FINNISH BLUES SOCIETY’S AND THE BN-MAGAZINE’S NEWS RELEASE (June-August 2016)
BLUES NEWS FROM HERE AND ABROAD
Blues Photographer Pertti Nurmi’s exhibition at Kisko was on display through June. Pertti Nurmi, the Board Member for Finnish Blues Society and European Blues Union and the former Editor in Chief of the Blues News magazine, started his still strongly ongoing blues photography in 1970. The Blues Foundation honored Pertti Nurmi with its ”Keeping The Blues Alive Award 2015”. His extensive exhibitions have toured all over the world, in New York, Hollywood, Brussels, and they have been on display at major blues festivals, such as Norway’s Notoddenin and Danmark’s Frederikshavn. And now the latest site for his blues photos was in Salo at Kisko kivimakasiinit, 3 to 26 June (Stone magazins, Toijantie 14, 25450 Kisko).
FINNISH BLUES SOCIETY’S NEWS
Bluesnews.fi created its skin. One of the first still actively operating Finnish music websites, the domain www.bluesnews.fi owned by Blues News magazine and Finnish Blues Society, and opened in 1995, has now got its awaited new outlook on June 6. Website’s technical implementation is done by Tietotekniikka Haatanen (Information Technology Haatanen). The web archive material accumulated over the years is being transferred on the new publication platform during the summer of 2016. In the meantime, the old pages of data sets can be accessed by the coaddress www.bluesnews.fi/vanhatsivut. The second phase of the upgrade project will be to develope primarily the Bluespedia database (on the BN pages) containing the Finnish blues and soul band and recording information
Blues News’ Summer issue is out. Blues News is written in Finnish language, and its third issue (BN 3/2016) was mailed to subscribers and newsstand sales during week 24. The sturdy summer issue is full of interesting topical stories – anniversary interviews from Pepe Ahlqvist (translated in English) and Wentus Blues Band; news from Knucklebone Oscar, Grinder Blues, Toronzo Cannon, Denise LaSalle, Tina Bednoff & The Cocktailersin and, as usual, much, much more, for example, summer festival review, Divarien helmiä (Pearls from second hand shops), as well as a number of large-scale history articles (topics e.g. R & B saxophonist Joe Thomas and Julian Dash, rock’n’roll pioneer Thomas Wayne, r & b / soul-singer Jan Bradley and blues legend Frank Stokes. BN issue 4/2016 has due for release in the second half of August.
European Blues Challenge EBC2017; Finland’s entrant nominated. Finnish Blues Society / Blues News and Puistoblues Festival started the search for Finland’s entrant for European Blues Challenge EBC2017. This was the third time when a live music competition was conducted to choose the act, who represents Finland in the European Blues Challenge EBC2017. The competition was carried out in connection with Puistoblues Festival on 30th June 2016 at Restaurant Blackpool in Järvenpää. Altogether 21 performers registered for the competition, and four of them played in the competition. The selection was made by the Finnish active EBU members. The selected bands were: Emilia Sisco with Helge Tallqvist and His Band, Honey B. Family, Jo’ Buddy & Down Home King III feat. Nieminen, and Lumberjacks.
A jury of four members (Sami Ruokangas, Altti Uhlenius, Markus Nylander and Anders Lillsunde) judged the acts based on the criteria used in the actual EBC competition. The Finland’s entrant for the EBC2017 competition is Honey B. Family. The actual EBC 2017 competitions will be held in Denmark in Horsens, 5.-7.4.2017. The EBC competition organized by European Blues Union (EBU). The Finnish Blues Challenge for the EBC competition was organised in cooperation with Finnish Blues Society / Blues News and Puistoblues Festival.
PUBLISHING AND STUDIO NEWS
Young people are the hope, the old are still reliable? The jazz group Milo & Moses formed by Milo Mäkelä (guitar) and Moses Kuloniemi (drums), just in the primary school, completed by the double bass player Jon Petterson is releasing their debut album through KHY Suomen Musiikki Oy (KHY Finnish Music Ltd. The instrumental album “Milo & Moses” will be in stores in LP and CD format on September 16. During October 2016 a new album is hitting the market by Honey B. & T-Bones fronted by Aija Puurtinen and Esa Kuloniemi, the parents of Moses. Their video Sauna, Tar & Booze taken from the new album has been on the internet since May. Additional players in the current studio line-up of Honey B. & T-Bones are drummer Jaska Lukkarinen and bassist Jaakko Kämäräinen. When gigging the line-up is primarily Puurtinen – Kuloniemi – J Sees Pekka Rajamäki (bass) – Steinway Salonen (drums).
