THE BLUES ROAD FESTIVAL Strážnice, CZ

A new Czech blues festival The Blues Road has the ambition to become a blues highlight of the year in Czech Republic. We are excited to announce the first one being held 2nd February 2019 in Strážnice, CZ and we can look forward to a true musical treat!

The American blues scene will be represented by the black star Big Daddy Wilson, whose songs are reminiscent of the time when the music sounded from the porch of the black rural houses.

The main guest of the festival is Czech true blues legend, the band Energit and Luboš Andršt.

Poland will be represented by a very interesting and well-known band Outsider Blues.

Our domestic Czech WBand, with Palo Hrnčirik and Walter Bartos will complement the the amazing lineup and generous offer for the night!

/Lucie Kalabova/

JAN FIC – NEW ALBUM RELEASE START UP CAMPAIGN

A truly unique and original czech bluesman Jan Fic has just launched a startup campaign to get the support needed to release his new album, The City. Jan is also a maker of hand made guitars, Red Bird Instruments, which we will introduce in a separate post. There are so many great reasons to support the creative efforts that go into recording and the release of The City. Please click the link below, any donation will be greatly appreciated. In exchange of your donations, Jan is not only giving out the album, but also the instruments he’s recorded the album with and offering workshops. That’s true dedication! Keeping the blues alive!

https://www.startovac.cz/projekty/jan-fic-vydava-album-mesto/

/Lucie Kalabova/

Jonn Del Toro Richardson in Czech

Makes us very happy to announce and give a warm welcome to Houston native Jonn Del Toro Richardson, who is heading to Czech for 5 exclusive concerts as part of his latest extensive European tour, Aug 24 – Sept 16, 2018.

More details on all the concerts at http://www.delta.art.pl

The concerts in Czech: 
Aug 30, 2018 Valasske Mezirici, Zamek Zerotinu
Sept 2, 2018 Straznice, Culture house
Sept 4, 2018, Ceske Budejovice, Highway 61
Sept 7, 2018, Prerov, Blues nad Becvou
Sept 10, 2018, Ostrava, Parnik
/Lucie Kalabova/

Blues Alive 2018

The 23rd International Music Festival Blues Alive 2018 will be held Nov 15th – 17th, 2018 in Sumperk. One of the main attractions will be an American singer Joan Osborne or Serbian guitarist Anna Popovic, one of the few Europeans who has been very successful within the American blues scene.

A radio interview with the festival’s main dramaturge Ondrej Bezr coming up on Radio Proglas, August 9th, 2018 from 7:15pm, hosted by Milan Tesar.

https://www.proglas.cz/program/

/Lucie Kalabova/