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“The blues is a living form of music” – and the Hitman Blues Band is proud to be a part of it! The blues isn’t just dusty 78’s being done again and again, no matter how great the original versions were. Modern/Alternative blues keeps the music alive, and with original songs that have won fans (and not just blues fans) all over the world, the Hitman Blues Band is dedicated to both honoring the past greats and bringing the blues into the future.
To use a label such as “Supergroup”, especially in the rather small European Blues/Rock music scene is indeed something to be carefully chewed over. But, in the case of a certain blues formation that goes by the name of “Ellis Mano Band” it’s a well deserved and fitting handle. The members of this coalition have been making their mark on the scene for decades.
With a natural bond to music, a love for guitar, and a deep-running desire to keep authentic rock and roll alive – Kip’s journey has been one of building and progressing in both performance and creative skill. From being born and raised near London, Kip relocated to his Mother’s hometown of Copenhagen, and became absorbed in the music scene, both as a live performer and behind the bright light
Ever since Eric first picked up a guitar, the instrument captivated his heart and soul. The 21-year-old blues guitarists and singer has continued to be inspired by old and new blues musicians such as Robert Johnson, T-Bone Walker, B.B. King, Ronnie Earl, Danielle Nicole, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, and Jonny Lang.
Pittman is the rare artist who intuitively balances genuine creativity with a deep reverence for those who paved the way. “There just aren’t people around anymore that can do things like Howlin’ Wolf or Guitar Slim or Albert King did,” he says. “Those guys created their own thing and had people playing with them who played that stuff naturally. We will never see that again.
Nottingham based Soulful Blues singer songwriter with a passion for making the guitar howl using slide, combined with powerful Vocals + Mississippi Stomp creates a distinctive yet classic sound.. always delivered with positive vibes. The love for blues comes across with originals + covers of the music incorporating east & west that has influenced this artist.
Otis Rush created a sophisticated, modern blues sound that has been imitated, but never duplicated. His lack of commercial appeal in no way deflects from the contributions of this very talented individual.
Freddie was a forceful presence and formidable figure in two of the most prominent blues scenes. In the state he was born in (and to which he eventually returned), he was known as the “Texas Cannonball.” Revered by his fans and respected by his peers, King was best-known for his searing, assertive solos and dynamic showmanship.
The original boogie man, John Lee Hooker sustained a career of more than 50 years with his incessant one-chord stomp and half-spoken vocal style. But behind the captivating, hypnotic rhythm Hooker found his own deep blues – one with dark tones and mysterious flurries of notes – as he groped to express, often with a wicked irony, his own feelings of pain and desire.