Thursday, June 12, 2014

VIDEO, MP3s SUBMITTED BY BIG PABLO, Harpist for the Baboon Blues County Band (Murcia, Murcia - Spain)

Murcia city blues revivalists - The Baboon Blues County ! Even their name suggests the slap-stick, devilish humour found freely within the blues.

I just love it when a young group of musicians fall in love with the old blues classics and make them come alive again! I was very impressed with their video submission and MP3 songs. Their musicianship was tight and in key with plenty of emotional inflections, but casual too! However, it was Big Pablo on harp who really stood out.

I had a chat with Big Pablo...

As it happens, this young man has been studying and working in London for three years. Study includes, the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, which is one of the world's leading conservatoires and drama schools. And, to round it out - he was with Southbank Sinfonia; a project to ensure that the most talented and promising musicians have an "orchestra" to perform with, as post-graduation "bridge"  or "springboard" into the music profession

Big Pablo explains that he is, "a classical double bass player" but "started to play harp with Paul Lamb - from Paul Lamb & the King Snakes" Lucky him!!!

The Baboons bill themselves as an R&B cover band who are "completely mad about 50's & 60's rhythm & blues classics made by the great artists of the time like Jimmy Reed, Slim Harpo or Bo Didley, among others. Our aim is to make you have lots of fun listening and dancing the unique musical treasure of the Rhythm & Blues!!!!"

I hope that these young blues revivalist will come perform for us in the near future!
Blues para Siempre... Blues Forever!

Just who are the Baboon Blues County players?
Tonethius “Flatline” Robusto (Voice), Juanito Tae (Double Bass), Roberto S. Lavella (Guitar), Raúl García (Drums) and Big Pablo on Harp