The Blues Giants feat. Mike Zito, Albert Castiglia, Jimmy Carpenter, Kid & Lisa Andersen (USA) - Only concerts in Switzerland!
In 2017, Groove Now put together an all-star lineup inspired by the 1985 "Showdown" project featuring Albert Collins, Robert Cray and Johnny Copeland. The project also won a Grammy Award for Best Traditional Blues Album in 1986. We took this thought when we launched the Blues Giants in 2017.
The idea here is that contemporary blues musicians reinterpret old blues and soul numbers. The lineup at that time of Sugaray Rayford, Mike Zito, Albert Castiglia, and the rhythm section of Jimi Bott and Willie J. Campbell then changed slightly in 2019. With Nick Schnebelen we were able to replace Mike Zito who was not available at that time.
Since "Showdown" soon forty years have passed. The blues- has not only evolved since then, but is embodied by many musicians who bring a broader musical background than the greats of that time. At the same time, they are oriented to their idols.
Thus, with the Blues Giants we bring together musicians who are indeed oriented towards their idols and who know the tradition of the blues very well. At the same time, they represent the present and future of the blues. And above all: they are among the best blues musicians in the world.
For the third edition of the project there is again a slight change in the line-up. Mike Zito is back again. Next to him again Albert Castiglia. Sugaray Rayford is unfortunately unable to join us. Instead, we have two singers, Mike Zito and Albert Castiglia, and for the first time a great female voice in the band, Lisa Andersen. With Jimmy Carpenter a great saxophonist and another singer. And last but not least, Kid Andersen, one of the best blues guitarists in the world. The rhythm section consists of the unbeatable duo Willie J. Campbell and Jimi Bott, perhaps the best rhythm section in the blues.
The audience can once again look forward to a double dose of blues and soul interpreted by the best contemporary blues musicians in the world. A breathtaking show with many surprises is guaranteed.
Mike Zito: Guitar, Vocals
Albert Castiglia Guitar, Vocals
Jimmy Carpenter - Saxophone, Vocals
Kid Andersen: Guitar
Lisa Andersen: Vocals
Willie J. Cambell: Bass
Jimi Bott: Drums
No seat guarantee!
From 16 years
Wheelchair users need a normal ticket, the location is wheelchair accessible.
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