A shade of blue


The Mahin­dra Blues Fes­ti­val is to In­dian blues fans what the next Sal­man Khan movie is to Bhai’s devo­tees. And the or­gan­is­ers have just an­nounced the line-up for this year, which in­cludes four in­ter­na­tional artistes, and Black­strat­blues, the genre’s lo­cal main­stay. The acts from abroad in­clude John May­all (in pic), a vet­eran artiste from the UK who’s been ac­tive since 1956. Then there’s the Cana­dian singer Layla Zoe and Amer­i­cans Wal­ter “Wolf­man” Washington and Coco Mon­taya, the lat­ter hav­ing once been part of May­all’s band. All in all, this edi­tion prom­ises to be a rock­ing af­fair (though that ad­jec­tive might be con­sid­ered mis­lead­ing for a blues event).

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