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BANDS & LECTURES

BANDS

BANDS

[HASSELT (BE)]
June 4 — FRIDAY  

DOWNTOWN BOULEVARD

[GHENT (BE)]

June 5 — SATURDAY  

THE PARADISE STOMPERS

They say blues came straight out of hell. Well, in a way, it did. Still, the Paradise Stompers will shoot you right into devils' paradise with their deep, bluesy, sassy tones. Double bass player Karel Algoed, Matti De Rijcke on the guitars and harmonica player Oliver Vander Bauwede perform groovy songs that will take you back to the magical era of old blues and jazz.

[GHENT (BE)]
June 6 — SUNDAY  

TIM DE GRAEVE

For many years now Tim De Graeve (aka Tiny Legs Tim) has been one of the driving forces of the Ghent blues scene. You all know him from the late night jams at Missy Sippy, Big City Blues, Upside down festival and from the legendary closing night of the first edition of Blues Boulevard last year. A reissue of that party is not an option in Corona times, so Tim has decided to play an acoustic solo set and take you on a trip back to the days before electrification, when an old acoustic was the blues man’s only companion.

Female Speaker

LECTURES

LECTURES

LECTURE

BLUES WOMEN

More often than not bluesmen are the main topic of history lessons about blues music. But...it’s nothing without a woman or a girl. In this lecture Lotte Dijkstra will talk about influential women that shaped the Blues.

LECTURE

ORIGIN & EVOLUTION

OF THE BLUES

Origins and evolution of the Blues in music and dance. Impact of slavery in the history and influence of the African roots in the music.