The performances of several dozen applicants, including bands from the United States, the United Kingdom, the Czech Republic, Israel, Italy, Belarus and Sweden showing off very high quality and were a hard nut to crack for the Artistic Council which met in Katowice on April 8 to select bands that will play the Big and the Small Stage of this year's Rawa Blues festival.
At the Rawa Blues Festival we cannot miss out on a show delivered by its creator and director Irek Dudek. This year, he will present himself in one of his favorite incarnations: to be at the forefront of an 11-member Big Band. The band will be playing the songs from the "No. 1" album, which was the first English-language blues album recorded by a Polish artist. The musicians will perform on September 29 in the concert hall of Katowice's NOSPR.
We proudly announce the first star who will play on the stage of NOSPR venue: the pianist and the vocalist, Blues Music Award winner, compared to Bessie Smith, Diana Krall and Aretha Franklin. Her names is Brent, Eden Brent.
Three years after the incredible performance of The Blind Boys of Alabama the gospel sounds will fill out the Spodek Arena at the Rawa Blues Festival thanks to Tim Woodson and his band The Heirs of Harmony.
Marcus King is only 20, but his two albums reached the Top Ten of „Billboard” blues chart. His guitar and vocal skills amazed Warren Haynes. The work of the young artist is often compared with the legendary The Allman Brothers Band. It is high time to get acquainted with his music before his show at the Rawa Blues Festival.