitar and vocals. This is an excellent recreation of the Chicago blues sound and a record that I personally enjoy very much. Happy New Year!!

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Thursday, December 26, 2013

How Can You Do It - Adrian Jimenez Blues Band

ADRIAN JIMENEZ nació en Buenos Aires el 16 de Enero de 1971. Sus primeros pasos con la armónica los dio a partir del año 90 estudiando con Luis Robinson durante un año aproximadamente. Luego tuvo la oportunidad de estudiar con Bruce Ewan (armonicista de Washington, USA) También asistió a las clinicas de Billy Branch (de Chicago, USA), Flavio Guimaraes (de Río de Janeiro, Brasil) y Norton Buffalo (de California, USA) continuando en constante formación y evolución como autodidacta. Endorser desde 1999 de la marca de armónicas Hohnner en Argentina. Comenzó a actuar profesionalmente recorriendo el circuito porteño y el interior del país, a partir del año 1993 con: Insoluble, La Texaco, La Suburbana, The Cotton Pikers, Blues del Sur, entre otras. También participa desde el año 1995 tocando country blues junto a Gabriel Gratzer y la agrupación The Country Blues Boy’s. Además de tocar como invitado en bandas del circuito local como la King Size, Easy Baby, etc. Participó en el Primer Buenos Aires no duerme y en las 6 Fiestas Nacionales de la armónica. En Buenos Aires actuó en la apertura de Shows Internacionales de Blues, entre los más importantes se encuentran los de Dave Myers, Billy Branch, John Primer, Eddie C. Campbell, Phil Guy y otros. Ha viajado a Chicago donde tuvo la oportunidad de tocar en bares y clubes de Blues junto a figuras importantes del género (entre las que se encuentran John Primer, Billy Branch, etc) A lo largo de su carrera, Jiménez se ha presentado en los lugares más representativos del circuito local, además de importantes conciertos, dentro de los cuales se destaca el del Teatro Colón, (convirtiéndose en el primer armonicista de blues en tocar en dicho teatro) entre otras presentaciones destacables se encuentran las del Teatro Maipo, Teatro San Martín y Museo Larreta. Abrió los shows de verano del anfiteatro del paseo de la costa en Vicente Lopez como soporte de David Lebon. Jimenez se ha dedicado al estudio de la armónica desde las primeras grabaciones, en la década del 20, pasando por los diferentes estilos de los grandes maestros hasta nuestros días. Entre sus mayores influencias se destacan: Big Walter Horton, Little Walter, Sonny Boy Williamson I y II, Sonny Terry, Deford Bailey, George Harmonica Smith, Carey Bell, James Cotton, Billy Branch y Kim Wilson entre otros. Participó en la película "A los 4 vientos" en homenaje al armonicista Hugo Díaz. Junto a Luis Saltos, Franco Luciani , Mavi Díaz y Domingo Cura entre otros.  

