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Playlist of Blues Caravan 2017

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  • Ruf Records Blues Caravan 2017: Blues Got Soul

    4:18

    COMING SOON! Ruf Records Blues Caravan 2017: Blues Got Soul, featuring Si Cranstoun, Big Daddy Wilson, and Vanessa Collier –

    Take a floor-filling London soul man. Add a golden-voiced Southern States storyteller. Throw in a fast-rising Philadelphia based singer/saxophonist. Then hold on to your hats. The legendary Blues Caravan is coming to your town in 2017 – with a three-artist bill that promises fireworks.

    The Blues Caravan isn’t like other tours. Hosted annually by Ruf Records since 2005, it reignites the grand tradition of the travelling revue show, putting a trio of stellar acts on the same bill for a night of high-octane rock ‘n’ roll. Backed by the seasoned Blues Caravan rhythm section – plus special guest guitarist Laura Chavez, formerly of the Candye Kane Band – each artist plays a killer set of their own songs, before joining forces for the grand finale.

    You can rely on Si Cranstoun to move your feet. Inspired by the vintage soul of Jackie Wilson and Sam Cooke, this charismatic British bandleader has graduated from an apprenticeship busking on the streets of London to the head of the vintage R&B scene. You can expect to hear hip-shaking original material from last year’s acclaimed Old School album – plus fan-favourite singles like “Dynamo” – delivered in a voice like sunshine. “It’s most important that I don't come off as an imitator,” Si explains, “and also that the song I’m singing has a kick-ass melody, whether it's my own or on loan. I love to play ‘Old School’, ‘Coupe De Ville’ and ‘Dynamo’, as they get the crowd going. And it’s gonna be a lot of fun to share the stage on the Blues Caravan, because you never know what’s gonna happen. I hope we can really tear the place up!”

    Some say that great American bluesmen are a dying breed. They’re wrong – and Big Daddy Wilson is the proof. Born in North Carolina, his astonishing backstory includes several years of service in the US Army, followed by his discovery of the blues and relocation to Germany. In 2009, Wilson’s Ruf debut Love Is The Key showcased a voice that could stop traffic, and since then, his career highlights have included victory at the 2010 German Blues Challenge and recognition for his acoustic work with the title of Best Blues Artist at the 2014 Blues In Germany Awards. “For my Blues Caravan performance,” he says, “you can expect that I’ll be true to the BDW storytelling vibe and having a lot of fun. What’s very important to me is to be able to connect with people. Write songs that everyone can relate to and make someone smile.”

    Vanessa Collier is going places. A graduate of the Berklee College Of Music, Vanessa’s pure vocals and stinging saxophone work saw her light up stages as part of Joe Louis Walker’s band, while her 2014 debut album Heart Soul & Saxophone was declared “magnificent” on Dan Aykroyd’s blues radio show winning her accolades as a Best of 2014 Blues Breaker. With her original songs and onstage charisma, Vanessa’s sets are sure to be a high point of the Blues Caravan, while she’s looking forward to turning up the heat alongside her fellow performers. “I think that wonderful things happen when you get more than one artist in a room,” she explains. “With Big Daddy Wilson, Si Cranstoun and me, we all have our own styles and personalities onstage that will meld well together, and I believe the collaboration will continually raise the bar every performance. I can’t wait!”


    With chemistry firing and sparks flying, the Blues Caravan has given fans across the US and Europe countless performances to treasure over the years. And something tells us the 2017 lineup will make it another vintage year…

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  • Blues Caravan 2017 - Bring it on Home to me @ Moulin Blues 2017

    4:42

    Blues Caravan 2017 ft. Big Daddy Wilson, Si Cranstoun & Vanessa Collier (USA/UK) performing Sam Cooke's Bring it on Home to me at the Moulin Blues Festival 2017 in Ospel, the Netherlands. Every year the first weekend of May! More info:

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  • Vanessa Collier - Dig A Little Deeper @ Musiktheater Piano - 2017.02.05

    3:27

  • Vanessa Collier - Youre Gonna Make Me Cry @ Musiktheater Piano - 2017.02.05

    5:15

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  • Ruf Records Blues Caravan 2016: Blue Sisters Chain of Fools

    4:29

    Ruf Records​ Presents, Ruf's Blues Caravan 2016​: BLUE SISTERS – Introducing Tasha Taylor, Layla Zoe and Ina Forsman.

