Keith Dunn with Balta Bordoy & The Bad Boys (USA & BCN)

Friday, July 12, 2019 - 20:45

American Blues legend Keith Dunn and the talented roots-black music guitar player Balta Bordoy first met together in 2010. After a series of concerts in Mallorca and Barcelona they recorded their first album that took them to some Spanish tours in 2017 and 2018. In November 2018 they also played 5 shows together in different cities of Ukraine. From these experiences the idea of putting together a 5 piece band was born.

Although Keith Dunn is famous for his singing and harmonica playing in the Chicago Blues style, in this project he shows his relatively unknown side as R&B singer, influenced by classics of the genre like Louis Jordan or his own uncle the great Jimmy McCracklin.

The result is a solid R&B band that combines elements of Jump Blues, jazz and classical electric Blues, into a unique sound featuring the soulful voice and harp of Keith Dunn and the biting and bluesy guitar lines of BB.

These two leaders are perfectly backed by some exceptional musicians: the hammond B3 played by Víctor Puertas that brings the audience to the dusty old organ LPs of Bill Doggett and Wild Bill Davis, the saxophone of Arnaud Desprez played in the style of classics like Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson, Gene Ammons and Lee Allen and the drums of Jake Klamburg inspired by Fred Below or Earl Palmer.

All in all, the Band delivers all the fun you could want from a late 50’s Rhytm’n’Blues combo: the on-the-spot arrangements of tunes learned by ear, the blues-based harmonies with touches of jazz learning and the funk-laced sense of swing.