Wednesday, April 13, 2016

FROM TEXAS TO TEULADA * PAUL ORTA * TUESDAY MATINEE * 3RD MAY


Costa Blanca Blues will be celebrating its 4th Annual MOJO PARTY – on Tuesday the 3rd of May, 2016 at Bar Mediterraneo in Teulada with a very special musical guest all the way from Texas, USA.


Blues fans that love the Texas blues sounds will be thrilled to know that international blues harmonica legend Paul Orta will be in Teulada!!!

“It is a mind-blowing situation,” explains Karla Darocas.

“When I started this project, four years or so ago, the goal was to build a blues music appreciation culture or network. I had always hoped that it would become a magnet in order to attract some of the true legends of the blues genre to our part of the Mediterranean coast.”

“Paul Orta is one of the most talented and friendliest musicians on the planet,” compliments CBBlues music director Paul Tidiman.

Paul Orta has shared his brand of texas blues harmonica style and rich vocals in over 20 countries. As the front man for the legendary texas blues band – The Kingpins, Orta has opened concerts for blues luminaries such as B.B. King, John Lee Hooker, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Van Morrison, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Junior Walker, James Cotton, Buckwheat Zydeco,  Dennis Quaid band with Huey Lewis to name a few!

Paul Orta was born in Port Arthur, Texas (hometown of Janice Joplin) and was first influenced by Louis Armstrong at the age of 7. After 9 years of playing the coronet in the school band, Paul Orta quit because the band never played blues or Jazz.

In 1979 Paul Orta moved to Austin, Texas. He soon found his way to the legendary Antone’s Nightclub where he performed with the blues VIPs such as Jimmy Rogers, Snooky Pryor, Eddie Taylor, Sunnyland Slim, Hubert Sumlin, Luther Tucker, Ted Harvey, Matt “Guitar” Murphy, Pinetop Perkins, Wayne Bennett, Willie “Big Eyes” Smith, Henry Grey and Robert Lockwood Jr.

He was also nominated “Texas Harmonica Tornado” by Buddy Magazine in 1987.
Paul Orta has played at the Battle of the Harmonicas in San Francisco and the Texas Harmonica Rumble in Austin, Texas.

Hohner Harmonicas endorsed him in 1990. In fact Paul is one of the few harmonica players endorsed with both Hohner U.S.A., and Hohner Europe. He also designed his own special “slide harp” which allows one to play various positions on one harmonica.

Paul has also has been an active promoter of “Blues in the Schools”.

MATINEE CONCERT DETAILS
10 euros entry
Book Online - CLICK HERE
By Phone – 648 156 066
Bar Mediterraneo – Teulada
Food, Drink, Rooms, Parking Available


No comments:

Post a Comment

Thank you for you Comments. Feedback is important and respected!! karla