The fourth edition of the European Blues Cruise
In partnership with MSC, the Association BLUES IN MARSEILLE and VOYAGES BYBLOS reprogram the "EUROPEAN BLUES CRUISE" in 2018, starting from 3 cities!
Inspired by the famous "Blues Cruise" that takes place every
year in the United States, the European Blues Cruise will sail
again on the Mediterranean in September 2018 aboard
American and European Blues Artists accompanied by their
Musicians. During this cruise: 12 blues concerts on different
A departure from Nice and Genoa on September 10th
and from Marseille on September 11th for the
European Blues Cruise 2018
While many festivals around the world honor the Blues, only
the United States has their "Blues Cruise", a festival of blues
Lisa Banoyan, president of the Association Blues In Marseille
and director of Travels Byblos has decided to change that!
Passionate about blues, Lisa Banoyan regularly crossed the
Atlantic to attend concerts at American blues clubs and the
Chicago Blues Festival (the largest blues festival in the
She had the idea to organize a festival of Blues in Marseille,
highlighting the assets of her city and building on its twenty
years of experience in the field of tourism. Thus was born
the first "European Blues Cruise" (the European Blues
Cruise) in 2014!
Passengers from all over Europe were thrilled to experience
this unprecedented Blues experience in 2014, 2015 and
2016, combining their holiday with musical passion. The
Association Blues In Marseille has decided to reiterate the
In partnership with MSC, the first cruise company in Europe
and the Marseille agency VOYAGES BYBLOS, (established
since about fifteen years in the 7th district) the association
BLUES IN MARSEILLE launches for its fourth European Blues
Departing from Nice / Genoa and Marseille, the European
Blues Cruise 2018 will allow you to spend five unforgettable
days on the Mediterranean, with as Traveling Companions:
great Artists of the Chicago Blues and Mississippi scene and
renowned European Artists.
Enjoying the best conditions, on board the MSC
ORCHESTRA Boat, passengers will enjoy a quality Cruise
and exceptional BLUES programming.
Zoom on the Artists
"We wanted to invite great blues artists from most of
Chicago, Mississippi and award-winning European artists, to
offer participants an authentic event!"
RICHARD "RIP LEE" PRYOR
Son of the legendary SNOOKY PRYOR - He is present in the
biggest Blues festivals of the South and North (Blues
traditional Harmonica, guitar, vocals), he lives up to its
name and exudes a strong emotion.
Great figure of the Chicago Blues scene - He toured
alongside Albert King and was nominated as Best Artist
Blues in 1997 (guitar, vocals). He is unquestionably one of
the best guitarists in Chicago.
NORA JEAN BRUSO
A Southern Diva, born in Mississippi, an authentic presence
and a breathtaking voice! She hosts one of the biggest
stages of the Chicago Blues Festival each year. Some call
her "The Queen of the Blues".
WAYNE BAKER BROOKS
Son of the legendary LONNY BAKER BROOKS, whom he
accompanied on guitar, he was able to mix with the biggest
names in blues such as Buddy Guy, Muddy Waters ... And
appeared in the movie THE BLUES BROTHERS. Having his
own style, he can also play a traditional blues. As he says,
blues is running through his veins!
American singer from Chicago, musician (guitar,
washboard) and composer known for his versatile voice,
high-voltage performance, insightful songs, and traditional
blues guitar playing have seduced both local and
Author, composer, performer and guitarist, native of
Chicago. With his latest album "The Chicago Way" he has
been nominated 4 times at the Blues Music Awards in 2017.
Very acclaimed for his charisma and his artistic generosity,
after 2 participations, he returns to this 4th edition to
animate essentially the jams with his excellent group, which
will be our "residence band".
(NOMINE AT GRAMMY AWARD 2018)
Italian artist, singer and harmonica player, with 22 albums,
4 books and numerous appearances around the globe,
including Carnegie Hall in New York with Buddy Guy, Eric
Burdon and Guy King, with whom he recorded "Sonny &
Brownie's last a highly successful train won him the
Grammy Award 2018! He will be accompanied on board by
his musician ENRICO POLVERARI.
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