& Kingfish Willie and The Inhabitants play Springtime Blues 25.5. at
Wiley Cousins, a Texan singer-pianist settled in Finland, will headline Springtime
Blues at Poppari with his duo on Saturday 25th of May. Cousins is an energetic,
swinging ambassador of white blues and funk rhythms. He landed in Tampere,
the Austin of Finland, in 1997. Hes played with Stevie Ray Vaughans Double
Trouble band and recorded with musicians from the Fabulous Thunderbirds, among
Kingfish Willie aka Ville Lehtovaara is a roots drummer from Tampere, whos
known for bands such as SupraFonics, Zydeco Superstars and Jo Buddy &
Cousins will be playing some amazing covers and also showcasing material
of his own.
Supporting Cousins are the Inhabitants, a seven-piece comprised of music
teachers and students, wholl make your hips shake with their mix of funk,
blues and soul. Expect to hear songs by legends such as Curtis Mayfield, Etta
James and B.B. King.
Tickets for the evening are 8 euros, or 5 euros for Blues Live! members.
Blues Live! 4 - 7 October 2012 Jyväskylä
The Blues Live! festival would like to give a big warm hearted thank you hug
to all the wonderful artists and people that have helped us with the festival!
See you again in Jyväskylä!
You can already buy advance tickets for Thursday and Friday night from Poppari.
Tickets are also sold at the door on the days of the events: from 9 pm (Thu-Fri)
at Poppari, and from
7 pm (Sat) at Freetime.
For more information: tel. 044-580 1369 / firstname.lastname@example.org
We reserve the right to make changes to the programme.
Blues Live! Association
membership fee for the year 2012 is 12 and you can pay it to our account
IBAN: FI46 8000 1870 0523 63
When paying the fee please fill in your postal address in order to have your
membership card and newsletter mailed to you. Members have lower entrance
fees for concerts
Live! Festival (Jyväskylä,Finland) is an annual (first week of october)
indoor festival. The first Blues Live! festival took place back in 1981, check
out our history (Historia) page. There are also some club dates during the
year. Our regular club venue is the famous "Poppari Bar" (former
Jazz Bar), located in Jyväskylä city center. In May every year we
organize our "Springtime Blues" club happening. The annual (every
august) S/S Suomi Steamboat Blues Cruise on Lake Päijänne is a very
president Hessu Heinonen
Keskustie 17 B 26
tel: +358-44-580 1369 (cell,sms)
Blues Live! e-mail: email@example.com
S/S Suomi Steamboat Blues Cruise on Lake Päijänne August Sat 18
Jarkka Rissanen Tonal Box Duo
Big Buddy & Bear Hill Boys
Howlin´Hessu & Coyotes
Blues Live! 2012 winter/spring events at Poppari Bar:
January Sat 28th: Mr Slideman
February Sat 25th: Tyly Kohtalo
March Sat 17th: Gene Taylor Band (USA/FIN) )
Gene Taylor: piano, vocals
Jussi Raulamo: guitar
Robban Hagnäs: bass
Tyko Haapala: drums
April Sat 21th: Memorial concert for Jukka "Jumi" Pirhonen
May Sat 19th: Springtime Blues Event 7
Titty Bar Tim Blues Band
31st BLUES LIVE! Festival was held on OCTOBER 6th - 9th 2011. Festival organization
wants to thank our international artists for outstanding contributions to
our festival. We hope you all the best for your future careers as touring
The festival performers were:
Mud Morganfield Band (USA, UK, DEN), John Primer Band (USA, SWE, FIN), Little
Boogie Boy (NL), Johnny Spence (UK) & Doctor´s Order, Knucklebone
Oscar, Jo´ Buddy & Down Home King II, J.Leino & Bluestroyers,
No Sweat, Hessu "Howlin" Heinonen & Juke "Boy" Nousiainen