Saturday 17.09.2022 / 20:30 h
Chicagos Best with an All-Star Band
Nick Moss Band feat. Laura Chavez & Andrew Duncanson (USA)
Nick Moss and his awesome band are among the best that Chicago has to offer in the field of blues. Nick is not only a great guitarist and singer, he simply delivers every time. His concerts are exciting from the first minute to the last. It was the strong wish of Groove Now to bring along the outstanding guitar player Laura Chavez and one of the best voices in modern blues, Andrew Duncanson.
The band embodies tradition as well as contemporary blues. Dennis Gruenling, one of the absolute best harmonica players, is also a singer and a great performer. Nick Moss is one of the musicians regularly presented by Groove Now, and in 2020, we arranged that he would bring along one of the best blues singers of today – Andrew Duncanson. For the concert in 2022, he has agreed to bring with him the best female blues guitarist in the world – Laura Chavez.
Laura is from Mountain View, California. She was the guitarist for her ‘partner-in crime’ – Candye Kane – from 2008 until Candye’s death in 2016. Candye Kane was a dazzling band leader, singer, and composer who followed in the style of Sue Foley. Laura started playing music professionally at the age of 18 and has been compared to guitarists like Stevie Ray Vaughan and Freddie King. Laura is a very popular guitarist who often accompanies singers on the guitar with her incomparable style. Her appearance at Groove Now in 2012 remains unforgettable! After performing with Sue Foley in 2021, Groove Now – thanks to their personal relationship with her – has once again managed to bring Laura to Basel, tearing her away from her work with blues singer Nikki Hill.
Andrew Duncason is the boss of the Kilborn Alley Blues Band and one of the best voices on modern blues. Listening to his soul soaked voice, you smell the south of the US.
The band of Nick is anyway outstanding. His band was voted Band of the Year in 2020 and his song “Lucky Guy,” from the album of the same name, was voted Song of the Year.
Winner of several awards for best harmonica player, the great showman Dennis Gruenling from New Jersey is one of the best harmonica players in the field of blues. His fat tone, his intimate vocals paired with a rough, unbridled energy fit perfectly with the guitar playing and vocals of Nick Moss.
In addition, bass player Rodrigo Mantovani has been in the band since 2019. Rodrigo, who is from Brazil, played with Brazilian blues guitarist Igor Prado for many years and has since settled in Chicago. Many musicians – including Rick Estrin – consider him one of the best bassists of the current blues scene, if not the best. With Patrick Seals, Nick has a drummer who not only maintains the rhythm, but also constantly pushes the band forward.
Not to be missed!
Nick Moss - Guitar, Vocals
Dennis Gruenling - Harmonica, Vocals
Laura Chavez - Guitar
Andrew Duncanson - Vocals, Guitar
Rodrigo Mantovani - Bass
Patrick Seals - Drums
Saturday, September 17, 2022
Atlantis, Klosterberg 13, Basel
Concert start: 20:30
Door opening: 20:00
Tickets: CHF 69
No guaranteed seating!