“...When I see such a young man so far from America,
playing the blues so well, I feel happy and proud that
my mission in this life is done”
B.B. King – Dec. /98
When the average fan thinks of hotbeds of the blues, he
or she thinks of cities like Chicago, Austin, and Memphis,
and even such far-flung outposts as London and Paris.
That’s all set to change, however, as this red-hot
Brazilian, guitarist Big Gilson a TopCat Records artist,
is poised to put Rio de Janeiro on the blues map.
Gilson have released twelve CDs in his native country,
two in the USA (TopCat Record, Dallas, TX) and honed his
chops the last fourteen years gigging on his own (in Brazil,
Argentina, Europe and USA) and as the opening act for
Johnny Winter, Steve Winwood on his Brazilian tour, Johnny
Rivers (70.000 people audience), and twice to the master
B.B. King among others. While touring America, and gigging
at such clubs as Florida’s Bamboo Room, New York’s
Blue Note, and all over Chi-town, the band knocked out
such blues gods as Corey Harries, Duke Robillard, Lonnie
Brooks, Magic Slim, Ian Parker, Animals, Steve Crooper,
Saffire, Walter “Wolfman” Washington and Buddy
Guy, who extended the Boy from Brazil an open invitation
to play his Legends Club anytime.
Gilson released in 2005, LIVE IN TEXAS, a live recording
CD produced by veteran player, producer and multiple W.C
Handy award winner Richard Chalk, who produced the blues
legends Muddy Waters, Freddie King, Big Mama Thornton
and Big Joe Turner, among many others. LIVE IN DALLAS
was recorded live at the legendary BLUE CAT BLUES club
in Dallas, Texas on September 23rd 1999.
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