Live Music

The Hoodoo Men, feat. Larissa:

The trio Gerry Höller, Peter Samek and Wolfgang Leinweber (The Hoodoo Men) plays electric Chicago Blues, as it was performed in small ensembles on Maxwell Street in Chicago in the 1950s. Gerry Höller (guitar / voc) studied jazz and blues guitar in the USA, plays in his own blues band and has worked with international musicians. Peter Samek (harp / slide guitar / vocal) has been performing with The Backdoor Blues Band and as a solo blues musician for more than 40 years. He can be heard on numerous recordings, including an internationally well-received solo CD (Wolf Records). Wolfgang Leinweber on washboard (in the 80’s and 90’s drummer in New Wave and Alternative bands like Dämmerattacke, The Bates Men and The Zip Guns) completes the rhythm part of The Hoodoo Men.

On this very special evening The Hoodoo Men will be supported by “Larissa” (Larissa Höfler, voc.) a vocal and musical exceptional talent, who despite her young age has already performed with both nationally and internationally renowned musicians. She recently released her first solo CD (“Larissa – All of Me”).

Photos ©: Joe Vigerl, Manfred Gartner

Jörg Danielsen's Vienna Blues Association (AT)

Founded in 2008, Jörg Danielsen’s Vienna Blues Association is now one of the big names in the Austrian blues scene. After countless appearances with changing formations and guests, the band around Jörg Danielsen released the debut album “Vienna Blues Association” in 2016.

After some tours through clubs in Europe and South America, the live album “Live from the Jazzland” was released in the spring of 2018 which, as the name suggests, was recorded in the legendary Jazzland in Vienna.

Marked by the blues of the 60s to the 90s, the PowerTrio covers
Jörg Danielsen, Walter Walterson & Christoph Karas from a wide blues style palette. Their enthusiasm and energy on stage, as well as the resulting free jam passages make every listener’s heart beat faster and even die-hard seat concert fans rock their legs.

Jörg Danielsen’s Vienna Blues Association


Bluesprint is a five man band from Vienna formed in 2019. Playing electric-blues, they mostly perform cover versions with a touch of funk & soul. With their bassist Gerhard, being a long-time Blues dance enthusiast and original member of the VSB Team, they provide the perfect mix for the dance floor and a smooth start for your Vienna Sugar Blues Festival experience. 

Stef Rosen (it)

Stef “Slidin’ Wolf” Rosen is an Italian blues guitar player and singer living in Berlin. His way of composing and arranging is grounded in old black folklore music from the 20’s and 30’s, from Delta Blues and Piedmont Blues, through old Spirituals, stomp and “swamp” sounds.

Passionate about slide guitar, he looks at the tradition with his personal, modern and respectful attitude. He is constantly touring around the World, playing in blues clubs, Festival, and blues dance events as solo artist or collaborating with other great musicians, as Tony Coleman, Dan Nash, Marcos Coll, Micha Maass, The Ragtime Millionaires, Jessie Gordon, and many more: Berlin Blues Explosion, Blue Note (Milan), Buddy Guy’s Legend (Chicago), Q- Factory (Amsterdam), Banana Peel (Belgium), Tiny blues weekend (Dresden), Blues up the backyard (Berlin), Big mama swing (Madrid), Blues baby blues (London), Ballo Blues (Pistoia), Blossom blues (Zurich), Summer Blues Camp (Lucerne), Petit ESBF (Madrid), Blues River Notes (Milan), Bread Jar Blues (Tel Aviv), Atlantic Blues (Porto), Vienna Sugar Blues and Blues Fever (Austria) and many others blues events in Spain, Italy, Netherlands, Israel, Germany, Belgium, Latvia, Switzerland, France, Portugal.


He is currently touring in Europe with Tony Coleman, who has been drummer for many blues legends as Albert King, Albert Collins, Etta James, Ruth Brown, and for the king of the Blues himself: B.B. King, for almost 30 years.

In 2012 he recorded guitars on the record  “Come il suono dei passi sulla neve” by Zibba & Almalibre. The album won the famous Italian award Premio Tenco, as Album of the Year.In the first days of 2018 he has recorded “Soul mining”, a live album in studio with Micha Maass and Klaas Wendling, produced and recorded by RBB Berlin. He also started collaborating with the German band ” The Baseballs”.

His new album, “IN CLOSE EMBRACE” is out now, available on ITunes and other digital stores, and at every live concerts.

Stefano Ronchi – Sliding Wolf