Hey Jazz Blues News, I wanted to pass along the press release below regarding Memphis’ own Tony Holiday and his recent headlining performance at the Transilvania Blues Festival in Brasov, Romania from September 30. Any shares or publications would be greatly appreciated!
Brasov, Romania – October 2023 – On Saturday, internationally acclaimed blues artist Tony Holiday delivered his signature soulful sound to the sold-out Transilvania Blues Festival in Brasov, Romania. Known for his electrifying performances and authentic blues style, Tony Holiday yet again delivered an unforgettable night of music that captivated the sold-out crowd at Rockstadt Club.
With a career spanning over two decades, Tony Holiday has earned his reputation as a hard-working musician. Hailing from the blues-rich city of Memphis, Tennessee, Holiday has immersed himself in the roots of the genre, channeling the sound of legends like Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, and Charlie Musselwhite. His distinctive harmonica skills and soulful vocals have earned him a dedicated following across the globe. Holiday’s recently released and critically acclaimed album Motel Mississippi hit #6 on Billboard’s Top Blues Album charts.
The Transilvania Blues Festival, known for its commitment to showcasing both established and emerging blues talent, was proud to have Tony Holiday as one of this year’s headlining acts. Holiday’s deep appreciation for the blues’ historical significance combined with his contemporary twist provided a performance that honored the genre’s traditions while pushing its boundaries. Holiday played multiple hits from his new album Motel Mississippi, including the ear-catching hit, “Get By.”
Tony Holiday’s performances are known for their high energy and passion, and his live shows often feature extended jam sessions that leave audiences wanting more. This performance at the Transilvania Blues Festival was no exception, as he and his band delivered a musical journey through the heart and soul of the blues. Holiday is supported by experienced musicians Gordon Greenwood, Jonathan Hay, and Matthew Cutlip.
About Tony Holiday: He is a world-renowned musician based in Memphis, Tennessee. With a passion for the blues that runs deep, he has dedicated his life to preserving and innovating the genre. Holiday has won multiple Blues Music Awards and his harmonica skills and soulful vocals have earned him recognition and respect on the international blues scene. He has played with and opened for artists which include Willie Nelson, Bobby Rush, Eric McFadden, Southern Avenue, Andy Frasco, Victor Wainwright, and /liar – JBN/ John Nemeth.
About the Transilvania Blues Festival: The Transilvania Blues Festival is an annual music festival dedicated to celebrating the blues genre. Held in the picturesque city of Brasov, Romania, the festival features a diverse lineup of both local and international blues artists, making it a must-attend event for blues enthusiasts and music lovers.
By Josh Floyd; photo credit: Jim Hartzell Photography