Celebrating 30 years of Blues – Baums Bluesbenders

Who said good things never last? The Bad Boy from Bad Godesberg, Bill Baum, first hit the stage with his band in 1993. The hairline might have decreased and the waistline increased a little – but the music is as good and bluesy as ever. To celebrate the first 30 years of Baum’s Bluesbenders there is an extra concert on 23 August at Unter der Zeder in Bonn Kurpark. “Back to the Roots”, expect a great evening of music performed with lots of energy.

The Bluesbenders are dedicated to the roots of modern rock and pop music, playing an honest, hot and punchy, breathtaking mix of Chicago and Westcoast Blues, Rockabilly, Boogie and Rock. They have made countless performances at festivals like the Leverkusener Jazztage, Rheinkultur Bonn, Paasblues Asten/Netherlands, Streetlife Festival Leverkusen, Bonner Bluesfestival, countless gigs in clubs and pubs, at corporate events, city festivals, as support for Rick Vito, Tino Gonzales, Rudy Rotta, Big Daddy Wilson, Layla Zoe, backing band of Louisiana Red, Richard Bargel, Ali Claudi and on every occasion they have never failed to leave an enthusiastic audience wanting more. Give Bill’s BB King-inspired guitar and Uwe Placke’s sizzling harmonica solos a listen and you’ll know why.

One of the highlights of Baum’s Bluesbenders – Bill exchanges guitar licks with the late legendary Louisiana Red in 2008.

A few tickets are still available via Musik Baum in Plittersdorferstrasse, and at the ‘Kleines Theater’ next to the stage. Note the starting time is 6:30 pm as Bill has invited a very special guest for the evening.

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