Tel Aviv Blues Festival #4: January 11 – 14 2017

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Alvin Youngblood Hart/Photo: Candise Kola
Alvin Youngblood Hart/Photo: Candise Kola

The Tel Aviv Blues Festival is back with an acoustic program to warm those winter days and nights! Now in its 4th edition, the festival paints the town blue with 40 shows in 20 venues over 4 music-filled days. Opening the festival on Wednesday, January 11th will be Alvin Youngblood Hart – the Grammy Award winning musician was born in California but his feel for the blues was born on Mississippi summers at his grandmother’s.  Hart will be performing at the Barby in Tel Aviv, and some lucky member of the audience will win a flight and admission to the “Juke Joint” Blues Festival in Mississippi (raffle to be held among ticket purchasers for the concert). The full program and additional information may be found on the Tel Aviv Blues Festival website. 

So much great music! It’s going to be hard to choose…

Deep Down South/Photo courtesy of PR
Deep Down South/Photo courtesy of PR

The Deep Down South duo (Greg Copeland – vocals, Martin Messing – guitar) from New Orleans will be performing with the Israeli blues band SOBO at Mike’s Place on the Tel Aviv boardwalk on Friday at 22:30 – admission free!

Thursday, January 12th – Ronen Green at Tsuzamen at 20:00, followed by Nir Mehlman at 22:00; Gamzu Blues Band at Mike’s Place at 22:00 – admission free; and Rotem Bar Or (The Angelcy) singing Bob Dylan at the Ozen Bar at 22:30… and many more…

Friday, January 13th –  Deborah Benasouli at Par Derriere at 14:30 – admission free; Yoel Shemesh at Hoodna Bar at 14:00; Eli and the Chocolate Factory at The Zone at 15:00; Radio Inshallah (wonderful guitarist Yair Yona teams up with comedian Tomer Sharon) at the Einav Center at 13:00 … and many more…

Saturday, January 14th – Yair Dalal and Micky Shaviv with Baghdad Memphis Blues at the Ozen Bar at 20:30; The Paz Band with an acoustic set at the Barby at 20:30; The Hazelnuts at Bascula at 21:30; Sagol 59 and The Promised Land at Café Bialik at 21:30; and Lazer Lloyd in an acoustic performance at the Ozen Bar at 22:30; and many more…

The Tel Aviv Blues Festival is produced and managed by Route 61 – The Association for the Promotion of Blues in Israel, and Nobody’s Fault Productions.