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Monday, February 18, 2013

Walking thru the Park - Adrian Jimenez

Adrian Jimenez was born 16th January 1971 in Buenos Aires. He started his first steps with the harmonica in 1990, taking lessons with Luis Robinson, for over a year. After that, he had the opportunity to study with Bruce Ewan (harp player from Washington, USA). He also attended several master classes with Billy Branch (from Chicago, USA), Flavio Guimaraes (from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil), and Norton Buffalo (from California, USA), and constantly improving as a self-taught person. He has been sponsored by Hohnner since 1999. He has been part of the Argentinian blues scene since 1993, performing in the most important clubs in Buenos Aires and in the rest of the country with several bands such as: Insoluble, La Texaco, La Suburbana, The Cotton Pickers, Blues del Sur, etc. He also plays country blues since 1995 with Gabriel Gratzer and “The Country Blues Boys”. He has also performed as guest with local blues bands, such as King Size, Easy Baby, etc. He has been an outstanding performer in several festivals like “Buenos Aires no duerme” (Buenos Aires doesn’t sleep), organized by the Buenos Aires City government and in 6 National Harmonicas Festivals. In Buenos Aires, Jimenez has opened International Blues Shows such as Dave Myers, Billy Branch, John Primer, Eddie C. Campbell, Phil Guy, etc. He has been to Chicago, where he could play in bars and blues clubs, sharing stage with important blues musicians such as Billy Branch and John Primer. Along his career, Jimenez has played at top clubs, concert halls and theaters in Buenos Aires, becoming himself the first harp player who has performed in one of the most important and historical classic music theater in the world, The Colon Theater (Teatro Colon). He has also performed in San Martin Theater, Maipo Theater and Larreta Museum. All this places are considered as the most important into the historical and cultural circuit in Argentina. About his teaching experience, he has given harmonica classes at the San Martin Cultural Center. He has also taught at the Collegium Musicum Blues School since 2001, and he has given private lessons of both standard (diatonic) and chromatic harmonica since 1994. Jiménez has been deeply dedicated to the study of the harmonica since its beginnings, from the 20’s until our days, walking through the grand masters’ different styles. His most important references are Big Walter Horton, Little Walter, Sonny Boy Williamson I and II, Sonny Terry, Deford Bailey, George Harmonica Smith, and many others. Nowadays he is featuring his first own work, called Harmonica blues. He plays in it with the most representative musicians of the local blues scene. Harmonica Blues has six instrumental tracks, from Jimenez’ own creation and the other nine tracks are his own versions of traditional blues songs. The predominant style in his work is Chicago blues, but we could find other styles as well, such as Louisiana, Mississippi, etc. He has participated with Luis Saltos, Franco Luciani, Mavi Diaz and Domingo Cura among others in the film "A Los Cuatro Vientos", a tribute film to Hugo Diaz, one of the best argentinian harp players from all the times.

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Friday, November 2, 2012

Hideaway - La Vieja Ruta

LA VIEJA RUTA ya lleva 20 años haciendo sonar sus blues en escenarios porteños, bonaerenses y de otras regiones de la Argentina. En sus primeras apariciones, la banda formó como quinteto donde ya se encontraban Walter René en voz y armónica, Fernando Heller en guitarra, Adrián Scollo en batería. Al poco tiempo, luego de la incorporación de Hugo Borchert (bajo) y Ariel Rogé (guitarra) comenzó a definir su estilo. El alejamiento de Hugo Borchert en 1999, dio paso a la incorporación de Daniel Garavaglia en bajo. A mediados del 2009, se suma Ariel Masini en teclados y Martín Tojo en saxo, quedando así la conformación actual: WALTER ¨RANA¨ RENE: VOZ Y ARMONICA ARIEL ROGE: GUITARRA FERNANDO HELLER: GUITARRA DANIEL GARAVAGLIA: BAJO ADRIAN SCOLLO: BATERIA ARIEL MASINI: TECLADOS MARTIN TOJO: SAXO PABLO CABRERA: SAXO 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!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

THE THRILL IS GONE - CLAUDIO GABIS EN MR JONES EL

Claudio Gabis (Buenos Aires, 18 de marzo de 1949), guitarrista, compositor y pedagogo, es uno de los fundadores del movimiento de Rock de Argentina y pionero del blues en ese país.1 Entre sus contribuciones se incluyen las que realizó con el trío Manal, considerado junto a Almendra y Los Gatos, grupo fundacional del Rock argentino.2 Posteriormente fue integrante de La Pesada del Rock and Roll, con la cual grabó varios discos, entre ellos Vida, el primero del dúo Sui Generis.3 Gabis ha colaborado, además, con artistas argentinos, brasileños y españoles y desarrollado actividades docentes en el campo de la música moderna “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!

