The first edition of Leuven Blues will take place on the 5th of May in Het Depot – one of Belgium's finest concert venues, conveniently located at the Leuven train station. This brand-new festival is a cross-cultural collaboration that reaches far beyond the Belgian borders. A stunning selection of local and international artists will be moaning till midnight: bending, hollering, grinding and sliding until they hit that blue note – that special spot where pain salutes pleasure – boys begin to bark, men start to howl, girls lose their innocence and women start to prowl...
Whether you call it roots, rhythm 'n blues or rock 'n roll: you can put lipstick on a twelve-bar, but it's still the blues. Join us – we've got the devil on our side.
Headlining the festival is Kansas City blues singer Danielle Nicole. The ex-Trampled Under Foot singer-bassist made her Concord Records debut – Wolf Den – last year. Influenced by artists as diverse as Etta James, Bonnie Raitt, Paul McCartney, the Neville Brothers, Sarah Vaughan and Janis Joplin, Danielle’s haunting voice is guaranteed to send shivers down […]
Big Apple Blues ft. Hugh Pool
Big Apple Blues’ rhythm section – Barry ‘Baron of the Blues’ Harrison (who used to play with the legendary Johnny Copeland) and Admir ‘Dr. Blues’ Hadzic – will team up with Hugh Pool to form a devilish power trio. Prepare yourself for a blend of blues-rock, psychedelica, slide guitar and harmonica-driven boogies! For the uninitiated, […]
Ghent All Star Band
The Ghent blues scene has been thriving over the last couple of years – culminating in the grand opening of the Missy Sippy, an old school blues & roots club in the heart of the city. The monthly acoustic and electric jam sessions are hosted by Lightnin’ Guy Verlinde and Tiny Legs Tim – the […]
One of the hidden gems of the Belgian blues scene: the core members of Maxwell Street (named after the famous avenue in downtown Chicago) are Marino Noppe and Willy De Vleeschouwer, who’ve spent more than thirty years in holy six-string matrimony. In 2014 they released a new album called Goin’ Home. Enjoy this excerpt from […]
Bluesapalooza All Star Band
Radio Scorpio’s Bluesapalooza puts together the opening band for the festival – each one of these artists played at the radio show during its three-year run. Backed up by the seasoned musicians of Studio Fandango, this staggering combination of young talent and local legends will surely set the stage alight. Armand Hombroeckx, better known as […]