Ladies on the disc. The Finnish rhythm and blues field inclined to the 50’s style has recently received enforcements in several international-level female vocalist, as well as groups around them, which have also made their mark on recordings. Fat Chance with their vocalist Ria Korhola, operating on the Helsinki metropolitan area, has released their debut album “Right On Time” (Goofin ‘Records). The album launched at the end of April “Summer Bride” (El Toro Records) by Saana Koskinen aka Molly Moonstone has already garnered plenty of incense around the world, as well as, Tina Bednoff & The Cocktailers’ first long play album “Jump, Sister, Jump” by El Toro Records has seen the light of day. SaraLee’s “Queen Of Your Heart” was released in June by the German Rhythm Bomb label with a lot of praise. Turku-based Elli Maple commands the Shoebox Revue and they have also brought to the public in June an album tittled “Shoebox Revue” (Goofin ‘Records) from their studio sessions.
Heavier blues rock bites the Finns. Founded in 2012, Nurmijärvi-based Blue Eyed Sons (vocalist Joel Hellström) cultivate on their debut-CD-EP titled “Crawl To The Shade” those psychrock influences of the ’60s and’ 70s from Doors to Led Zeppelin and further to Black Sabbath. The Helsinki-based trio Juniper Inc follows the suit on their album of the same name (Banana Sounds Records), where it provides Zeppelin sounds of the 70’s added with hints to blues, and similar sounds are provided by Kaleidobolt from the Helsinki metropolitan area. This heavy-sounding band fronted by Sampo Kääriäinen (guitarist), Marco Menestrin (singer, bassist) and Valtteri Lindholm (drummer) has been together for a few years, but it seems they have already reached the international concert arenas in their touring. The band has released two albums so far, by the Pink Tank label; “Kaleidobolt” (2015) and most recently, “The Zenith Cracks” (2016). Also, Lobster coming from Seinäjoki-Pori axis sticks mainly to metal pop, but slips momentarily on their new album “Carousel” (Top Records) over to a heavy blues rock sound. The Tornio-based southern rock band Free Ride has released music since the early 2000s. The trio fronted by guitarist-singer Tapsa Ollonen is now part of the Turenki Records’ ever-growing roster. The group released on June 10, its first Turenki product, and all in all, the third album titled “World Of Fools”. Ben Granfelt’s investment in the summer season record markets, is a three-CD package “Time Flies When You’re Playing the Guitar” (Sprucefield Records) containing material from his Megamania albums: “The Truth” (1994), “Radio Friendly” (1996), “E.G.O” (1999) and “All I Want to Be” (2001), as well as, one disc of live recordings from the years 1996-2003.
Dylan interpretations in Finnish language. Wentus Blues Band is celebrating its 30th anniversary, and has released its second disc “Dylan Suomeksi” (Dylan in Finnish) (Ramasound Records), where this Kokkola-based band with soloist guests interpret Bob Dylan’s (75 years in May) songs in Finnish langue – guests being Aija Puurtinen & Esa Kuloniemi, Paleface, Eero Raittinen, Tero Pulkkinen, Heikki Silvennoinen, Anssi Kela, Mika Kuokkanen & Ninni Poijärvi, Mariska, Jukka Gustavson, J. Karjalainen, Pelle Million and Kauko Röyhkä. The Paleface track Kuoleman kauppiaat (Masters Of War) in the collection is available as a video, which can be viewed on Youtube.
