House of Blues 2019
Mustique’s 24th Blues Festival
23rd January — 6th February 2019
Celebrating Women in Music & Blues
Nancy Wright is one of the most highly respected and in-demand sax players on today’s blues, Americana and R&B scene. Major music writers have hailed her big-toned tenor and compared her to the all-time greats.
“Her tenor is, by turns, slathered with Noble “Thin Man” Watts Southern-fried grease, robust with King Curtis soulfulness and buffed to a gleam with pungent Junior Walker funk.”
– Frank-John Hadley, Downbeat
Ian Siegal is the multiple British Blues award winner and a hot tip for everyone from Mojo to classic Rock, has been nominated for many Blues awards and has captured many audience hearts around the world.
Wendy DeWitt with Kirk Harwood, play boogie woogie and blues that is garnering national and even international attention. This powerhouse duo are two-time regional winners and International Blues Challenge Finalists. After a European tour in January of this year, the band’s latest album, Getaway made the top of the charts in Italy.
Eliza sings with unearthly passion and velvety grit, effortlessly pushing air to new heights, and her operatically trained voice has been called both sexy and menacing. None of this is surprising, of course, since Eliza studied with Motown Legend Barrett Strong and could rightfully be called the last of the truly trained MOTOWN singers.
WINNER 2018 Detroit Black Music Award “Blues Artist of the Year!”
Amalia Rubin is a musician and singer who sings and performs in 15 different languages including Ladino, Yiddish, Mandarin, Hebrew, Tibetan, Thai, Hindi and English. She concentrates on popular and folk music from lesser known cultures around the world.
Grammy award winning Skip Martin, lead vocalist, trumpet player, songwriter and producer has entertained millions of people around the world as a former lead vocalist for Kool & the Gang and as lead vocalist for The Dazz Band, (which won them a GRAMMY Award for the song “Let It Whip”).
His achievements include a Platinum record with Kool & the Gang, Platinum & Gold with Dazz Band, MOBO Outstanding Achievement Award, R&B Song of the Year, Six (6) consecutive Top 100 albums, Two (2) Top 100 singles
Murali Coryell has a story that is unique and has been growing since before he was born. Held by Hendrix, lived with Santana, dinners with Miles Davis, opened for B.B. King , played with Buddy Guy: Murali Coryell is an artist that defies category. The latest CD release “Mr. Senator” is described by Guitar Player Magazine as “delightfully bluesy rock and soul”. American Blues Scene has praised “Mr. Senator” as a “Timely Album” as it tackles political issues of today. Jimmy Webb , Judy Collins, BIll Evans and Joe Louis Walker, or anyone familiar with Murali Coryell has praised his talents.
Joe Louis Walker
Joe Louis Walker, a Blues Hall of Fame inductee and four-time Blues Music Award winner celebrates a career that exceeds a half a century. His new album Everybody Wants A Piece cements his legacy as a prolific torchbearer for the Blues.
Lenny, has been playing the electric bass since he was 12 years old. Music has taken him all around the world, across the continental US. His musical talent has taken him to Turkey, Australia, Europe, Canada, Panama, the Caribbean and China. Currently playing bass with Joe Louis Walker, Lenny feels at home with this Guitar Innovator.
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