Latvian Blues Band

Latvian Blues Band

Riga, Rīga, Latvia | Established. Jan 01, 2000 | SELF

Riga, Rīga, Latvia | SELF
Established on Jan, 2000
Band Blues Blues Rock




"Award Winning Design"

A’Design Award and Competition Milan Italy 2019 Bronze Medal goes to Latvian Blues Band CD “Music of My Heart” Design By Inga Jurane!!!!

Congratulations and we are proud! - A’Design Award and Competition

"These guys are great"

These guys are great. They play with a lot of heart and soul. Very groovy and a lot of blues feeling. Had a great time working with you guys. You are very professional and kind, thanks a lot for 2 great blues evenings. -P.S. Lets do it again ! - BIG DADDY WILSON

"I am so proud of the Latvian Blues Band"

I am so proud of the Latvian Blues Band. 15 years ago, they recorded with my band, Billy Branch and the Sons of Blues. Since then they've backed many of Chicago's finest Blues musicians. These cats can on-the-spot play Chicago lump-de-lumps or make ice cream changes like old Chicago pros! I thoroughly enjoy having them play behind me because they learn my arrangements perfectly. They are true professionals! - BILLY BRANCH

"I had the most wonderful time playing with the Latvian Blues Band"

I had the most wonderful time playing with the Latvian Blues Band on the weekend of May 27 and 28. They are the Greatest, I would love to bring them to Chicago,. (USA) so that another side of the world can hear them. I love you guys, Thanks so much. I look forward to playing with you again in the future. - NELLIE TIGER TRAVIS

"The Latvian Blues Band are a very exciting and versatile group"

The Latvian Blues Band are a very exciting and versatile group that can play anything from lowdown blues to R and B and rock with conviction and fire. They are all accomplished musicians and play great as a unit which is what is most impressive about them. They can back up an artist with minimal rehearsal and play strong yet very appropriate backgrounds, giving just the right amount of muscle while still being considerate of the artists leadership.They also have good vocalists within the group and solid songwriting skills which makes for a winning combination. - DUKE ROBILLARD

"I love the people here and the Latvian Blues Band is great!"

Listen up Folks! I’m here at the Bites Blues Club in Riga, Latvia and having a ball! I love the people here and the Latvian Blues Band is great! After a short rehearsal we did a gig last nite and the band was able to play everything I threw at them. We played my tunes, old blues, new blues and everything in between and they were in the pocket all the way! I could only wish the so-called blues musicians now-a-days in the U.S. were as good… - JAMES SOLBERG

"They are far beyond their years in playing, and they are nice guys too."

My experience with the Latvian Blues Band has been a great experience. They are far beyond their years in playing, and they are nice guys too. I think the future is very bright for these guys. In fact I would not hesitate to play with them again. They are my younger brothers, and I wish them the best. The LBB forever. - ANDREW ‘Jr BOY’ JONES


  • Latvian Blues Band 20 year anniversary concert, 2 CD
  • Live At Riga City Festival 2017
  • Music Of My Heart
  • Live At The Dream Factory
  • 10 Year Anniversary Concert
  • 10 Year Anniversary Concert DVD
  • When The Sun Goes Down
  • Unreal
  • Live in B.B.C. vol. 3
  • One Hot Night
  • Live in B.B.C. vol. 2
  • Live in B.B.C. vol. 1 
  • Blues Party



The Latvian Blues Band

The Latvian Blues Band was established 20 years ago, and it has gained much experienced by appearing at its Riga base, the Bite Blues Club,[1] together with more than 200 blues artists from the United States and elsewhere.

Early in 2000, the Canadian blues authority Johnny V. recorded an album in Rīga.  This experience opened up the road toward participation in a number of festivals (the BluesFest International Windsor and London festival, the South Country Fair in Macleod), as well as club concerts in Canada.  The LBB has appeared at the Century of Blues festival in Zagreb, Croatia (2004), as well as the Euro Jazz 2004 festivals in Athens, Greece.  The band has appeared in Greece, Poland, Spain, and elsewhere.  A particular honour was the invitation to appear at the Chicago Blues Festival in 2005 as the first European blues band ever to appear at that festival in history.  In 2008, the LBB toured a series of blues clubs in Chicago.

The band’s musical influences include artists such as Albert King, Freddie King, B.B. King, Albert Collins, Willie Dixon, Muddy Waters, T-Bone Walker, and many others.  The band’s original music stretches from the “second line” rhythms of New Orleans, to R’n’B and soul, and also in-depth Chicago blues.  Latvian Blues Band performances are always exciting and original, with audience members being invited to take part in the concert, as well.  The band’s repertoire is very extensive, with very few pre-prepared set lists.  Each concert’s programme is based on the emotions and atmosphere of the local venue, and even if a fan attends an LBB concert every day for a week in a row, each concert will be different and, perhaps, very much in contrast to the previous one.

[1]   The word “Bite” in this case, refers to the Latvian word for “bee” and is pronounced (bi-teh), as opposed to the English word for chewing.

Band Members