Time: February 1, 2012 to February 5, 2012
Location: Half Note
Street: Τριβωνιανού 17, Μετς
Website or Map: http://www.halfnote.gr/index.…
Phone: +30 210 9213310
Event Type: blues
Organized By: Half Note Jazz Club
Latest Activity: Jan 29, 2012
Lurrie Bell was born on December 13, 1958, in Chicago. His famous father, harpist Carey Bell, had him working out on guitar as a wee lad. By 1977, he was recording with his dad and playing behind a variety of established stars, tabbed by many observers at the time as a sure star on the rise. But personal problems took their toll on his great potential; Bell's recorded output and live performances were inconsistent in the '80s and early '90s. Among the highlights of Bell's discography are three tracks in tandem with harpist Billy Branch under the Sons of Blues banner (Lurrie Bell was a founding member of the band) from Alligator's first batch of 1978 Living Chicago Blues anthologies and a 1984 collaboration, Son of a Gun, with his old man for Rooster Blues. Then there's his set for Delmark, Mercurial Son, as bizarre a contemporary blues album as you're likely to encounter.Bell followed Mercurial Son with the more straightforward 700 Blues in spring 1997; The Blues Had a Baby appeared two years later.
BLUES CARGO is an electric Blues Band that was formed back in 1987 in Athens by DIMITRIS IOANNOU (bass guitar, vocals), STELIOS ZAFIRIOU (Guitar), STELIOS GAVRILIDES (Drums) and STELIOS ZOUZOULAS (Guitar).
The Band has been playing regularly for more than 24 consecutive years all over Greece and has gained the respect and the admiration of all the Greek and European blues fans. Their shows continue to massively attract blues audiences regardless of age and gender who consider them as one of the best Blues Bands in Europe. Besides being an extremely tight band that delivers scorching blues guitar solos and a very wide spectrum of blues arrangements, the trade mark of the band is the unprecedented voice of the singer and bass player of Blues Cargo, Mr. Dimitris Ioannou and the fine and emotional guitar paying of Stelios Zafeiriou.
Many famous American artists have been backed up by the Blues Cargo during their appearances in Greece. Some of them are: LOUISIANA RED, LURRIE BELL, BIG TIME SARAH, EDDIE C. CAMPBELL, GUITAR SHORTY, LEFTY DIZZ, BYTHER SMITH, ANGELA BROWN, LOVIE LEE, JEAN CAROLL, MAXINΕ HOWARD, UP-WILSON, SWEET BETTY, JAN HARRINGTON, BLIND MISSISIPI MORRIS,MICHAEL DOTSON,JOLLY JUMPER & BIG MOE, and NELLIE TIGER TRAVIS.
The band has also opened the shows of JOHN MAYAL, JOHN HAΜMOND, NICK GRAVENITES, BIG TOWN PLAYBOYS, and FERNEST ARCENAUX in Greece.
By the end of 1992, they had recorded a number of original tunes which were finally issued on a vinyl LP in 1993, by Pegasus Records. The album was titled “FIRST DELIVERY” and received very good reviews. On March, 2009, the band released their second album after 15 years. That is the reason why this album is called “DELAYED DELIVERY”.
The recent BLUES CARGO line up is :
STELIOS ZAFEIRIOU (guitar), DIMITRIS IOANNOU (bass, lead vocals), PETROS DACTILIDES (drums), GIORGOS LAGOGIANNIS (keyboards), BABIS (Saxy B) TSILIVIGOS (saxophone)