Friday, September 14, 2012

Honey Hush - Las Hoochie Coochie Girls


Somos una banda de blues formada por mujeres, en constante aprendizaje. Daiana Gallo en armónica, Vanesa Harbek en guitarra, Juju Estrin en batería y Jes Condado en bajo y voz. La banda comienza en Abril 2010 influenciadas por Blues, Funk Blues, Country Rock, Soul, y por tantos referentes que nos resulta dificil listar. Escuchamos y aprendemos. Y transmitimos con toda energía nuestra interpretación de este genero. Aquí publicaremos fotos, videos, comentarios y eventos de la banda.
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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

I Found Love - Nacho Ladisa Blues Club


NACHO LADISA: Su primera formación musical lo acerca al Blues y al rock, participando en varias bandas hasta el año 2000 donde se une a la banda de blues tradicional "La Caterva", con esta agrupación ha tocado en lugares como: Blues Special Club, Jazz & Blues, Honkers Club, participando también en el programa de cable Jazz & Blues y en programas radiales de Blues como el de Adrián Flores. Con Brotzman y Torres Blues Band participó dos años consecutivos del festival de Jazz en el Subte. Además se sumó a la Blues Special Band como guitarrista ocasional y acompañó a distintos armonicistas de la escena local. En el 2003 perfecciona sus estudios en el SADEM como músico interprete de música popular. A partir del año 2006 se suma a las Ranas Criollas, banda formada por el legendario Javier "ciego" Gofman a quien acompaña por mas de tres años. Desde el 2007 se desempeña como profesor de guitarra en la Escuela de Blues. Es integrante del equipo de Blues En Movimiento... A principios de 2010; Nacho Ladisa, forma la agrupación "Nacho Ladisa blues club" que propone revisar un repertorio de Blues clásico de los años '50 y '60 de grandes artistas de este genero como Jimmy Reed, Muddy Waters, Eddie Boyd, Little Walter, Elmore James y Howlin' Wolf... Nacho ladisa colabora ademas en los proyectos personales de los armonicistas, Huguis Lopez y Junior Bizugna, con quienes se presenta en distintos lugares del circuito de blues de Buenos Aires.
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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

PAPPO - Blues De Santa Fe


Pappo is the pseudonym of Argentine blues and metal/rock musician Norberto Napolitano (Santa Isabel, 10 March 1950 – Luján, Buenos Aires Province, 24 February 2005).
Norberto Napolitano was born in Santa Isabel, province of Santa Fe. Since his youth he felt great interest in music. His early influences were The Rolling Stones, Freddie King, BB King, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton and Manal.

During the late 60's and throughout the 70's, was part of the so called argentinian rock. Started being Manal, occasional guitarist but soon is part of Los Gatos and Los Abuelos de la Nada.

In 1971, form "Pappo's Blues" and that same year he released his first album. Also was part of the 1973 documentary "Hasta que se ponga el sol". During the first season of Pappo's Blues in the '70s there were several member changes, Napolitano was the only constant member, in addition to vary the sound from Blues to Hard Rock. Between 1975 and 1978 lived in England, where was in contact with new genres such as punk rock and new wave of heavy metal.

On his return in 1978, formed "Aeroblus". But soon changes to form Riff, which is considered one of the most representative bands of argentine rock of the 1980's.

In the 1990's, he returned with Pappo's Blues and also held brief reunions of Riff. Early in the decade of 2000, published some solo album with a classic sound of blues and hard rock.

