Richard Ray Farrell.
Richard Ray Farrell. / SUR

The Mijas Blues Festival makes a comeback

  • The Blues Festival returns to Mijas this Saturday following a three-year absence

After experiencing complications, the popular Festival de Blues de Mijas finished in 2014, but now the festival is back with a new format and a new venue at the Miguel González Bernal municipal auditorium.

This year’s festival will welcome three of the most respected blues artists in the area and the night promises to be a must for lovers of good, old-fashioned, foot-stomping blues.

The Vargas Blues Band, American guitarist, Richard Ray Farrell, and the Malaga-based Lito Blues Band will participate in the festival on Saturday 29 July.

Hard Time Blues is the title of the latest album of the guitarist Javier Vargas, leader of the Vargas Blues Band, and he will perform songs from his new project with the collaboration of several guest musicians.

Richard Ray Farrell has not only mastered the art of singing and playing the blues, he is a man that has literally lived the blues for the best part of his life. He has performed at numerous blues festivals in Spain, has more than 12 recordings under his belt and has played alongside iconic blues men like Lazy Lester, Louisiana Red, Frank Frost and RL Burnside.

The Lito Blues Band needs no introductions to blues aficionados in Malaga. They are renowned for their versions of the classic blues songs of artists like Albert King, Muddy Waters, Robert Johnson and Elmore James.

The show starts at 9.30 pm and tickets are free, but early arrival is advised as the organisers are expecting a full house.