The Blues Bone is one of the main groups representing the blues scene in Greece. From their very first appearances, the public turned passionate and enthusiastic. Currently in addition to upcoming shows in Kozani, Arta and Iwannina they are preparing their first full album to be released soon.
The founder of Bones, Sakis Dovolis is the guitarist and singer of the group. The blues have attracted his interest from the early years of his preoccupation with the guitar. Combining Stevie Ray Vaughan’s explosive energy and BB King’s clear sound with his own musical personality, he has formed a unique technique that featured him as one of the greatest guitarists in Kozani. Sakis has been collaborated with two of the greatest Blues guitar players in Greece, Elias Zaikos and Nick Dounousis, with the Blues legend Louisiana Red, and with the symphonic orchestra of Aristoteleio University of Thessaloniki. He teaches electric guitar at the Demetrios Demopoulos conservatory in Kozani and he’s studying music technology at Arta’s University. Eri Kourmpali plays rhythm guitar for the group. As a true blues lover Eri combines elements of the major schools of Texas and Chicago. She studied music in the music sience and art department at University of Macedonia. She also teaches guitar at the Demetrios Demopoulos conservatory in Kozani. The bassist Panagiotis Paraskevas was an integral part of Kozani’s legendary group "Blues Trouble". He has ten-year teaching experience on guitar and bass and he collaborated with some of the greatest musicians of the city. That makes him a very important part of Kozani’s music life. Panagiotis also deals with the professional sound engineering. The drummer, George Vasiliadis, was member of many groups throughout the course of his ten-year career with most important stop "The Blue Rose Band". Since the beginning of his career, George was devoted to the blues which has always been his inspiration.
The collaboration of these four musicians led to the creation of their first cd single entitled «Blues Feelings». This six-track cd is a representative sample of the band’s distinct sound since it combines the fire of the modern blues music scene with the authenticity and simplicity of the old school of Muddy Waters and Buddy Guy. Three of six tracks are Sakis Dovolis compositions while the rest are covers of legendary blues tunes such us BB King’s "The Thrill is Gone".
For more information, dates of appearances, photos and audio material visit the Blues Bone on myspace: www.myspace.com/thebluesboneband or facebook: https://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=42832187979 , https://www.facebook.com/pages/THE-BLUESBONE-BAND-fan-page/218826424834673
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