Norberto Napolitano died in February 2005 in a motorcycle accident. The municipality of the City of Buenos Aires dedicated a monument in his honor.
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Monday, May 21, 2012

Let The Good Times Roll - Las Hoochie Coochie Girls


Somos una banda de blues formada por mujeres, en constante aprendizaje. La banda comienza en Abril 2010 influenciadas por Blues, Funk Blues, Country Rock, Soul, y por tantos referentes que nos resulta dificil listar. Escuchamos y aprendemos. Y transmitimos con toda energía nuestra interpretación de este genero. Aquí publicaremos fotos, videos, comentarios y eventos de la banda.
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Monday, April 30, 2012

I Cant Be Satisfied / Walkin Blues - Goyo Delta Blues


Soloist of the delta blues of the Mississippi, as the pionerios, Robert Johnson, Are House, Blind Willie Johnson, Charlie Patton. Dobro of wood, national steel (dobro of Steel), harmonica, voice and many slide. For 5 years it formed a band of blues " Open Eyes ". After this dissolution it was ten years without touching, for private motives.
After this period it shut itself up for almost three years, five daily hours perfecting the style deep south, I authenticate blues, blues of the delta of the Mississippi (thing not easy at all)
After this period he started trying to "forget" the style Robert Johnson, to be able to be to if same musically speaking.
Today it has all the espectativas put in spreading this music. Here in Argentina and opened to proposals of the exterior, it comes 2011 with five discs recorded in study, one in alive and two dvd for a channel of television of Dark-haired person. To bearing it in mind. From Argentina: Goyo Delta Blues
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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Playin' The Blues (By The Rules) - The Jackpot$


I have recently received a copy of a debut release from a new blues band from Argentina. The band is called The Jackpot$ and the recording is called Playin' The Blues (By The Rules). Eleven tracks (plus a bonus) in all this is a cd to hear! I have been listening to this recording for a few days and I have to say...It's great!! Sure, there are some things on here that seem unusual to my ear but I really like this cd. The cd has a familiar sound but I won't try to box it in because it is alive. Black Train Boogie is a strong harp driven track with solid vocals and solid rhythm. Treat Me Right is an upbeat boogie blues with that heavy bass and drum rhythm. The harp is always present and strong. This song also has a really cool almost Butterfield Blues Band sounding guitar solo. I don't know if you're getting me but this is good. I'm Going To Pawn My Guitar is a cool blues over the Latin beat which has a very cool guitar solo and some unconventional riffs to get your attention. Jump for D.D. as is called is a jump blues and very reminiscent of some of the fun players like Gatemouth and strong harp licks. I really like this. Am I being clear? I really like this! Cotton Blues is a loping blues with that vintage style guitar taking the melody lead. Although I don't have the band list, they are all very proficient and nobody is trying to prove anything. The band sounds very comfortable and everything is mixed spot on. You want to hear that double stop guitar blues playing Texas style... here it is. I'm Gonna Buy Me A Pistol really gets gritty with the guitar and the part is handled really elegantly. The harp is always present and soulful. I've Got What You Need stays the course with the vintage style blues and again with a very strong showing on the guitar (If I didn't know better I'd think someone snuck a ringer in on me. Again the harp solo on the track is very solid. My Baby's Fine is another excuse to play a fine blues song. I'm glad that all recordings aren't this good because it's hard to highlight something where all of the tracks are consistently good. Easy Baby finally breaks the mold with more of a blues influenced rock track. Again really enjoyable. Jump and Stomp is exactly what it sounds like. This entire recording appears to be influenced more by the earlier generations players than a morphing of the later players. It just sounds so much more fresh. I mean the basic track and the guitar playing is just so crisp. Last up is Jigsaw Shuffle. Great harmonica lead jam and a great finish to a great cd. If you have heard a better overall debut album recently...send it to me!
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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Bluguala de la Salina Grande - Claudio Gabis


Claudio Gabis (Buenos Aires, March 18, 1949), guitarist, composer, is one of the founders of the rock movement of Argentina and pioneering of the blues there. Between his contributions are the trio Manal, considered along with Almond and The Cats, a foundation group of the Rock Argentino. Later was a member of The Bore of the Rock and Roll, with which he recorded several discs, between them Life, the first one of the duo Sui Generis. Gabis has collaborated, also, with Argentine, artists Brazilian and Spanish and developed teaching activities in the field of the modern music.
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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Blues With a Feeling - Danny Vincent


