Big Bo

Memphis

The annual 2017 International Blues Challenge

THE INTERNATIONAL BLUES CHALLENGE #IBC2017

The annual 2017 International Blues Challenge The annual 2017 International Blues Challenge #33 has started today. Last year I was one of the competitors (2016). It was one of the most important highlights in my entire career as a musician. I was so happy to have made it to the semi finals. The experience was one to never forget. Too bad I can’t be there this year to attend the festival but I know one thing for sure: The Blues Foundation, Memphis, USA has done another great job organizing this massive event. This year I am proud to see two of my favorite bands and musicians from my country participate; The Detonics (band) and Robert Fossen & Dave Warmerdam (duo) from the Netherlands.[…]

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Going to Memphis, TN

  January 30, 2016: BIG BO – IBC16 – FINALS – On our last day in Memphis we headed over to the Orpheum to see the Finals of the IBC16. The Orpheum is a huge theatre in classic 20’s style. The finals would take 8 long hours so we didn’t get the chance to see all of the acts performing there when we went outside for some food and do a little shopping, but we saw most part of it. The Orpheum was almost sold out and we saw The Delgado brothers perform a great set. What I thought would be the winners proved right: The Delgado Brothers won the IBC16 in the band category. I had high hopes for Ben Hunter and[…]

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BIG BO - General information - short biography

BIG BO

Dutch bluesman Bo Brocken (stage name: Big Bo) plays his Blues from the heart and soul. He has been around for quite a while now, touring Europe and the world for almost 30 years, playing his traditional style Blues. Performing as a one-man-band, using a full foot-operated drum set, acoustic and electric guitars, resonator guitars and Cigar Box Guitars, he plays traditional blues in Delta, Piedmont, Misissippi Hills and Ragtime style. (Photo: Jos de Jong)

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