Forbes India 15th Anniversary Special

Gear Up for Mahindra Blues

The one-stop music event for all blues fans is in its third year and promises to be bigger and better

Published: Feb 14, 2013 06:39:22 AM IST
Updated: Feb 13, 2013 04:55:31 PM IST
Gear Up for Mahindra Blues

Prepare for a weekend of soulful music as the third edition of the Blues Festival is all set to bring to Mumbai some of the best names in the genre. This year’s line-up includes Robert Randolph and The Family Band, Jimmie Vaughan & The Tilt-a-Whirl Band (featuring Lou Ann Barton, Popa Chubby), Walter Trout & The Radicals, Dana Fuchs Band, Big Bang Blues and Soulmate.

And if you are looking for some tip from the greats, queue up for the hour-long workshop by Michael Messer. Get to learn the history of the slide guitar and the basics of playing Mississippi Delta and Chicago-style Blues slide guitars from one of the world’s leading Blues slide guitarists and Blues innovators.

Also, do not miss Gibson through the Lens, a photo exhibition curated by Dave Brolan. It will feature 30 of the world’s most respected music photographers who captured legends with their Gibson Guitars.

What: Mahindra Blues Festival
Where: Mehboob Studios, Mumbai
When: February 16, 17
Details: ; (concessional rates for students)

(This story appears in the 22 February, 2013 issue of Forbes India. To visit our Archives, click here.)