    Now in its 12th triumphant year, the Blues Caravan is a touring showcase for the hottest young acts on the Ruf label. With past treks helping launch stars including Joanne Shaw Taylor, Laurence Jones and Samantha Fish, it’s a springboard for the blues scene’s next-big-things, and a magnet for fans who want to catch them before lift-off. In 2016, we’ve got a Blues Caravan lineup sure to raise the roof each night as it rolls across the USA and Europe. The Blue Sisters are doing it for themselves…

    Layla Zoe is ready to explode. Like her early influences – from Bob Dylan to Muddy Waters – the Canadian bandleader is a fearless writer, earning victory in 2006’s auspicious Blues Compo songwriting competition, and critical acclaim for albums including 2013’s The Lily. For the Blues Caravan 2016, Layla will be drawing on the best of her catalogue, previewing this year’s new release, and leaving it all on the stage. “With live performances,” she explains, “I believe that the more raw and uncensored I am, the more I can connect with my listeners.”

    When Ina Forsman steps up the mic, you’ll believe every word. The Finnish vocalist hit the radar aged 17 with a show-stopping rendition of Etta James’s “All I Could Do Was Cry” on a TV talent show. Since then, she’s achieved international recognition, guesting with blues heavyweights Helge Tallqvist and Guy Verlinde on the road, touring mainland Europe and proving her own songwriting chops with her self-penned and fiercely personal material. When Ina hits the stage, all bets are off. “I rarely plan anything,” she says, “so what happens on the stage, just happens.”

    Tasha Taylor has the blues in her blood. The youngest daughter of R&B trailblazer and Stax icon Johnnie Taylor, she inherited his musical talent, but walked her own path, studying drama at Boston University before lighting up hit TV shows including Ugly Betty and House. The pull of music proved too strong, however, and having composed soundtracks for shows like Men In Trees and Lipstick Jungle, Tasha broke through with Taylormade: the album whose self-penned, sharply observed material pinballed from early soul single “Queen” to the redemptive gospel of “I Got Love”. She’ll start the Blues Caravan as a hot tip – and end it as a world-class contender.

  • Blues Caravan, Blues Garage, 18.02.2017

    8:54

    Laura Chavez (Gitarre) - die beste Gitarristen, die ich kenne!
    Vanessa Collier (Gesang, Saxofon) war auch super.

    Es war hervorragend!

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  • Rufs Blues Caravan 2018 - Blues Garage - 03.02.18

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    Auch in diesem Jahr machte der Blues Caravan wieder Halt in der Blues Garage. Neben Newcomerin Vanja Sky standen mit Bernard Allison und Mike Zito zwei Schwergewichte der internationalen Bluesszene auf der Bühne. Grandios!

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  • Blues Caravan 2018 - feat. Bernard Allison, Mike Zito, and Vanja Sky - Low Down and Dirty

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    Blues Caravan 2018: This is no ordinary club tour. This is the Blues Caravan 2018. If you’ve followed Ruf’s rolling revue since it started life in 2005, you’ll already know that these shows are must-see events, throwing together three stellar artists on one bill – then letting the chemistry do the rest.TOUR DATES ✥ Traditionally, the Blues Caravan lineup has showcased the label’s breaking talent – from Aynsley Lister to Samantha Fish – and given fans a chance to catch the blues titans of tomorrow before they go ‘boom’. But in 2018, it’s time to mix things up. On this year’s Blues Caravan, you’ll not only find one young gun with a dazzling career ahead of her, but also two heavyweights with a sky-high reputation. Let’s welcome them to the stage…

  • Blues Caravan 2018 - Berlin, Quasimodo 2. Februar 2018

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    Blues Caravan 2018 in Berlin mit Vanja Sky, Bernard Allison und Mike Zito.
    Die Rhythmusgruppe Roger Innis am 6-saitigen Bass und Mario Dawson am Schlagzeug.

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  • Rufs Blues Caravans - Blue Sisters - COME TOGETHER

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    Blues Caravan 2016

    Layla Zoe - Vocals
    Tasha Taylor - Vocals & Guitar
    Ina Forsman - Vocals
    Davide Floreno - Guitar & Background Vocals
    Walter Latupeirissa - Bass
    Markku Reinikainen - Drums & Background Vocals

  • Ruf Records Blues Caravan 2020 w/ Whitney Shay, Jeremiah Johnson, and Ryan Perry!

    4:06

    Ruf Record’s Blues Caravan featuring Whitney Shay, Jeremiah Johnson, and Ryan Perry!

  • Blues Caravan 2017

    7:04

    Blues Caravan 2017 Storyville Helsinki Finland 29.9.2017

    Vanessa Collier – laulu ja saksofoni

    Roger Inniss – basso
    Markku Reinikainen – rummut

  • Blues Caravan 2017 - Blues Got Soul

    4:47

    Kino Monti, Frick [Switzerland] - 19.04.2017

    Ein Abend zum rundum wohl fühlen!