The landlord of Väärnin Pappila (Väärni Vicarage, in Lapinlahti) made a blues album. Jarkka Rissanen (guitarist) has released with his Tonal Box trio of guitar-tuba-drums a CD titled “The 20th Century Box” (Propaganda Records). He has played, among others, with Pepe Ahlqvist, Eero Raittinen, Oiling Boiling, Christian-Charles de Plicque and Dave Forestfield, as well as, in the 90’s, when most active, with The Doobie Twisters, and nowadays working as the landlord of Väärni Vickarage known as a birthplace of the Finland’s national author Juhani Aho (author of e.g. Rautatie – Railway). This trio formed by Jarkka Rissanen, Jorma Välimäki and Jussi Kettunen interpret in a unique reduced way the classics from the blues, gospel and country music history. In addition to guitar, Jarkka takes care also of the vocal and harmonica parts.
Haaja and Agents in blue tone sounds. Agents & Vesa Haaja release a new album, “Blue” (Sony Music) on 26 August. This is the first studio album by the four-person line-up, renewed in the spring of 2015, consisting currently Vesa Haaja (vocals, rhythm guitarist), Esa Pulliainen (solo guitar), Kai Pulliainen (bass), Kepa Kettunen (drums). Contrary to Agents’ usual song setting, there are material sung both in Finnish and English, for example, tributes to Timo Jämsen (Kohtalon Tähti, or The Flaming Star) and to The Renegades (Ei mikään tuu ennalleen, or You’re Gonna Lose Her Loving). A digisingle taken from Danny’s repertoire in the 60’s Alla sateen öisen (= Below nocturnal rain) (comp. Jaakko Salo, lyrics Pertsa reponen) was released at the beginning of June (2016).
New Rockabilly discs from Helsinki and Tampere. The rockabilly trio The Rockanites has been working only just over a year in Helsinki, and now it has released its self-financed debut album “Great Shakes”. The releasing party was held at the Kontulan Bar Fiesta on July 2. At the end of the month the group will travel to show their skills to Czech Republic, at the CZ Rockabilly Rumble 2016 festival. Bassist-vocalist Tuomas Levonmaa now fronting the Rockanites, was earlier known as a.o. the bassist-vocalist in the Jolly Roger band, has changed his instrument to the guitar. The Tampere-based rockabilly trio Soil Senders’ new album consisting entirely its own songs titled “Keep It Up” is their third. Like its predecessors, CD’s publisher is the Pori-based Jungle Records. Soil Senders have been kicking for ten years, and it is formed by Juho Sassi (bassist-singer), Petri Pylvänen (drummer-singer), and Kalevi Manninen (guitarist).
Good luck and success. So called Finland Blues orchestra, Tyly Kohtalo, which has been operating from the 80’s around the Jyväskylä area, has released their second album sung in Finnish ”Onnee ja menestystä” (Good luck and success). All songs in this self-financed album from beginning to end are by the band members.
Aili, she just sings. The hot name in the Finnish jazz popular music in recent years Aili Ikonen is often connected to her theme album released in 2013 “Jazzbasilli” with HERD band, and to the Ella Fitzgerald tribute project implemented in the same year. Now Ikonen has released a full album in her own name, “Laulan” (I sing) (Groovy Records), in which she interprets songs written by herself and by Mikko Pellinen, the double bass player in the recording sessions. Pellinen has also been responsible for the arrangements of the songs. The album includes some cover versions in Finnish language, such as Michael Legrand’s What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life? (Luonasi sun) and Ella Fitzgerald’s A-Tisket A-Tasket (Pussi ja passi). Other lyrisists on the album are Timo Kiiskinen, Kanerva Pasanen and Heidi Maria Paalanen.
Nono’s latest round. The admirably efficient publishing activities of Svart Records are now reaching to the blues, jazz and rock guitarist veteran Nono Söderberg and his recordings from the 70’s. An LP compilation of rarities “Pop-Liisa 5” recorded at the YLE’s Liisankatu studios will be released in August. In addition to Söderberg it also includes Jukka Hauru (guitar) and his band Super Kings. In September, Söderberg’s 1976 debut solo album, “Nono” will be released. Originally it appeared on the Hi-Hat label, and it will be available, both as colour vinyl and ordinary black vinyl pressings.
