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News |  29 Dec 2012 14:50 |  By RnMTeam

Leading global artistes to perform at third Mahindra Blues fest

MUMBAI: The Mahindra Group has announced the third edition of its popular Mahindra Blues festival with a stellar line-up of artistes from the global blues industry scheduled to perform on 16-17 February 2013 at Mehboob Studios in Mumbai.

The fest will include performances by musicians and bands like Robert Randolph and The Family Band, Jimmie Vaughan & The Tilt a Whirl Band featuring Lou Ann Barton, Popa Chubby, Walter Trout & The Radicals, Dana Fuchs Band, Big Bang Blues and Soulmate.

Mahindra Group chairman Anand Mahindra said, “We are delighted that the Mahindra Blues Festival found a place for itself in Mumbai’s cultural calendar right from its inception. Mahindra Tractor customers in the Mississippi Delta are proud of their culture being celebrated in a country far away; Indian Blues bands are proud to share a platform with blues legends and Mumbaikars are proud to host a unique festival in a unique venue.”

Funk legend, Robert Randolph will perform for the second time at the fest. He had earlier featured in the second edition of the fest as a special guest along with the legendary blues veteran, Buddy Guy. Robert Randolph & The Family Band will play their latest record ‘We Walk This Road’ live, aiming to help bridge the cultural gap between generations by bringing out the history of blues music.

Giving music aficionados an opportunity to experience the best of the genre at Asia’s biggest blues event, the jazz and blues veterans aim to take the audience through a musical journey with their enthralling performances. The fest will also feature a photo exhibition, an instructive workshop on slide guitaring and more.

One of the world’s leading blues slide guitarists and blues innovators, Michael Messer will hold a one-hour blues slide guitar workshop where he will talk about the history of slide guitar and demonstrate and teach some basic techniques of how to play Mississippi Delta and Chicago-style Blues slide guitar.

The photography exhibition ‘Gibson through the Lens’ will bring together 77 fine art prints from 30 of the world's most respected music photographers whose images captured legends with their Gibson Guitars. The pictures have been curated by music photography archivist Dave Brolan.

Organized by the Mahindra Group, the fest is promoted and produced by Oranjuice Entertainment.