In planned order of appearance:
Blues Engineers feat. Shaymo ~ | ~ Bartek Przytula Band ~ | ~ Paul Batto Jr. & Ondra Kříž ~ | ~ Lorenzo Thompson + Jan Kořínek & Groove ~ | ~Guy Bennett Duo ~ | ~Miss Mikey May & The Organ Grinders ~ | ~ Sisa Feher Quartet
BLUES ENGINEERS FEAT. SHAYMO
The fresh blood of Prague’s blues scene, guitar, harmonica and two voices. Minimalistic, wild, subtle, energetic. Partly Czech based, partly exotic, they will be here to kick off the festival and make you remember why everyone loves Prague’s blues so much.
Check them at the bandzone
BARTEK PRZYTULA BAND
Shiver bringing blues singer, Bartek Przytuła, is a one of the kind man! He immediately win fan hearts with his recognizable, uncontrollable mimicry, a disarming sense of humor and finally a powerful dose of musical emotions coming straight from the heart. His music is a mix of funk, jazz and blues, and performances with his presence are based on having fun with music and improvising in a way that is overally understandable.
Listen to him at his web
PAUL BATTO JR. & ONDRA KŘÍŽ
Do we have to say who they are? The one and only band that has been with us through all of the five years. And whom you still want back. Now well-established in the blues dancing scene, fabulous Man with the Hat with his guitars, and Ondra Kříž on the piano. And all of their style.
Check his MySpace for some samples!
LORENZO THOMPSON + JAN KOŘÍNEK & GROOVE
We will celebrate the fifth anniversary of the PBX by bringing you a true special. All the way down from Chicago, the truest bluesman we have ever seen, accompanied by the cream of the crop of Prague’s blues scene. Fantastic voice and energy of Lorenzo Thompson, Jan Kořínek on the Hammond organ, Jiří Maršíček on the base and much more. Be ready to sing along and return the love you get from our musicians.
GUY BENNETT DUO
Imported from the UK, but already more than ours. Guy Bennet accompanied by his pianist will make the late night session sink deep into your blues soul. Guitar, piano, lonesome voice. Nothing to put you to sleep, mind you!
MISS MIKEY MAY & THE ORGAN GRINDERS
Here, finally, the motto of our festival gets very real. Our fellow dancer Mikey will step up onto the stage and perform with her newly founded band, The Organ Grinders. Needless to say that dancers know best what dancers need. Deeply feminine voice, Hammond organ and much more.
Check her bandcamp for more samples!
SISA FEHER QUARTET
Last year only the late night survivors had a chance to experience the goosebumps this fragile lady can give you with her great voice. This year Sisa and her band will be the topping on the Sunday afternoon cake and you do not want to miss that.