Bluesfarm Agency presents in cooperation with Break Live Music Italy from 3 untill 12 june 2011 Otis Taylor and band
Otis Taylor is considered one of the greatest and provocative bluesmen of the past twenty years.
Driven by strong social motivations, Otis has developed in his lyrical, poetic and incisive but also terribly realistic arguments on phenomenons of women, racism and exclusion of poor children.
His sound, definitive “Trance Blues” has hypnotic features and obsessive rhythms and often reminds us of John Lee Hooker.
His voice, warm and deep, dominates the instrumentation that, until a few years ago, didn’t have percussions and still uses instruments that have been forgotten by the Blues, such as the mandolin, electric guitar and harmonica.
Of great interests are the plots of bass and guitar, wherein he is accompanied by his daughter Cassie on most of the cd’s and live concerts.
Otis, with the upcoming release of his fantastic masterpiece and recent nominations for Grammy Awards 2009, is the most sold blues singer recently, bringing this musical genre from older traditions to the modernity in the course of time.
Otis Taylor (voice, guitar, banjo, harmonica)
Nick Amodeo (bass) Charles Campbell (guitar)
Jon Paul Johnson (guitar)
Larry Thompson (drums)