June 24, 2024


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George Thorogood for the Notodden Blues Festival 2020: Video, Photos

Rocker George Thorogood and his Destoyers are announced as one of the headliners for this year’s Notodden Festival. This will be his first visit to Norway after playing at the festival in 2015.

Other new names on the poster are Gumbo, Grits & Gravy with Guy Davis, Anne Harris and Marcella Simien as well as British duo Kyla Brox & Danny Blomeley.

George Thorogood til Notodden Blues Festival

George Thorogood & the Destroyers are set to top this year’s Rock Friday at Notodden on Friday, July 31st. Norwegian CC Cowboys were previously launched on the same day. The concert with George Thorogood & the Destroyers in 2015 in front of 6,000 people in a sold out Hovig’s Hangar still stands for many as a highlight of the Notodden festival.

After more than 8,000 concerts since its inception in 1975, 15 million records sold, of which 6 have sold to gold and 2 to platinum, George Thorogood & the Destroyers is still “Bad To The Bone”. George Thorogood & the Destroyer’s popularity did not disappear with the death of the physical record, but confirms its popularity with more than 72 million streams of “Bad To The Bone”, 20 million of “One Bourbone, One Scotch, One Beer” and 12 million of ” I Drink Alone ».

– George Thorogood’s popularity in our music segment is well illustrated by his nearly 1.6 million monthly listeners on Spotify, which is almost twice as much as Joe Bonamassa and Buddy Guy and more than twice as much as Beth Hart. All of these are great audience favorites with us at Notodden. George Thorogood is miles ahead of these. It is clear that we are happy with this booking, ”says festival director Jostein Forsberg in a press statement.

Gumbo, Grits & Gravy for the first time

With the musicians Guy Davis, Anne Harris and Marcella Simien, this band comes to Norway for the first time. Gumbo, Grits & Gravy are referred to as a party by a band and their music offers a plethora of styles that are mixed together. These are music from the American southern states with acoustic blues, zydeco, cajun and americana as the main ingredients.

Gumbo, Grits & Gravy  (Foto: Joseph A. Rosen).

Kyla Brox

Kyla Brox won the European Blues Challenge 2019 and did two very strong concerts with her band at Teledølen during the festival last year. Now she is back in duo format with her husband Danny Blomeley. From her stay in Manchester, England, Brox is in the process of building a great career touring across Europe. She has been nominated for the UK Blues Awards in the Artist Of The Year and Album Of The Year categories this year. As the daughter of British blues pioneer Victor Brox, she grew up with blues music to life. Kyla Brox & Danny Blomeley will be listening to Notodden’s Folk & Blues Stage this year.

Notodden Blues Festival 2020 will be held in the period July 30 – August 2.

Kyla Brox.
Kyla Brox.
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