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Big Gilson fit. Cricket Taylor in Bolshoi Pub
Big Gilson is a proud national blues ” , Bernardo Araújo ( The Globe )
Big Gilson , artist TOPCAT RECORDS ( Dallas , Texas ) and GREEN COCONUT RECORDS in Brazil is the Brazilian bluesman that most acts abroad, where his career is grounded since 1995 . Gilson is the only South American guitarist who has the support of more traditional factory amplifiers , the English MARSHALL .
Big is a self-taught guitarist, singer and composer, internationally recognized by audiences and critics , and playing the instrument since age 15 . Began with the white blues Johnny Winter , Eric Clapton and Roy Buchanan , then moving to meet old masters like Buddy Guy , Elmore James , Albert King , Freddie King , Robert Johnson and many others.
She has performed throughout Brazil , USA , Canada , Argentina , Chile and Europe. Have shared the stage on the same night with artists of the caliber of Steve Winwood (U.S. tour) , Johnny Rivers ( 70,000 ) , Johnny Winter , Canned Heat , Mick Taylor ( Rolling Stones ) , Magic Slim , and twice the master BB King .
Founder of the legendary Big Allanbik , one of the pioneering bands of Brazilian blues , Gilson solidified his career in Brazil and abroad where plays and throws CDs regularly. The guitarist, singer and songwriter , has released 14 CDs , including four with the remainder in Big Allanbik solo career .
Launched the first national CD totally acoustic blues , YELLOW MOJO BLUES , as well as the successful , ‘ Live At The Blue Note ‘ captured live in the greatest temple of jazz that rarely opens its doors to the blues , made a few exceptions like BB King , Ray Charles and Dr. John , and which had the support of the ” Bruce Ewan & The Solid Senders ” , whose members have worked alongside the likes of Jimmy Hendrix , Nils Lofgreen , Danny Gatton and Roy Buchannan to the band.
In 2005 and 2006 , in addition to the U.S. and Europe, made a month touring England in fechadíssimo ” British blues circuit ” along the English singer , THE WOLF , who has participated in bands with none other than Eric Clapton , Mick Jagger and Peter Green , and has been performing regularly in the largest fairs in the world of musical instruments , NAMM SHOW in California and mUSIC MESS in Frankfurt .
Launched in South America , North America, Europe and Australia in 2010 , his last studio album , SENTENCED TO LIVING , sales and critical success .
BLUES REVUE magazine – USA – 2010 : From the first note , it’s clear que this is a guitar album . A great record – well produced , exceptionally arranged , and fun .
BLUES IN BRITAIN magazine : “There is something about the enthusiasm of the performance que is really pleasing . ” ” Each song evinces the high-octane Gilson sound while simultaneously having own unique flavor .”
LA HORA DEL BLUES – Spain 2010 : Big Gilson is a very good blues guitar player . He is a direct heir of the style of Jimi Hendrix , Roy Buchanan and other mythic heroes or seventies amplified guitars Real genuine rock -blues , Performed with the most savage and heartbreaking feeling energetic you can imagine along eleven precious treasures of guitar fireworks , Which will get deep into your hearts and souls .
PETERBOROUGH EXAMINER – Canada: Big Gilson and Blues Dynamite are indeed ‘real’ and this CD Should the cement Their reputation one of the best blues- rock outfits north or south of the equator .
For all this , it is now considered by critics and audiences , one of the best activity in the blues scene.
Top performances abroad:
FULL MOON CONCERT SERIES with JOHNNY WINTER – London , Canada
BLUE NOTE – NY ;
BB KING’S – NY
BUDDY GUY ` S LEGENDS – Chicago
KENNEDY CENTER ; NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART and bbque BLUES BATTLE ( 50,000 people ) – Washington DC
BAMBOO ROOM , TOBACCO RD – Florida
NAMM SHOW – California
MUSIKMESS – Frankfurt
TRING BLUES FESTIVAL – England
BLUE CAT BLUES , MUDDY WATERS – Dallas , Texas
VIII BLUES FESTIVAL OF CIUDAD DE CORDOBA ; SALA ARENA – Spain
GUITAR CLUB – Buenos Aires , Argentina ;
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