The blues world is not blessed with very many women who perform at the absolute top level. Lisa Mann is one of them. She is an expressive singer, great bass player, composer and bandleader. It is not for nothing that she has been awarded several times in the USA as the best bass player in the blues. We believe that Lisa has one of the best female voices in the current international blues alongside Danielle Nicole, Bonnie Raitt, Susan Tedeschi or Vanessa Collier. With an all-star band from the state of Oregon with one of the best young blues musicians, Ben Rice, and the top drummer Jimi Bott, Lisa brings an absolute top band to Basel. Lisa and her all-star troupe guarantee a blues evening of the first order.
Groove Now visitors have experienced her in Karen Lovely's band, which performed at Groove Now in 2013 and 2017. At the same time, Karen has been performing as a singer, composer, bassist and bandleader under her own name for many years and has released a couple of great CDs.
We've been in contact with her for many years and are excited to finally be able to feature her with an all-star band from the state of Oregon, where all the musicians live and also play together regularly.
In doing so, we knew that both Jimi Bott and Ben Rice reside in the state, so they both had to be in this project.
With Jimi Bott, we have perhaps the best drummer in the blues with us. Jimi is a blues veteran who has played with all the blues greats and for many years was the drummer for the now defunct band Mannish Boys (with Sugaray Rayford) or The Proven Ones, which also no longer exists.
Ben Rice is a rather younger musician, a very versatile young man with a great voice and great guitar playing. Ben also played in Karen Lovely's band back in the day. Ben is at home with classic blues as well as more modern forms like soul and funk. We have been following him for many years and consider him one of the most interesting younger musicians in international blues.
Jason "JT" Thomas (guitar) and Louis Pain (keyboards) are two regular members of Lisa Mann's band.
Lisa Mann: Vocals, Bass
Ben Rice: Guitar, Vocals
Jason "JT" Thomas - Guitar
Louis Pain - Keyboards
Jimi Bott - Drums
Saturday, June 10, 2023
Atlantis, Klosterberg 13, Basel
Door opening: 20 h
Concert start: 20.30 h
Tickets: CHF 69
No seat guarantee
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