Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017 • 4–5 p.m.
Sugar Blue incorporates what he has learned into his visionary and singular style, technically dazzling yet wholly soulful. He bends, shakes, spills flurries of notes with simultaneous precision and abandon, combining dazzling technique with smoldering expressiveness and gives off enough energy to light up several city square blocks… And sings too! His distinctive throat tends to be overlooked in the face of his instrumental virtuosity – he’s got a rich, sensual voice with a whisper of huskiness which by itself would be something out of the ordinary. Harmonica virtuoso Sugar Blue is not your typical bluesman, winning a Grammy Award for his work on the Atlantic album, Blues Explosion, recorded live at the Montreux Jazz Festival.
Buy your tickets to the Bradenton Blues Festival early!