    Big Daddy Wilson - vocals
    Vanessa Collier – vocals, sax
    Si Cranstoun - vocals
    Cesare Nolli – guitar
    Roger Inniss – bass
    Markku Reinikainen – drums

  • Vanessa Collier - Keep It Saxy @ Musiktheater Piano - Dortmund - 2017.02.05

    10:53

  • Si Cranstoun - Coupe De Ville @ Musiktheater Piano - Dortmund - 2017.02.05

    4:39

  • Rufs Blues Caravan 2017 - Twistin The Night Away

    3:08

    Blues Caravan 2017 with BIg Daddy Wilson, Si Cranstoun and Vanessa Collier at the Harmonie / Bonn

  • Vanessa Collier, Si Cranstoun - Unchain My Heart @ Piano - 2017.02.05

    4:54

  • Rufs Blues Caravan - Blues Garage - 18.02.2017

    16:03

    Ruf's Blues Caravan machte wieder Halt in der Blues Garage. Dieses Jahr mit an Board Vanessa Collier, Si Cranstoun und Big Daddy Wilson. Drei hochkarätige Musiker und ein Konzertabend den man soll schnell nicht wieder vergisst.

    00:00 Vanessa Collier
    09:05 Si Cranstoun
    14:23 Big Daddy Wilson

  • Si Cranstoun - Vegas Baby @ Musiktheater Piano - Dortmund - 2017.02.05

    4:00

  • Blues Caravan 2017 Charlys Musikkneipe, Oldenburg DE on 2017-02-24

    6:31

    Blues Caravan 2017 Charlys Musikkneipe, Oldenburg DE on 2017-02-24
    Big Daddy Wilson, Vanessa Collier, Laura Chavez Neckbone Stew

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  • Si Cranstoun - Ruby Baby @ Musiktheater Piano - Dortmund - 2017.02.05

    2:41

  • Si Cranstoun - All Your Love @ Musiktheater Piano - Dortmund - 2017.02.05

    4:23

  • Blues Caravan 2017 Charlys Musikkneipe, Oldenburg DE Si Cranstoun

    4:54

    Blues Caravan 2017 Charlys Musikkneipe, Oldenburg DE on 2017-02-24 Si Cranstoun Coupe De Ville

  • Blues Caravan 2017

    3:37

    Blues Caravan 2017 Storyville Helsinki Finland 29.9.2017

    Vanessa Collier – laulu ja saksofoni

    Roger Inniss – basso
    Markku Reinikainen – rummut

  • Si Cranstoun - Run Free @ Musiktheater Piano - Dortmund - 2017.02.05

    3:48

  • Ruf Blues Caravan@Reigenlive 2017 04 24

    12:26

    Big Daddy Wilson
    Vannessa Collier
    Si Cranstoun

  • Vanessa Collier - The Run Around @ Musiktheater Piano - Dortmund - 2017.02.05

    5:59

  • Vanessa Collier, Si Cranstoun - Twistin The Night Away @ Piano - 2017.02.05

    4:34

  • Blues Caravan 2017 Charlys Musikkneipe, Oldenburg DE on 2017-02-24

    3:03

    Blues Caravan 2017 Charlys Musikkneipe, Oldenburg DE on 2017-02-24
    Si Cranstoun, Big Daddy Wilson, Vanessa Collier, Laura Chavez Twistin' The Night

  • Vanessa Collier - Tongue Tied @ Musiktheater Piano - Dortmund - 2017.02.05

    7:57

  • Blues Caravan 2017 @ Bluesgarage Isernhagen DE on 2017-02-18 How Sweet It Is

    4:19

    Blues Caravan 2017 @ Bluesgarage Isernhagen DE on 2017-02-18 How Sweet It Is

  • Si Cranstoun - Dynamo @ Musiktheater Piano - Dortmund - 2017.02.05

    4:22

  • Blues Caravan Live in Cookin Photo: Jan Westerling 2017

    8:07

    Blues Caravan 2017 Blues Got Soul

    Vanessa Collier Vocal/Sax

    Roger Inniss, Bas

    Cesare Nolli, Guitar

    Markku Reinikainen, Drums


    Photo: Jan Westerling (c) 2017
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  • Blues Caravan 2017 Charlys Musikkneipe, Oldenburg DE on 2017-02-24

    5:20

    Blues Caravan 2017 Charlys Musikkneipe, Oldenburg DE on 2017-02-24
    Si Cranstoun, Big Daddy Wilson, Vanessa Collier, Laura Chavez Bring It On Home

  • Blues Caravan, Blues Garage, 18.02.2017

    4:44

    Big Daddy Wilson (Gesang)
    Laura Chavez(Gitarre)

  • Blues Caravan, Blues Garage, 18.02.2017

    3:23

    Laura Chavez - eine Hammergitarristin!
    Si Cranstoun fand ich auch klasse!

