The Slovak Blues Project was founded by a well-known Slovak Bluesman, Lubos Bena, back in 2015. This was in close cooperation with Slovak Bluesman, Peter Bonzo Radvanyi. This experimental Project combines various generations of Slovak musicians. You will find that this album offers both traditional and modern schools of American blues, as well as our own original compositions. A melting pot of Blues poured into a blender with fresh ingredients.
Another year of the festival named Hudba v Meste 2017 (Music In the City) will be held in November 2017 in Skalica.
The cycle of concerts and festivals under this name was founded back in 2002 by the well-known Slovak bluesman Ľuboš Beňa. For already 16 years, in close cooperation with the city of Skalica, he has been inviting to Skalica outstanding musicians and bands not only from Europe but also from overseas.
The annual Slovakian Blues Challenge 2017 competition, organized by the Slovak Blues Association, was held in Skalica, Slovakia. Three competitors, and namely Marian Lucky & Band, Blue Zodiac and Kiero Grande, took part in the final. The International jury from Slovakia, the Czech Republic and Poland has appointed the Kiero Grande band as the winner. The band was thus nominated to take part at the next year´s European Blues Challenge 2018 competition in Norway. Congratulations!
During Slovakian Blues Challenge 2017 will be opened in Slovakia the blues exhibition of paintings “Pictures from the trip, Places and People”. Their author is Danuta Matysik.
In September 29, 2016 in Skalica (Slovakia) held Slovakian Blues Challenge 2016. There played three final bands – Andy Ray Haverda Band, Slovak Blues Project and The Butchers. The winner is the Slovak Blues Project.
Foto: Miroslav Minďáš
The competition this year signed these bands
– The Butchers – The Butchers
– Novelty Shop – Juraj Schweigert
Slovakblues nominated to the International Blues Challenge 2016 – The Best Self-Produced CD album Novelty Shop – Juraj Schweigert.
The winner of Slovakian Blues Challenge 2015 is a singer and harp player Juraj Schweigert and his The Groove Time.
On Friday, 18th September, in Skalica, we will host the Slovakian Blues Challenge 2015, where three bands: The Butchers, Juraj Schweigert & The Grove Time, W Blues Band will meet. The winner will go to the European Blues Challenge 2016 onto Italy. Special guest of the evening will be “Bayou Alligators” from Germany.
International jury will consist of experts in blues music: Sinisa Bizović and Sanja Maksan (Croatian Blues Forces), Jeff Brandon (US, Mississippi), Jindrich Oplt (Czech Blues photographer), Frank Muller (singer and leader of Bayou Alligators), Lubos Bena (Slovakblues) and an one representitive of the City Skalica.
The Organizers and sponsors of the competition are the City Skalica, Slovakblues and Srdiecko Pub.