Who: King King
What: Vocalist and guitarist Alan Nimmo, Lindsay Coulson on the bass, drummer Wayne Proctor, and Bob Fridzema on the keyboard make up this young band that has earned many accolades since their debut.
Listen: Waking Up from their album Reaching For The Light, 2015
Who: Joss Stone
What: This English singer and songwriter won Billboard’s Reggae Artist of the Year in 2015, for her album Water For Your Soul. Currently on her The Total Country World Tour, Stone is on a mission to visit and perform in 204 countries.
Listen: Water For Your Soul
What: This Shillong-based band was formed by guitarist Rudy Wallang and vocalist Tipriti Kharbangar. The duo have gigged extensively around the world and Soulmate is known as one of the best Blues bands in the country.
Listen: Moving On
Who: Malina Moye
What: The American artist is known to fuse rock and soul. In 2012, Moye performed her rendition of God Save the Queen to honour the golden jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.
Listen: Rock & Roll Baby
What: Bill Sims Jr., Chaney Sims, Junior Mack, Bruno Wilhelm, Vincent Bucher and Kenny Smith make up this neo-traditionalist band, which is an inspiring testament to the possibilities of African-American music.
Listen: Clarksdale Moan from the debut album And Still I Rise
Who: Keb’ Mo’
What: Three-time Grammy winner Kevin Roosevelt Moore, popularly known as Keb’ Mo’, has released 12 albums over the last 20 years. The guitarist and vocalist borrows heavily from country blues style, while keeping his sound contemporary with folksy storytelling.
What: Mahindra Blues Festival
When: 13 & 14 February
Where: Mehboob Studio, Bandra, Mumbai
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