INTERNATIONAL ARTIST GUESTS, TOURS AND FESTIVALS IN FINLAND
Southeast Rock’n’Roll, Tommolan lava, Mäntyharju 17.-18.6. – 17.6.: Whistle Bait, Texas Oil, Nuke Mutants, Night Nurse / 18.6.: Melrose, Rockin’ 8-Balls, Basementones, Limiteds, Relentless, Jo’ Buddy & Riot Trio
Matchbox (UK): Juhtbacka, Uusikaarlepyy 18.6. (also Stompin’ Shoes) / Amarillo, Vuokatti 30.7. / MotorCafe Suviranta, Janakkala 5.8.
PuukkoBlues, Työväentalo, Kauhava 18.6.: Micke Bjorklof & Blue Strip, Wentus Blues Band, Emilia Sisco Duo
Record Release Party, Semifinal, Helsinki 18.6.: Fat Chance with special guests
Pre-Midsummer Jamboree, Virgin Oil Co., Helsinki 22.6.: Los Straijackets (USA) with Big Sandy (USA) & Deke Dickerson (USA), Molly Moonstone
Leah Harris (CAN): Storyville, Helsinki 22.6. / Storyville, Helsinki 10.7. / Storyville, Helsinki 28.7.
98th Rock’n’Roll Jamboree, Yyteri, Pori 23.-25.6. – 23.6.: Hurmio, Molly Moonstone, Hola Ghost (DK), Deke Dickerson with Los Straitjackets (USA), JLT John Lindberg Trio (SWE) / 24.6.: CC Jerome’s Jetsetters (HOL), Doug Wilshire (AUS) with CC Jerome’s Jettsetters (HOL), Number 9 Blacktops (USA), Lincolns (AUS), Vic O’niell Combo (AUS), Big Sandy with Los Straitjackets (USA), The Goddamn Gallows (USA) / 25.6.: Jack O Bones (UK), Guitar Slingers (UK), Moonshine Stalkers (UK), Clockwork Psycho (SLO), Johnny Trouble (GER/SWI), Bullet Biters, Los Straitjackets (USA)
Puistoblues, Järvenpää 29.6.-3.7. – main concert 2.7.: Sonny Landreth (USA), SIMO (USA), Nikki Hill (USA), Pepe Ahlqvist & H.A.R.P., J. Karjalainen
Viikinsaaren maihinnousu, Viikinsaari, Tampere 1.7.: Express, The Skylarks, Whistle Bait<, Tasty (NOR), The Beatfools, The Kortongs, Surffiveikot, RAMY House Band
Bert Deivert (USA/SWE), Andres Roots & Raul Terep (EST): Vihreä Talo, Riihimäki 1.7.
Kalottjazz & Blues, Tornio ja Haaparanta 1.-2.7.: Erja Lyytinen, White Knuckles Trio, Norrbotten Big Band etc.
Nastolan rautalankafestivaali, Taidekeskus Taarasti, Nastola 2.7.: The Beatfools, Periferia, The Lunaters, Johnny Lundin Band (SWE), The Hundows (HUN), The Regents, The Sounds & Rock Jerry, Gitte & Black Cats, The Sailors, Tasty (NOR), The Kortongs
Navetta Blues, Timo Teippi, Siltakylä, Pyhtää 2.7.: Tomi Leino Trio, Baby Boy Varhama, Titty Bar Tim Blues Band
Myllyblues, Lannevesi, Saarijärvi 2.7.: Roster, Midnight Moaners
Neil Young & Promise Of The Real (CAN): Hartwall-areena, Helsinki 3.7.
Django Festivaali, Kotka 4.-6.7.: Pan Salmenhaara, Olli Soikkeli & Paulu Schäfer etc.
Häyrylänranta Pop & Blues, satama, Konnevesi 7.7.: Pepe Ahlqvist H.A.R.P., Aija Puurtinen & Rytmiraide Allstars
Linnajazz, Hämeenlinna 7.-10.7.: Bobby Radcliff (USA), Tim Lothar & Peter Nande (DK), Frim-Fram, Slim Butler Trio feat. Andrew Black (USA) etc.
Bobby Radcliff (USA): M/S Silver Moon & Rantakasino, Hämeenlinna 8.7. / Hotelli Savonsolmu, Pieksämäki 9.7.
Tim Lothar & Peter Nande (DK): M/S Silver Moon, Hämeenlinna 8.7. / Wanha Pankki, Hämeenlinna 9.7.
