Now in it’s second year, The Bonn Blues Festival takes place on Friday (20 October) in Dottendorf. Top local Bluesers Baum’s Bluesbenders and Canadian master of the acoustic guitar Dave Goodman will be making for an excellent evening’s music from 8pm. More details HERE
If you caught Canadian Vince Andrushko at Bonn Folk Club recently and enjoyed his Country/Folk/Blues mix of music as much as I did then you will be pleased to hear he’s added a date at Cafe Lieblich on Bonnertalweg next Thursday (19 October). Get there early for a seat!
3songsbonn finds out about life in the 70’s pop charts with Ian Hunter
“Both of those guys (Freddie Mercury & David Bowie) were dedicated to being Rockstars. I was just glad to be out of the factory”
Ian Hunter is rock royalty. The youngsters out there won’t be so familiar with the name, but in the early 1970’s he was hanging out with David Bowie, pictured with Freddie Mercury and even had Queen as a support group. He and band Mott the Hoople were regulars on British TV’s iconic Top Of The Pops. It was a time when shirt collars, trouser bottoms and even mens hair were all worn Big. It was the golden age of Rock n Roll.
Before music became his life Mott The Hoople’s legendary frontman had no career ambitions. „I did everything, Goods in, Goods out, lathe-turner, milkman…“ Ian Hunter told me in a pre-show interview. Bonn Harmonie was the place to see what he did best though – sing Rock ‘n’ Roll. Seventy eight years young, there’s still an energy about Hunter’s performance, and the voice, thankfully, is as gloriously, raspingly, eloquent as ever.
I think it’s a first – at least to my knowledge. A band introduces not only it’s debut CD but also a new name on the same evening. Reigning Toys 2Masters winners Millennia certainly made an impact at the RPZ Centre in Bad Godesberg to introduce their very first release ‘Relations’ to a capacity crowd. The impact started before a note was played as a banner was unfurled behind the drumkit proclaiming the new name Letlowe.
The flying fingers belonged to guitar/mandolin virtuoso Attila Vural, the squirrel to an as yet unrecorded song by Canadian guest Vince Andrushko, and the Tom Petty German style to wordsmith Gerd Schinkel. The weird and the wonderful – business as usual at Dotty’s Sportsbar for Bonn Folk Club Meet #84.
No announcement of dates yet, but the line-up for RUF Record’s celebrated Blues tour next year has just been announced.
Bernard Allison and Mike Zito will need no introduction of course but a new face is sure to be Vanja Sky who is enticingly described thus on the RUF website: “Croatian gunslinger Vanja Sky. Channelling the fire and flair of Rory Gallagher, Albert King and Stevie Ray Vaughan, this 23-year-old hot-tip has already broken out in her home country and bordering Balkan States. Now, with her highly anticipated debut studio album due for release in January 2018, Vanja is planting her flag in Europe and North America as the junior partner on the Blues Caravan”.
Hot tip or hot air? Sounds like a tough description to fulfill. 3songs will keep you posted on dates in this area…