We can announce three news names for the upcoming edtion. Gary Clark Jr., St. Paul and the Broken Bones, and Curtis Salgado will also perform in Blues Village Grolloo in 2019.
Gary Clark Jr. is known as a virtuoso guitar player, who picked up his instrument at the age of twelve. Hailing from Austin, Texas, he started playing at local music club Antone's and his career took off from there. His first major label release was his 2012 album Blak And Blu (which caused him to become the first artist to be nominated at the Grammy's in both the rock and R&B categories), followed in 2015 by The Story Of Sonny Boy Slim. A new studio album, his fifth, is due in early 2019.
With no less than eight members, St. Paul And The Broken Bones was formed in Birmingham, Alabama in 2012. The ‘rock and roll soul band’ released their debut album, Half The City, in 2014 and followed it up with Sea Of Noise in 2016, which was recorded in two legendary Memphis studios: Stax and Sun. Their third album Young Sick Camellia, which was originally planned as three separate EP’s but grew into a whole album, was released in September 2018.
With a career lasting over 30 years, vocalist and harmonica player Curtis Salgado has become a household name in blues. After leading The Nighthawks in his hometown of Eugene, Arizona, he was part of The Robert Cray Band and fronted Roomful of Blues, before forming his own band and releasing his debut album in 1991. His latest album was Rough Cut, which he recorded with guitarist Alan Hager who has been a member of his band since 2015.