Alive in America
'The Best Blues Band In Moscow Russia!' That is what I was told when I saw them on the list of bands for the 2004 Kettle River Blues Festival. When they got up and played, it all made sense. The crowd went nuts! The Cousins play a 'turned up to the max' power trio version of the blues that rocks audiences from Europe to the USA. In their 13 years together, The Blues Cousins have been named the most popular blues band in Russia. In 2000 they were awarded 'Best Band' among 57 bands at Blues Sur Seine Festival in France. The band's leader, Levan Lomidze, has been officially named among the top 10 guitarists in Russia. During what was their second trip to the USA, I was given the opportunity to record The Blues Cousins. This recording comes from the 2004 Sunbanks Blues Festival, their last outdoor festival performance before returning home to Russia. What you see here is one of their dreams come true. The Blues Cousins first CD recorded and produced in the United States of America. We hope you enjoy discovering The Blues Cousins and will agree that 'These guys rock, really rock.' Dave Keefer Jazz Stream / Bluestopia Records Recorded at: The Sunbanks Blues Festival, Grand Coulee, WA, September 10, 2004 Produced by: David Keefer and Levan Lomidze Recorded by: David Keefer, Jazz Stream Mobile Mixed and Mastered by: David Keefer at The Spare Room. 'Awesome guitar! Good show comrades!' Ben Manilla, Producer. House Of Blues Radio Hour Ben Manilla Productions.