Ospel, NL – For over 30 years, the annual Moulin Blues Festival has made the scene in Ospel, the Netherlands. It has since become one of the leading blues stages in Europe. Each year, during the first weekend of May, thousands of blues-minded people find their way to Ospel, in the south of the Netherlands. Once there, they witness some of the greatest blues, soul, and zydeco acts the world has to offer.
This year is no exception. Twenty two acts will take to the stage on May 5th, and 6th, 2017. Among them, Grammy-nominated guitarist, Lurrie Bell, legendary blues rocker, Doyle Bramhall II, and Ruf Records artists, Thorbjørn Risager & the Black Tornado.
Over the years, Moulin Blues has featured numerous legendary blues artists such as BB King, Buddy Guy, Bo Diddley, Los Lobos, Koko Taylor, Robert Cray, Mavis Staples, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Lester Butler and many, many more.
This year’s stellar lineup, in order of appearance:
Friday, May 5th – Jake La Botz – Detonics – Nick Schnebelen Band – Big Creek Slim & Peter Nande – Lil’ Jimmy Reed – Mr. Sipp – The Santini-Jensen Project – The Cash Box Kings – Thorbjørn Risager & the Black Tornado
Saturday, May 6th – Blues Caravan 2017 (Vanessa Collier, Big Daddy Wilson, and Si Cranstoun, with the Blues Caravan Rhythm Section, and special guest guitarist, Laura Chavez) – Shakedown Tim & the Rhythm Revue – Fred Eaglesmith – Grunting Pigs – Lance Canales & the Flood – The Paris Slim/Big Pete Low Down Trio – Southern Avenue – Woody Pines – Kirk Fletcher Band – Davy Knowles – The Blues Harp Explosion! Ft. James Harman, Magic Dick, Giles Robson – Doyle Bramhall II – Lurrie Bell & His Chicago Blues Band
Gates open at 3 PM on Friday, and 11 AM on Saturday, with music scheduled until 1:30 AM each night. Other amenities at Moulin Blues Festival include camping, a dining tent, and vendors with both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks available.