Asia’s largest blues celebration and Mumbai’s pride, the Mahindra Blues Festival, is back with its ninth edition featuring the biggest acts from across the globe !
Asia’s largest blues celebration and Mumbai’s pride, the Mahindra Blues Festival, is back with its ninth edition featuring the biggest acts from across the globe. The two-day celebration in the Maximum City of Mumbai is a major draw for blues fans from across the globe.Boasting an incredible line-up of acclaimed international artists at the iconic Mehboob Studio on the 9th and 10th February 2019, this music extravaganza is all set to enthral audiences with its high energy and vibe.
The heavy hitters on the list that will steal your heart are blues experts :
Beth Hart - The Blues Magazine once dubbed Beth Hart as “the ultimate female rock star.” The Grammy nominated singer/songwriter is riding a creative tidal wave with big hits on her recent album, “Fire On The Floor.” With a career spanning more than two decades in the blues industry, Hart has always been praised and admired for her “daring, brooding and angry” performances on stage.
Charlie Musselwhite - Fifty years of non-stop touring, performing and recording, Charlie Musselwhite has won 35 Blues Music Awards, been nominated 12 times for the Grammy Awards, taking home his first Grammy win in 2015 for his collaboration with Ben Harper on Get Up! Charlie may be the only musician to get a huge ovation just for opening his briefcase!
Sugarray Rayford - Sugarray Rayford is an American electric blues singer and songwriter, who has recently marked a big hit with his fourth album “The World That We Live In.” His church-honed vocals have unquestionable gospel influences, infusing his music with a certain sincerity that is increasingly hard to find.Rayford’s shows aren’t ‘concerts’, rather are a celebration of music, dancing & good times. His soulful electric blues is anything but infectious.
Brandon Santini - Often compared with James Cotton or Paul Butterfield, Blues Blast Award nominee, Memphis vocalist and harmonica player, Brandon Santini is a true dedicator of tradition blues with a modern colourful style of playing. Brandon Santini is undeniably a worthy player to keep an eye on as the latest surge of young blues artists leave their footprint in blues history. Multi-BMA and Blues Blast Award nominee, Santini also founded highly celebrated blues band, Delta Highway in 2003. Brandon believes in the vibes of a place and will always give more to his audience.
Arinjoy - The winner of the Mahindra Blues Band Hunt, 2018, Arinjoy Trio is an amalgamation of three people who share a common hunger for the blues. Led by guitarist Arinjoy Sarkar, it comprises of Sounak Roy on drums and Aakash Ganguly on Bass. The trio performs a wide variety of blues music, from old school to contemporary.
Stay tuned for more information regarding Band Hunt contest 2019. Winner of Band Hunt contest gets to perform alongside these Blues Legends. The entire line up, schedule and Ticket details to be disclosed soon. Watch this space for more updates.