LEADING Slovak blues musicians will hold the Long and Happy Blues Night on June 18 in Bratislava's Metro Club.
Slovak blues legend Ján Litecký-Šveda will perform with his band Víťazný traktor. Also performing will be harmonica player Erich "Boboš" Procházka and the Frozen Dozen band, and guitarist Juraj Turtev along with his Electric Blues Club. Country and western singer Martina Habová will present her new musical project Silverheads, along with guitarist Ji€í Vana. Juraj "Mojo" Haruštiak, a young guitarist with a deep and expressive voice, will open the concert at 19:45 with delta blues songs from the 1920s and 1930s.
The event will feature various approaches to the blues genre, from traditional acoustic to modern-electric-dance blues. Closing the event will be the Czech harmonica player Karel "Charlie" Slavík and his band Highway 61, playing covers of music by Elvis Presley, Muddy Waters, and Robert Johnson, and the music of the big-bands of Duke Ellington and Glen Miller.
Tickets cost Sk120 and can be bought at the door of the Metro Music Club on Suché mýto 6 (near the Presidential Palace). Tel: 0905/657-010.
16. Jun 2003 at 0:00