It is time for the annual Finnish Blues Awards 2016!
Subtitled The Blues & Roots Music Awareness Summit 2016, it is a showcase for leading Finnish blues bands – a celebratory night with fun, good music, dancing and meeting other enthusiastics of the same field. This is just the second year for FBA, but it has already been getting a lot of attention among the musicians and press. And mostly it has increased the status of the blues in Finland by making the scene stronger and more vivid.
“It’s perhaps stretching the point to make connection between traditional Finnish sleigh songs and the minor key folkore themes of Finnish tango with delta blues, but there’s an essential shared empathy at the core of the music that glues together a historic lineage.” Pete Feenstra
Also this year there will be award given in four categories: The Lifetime Achievement, The New Comer Of The Year, Artist Of The Year and Best Song of The Year.
The Finnish Blues Awards will be held this year at Virgin Oil, Helsinki Finland Sat 26th of January 2016.