Kalliojärvi Blues, Isokyrö 8.7.: Pepe Ahlqvist H.A.R.P., Micke Björklof & Blue Strip
Oulun päivien juurihoito, Rauhala, Oulu 8.-9.7.: White Knuckles Trio, 2-7 miehen trio, Marjo & Leino-Zet, Cotton Gin, Ninni Poijärvi & Mika Kuokkanen feat. Olli Haavisto, Kingmen Combo, For Everyman, Eva & Manu, Far Arden
Savonsolmu Beach & Blues Party, Pieksämäki 8.-9.7. – Pieksämäen tori 6.7.: Olavi Kinnunen & Jarkka Rissanen etc. / Music Bar Corona 7.7.: Lowbrow Blues Band / Savonsolmun pääravintola 8.7.: Little Willie Mehto, SaraLee, Mighty Four / pääkonsertti, Hotelli Savonsolmu 9.7.: Bobby Radcliff (USA), Pepe Ahlqvist & H.A.R.P., Dave Lindholm, Turn On + Parkkibaarissa klo 16- Mojo Navigator / 9.7. Savonsolmun pääravintola: Doctor’s Order
Kullaa Rock’n’Roll Rumble, Gasthaus Matinliisa, Kullaa 9.7.: Mystery Train, Jussi Syren & The Groundbreakers, Jumpin’ Low Down Dudes, CA$H Only, SaraLee, Reverend’s Leisure
Ruukki Picnic, Ruotsinpyhtää 9.7.: Paulina’s Diner, Jake’s Blues Band, Rockin’ 8-Balls, The Limiteds
Pori Jazz, Pori 9.-17.7.: Beth Hart, Brian Setzer’s Rockabilly Riot, Jon Cleary & The Absolute Monster Gentlemen, J. Karjalainen, Joss Stone, Seal etc.
Bossa Nova Blues & Rock, Ravintola Bossa Nova, Tammisaari 9.-10.7. – 9.7.: Dana Fuchs (USA), Sean Webster & The Dead Lines (UK), Anthony Gomes (CAN), Slim Butler Trio feat. Andrew Black (USA/FIN), Emilia Sisco & Helge Tallqvist, Blues Rocks feat. Ben Granfelt / 10.7.: Micke Björklöf & Blue Strip, Blueström
Slim Butler Trio feat. Andrew Black (USA): Summertime Blues, Valdemari, Rovaniemi 8.7. (myös Wristshakers) / Bossa Nova Blues & Rock, Tammisaari 9.7. / LinnaJazz, Linnanpuisto, Hämeenlinna 10.7.
Puutori Blues, Turku 13.-16.7. – 13.7. (klo 18-): Anne Pion & The Pioneers, All Scars Blues Band feat. “American guest”, Pepe Ahlqvist / 14.7. (klo 18-): Harp ‘n Soul, BluesScale, Port Arthur Bluegrass Blues Band / 15.7. (klo 18-): Wicked SusPenders, Doctors’ Special, West Coast Blues / 16.7. (klo 17:30-): Simple Rock feat. JP Kalliola, The Hush, Kozmic Company feat. Piia Kolima, Vaakku & Patterihaukat
Ilovaarirock, Joensuu 15.7.: Micke Björklöf & Blue Strip, Joe Vestich & The Rodeo Rockets etc.
Kieron McDonald (AUS) & Mike Bell & The Belltones: Storyville, Helsinki 15.7. / Big Wheels, Pieksämäki 16.7.
Sun Rockets (ES): Shamrock, Tikkurila, Vantaa 15.7. / Eenokki, Rantatie 706, Säkylä 16.7.
