Mojo Blues Band (AT)

Miss Mikey May & Jakub Zomer Piano Duo (CZ)

Born with the blues and paid her dues, Miss Mikey May is a powerful, soulful vocalist with a background in theatre, cabaret, burlesque, and social dancing. Her mission is to serve up a wild ride to the roots of blues, jazz, and soul in a dancer-friendly package.

This year Mikey will be joined by Jakub Zomer on piano and vocals. Jakub is one of the top Blues and Jazz pianists in Czech Republic, as well as the band leader for the Ray Charles tribute orchestra and Blues Bond projects and a master Hammond organ player.

http://missmikeymay.com/

https://missmikeymay.bandcamp.com/

https://www.facebook.com/MissMikeyMaySings/

 

Vienna Blues Association (AT)

Stefano Ronchi (it)

Stefano “Slidin’ Wolf” Ronchi 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 (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 He is also finishing the production of his new upcoming record, “In close embrace”, out at the end of November, and working as mixing and mastering engineer for other Blues artists in his own studio in Berlin, the “Groovin’ Tomato”.