Danny Vincent, composer, guitarist and Argentinian producer is undoubtedly one of the most important exponents of the Blues in Brazil. After 3 discs cut in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Danny reached Brazil in 1990.
He established the Albatross Blues Band and formed his current band in 1994, and from that time, he has been touching any Brazilian territory, Chile, Uruguay and Bolivia, more than 1200 presentations.
The fusion between the Blues Americano and the Latin Rock has been giving an unmistakable color to his shows, which cost him be considered today the only loyal guitarist of the legate Santana in the Latin America.
In 1996 cut for the Paradoxx his CD “ Blues at Close-up Creaks ” when Leaf of Sao Paulo, Newspaper of the Afternoon, Guitar Player and Backstage was complimented on the media. In 1997 he makes Culture a special one for the TV near Nuno Mindelis. He has been touching the most important festivals of Blues Internacionais already done in Brazil (“ Nescafé and Blues ” versions 95 and 96 the ancient Palace), sharing stage with artists of the calibre of Ronnie Earl, Robeen Ford and Robert Cray. Applied by the most influential gaitista of Blues of Brazil, Flavio Guimarães (Blues Etílicos) to produce and in order that 2 carved ° CD (On The Loose), he finished also cutting 3 ° of the same (Navegaita), where he was an arranger and co-author of 5 musicians.
In 1999 there opens the show of B.B.King in Road Funchal and the 1 ° Natu Nobilis Blues Festival ).
Open the last Bourbon Street Blues Fest on the night of Mark Hummel and then accompany the same thing in the show and it does to tour with him for Brazil.
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Sunday, March 11, 2012

Hortencia - Ruta 69 - Alambre Gonzalez


En 1965, a los 9 años, Alambre González descubre su pasión por la música, desde que su padre le regala su primera guitarra española... En su casa de Colegiales escucha folklore, tangos, boleros... Lo convocan para formar su primer proyecto de música folklórica en la escuela primaria, siendo invitado a participar como la revelación de un nuevo grupo de jóvenes en la reconocida "Misa Criolla" de Ariel Ramírez. Hoy algunos integrantes de aquella experiencia son conocidos en ese género. En el año 1970 empieza a escuchar algunos discos de Rock y llega a sus manos un LP de Jimi Hendrix ( Isla de White ), regalo de un amigo que llegaba de EE.UU. a Bs. As. ahí se produce un cambio importante en sus ideales y descubre su pasión por el Rock & Roll. En el año 1975 con unos amigos forma su primera banda donde hace covers de Jeff Beck, Johnny Winter, Cream, Pappo's Blues. Desordenando bateas de vinilo, colecciona discos (LP) de música negra, soul, R & B, Otis Reding, Albert King, etc. Que van dejando influencia en su estilo a la hora de crecer. Por ese entonces cambia su primera guitarra eléctrica (una Faim de caja reformada por Repiso con micrófonos Hofner) por otras de luthiers argentinos (Lorenzo, Torax, Amorin, Maga, etc.). Así empieza a presentarse en clubes de barrio y a probarse en diferentes bandas, teniendo la suerte de ver los últimos shows de Manal, La Pesada del Rock and Roll, Pescado Rabioso y tantos otros que fueron los pioneros de nuestro Rock Nacional.
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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Yiro perfumado - La Vieja Ruta


A powerful blues band from Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Gabriel Heller - Guitarra
Ariel Roge - Guitarra
Walter Rene - Voz / Harmonica
Adrian Scollo - Bateria
Ariel Masini - Piano / Hammond
Martin Tojo - Saxo
Daniel Garavaglia - Bajo
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Thursday, January 12, 2012

