Bangalore, April 23, 2012
Indigo Live today announced the launch of its 3rd edition of Indigo n Blues Festival, one of the most anticipated international jazz and blues festival in the country. The festival will be held on the 18th and 19th of May at the Eden garden, Palace Grounds Bangalore.
Spokesperson of Indigo Live today announced that the festival will be headlined by none other than Bobby Whitlock, who is perhaps better known for being a member of the band Derek & the Dominos, recording and co-producing one of Rock and Rolls most important records in history "Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs". He remains the only true writing partner of Eric Clapton, writing memorable songs such as "Tell the Truth", "Keep on Growing", " I Looked Away", "Why Does Love Got To Be So Sad", "Anyday" and "Roll It Over". Bobby Whitlock will present this show with his band 'Bobby Whitlock & CoCo Carmel '.
The other headlining artist at the festival will be none other than the Texas blues rock guitar legend Van Wilks who has had the honour of playing duets with greats like Willie Nelson, Eric Johnson and Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top.
Trigam Mukherjee, A&R Associate of Indigo Live said " Both Bobby Whitlock and Van Wilks are legends that Bangalore will experience for the first time ever and will sure create ripples in the growth of the genre in India. Both Bobby and Van are excited at the opportunity to perform in a country which is experiencing a surge, especially in the international live music industry. They will present a genre of blues rock, not many in the country would have experienced -Live"
The festival will also see many Indian blues and jazz superstars performing alongside the above. Blackstratblues, The Saturday Night Blues Band, Overdrive Trio, Adil and Vasundhara, Groove#3 from Chennai and Bangalore's very own Chronic Blues Circus
The festival promises to be a carnival set at the serene Eden Gardens. The celebration of the finest Jazz n Blues India can experience will be complimented by some sumptuous soul food which will be presented at the venue.
In the past Indigo Blues have features artists like Café Du Sport, Adrian D'souza and Carl Peters, Konarak Reddy, Bob Bonastre, Kaya Quartet, Junckt, Agog from Amsterdam, Alain Brunet trio, Marilena Paradisi from Italy, Wanayran Angerer from Bahamas, Cyril Barbessol from France, Margie Perez from New Orleans, Barbara Jungfer and Holger Jetter from Germany, Matt Littlewood band from UK, Masala Dosa from France.
This year, however, the focus shifts completely towards Austin, Texas, the mecca of southern blues. The past two years have seen tremendous response from audience from not only Bangalore, but also adjoining states in the southern region.
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