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The commemorative edition of the tenth anniversary of the BB Blues Fest takes place from the 23rd of September to the 3rd of October
Last Saturday, September 25th, another night of the BB Blues Fest took place, in Moita. The Festival, after Richard Ray Farrell and Tail Dragger, welcomed back the band The Black Mamba, who performed at BB Blues Fest in 2017, and the absolute debut in Portugal of Rick Estrin & The Nightcats.
The night began with the premiere of Rick Estrin & The Nightcats, starting at 9.30 pm.
Led by the multifaceted and true showman Rick Estrin, the Nightcats are pure pleasure mixing humor and fun with genuine blues.
Multi-award winning over the past decade, they won the Blues Award for Band of the Year in 2018. An explosive combination of the talent of harmonica virtuoso and entertainer vocalist, master guitarist Kid Andersen, wizard keyboardist and bassist Lorenzo Ferrel, and creative drummer Derrick Martin. At Moita, the group presented their new album “Contemporary”, fourth album released under the Alligator Records label.
Much cherished by the audience of BB Blues Fest where they had a memorable performance in 2017, The Black Mamba returned, four years later, for a concert that exceeded expectations.
The Black Mamba is the code name for the meeting between Pedro Tatanka (guitar and voice) and Miguel Casais (drums), whose result is a repertoire of songs in English and Portuguese with a unique visual concept. Since their last stint at BB Blues Fest, they have released the third album of originals The Mamba King (2018), which has been joined by the previously established: The Black Mamba (2012) and Dirty Little Brother (2014), this one with guest appearances by Áurea and António Zambujo, between others. In 2019 it marked the beginning of the Good Times Tour, commemorating the band’s tenth anniversary.
And of course this year 2021 is marked by a brilliant victory at the Festival da Canção da RTP and a magnificent performance in the final of the Eurovision Song Contest, where they were acclaimed by critics and international audiences. Loaded with a sound of soul, The Black Mamba took to the stage of the BB Blues Fest for one of the most awaited concerts of the festival, where they confessed their passion for the blues.
As in previous years, BB Blues Fest has Antena 3 as its exclusive media partner.
BB Blues Fest is the result of a partnership between the BB Blues Portugal Association, the Municipality of Moita and the Union of Parishes of Baixa da Banheira and Vale da Amoreira and has brought the best names in national and international blues to the town of Baixa da Banheira. Aiming at everyone’s safety, BB Blues Fest follows strict measures, complying with all the norms of the General Directorate of Health and guaranteeing all the conditions for a safe experience.