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Mahindra Blues Festival to be held in Mumbai on February 11-12

Five-time Grammy winner Buddy Guy, with special guest Robert Randolph, Taj Mahal Trio, John Lee Hooker Jr, Ana Popovic and Soulmate are some of artistes slated to perform at the second season of the Mahindra Blues Festival on February 11 and 12 in Mumbai.
 
The event, which will also have workshops and talks, will be held at the historic Mehboob Studios at Bandra in the metropolis, the Mahindra Group said.
 
Billed as Asia's largest and finest blues event, the weekend festival will give Indians a chance to witness a number of international blues superstars, many of whom are considered to be among the best in the world, and top home-grown talent like Soulmate, the organisers said.
 
Buddy Guy & Robert Randolph
Buddy Guy & Robert Randolph
“Our presence in various international markets helps us in transplanting local performing arts to other geographies thereby connecting communities around the world. The Mahindra Blues Festival – now an annual event and in its second year – is one such endeavour that seeks to promote a genre that has yet to receive the recognition it deserves in India and around the world," Anand Mahindra, Vice Chairman & Managing Director, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. said.
 
With a brand new line-up, multiple concerts and sessions with the artists, and an iconic venue designed to create a fantastic blues-like atmosphere, the festival promises to be one to look forward to, a press release from the organisers said.
 
Chicago Blues veteran and multi-Grammy winner Buddy Guy, a definitive Blues artiste and a key influence on popular rock and Blues artistes like Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughan will be on his second visit to perform at the festival, and will also feature special guest and funk legend Robert Randolph who was included by the Rolling Stones Magazine in its list of 100 greatest guitarists of all time.
Taj Mahal  Photo By Baron Wolmans Circa 1974 Berkeley C
Taj Mahal Photo By Baron Wolmans Circa 1974 Berkeley C
The line-up also includes two-time Grammy nominee John Lee Hooker Jr., and award-winning Serbian blues guitarist and singer Ana Popovi. Grammy winner and nine-time nominee Henry Saint Clair Fredericks’s well-known blues outfit, Taj Mahal Trio will join these artistes.
 
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