Swing Wespelaar proudly announces YOUR first three bands!
Walter Trout is een Amerikaans bluesgitarist. Hij speelde met Canned Heat, John Lee Hooker, Big Mama Thornton en was bandlid van de legendarische John Mayall's Bluesbreakers voordat hij in 1989 zijn eigen band begon. Zijn band heet Walter Trout and The Radicals en treedt ruim 200 keer per jaar op.
Alabama Mike is a hard-driving Chicago-style blues singer who upsets the status quo of the genre with his vibrant new approach to the music, making it refreshingly relevant to life in the the 21st century. »Alabama Mike is a force on the microphone with that first rate, church house tenor, that he was blessed with he has a sound that will remind you of a young BB King or Buddy Guy, Elmore James and Little Johnny Taylor.» He adopted his nickname as he was born in Talladega, and that is where he got his first experience as a vocalist in the church choir. Alabama Mike has shared the stage with such blues greats as The Fabulous Thunderbirds, John Primer, Lurrie Bell, Steve Freund, Bobby Rush, Johnny Rawls, Fillmore Slim, R. J. Mischo, DeWayne Wiggins, Willie (Big Eyes) Smith, Anson Funderburgh, Bob Corritore and so many others.
At only 20 years old, Ben Levin is already making his mark as a blues pianist, vocalist, and songwriter. Based in Cincinnati, OH, Ben has been playing 100 shows a year since he was 15 years old, embracing the authentic sound of his heroes such as Professor Longhair, Pinetop Perkins, Otis Spann, and Ray Charles. According to Bill Wilson from Reflections in Blue, “Ben Levin is GOOD…Learning at the feet of established masters and from the greatest recordings of all time; he has a deep love for the instrument and for the music.”At only