Blues to Bop a Lugano
Romantic villages on the shores of the lake offer surprises and new impressions every corner. Long ridges that form numerous peaks before slipping into the waters of Lake Lugano, just outside Lugano. Kilometers of ancient arcades along the lake, modern shopping streets, luxury that have kept the charm of the historic site; a little as the Ticino power of simple things such as chestnuts, polenta and potatoes which today has become gastronomic culture result of a process of evolution and that conservation. All this serves as substrate to the event that, with punctuality typical of the Swiss, back for the 23rd year: il Blues to Bop, music festival that closes the summers of Ticino music with a youthful spirit and international. Blues to Bop confirmed this year more than ever the crossroads of different musical styles, from gospel to jazz with the continued predominance of the blues, raison d'être of the festival.Great news for the 2012 is the introduction of two new stages: Tesserete, Common Capriasca, green valley in southern Switzerland, Clusters and the hotel in Sessa, in Malcantone, in the valleys that extend between panoramic peaks and turquoise waters, between an arm of Lake Lugano and the mountains that divide Switzerland and Italy. Three evenings ( 24, 25 and 26 August) that the drums roll the climax of the festival in the city center and Morocote, sul lago di Lugano.Since the sale of the CD is on the decline, and even more valid bluesman remain in the shadows because they can not generate such gains to be funded advertising campaigns, the holidays take on increasingly crucial role in the live presentation of talented artists of the "Roots Music",the "Musicadelle Radici". This is the perspective of the Festival, proposes that each year the presence of the most inspired artists with the aim of approaching and a dialogue between American styles in vogue with the European spirit, architect of strong regional variations, influenced by the charisma of youth. Among the artists of this 23rd edition stand out Marcia Ball, American singer and pianist superb saucy where Texas stomp-rock and Louisiana blues-swamp, meet. Sammy Moore, nicknamed Ironing Board Sam because he used to play the keyboard resting on an ironing board. Born in South Carolina, and remained a rarity in the music scene for having published only a couple of albums in almost forty years of career, Ironing Board Sam combines boogie-woogie gospel with influences ranging from classic blues pieces in his personal pieces. And more Diva’s Redemption feat. Paul Smith, Jimmy Johnson chicago Blues Band, Earl Thomas. All locations seem designed to make contact between musicians and fans, creating a relaxed atmosphere, vibrant and pluralistic society that assumes a value not only artistic but also social. Appetizers and blues in Capriasca Malcantone anticipate the traditional formula of success of simultaneous concerts in Lugano, in four different squares, so that tourists can listen to his concert in the privacy of Piazza San Rocco or the atmosphere of the great occasions of Piazza della Reforma. The last night of the festival, as usual in Morcote, is entrusted to the jam sessions of all the musicians who met in the days before. An interesting and magical for the environment by jazz club created by a natural stage where the musicians play in the lake. Enclosed is the complete event program.