miki nervio & the bluesmakers

miki nervio & the bluesmakers

 La Coruña, Galicia, ESP
BandBluesAcoustic

Acoustic old blues for everybody

Biography

Miki Nervio and the Bluesmakers is the reference point of acoustic blues in Spain. We make what we call "rural blues", influenced by the great bluesmen of the 20's and 30's (Big Bill Broonzy, Jazz Gillum, Blind Boy Fuller...), but with a mixture of later blues (Lightnin' Hopkins, Muddy Waters...), early swing bands, jug bands, ragtime... We made a trip looking for the roots of blues and what we found was a huge variety of styles... and we like all of them!!
To be truthful to this music, we retake the original instruments (washboard, upright bass, kazoo, dobro, mandolin...) and this let us play for many kinds of audience. We can play in a pub, in an auditorium, in a big stage or even as a street band. We are proud to say that many kinds of people enjoy our music, from  3-year-old-children to elderly people, people who likes jazz and blues and people who have never heard it. This is the result of recreating the old blues, a kind of music that comes from the heart and goes to your feelings (and to your feet).
That's the music we love (and try to make).

MEMBERS:

Miki Nervio: Voice, Kazoo
Slim Slide Louis: Dobro, Mandolin
Big Boino Juanginson: Upright bass
Rafa Mississippi: Harp
Sunny Boy Barros: Acoustic Guitar
Washboard Plof: Washboard, Drums