Cph. Blues Brothers @ Crossroads Vejle

Jake and Elwood Blues stopped by at Crossroads Vejle.

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I don't know if Jake and Elwood still are trying to raise the 5000$ for the orphanage, or if they just drove straight from Wazapamani Lake to Vejle to have a party, but 1 thing is for sure, a party it was!

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The audience where even lucky that the Brothers once again escaped the police during the show, and made it back to finish the party properly!

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Please feel free to have a look at the photo collection from this wonderfull party by clicking the collection button below.

The Pocket Players (DK)

"Throw Your Dog A Bone" Release Concert

They describe it as Progressive Blues, and I can go for that but will also include unique and captivating.

Since I heard the "Acid Blue Horizon" album, and the concerts, I have been a big fan of this unique sounding blues quartet. Therefore I have been awaiting the next album with big anticipation.

Finally it is here, and me and my camera had the great pleasure of attending the gig in Bygningen Vejle 17/12-2016, where Te Pocket Players stopped by to present the new album "Throw Your Dog A Bone". 

Please take a tour through the photos via clicking the photos in this blog post or by clicking the collection button below.

I also produced 2 video clips of the show, which I included here to. Feel free to have a look at the SLPhoto.net YouTube channel via the button too.

Erja Lyytinen (FIN)

The Nordic Queen of Blues

Take a blues traditionalist, and mix this with an innovative graduate of the Music Academy, serve with skills and a garnish of Nordic beauty. What do you get? Singer / guitarist Erja Lyytinen, alias "The Finnish slide goddess" (The Blues Magazine).

Erja Lyytinen was 15 years old the first time she was in a recording studio, she has been a promising star in her home country and an integral part of the international blues scene. She has recorded nine studio albums in places as diverse as Helsinki, Memphis and Clarksdale, Mississippi, and received numerous awards and honors along the way.

Lyytinen feel equally at home in the traditional and the modern blues and has never been afraid to incorporate styles such as jazz, pop and soul. Even a motherhood has not slowed her: Her Elmore James tribute album from 2014, "The Sky Is Crying" - recorded shortly before she gave birth to twins - it has become internationally acclaimed as best and most bluesy album to date. "Erja has seemingly achieved the impossible by both sounding like Elmore when he played in the 1950s while adding her own unique flair and style of the 21st century,"  the Blues In Brittain wrote in a glowing review.

Text borrowed from www.crossroads-vejle.dk

Hans Theessink and Knud Møller (NL / DK)

SOLD OUT Concert!

At last I got the time to finish this collection set from a great concert with Hans Theessink and Knud Møller.

The audience were entertained in every way and so was I. These two skilled guitar players know their stuff, and the great playing is topped off with a few stories from a well traveled Hans Theessink.

See the collection via the link button below...

Esben Just Trio (DK)

Groove, joy of playing and peace in the valley.

These are some of the keywords that describe this trio.

No matter how you look at it ,Esben Just has always been the guarantor of a swinging, uplifting and entertaining experience from the stage. Musical drive, engaging hooks and singalong as the hearts aglows.

And so it continues also in 2015. Niels Ratzer on drums and Ole Skipper on bass, nothing is impossible and everything achievable when the trio goes on stage to hit the beat and the crowd just where it does best. Namely, in the heart.

Esben has his own unique way of playing, and it is greatly influenced from the streets of New Orleans.

Esben was accompanied by Ole Skipper on bass. Esben has been playing with Ole for many years, in the trio SP, Just, Frost and later Skipper, Just, Frost.

On drums we were witness to a danish drummer legend, in the form of Niels Ratzer.  

As a special guest this evening, the audience was blessed with the presence of one of the best Danish female jazz vocal performers (in my opinion), Margrete Grarup. She and the band performed "Walk with me Lord" and "You are my sunshine".

I hope all the concert attendees felt the same joy and energy, that I did.

Peace in the valley to y'all...

Mike Andersen - Live 2015

Today I had the great pleasure of receiving a super deluxe Blues live album from one of the absolute best local Danish Blues musicians. 

The reason was that one of my photos was chosen for the cover. 

 

Mike Andersen - Live from the "Home Tour" 2015

Mike Andersen - Live 2015

Mike Andersen - Live 2015

I had the big pleasure of attending one of the tours concerts, where I shot a complete concert series. 

One of these pictures was chosen to be the back cover of this super album. I am very proud that this photo now has been printet on one of the best Danish blues releases this year. 

Back Cover photo by www.SLPhoto.net

Back Cover photo by www.SLPhoto.net

IF you haven't attended one of Mike Andersen and band concerts in 2015, then please go ahead in 2016. I guarantee you, that you won't regret it. They deliver in bucket loads. Great songs from an über cool band, and Mike just serves it all with a feeling that just hits you deep inside. 

Walter Trout (US)

Audio editing and mixing finally done...

At last I am done with editing and mixing my audio recordings from the fantastic Walter Trout concert last tuesday.

First outcome is an almost 2 hour (1.56.55) long slideshow with the entire concert as audio track.

Have a look and a listen by pressing the slideshow button below!

Stay tuned for upcoming videos from the concert...

Walter Trout (US)

Walter Trout is BACK....

I am so thrilled that I got invited to shot this concert. Walter Trout and his boy(s), impressed me soo much, and I believe this performance flew straight into my TOP 3 blues live shows!

Walter Trout showed us all, how great a blues man and guitar player he is. For my part, I also learned that he also masters a great vocal, and after listening to the songs from his new album "Battle Scars", I am taken by his songwriting skills. I know this album is very special, as Walter wrote it during his waiting for a liver transplant, where he at last cheated death. I will have to dive in to he's back catalog from here on.

The rest of the band, including his son Jon Trout, did an amazing job too.

Walter Trout - Guitar, Vocal

Samuel Avila - Keyboard, Vocal

Johnny Griparic - Bass, Vocal

Michael Leasure - Drums

Jon Trout - Guest on Guitar

 

Please go ahead and look at some of my pictures from this great concert, by clicking the Collection button below.

A few videos from the concert will be finished during the next few weeks, so stay tuned...

Memo Gonzalez and The Özdemirs

Finally I am ready with my photos from this power packed concert (a minor pc incident slowed me down).

What a performer Memo Gonzales is! He really delivered a punch with his Golf Coast Texas style blues.

The Özdemirs delivered the backing power to support Memo, and like always they did it very persuasive. You guys ROCK (Blues I mean). Næste gang Erkan :-)  

Thomas Feldmann must have a word here to, because WHERE did this guy learn to play the Saxophone like that. Holy molly this guy showed a few tricks.

Memo Gonzalez (USA)
 - Song / Bluesharp
Erkan Özdemir (D)
 - Bass guitar
Kenan Özdemir (D)
 - Blues guitar / kor
Levent Özdemir (D)
 - Drums / Choir
Thomas Feldmann (D)
 - Saxophone

Click the button below, and it will take you to the complete collection.