Coming from the U.S., the Blues is closely linked to the Festival history since it's been present in Montreux from the beginning. Audiences have enjoyed many famous great figures of this important genre: Buddy Guy and his Chicago Blues, the king B.B. King and his sophisticated lyrical guitar style or John Lee Hooker, the ambassador of the Detroit Blues. All of whom inspired the playing of English Blues Rock's big names like Eric Clapton and John Mayall.
Concert at the Montreux Jazz
Tribute to Miriam Makeba, 09 July 2010, Auditorium Stravinski