Sweet Marta & Johnny BigStone (ES)

Johnny Big Stone & Sweet Marta are considered one of the few acoustic duos in Spain playing “Old Blues” and representing the sound essence of that time. Marta is also one of the very few professional female harmonica players in Spain. Maybe she’ll bring out the washboard too!

They play in several bands together and they’ve played in many blues festivals in France and Spain. When they now come to Svalbard for the first time, it’s as an established duo. They take you a hundred years back in time, performing songs of black slaves created in the barracks and in the slave plantations: Delta blues and country blues signed by pioneers such as Reverend Gary Davis, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Blind Blake and others There haven’t been many Spanish artists at the Dark Season Blues, and just for that reason alone you have to catch this acoustic duo!

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