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ANDY EGERT and his blues band is one of the most appearing live-bands of Switzerland and has got a high reputation during the last 20 years. Presenting blues at its best and in the tradition of their great heroes Freddie King, Eric Clapton, Peter Green, Alvin Lee, Johnny Winter, Robert Johnson and many others.
Andy Egert has taken a lot of time to work on his sixth CD and to pick the right songs – and he did! “I`m a Bluesman-Live” presents him again as outstanding guitar blues artist in its best way and he confirms his position as one of the leading blues artists in Europe.
Mainly influenced by the best Chicago-Texas and British-Blues Tradition, Andy Egert (vocal, guitar, harmonica) works in the classical trio line-up and covers fascinating classics from Johnny Winter, Freddie King, Robert Johnson, Alvin Lee, Canned Heat, Otis Rush or Junior Parker but also presents some self penned songs.
The band line-up gains additional attention by the help of such superb artists like drummer Tosho Yakkatokuo and the legendary bass player and singer Bob Stroger, who comes out of the heart of the Chicago scene and also Robert Lucas, singer, slide guitar and harmonica player from Canned Heat !
The powerful blues and the dynamic live show of the band has got
great reviews, also on same stages with Johnny Winter, Stan Webb’s
Chicken Shack, Steve Marriott, Bernard Allison, Eroll Dixon, Bob Stroger,
Canned Heat, Louisiana Red,
Sugar Blue and others !
The ANDY EGERT BLUES BAND has performed at the following Festivals :
Blues-Night Assen (NL), Blue Balls Luzern (CH), Blues & Soul Weekend Zürich (CH), Mantova Blues Festival (I),Jazz Festival Sargans (CH), Jazztage Dübendorf (CH), Kunst zur Schiene Innsbruck (A), Pardo Live Locarno (CH), Blues Brothers Day Festival Wroclaw (PL), Musicnight Bellinzona (CH), Biasca Live (CH), Sonntags ans Schloss Saarbrücken (D), Badenfahrt (CH), Jazz & Blues Nights Goito (I), Jazz Festival Einsiedeln (CH), Blues Nights Gossau (CH), In Guitar Dübendorf (CH), Galicja Blues Festival (PL), Jazz & Blues im Hof Vaduz (FL), Winterthurer Musikfestwochen (CH), Jesien z Bluesem Bialystock (PL), Euroblues Muralto (CH), Soester Bördetag (D), New Orleans Night Sursee (CH), Warsaw Blues Night (PL), Piazza Blues Bellinzona (CH), Bluesfestival Flims (CH), Mantova Jazz Festival (I), Bluesfestival Baden (CH) and many more.