SHOCK MY BABY - ANGEL DMAYO BLUES BAND


Musician born in the outskirts of Buenos Aires, Argentinia student of the classical guitar from at the age of 14, then to devote to the rock music, touching in varied places and fighting against repressive systems of the military governments of his country, this way gaining experience and force as musician and person. Already of adult he was in several bands, but after forty years and, in spite of to seeing time with important bands of his country, as Vox Dei, Jorge Pinchevsky band, Black Amaya, Ripper, Gigolo, Roxy Band, Avalanche, and some others, and also to sharing jam session with important musicians as king Albert, Albert collins, Tag Majal, BB King blues band, Jeff Halley, and some other artists of the world, it could not achieve his recognition in the musical Argentine climate.
Three years with the now with the band of Alejandro Medina he began his soloist's career .Now is on tour for America. He settled in Mexico City, achieving big success in this country and world recognition, thanks to the means of information.
His last cd called "BLUES" is a question as an only a part of the life of any human being, in his routine in his means and his customs, that is a general fact in the whole world.

Force, style and soundness give him to this material a very good taste and simplicity in what music refers, achieving simple and lively music like that, of easy understanding, happy, entertaining and versatile give a happy touch in the style of the best blues.
ANGEL DMAYO, guitarist and singer-songwriter, as also big interpreter, upsets this way with his representative and current music, in a strong and hard style
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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

SHE MOVES ME - Adrian Jimenez


Adrian Jimenez was born 16th January 1971 in Buenos Aires.
He started his first steps with the harmonica in 1990, taking lessons with Luis Robinson, for over a year. After that, he had the opportunity to study with Bruce Ewan (harp player from Washington, USA). He also attended several master classes with Billy Branch (from Chicago, USA), Flavio Guimaraes (from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil), and Norton Buffalo (from California, USA), and constantly improving as a self-taught person.

He has been sponsored by Hohnner since 1999.
He has been part of the Argentinian blues scene since 1993, performing in the most important clubs in Buenos Aires and in the rest of the country with several bands such as: Insoluble, La Texaco, La Suburbana, The Cotton Pickers, Blues del Sur, etc.
He also plays country blues since 1995 with Gabriel Gratzer and “The Country Blues Boys”. He has also performed as guest with local blues bands, such as King Size, Easy Baby, etc.

He has been an outstanding performer in several festivals like “Buenos Aires no duerme” (Buenos Aires doesn’t sleep), organized by the Buenos Aires City government and in 6 National Harmonicas Festivals.
In Buenos Aires, Jimenez has opened International Blues Shows such as Dave Myers, Billy Branch, John Primer, Eddie C. Campbell, Phil Guy, etc.
He has been to Chicago, where he could play in bars and blues clubs, sharing stage with important blues musicians such as Billy Branch and John Primer.

Along his career, Jimenez has played at top clubs, concert halls and theaters in Buenos Aires, becoming himself the first harp player who has performed in one of the most important and historical classic music theater in the world, The Colon Theater (Teatro Colon). He has also performed in San Martin Theater, Maipo Theater and Larreta Museum. All this places are considered as the most important into the historical and cultural circuit in Argentina.

About his teaching experience, he has given harmonica classes at the San Martin Cultural Center. He has also taught at the Collegium Musicum Blues School since 2001, and he has given private lessons of both standard (diatonic) and chromatic harmonica since 1994.

Jiménez has been deeply dedicated to the study of the harmonica since its beginnings, from the 20’s until our days, walking through the grand masters’ different styles. His most important references are Big Walter Horton, Little Walter, Sonny Boy Williamson I and II, Sonny Terry, Deford Bailey, George Harmonica Smith, and many others.

Nowadays he is featuring his first own work, called Harmonica blues. He plays in it with the most representative musicians of the local blues scene.
Harmonica Blues has six instrumental tracks, from Jimenez’ own creation and the other nine tracks are his own versions of traditional blues songs.
The predominant style in his work is Chicago blues, but we could find other styles as well, such as Louisiana, Mississippi, etc.

