BLUES | CONCERT
The Band Of The Year 2020 With Fantastic Guests
Nick Moss - Guitar, Vocals
Dennis Gruenling - Harmonica. Vocals
Rodrigo Mantovani - Bass
Patrick Seals - Drums
Taylor Streiff - Piano, Organ
Kate Moss - Guitar, Vocals
Bia Marchese - Vocals
Joey J. Saye - Guitar, Vocals
Chicago blues legend, bandleader, guitarist, songwriter and vocalist Nick Moss and harmonica virtuoso and and vocalist Dennis Gruenling have represented a winning duo since coming together in 2016. Both have won numerous US Blues Music Awards and have played hundreds of concerts together. The band surrounding the two is some of the best to be seen in international blues. Groove Now has developed a musical concept with Nick that includes numerous guests and has never been seen before anywhere in the world. The band is Band of the Year 2020 in the USA and the album Lucky Guy`! CD of the Year.
Nick Moss is deeply rooted in the tradition of Chicago blues. At the same time he develops the tradition in his pieces and carries it into the future. His years of apprenticeship and travel take him to the rough and sometimes run-down blues clubs on the south and west sides of Chicago. In the process he plays with some giants of Chicago blues like Jimmy 'Fast Fingers' Dawkins, Willie 'Big Eyes' Smith or Jimmy Rogers. Today Nick Moss is one of the greats in international blues. Nick is a stirring guitarist and a gritty singer with a great band. The band with pianist Taylor Streiff, bassist Rodrigo Mantovani and drummer Patrick Seals have been playing together for many years.
Since Nick started his own band in 1997, 15 CDs have been released under his name. He frequently plays as a guest with musicians such as Buddy Guy, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Gary Clark, Jr. and David Hidalgo. Nick Moss' music is released on the legendary Alligator label.
New Jersey native Dennis Gruenling is an absolute top harmonica player and singer and is an incredible showman. Dennis is self-taught and another world-class talent in Nick Moss' band. His fat harmonica sound, soulful vocals and raw, unbridled energy are the perfect counterpart to Nick Moss' inspired guitar playing and impressive vocals. Dennis Gruenling is strongly influenced by harmonica greats like Little Walter or George "Harmonica" Smith but also by jazz saxophonists like Lester Young. There are about ten CDs under his name.
Since the two got together, the CDs The High Cost Of Low Living (2018) - number 3 on the Billboard Blues Chart - and Lucky Guy! have been released. The latter is produced by Kid Andersen at his Greaseland Studios in San Jose, Calif. The album includes traditional Chicago blues but also Louisiana swamp pop, West Coast blues or New Orleans funk.
With Nick we are always exchanging ideas. This is how the idea came about that we present the band on three consecutive evenings in three different combinations and with three different musical concepts.
On the first concert evening, the band performs with Nick's wife: Kate Moss, a great singer and guitarist. At the same time, with the wife of the Brazilian bassist Rodrigo Mantovani, the Brazilian singer Bia Marchese will be on stage. Since Nick always promotes young talents, we bring Joey J. Saye, one of the most promising talents, to Basel, where he will perform together with Nick and his band.
There has probably never been a more exciting and diverse band around Nick Moss worldwide.
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