ZZ Top (USA) + Wilko Johnson Band (UK): Bastioni, Hamina 15.7. (also Melrose, Ben Miller Band) / Jalkapallostadion, Seinäjoki 16.7. (myös Melrose, Ben MIller Band & Wentus Blues Band)
Eenokki Cruise & Rock, Eenokki, Säkylä 16.7.: Sun Rockets (ES), Texas Oil, Mr. Milkbox & His Minions
13th Ruuhijärvi Rockabilly Festival, Ruuhijärvi 16.7.: The Rockin’ 8-Balls, The Drivin’ Wheels, The Straight Ace, The Rockin’ 45
Pistons Rumble, Rehtiläntie 12, Minkiö 16.-17.7.: Anal Thunder, Vulture Club, Shoebox Revue
Lazy Lester (USA) & Knucklebone Blues Band: Ravintola Teijo, Teijo, Perniö 16.7. / Dino’s Blues Festival, Maarianhamina 17.7. / Old Cock, Lappeenranta 22.7. / Rockfestari Naamat, Jyväskylä 23.7. / Storyville, Helsinki 29.7. (also Eero Raittinen)
Tirmo Blues, Tirmon saaristokeskus, Porvoo 22.-23.7. – 22.7.: Black River Bluesman & Bad Mood Hudson, Smokin’ Aces, Fuckin’ Hippies, Reckless Love / 23.7.: Runaway Zoo, Borgå Big Band feat. Diandra & Mikko Leppilampi, Jimmie “Bluesman” Lawson, Blue Eyed Sons, South River All Stars, Paul Oxley’s Unit, Matti Nykänen
Huttula Rock, Keuruu 23.7.: Pepe Ahlqvist, Houseband, Robbie Hill, Big Buddy Trio, Harri Marstio, Frim-Fram
Rockin’ & Woppin’, Dubrovnik, Helsinki 23.7.: The Rockin’ 8-Balls, Velvet Candles (ES), The Doo Tones
Tom Jones (UK), Vaasa Festival, Elisa Stadion, Vaasa 23.7.
Roots’n Boots Roots Music Festival, Strömforsin Ruukki, Loviisa 23.7.: Stacie Collins (USA), Agents & Vesa Haaja, Mike Bell & The Belltones, Bulletproof, Rack Doll, Jari Rättyä & Käärmekeitto, Honkatonk
Pistohiekka Rock’n’Roll Cruising 2016, Pistohiekan lava/Ravintola Virta, Puumala 23.7.: The BopCats, Kapa Montonen
Joanna Connor (USA): On The Rocks, Helsinki 29.7.
Do Dads Reunion, Mustialan kartano, Tammela 29.-30.7.: Molly Moonstone, The Fanatic IV
Bop & Roll, Amarillo, Vuokatti 29.-30.7. – 29.7.: The Johnny Hooch Gang (SWE), Rodeo Jack & Hard Bones / 30.7.: Rock ‘In’ Ganes, The Johnny Hooch Gang (SWE), Matchbox (UK)
Gamas Blues: Kaamanen, Inari 29.-30.7. – Risteilyalus M/Y Inari 29.7.: Saverio Maccne, Dr. Patala & Organic Healers, Puck’ít, The Malpractice, Henry O, Jorgos Apostolakis / Henry O & Jorgos Apostolakis, Puck’it, Dr. Patala & Organic Healers / Viihderavintola PaPaNa 29.7.: Henry O, Puck’it, Dr. Patala & Organic Healers / Kaamasen Kievari 30.7.: Saverio Maccne, Dr. Patala & Organic Healers, Puck’ít, The Malpractice feat. Henry O
Blueberry Hill Festival, Ilomantsi 5.-6.8.: Tomi Leino Trio, White Knuckles Trio, Ninni Poijärvi & Mika Kuokkanen, Carl Olin Band, Olli Soikkeli Trio feat. Paulus Schäfer etc.
Bluesrupiama, Janoinen Leipuri, Kauhajoki 5.-6.8.: Jiri Nikkinen & The Beatles Tribute Band, Soul Operators, HoTo Pig Pänri, Eero Raittinen & Hustle Fuzz, Olli Ontronen & Mighty Shitty, Southpaw Steel’n’Twang
Hillbilly Casino (USA): Porisphere, Kirjurinluoto, Pori 6.8.
Wentusfest, Kokkola 5.-6.8. – 5.8.: Wentus Blues Band, J. Karjalainen, Olli Ontronen & Mighty Shitty / 6.8.: Wentus Blues Band, Duke Robillard (USA), Lazy Lester (USA), Barrence Whitfield (USA), Dr. Feelgood (UK), Hungry John (NOR), Sven Zetterberg (SWE), Eero Raittinen, Honey B. & T-Bone Ed, Paleface
The Original Blues Brothers Band (USA): Kulttuuritalo, Helsinki 8.8. (also Pepe Ahlqvist H.A.R.P.)