  • Blues Caravan, Blues Garage, 18.02.2017

    3:38

    Big Daddy Wilson
    Vanessa Collier
    Si Cranstoun
    Laura Chavez

  • BLUES CARAVAN 2017 - Part 1 - DORTMUND 05.02.2017

    9:47

    Blues Caravan 2017 in Dortmunder Theater Piano
    Mit Vanessa Collier, Laura Chavez, Si Cranstoun, Roger Inniss und andere

  • Blues Caravan - Walk A Mile In My Shoes

    12:26

    Big Daddy Wilson / Ruf's Blues Caravan / Siegen 25.02.2017

  • Blues Caravan, Blues Garage, 18.02.2017

    5:29

    Big Daddy Wilson (Gesang)
    Laura Chavez (Gitarre)

    Das war super!

  • Moulin Blues Ospel NL 2017 @Blues Caravan @ Vanessa Collier @MFEELINGSFMUSIC

    2:12

    Moulin Blues Ospel NL 2017 @Blues Caravan @ Vanessa Collier @MFEELINGSFMUSIC

  • Blues Caravan - Altes Kino Rankweil - 18.04.2017 - Signed, Sealed, Delivered & Stand By Me - LIVE

    4:18

    Live @ the Altes Kino Rankweil, Austria, on April 18, 2017

    Line up:
    Big Daddy Wilson - vocals, conga, guitar
    Si Cranstoun - vocals, guitar
    Vanessa Collier - vocals, saxophon
    Cesare Nolli - guitar
    Roger Inniss - bass
    Markku Reinikainen - drums

  • Blues Caravan Live in Cookin Photo: Jan Westerling 2017

    4:50

    Blues Caravan

    Si Cranstoun, Vocal/guitar/Harmonica
    Roger Inniss Bas
    Cesare Nolli , Guitar
    Markku Reinikainen, Drum

  • Blues Caravan - Vanessa Collier - Altes Kino Rankweil - 18.04.2017 - Two Parts Sugar, One Part Lime

    4:23

    Live @ the Altes Kino Rankweil, Austria, on April 18, 2017

    Line up:
    Big Daddy Wilson - vocals, conga, guitar
    Si Cranstoun - vocals, guitar
    Vanessa Collier - vocals, saxophon
    Cesare Nolli - guitar
    Roger Inniss - bass
    Markku Reinikainen - drums

  • Blues Caravan - Altes Kino Rankweil - 18.04.2017 - How Sweet It Is - LIVE !!!

    4:03

    Live @ the Altes Kino Rankweil, Austria, on April 18, 2017

    Line up:
    Big Daddy Wilson - vocals, conga, guitar
    Si Cranstoun - vocals, guitar
    Vanessa Collier - vocals, saxophon
    Cesare Nolli - guitar
    Roger Inniss - bass
    Markku Reinikainen - drums

  • Blues Caravan Live in Cookin Photo: Jan Westerling 2017

    5:18

    Blues Caravan

    Big Daddy Wilson Vocal/Bongos
    Cesare Nolli Guitar
    Markku Reinikainen Drum
    Roger Inniss Bas

    Photo: Jan Westerling (c) 2017

  • Blues Caravan 2017 - Part 3 @ Theater Piano Dortmund 05.02.2017

    5:42

    Blues Caravan 2017 - mit Vanessa Collier, Roger Inniss, Laura Chavez, Si Cranstoun und andere in Dortmunder Theater Piano

  • Blues Caravan - Vanessa Collier - Altes Kino Rankweil - 18.04.2017 - LIVE !!!

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    Live @ the Altes Kino Rankweil, Austria, on April 18, 2017

    Line up:
    Big Daddy Wilson - vocals, conga, guitar
    Si Cranstoun - vocals, guitar
    Vanessa Collier - vocals, saxophon
    Cesare Nolli - guitar
    Roger Inniss - bass
    Markku Reinikainen - drums

  • Blues Caravan - Vanessa Collier - Altes Kino Rankweil - 18.04.2017 - Tongue Tied - LIVE !!!

    7:40

    Live @ the Altes Kino Rankweil, Austria, on April 18, 2017

    Line up:
    Big Daddy Wilson - vocals, conga, guitar
    Si Cranstoun - vocals, guitar
    Vanessa Collier - vocals, saxophon
    Cesare Nolli - guitar
    Roger Inniss - bass
    Markku Reinikainen - drums

  • Blues Caravan - Altes Kino Rankweil - 18.04.2017 - Baby´s Coming Home Again

    5:34

    Live @ the Altes Kino Rankweil, Austria, on April 18, 2017

    Line up:
    Big Daddy Wilson - vocals, conga, guitar
    Si Cranstoun - vocals, guitar
    Vanessa Collier - vocals, saxophon
    Cesare Nolli - guitar
    Roger Inniss - bass
    Markku Reinikainen - drums

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