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Manhattan Alley

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Big Apple Blues Festival

New York City, 2015

Leuven Blues Festival

Leuven, Belgium - 2016

News & Reviews

MANHATTAN ALLEY: “The Future of contemporary blues”

In 2015, the quintet that comprise Big Apple Blues set the blues world on its collective ear with their all-instrumental release, “Energy,” fusing blues, jazz, soul, and funk into an album that chronicled one single day in New York City.  Well-received by fans and critics everywhere, they have just released its highly-anticipated follow-up, this one […]

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“Instrumental album of the year” Richard Ludmerer

Big Apple Blues’ 2015 album “Energy” was a “creative fusion of instrumental blues, soul, funk and rock”. This new album “Manhattan Alley” continues to celebrate the genre defying soul of the city that never sleeps. The five principal band members include Hammond B-3 player and keyboardist Jim Alfredson whose performance credits include Organissimo, Root Doctor, Greg Nagy, […]

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“Exuberance & Energy” Midwest Record

Their debut was a high speed, impressionistic take on a day in the life of New York. Here they take it to a macro level strolling down an alley where there’s always something going on. Still taking their blues fusion to the next level of the mature, urban game, this is one walk down Manhattan’s […]

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“Ten instrumental MASTERPIECES” Rootsville

Hier in België zijn deze ‘Big Apple Blues’ niet onbekend. We zagen ze de laatste jaren al op ‘Leuven Blues’ aan de zijde van Hugh Poole in 2016 en vorig jaar ondersteunden deze klasbakken ook nog Johnny Lang in ‘Het Depot’. Guitarblender zagen we vorig jaar zelfs op onze festivals aan de zijde van Janiva […]

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Leuven Blues 2017 – Featuring Jonny Lang

Date: November 5 @ 8pm Location: Het Depot | Leuven, Belgium Tickets: Big Apple Blues opening for: Jonny Lang Jonny Lang was already being called a blues-wonder child at fifteen; Rightly so. As Kid Jonny Lang & The Big Bang, he released his first album ‘Smokin’ in 1995 and received a Grammy two years […]

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Big Apple Blues European Tour Story

The time flies fast and the Big Apple Blues European Tour was like a hurricane. To make things even more interesting, the Big Apple Blues musicians landed in Brussels during the week of the city’s lockdown for security and terrorism threat. The hype in the media gave the impression that Belgium was the most dangerous […]

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The Blues Magazine – ‘Energy’ Review

The Blues – Issue #20 – Peter Feenstra From the opening alarm of the aptly titled “Wake up and do Something” to the car engine spluttering into life on the harp-driven, funky wah-inflected “I-278 Grind”, Big Apple Blues open with a double helping of swagger that mirrors the title of their instrumental album. Fronted by […]

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