Born in Lisbon, Ricardo Montalvor began writing his first songs during his teens; the late 80s. He was part of bands like The Brunch and Uruguay. In 2018 he released his first album "The Highway of Regret" on the Raging Planet label. With roots in Dark Country, his music is dressed with lyrics full of enigmatic and engaging autobiographical charge.
In the twenties and thirties of the last century, this sound could be heard on every street corner in the deep South of the USA. It was the heyday of the Blues and Boogie Woogie and the electric guitar had yet to be invented.
.Greyhound's Washboard Band uses musical instruments of the past including resonator guitars, washboard and a 100 year old Drum Bass to create their own sound.
This band really makes you feel the blues and puts a smile on your face at the same.
Tia Carroll is soul, blues, power and passion. She sings to her heart and from her heart.
Tia Carroll, owner of an impressive voice and a strong stage presence, has won countless awards including, West Coast Best Female Blues Vocalist (2017), Traditional Blues Woman of The Year ( 2018), Band Leader of the Year (2016).
Inspired by music legends such as Koko Taylor, Tina Turner and Aretha Franklin, she is one of the great female voices on the music circuit.
Little Hands Blue Band is a musical project by José Carlos Mãozinhas that brings together from classic blues to funk and fusion.
José Carlos Mãozinhas, besides being a virtuoso guitarist with a unique technique, is the owner of a powerful voice full of energy.
With this concert the Porto Blues Fest expresses its solidarity with the Ukrainian people and the affected populations, namely the artists who are thus prevented from carrying out their mission to society.
Art and culture are, in their essence, vehicles to bring people together, to stimulate dialogue and multiculturalism, to root humanist values and to promote peace.
Alexander Dolgov, founder of the blues movement in Ukraine lived in Karkhiv where he had his house and studio, which were totally destroyed by the Russian bombing.
On the recommendation of Rita King , daughter of B.B.King, Alexander Dolgov is inducted into The Blues Hall Of Fame® as a Great Blues Artist, Ambassador of Ukraine to The Blues Hall Of Fame.
Featuring original drummer and founding member of The Animals, John Steel, plus Danny Handley on guitar and vocals, Barney Williams on keyboards (Milltown Brothers) and Roberto Ruiz on bass, this critically acclaimed combination of musicians will be performing at Porto Blues Fest. With more than 20 worldwide hits The Animals are one of the biggest and most recognized Blues Rock bands in the world.
We will be able to watch a fantastic concert with the greatest classics, The House of the rising Sun, We Gotta Get Out Of This Place, Baby Let Me Take You Home, Don't let me be Misunderstood. After 60 years, the legend is still growing.
Open to all guitar players
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