Big Gilson & Blues Dynamite

Big Gilson & Blues Dynamite

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Hottest Brazillian Blues-Rock guitar slinger ...When I see such a young man so far from America, playing the blues so well, I feel happy and proud that my mission in this life is done... B.B. King - Dec. /98

Biography

“...When I see such a young man so far from America, playing the blues so well, I feel happy and proud that my mission in
this life is done” B.B. King – Dec. /98

When the average fan thinks of hotbeds of the blues, he or she thinks of cities like Chicago, Austin, and Memphis, and even such far-flung outposts as London and Paris. That’s all set to change, however, as this red-hot Brazilian, guitarist Big Gilson a TopCat Records artist, is poised to put Rio de Janeiro on the blues map.

Gilson have released twelve CDs in his native country, and honed his chops the last fourteen years gigging in Europe, South and North America, and as the opening act for Johnny Winter in Canada, Steve Winwood on his Brazilian tour, Johnny Rivers (70.000 people audience), and twice to the master B.B. King. While touring America, and gigging at such clubs as Florida’s Bamboo Room, New York’s Blue Note, and all over Chi-town, the band knocked out such blues gods as The Animals, Steve Crooper, Corey Harries, Duke Robillard, Lonnie Brooks, Magic Slim, Saffire, Walter “Wolfman” Washington and Buddy Guy, who extended the Boy from Brazil an open invitation to play his Legends Club anytime.

Gilson released in 2005, LIVE IN TEXAS, a live recording CD produced by veteran player, producer and multiple W.C Handy award winner Richard Chalk, who produced the blues legends Muddy Waters, Freddie King, Big Mama Thornton and Big Joe Turner, among many others. LIVE IN DALLAS was recorded live at the legendary BLUE CAT BLUES club in Dallas, Texas on September 23rd 1999. This is Big Gilson's last release playing his trademark Gibson SG. Just after this show, he switched to his "new baby" Fender Stratocaster NIKITA. (He blames it on those Texans, heehaw...)

Among other Brazilian and American companies, this man is proud to have the English MARSHALL amps, and VINTAGE guitars supporting his tours in Europe.

Musical highlights:

FULL MOON CONCERT SERIES opening for JOHNNY WINTER – London, Canada
BLUE NOTE – NY; BB KING’S – NY
BUDDY GUY`S LEGENDS – Chicago KENNEDY CENTER; NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART and BBQUE BLUES BATTLE (50.000 people) - Washington DC
BAMBOO ROOM, TOBACCO RD – Florida
NAMM SHOW – California
MUSIKMESS – Frankfurt
TRING BLUES FESTIVAL – England
BARNEY BIG BASH FESTIVAL - England
BLUE CAT BLUES, MUDDY WATERS – Dallas, Texas
VIII FESTIVAL DE BLUES CIUDAD DE CORDOBA – Córdoba, Spain;
SALA ARENA - Madrid, Spain;
GUITAR CLUB - Buenos Aires, Argentina;
FEATURED ON TV ON WASHINGTON NEWS CHANNEL 4, 6 O'CLOCK NEWS FOR "BLUES FROM BRAZIL

There are lots of bands out there, in America and around the world, who play the blues. They play the blues but you can tell they don’t feel the blues. Big Gilson is most definitely not one of those bands. This boy may hail from Rio, but he plays like he was born and raised in South Oak Cliff, and there is no higher testament a native Texan and lifelong blues freak can give. John Nova Lomax - Music Independent Magazine, Houston-Texas.

Discography

Sentenced To Living
Label: Blues Time Records
Year: 2009

Chrysalis
Label: Blues Time Records
Year: 2007

Bring It Back Home
Label: Blue Star Records - UK
Year: 2006

Puro Feeling
Label: Top Cat Brasil
Year: 2005

Live in Texas
Label: Top Cat Brasil
Year: 2005

Live at the Bamboo Room
Label: Top Cat Brasil
Year: 2004

Live at the Blue Note NY
Label: TopCat Records, TXl
Year: 2003

Cab Driver Blues
Label: Topcat Records, TX
Year: 1999

Yellow Mojo Blues
Label: Gravadora Eldorado
Year: 1997

Set List

I play many originals as well as some blues standards on my own version. The set can be as long as necessary, and how many sets as needed.