Fatboy (SWE): Tavastia, Helsinki 11.8. / Tampere 12.8. / Möysän Esso, Lahti 13.8.
Linnacruising, Aulanko Areena, Hämeenlinna 12.-13.8.: Billy & The Kids (SWE), Foggy Mountain Rockers (GER), Merciless Rockers, Cotton’n Steel Band, Cast Iron Arms, Million Dollar Tones, Trace Element
Rauma Blues, Rauma 12.-13.8.: Wee Willie Walker (USA), Sharrie Williams (USA), Rick Estrin & The Nightcats (USA), Eric “Slim” Zahl & The South Coast Swingers (NOR), Jo’ Buddy Meets Funky Kingstone, Emilia Sisco with Helge Tallqvist & his Band
Stadivaarirock, Café Piritta, Helsinki 13.8.: Jim & The Beatmakers, The Esquires, The Roosters, Topmost
The James Hunter Six (UK): Huvilateltta, Helsinki 19.8. (also Jo’ Buddy & Down Home King III)
Bob Wayne (USA): Gong, Turku 18.8. / On The Rocks, Helsinki 19.8. / Ideapark, Lempäälä 20.8.
Jimmy Webb (USA): Huvilateltta, Helsinki 22.8.
Rosanne Cash Duo (feat. John Leventhal) (USA): Savoy-teatteri, Helsinki 23.8.
Rytmiraide, Kurikka 20.8.: White Knuckles Trio, Marjo Leinonen, Hoedown etc.
Drive-In & Rock, Bomba, Nurmes 19.-20.8. – 19.8.: Crazy Cavan ‘n’ The Rhythm Rockers (UK), The Rattlesnakes (RUS), The Troubled Three (SWE), Rock-Ola, Deke Devilson, The Willie’s Troubles / 20.8.: The Krekers (RUS), Petri Pettersson Brass, Kapteeni Kaskelotti, Wild Willie & Big Deal, Brandy Rockers, The Willie’s Troubles
Real Gone Rock ‘N’ Roll Weekender, Hotelli Kumpeli, Heinola 19.-20.8. – 19.8.: The Big Kahunas (UK), The Jaguars (UK), Black Raven (GER), Cast Iron Arms, The Barnshakers / 20.8.: The Avengers (UK), The Spunyboys (FRA), The Jetaways (SWE), The Slippers, The Toreadors
Crazy Cavan ‘n’ The Rhythm Rockers (UK): Bomba, Nurmes 19.8. / Kuopio 20.8.
Witsiälä Rock’n’Roll Party #1, Witsiälän tanssilava, Hauho 19.8.: Mr. Breathless & Esa Pulliainen C-Combo, The Drivin’ Wheels
Johnny Sansone & John Fohl (USA): Seurahuone, Lahti 26.8. / Espan lava & Storyville, Helsinki 27.8.
Satamablues, Rav. Satamakapteeni, Korpilahden satama, Jyväskylä 27.8.: Tina Bednoff & The Cocktailers, Robbie Hill & Boogaloo Brothers, Big Buddy Trio
Dixi Ted’s Rock’n’Roll Club, Shamrock, Tikkurila, Vantaa 26.8.: Ike & The Capers (GER), Cherry Casino & The Gamblers (GER)
RaceCoast Rockin’ Fest #5, Kisaranta, Kangasala 27.8.: Ike & The Capers (GER), Pat McGinnis & his Three Stars (SWE), Cherry Casino & The Gamblers (GER), Jack Rabbit Slim (UK)
RockAsi Vesanto, Asinsalmen lava, Vesanto 27.8.: Greased Lightning, King Drapes, Lowbrow Blues Band
RootsEspa, Espan lava (klo 11:30-15:30) & Storyville (klo 21-), Helsinki 27.8.: Johnny Sansone & John Fohl (USA), Southpaw Steel’n’Twang, Creek Road Eleven, Fat Chance
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