(MARSEILLE, FR) – The particularity of European Blues Cruise is the meeting
between tourism and blues. Indeed, we cover destinations all around the
Mediterranean basin rocked by melodies of its own. From Sept 30-Oct 4, sail
from Marseille, France, to Ibiza (a Spanish island in the Mediterranean Sea off
the eastern coast of Spain), Barcelona, Spain, and Genoa, Italy and back to
Marseille. The cruise includes: Blues concerts on board + private sessions +
grand opening night.
Our cruise is organized by the association Blues in Marseille, which aims to
promote the blues in the city through various concerts. Through this festival
of blues at sea, we highlight the city of Marseille, its tourist attractions
and its cruise port.
Our event is organized thanks to partnerships with the travel agency
Marseillaise Voyages Byblos and various cruise lines.
Since its creation in 2014, we offer new routes and artistic programs of
quality to combine holidays and musical passion. From blues, rhythm and
blues to soul to Delta blues, our artists accompanying you throughout the trip
come mostly of the United States to offer you their voices and their stories.
Artists include Grammy winner, Sugar Blue, who was named Jimi Hendrix of
the harmonica: he played and recorded with Prince, Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan,
Willie Dixon, Stan Getz, just to name a few. Sugar Blue and its band guarantee
to produce a high-octane show that you will remember for a long time.
International Blues Challenge Winner, the award-winning vocalist, harmonica and
guitar player Kevin Burt mixing gravity and contagious humor with a voice and
presence that are powerful. Uvee Hayes combines her classic blues style with an
urban twist and captivating, deep lyrics. She has recorded more than nine
albums, cassettes and CDs, with some of the world’s best musicians. Before
becoming a bandleader, guitarist and accordion player Major Handy worked with
Rockin ‘Dopsie for 12 years and also Buckwheat Zydeco. A multi-instrumentalist,
he has boundless energy and talent, and his music is fun and full of surprises.
The award-winning Jackie Scott is a singer, songwriter and producer is from
Virginia. Music played an important role in worship and after 20 years of
singing gospel, she felt a call to the Chicago-style blues.
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