He has participated with Luis Saltos, Franco Luciani, Mavi Diaz and Domingo Cura among others in the film "A Los Cuatro Vientos", a tribute film to Hugo Diaz, one of the best argentinian harp players from all the times.
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Friday, December 23, 2011

49 Highway Blues - Gabriel Gratzer


Gabriel Gratzer is one of the most important Argentine Country Bluesman. In 2006 he was distinguished as the "Ambassador of the Argentine Blues around the world" when he ended his international tour playing Europe, Asia, South America and Argentina. He's the founder and director of the first Argetnine Blues School. He has 4 records, and "I'm Goin Home" his 1998 recording was the first country blues cd ever record in South America. Between 1998 andy 2005 he open's every international blues show in Buenos Aires on the Blues Special Club like John Primer, Eddie C. Campbell, Dave Myers, Jimmy Dawkins, Billy Branch, James Wheleer, Carlos Johnson, Lorenzo Thompson, Larry Mc Cray, ones. He also played with the Gregory Hopkins "All Saints Gospel Quartet" and also in every country show in Buenos Aires. He was distinguished because of his education work with the blues.
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Saturday, November 5, 2011

Bluesiana - DEMIAN BAND


Demian Dominguez is the most promising Blues/Rock artist ever to emerge from the Latin American, and Spanish cultures. His musicianship and virtuosity sounds so authentically Blues that you would think him a native of the Southern United States, rather than his native Argentina and current home in Barcelona, Spain. Not since the British invasion of the late sixties have we seen a guitarist/vocalist outside the U.S. so adroit at interpreting this indigenous American music and this is amply demonstrated on Demian Band's newest CD release, "Tattoo'd Fish". The Blues may have originated in the U.S., but clearly it now belongs to the world!

A native of Buenos Aires, Argentina, Demian has been devoted to his music and his musical career since the age of 12. At the young age of
15 he achieved a unique opportunity, and received excellent reviews, when he was chosen as the opening artist for Jimmie Vaughan, Los Lobos and Roy Rogers at Huracan Stadium in Buenos Aires, in a tribute to Stevie Ray Vaughan. Demian cultivated his artistry in the Buenos Aires music scene, sharing the stage with well-known Argentine musicians such as Alejandro Lerner, Ricardo Mollo (Divididos), Pappo, Jorge Pinchevsky, Pappo, Willy Quiroga (Vox Dei), Alejandro Medina (Manal), Hector Starc, Walter Sidoti (Patricio Rey y Los Redonditos De Ricota), and others, culminating in his being awarded the ?Contribution to Blues? award from the General San Martin Theatre of Buenos Aires. In 1997, MTV aired a 60 minute special about Demian, entitled ?MTV Outside? (?MTV Afuera?). Subsequently, he wrote the music for a Toyota TV spot, played nightclubs and concerts throughout Argentina, performed live guest spots on radio, and recorded two successful solo albums with Demian Band until he moved to Barcelona, Spain in 2002.

In Barcelona Demian reformed Demian Band and frequently appeared with world renowned Blues guitarist/singer Bernard Allison and international Rock legend Elliot Murphy while performing in prominent European clubs and Blues festivals. In 2007 he recorded a DVD, produced by Bad Music and the Barcelona Blues Society, in the legendary Sala Apolo de Barcelona, and followed this with a tour in Germany in 2008. Demian?s previous successful CD, "Devil by My Side", featured Fernando Tejero on keyboards, and Bernard Allison on slide guitar and vocals on "If You Say You Love Me." The CD received wide critical and popular acclaim in both the U.S. and Europe, reaching #1 on the Blues radio charts in the U.S. In addition to the extraordinary talents of Demian, on his latest and 5th CD release, "Tattoo'd Fish", Demian Band consists of the masterly bass and keys of Tito Bonacera and the driving percussion of drummer Roger Serrahima. "Tattoo'd Fish" cooks with Demian Band's usual high-energy and Demian's signature blistering intensity, and combines original tunes with new arrangements of classics from the traditional Blues repertoire.
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