2023 line-up

XIX santa maria blues festival

JULY 13 2023

PETER STORM & THE BLUES SOCIETY

Hotest blues band in Portugal

Four experienced musicians, with own sound signature, strong stage presence, voice and style, decided to put together an exciting band, taking a all step forward on their game. PS&TBS dresses with elegance, with an image that represents and take us to the more conservative side of the blues, presenting their acclaimed original songs by recreating the right atmosfer of immemorial times, taking the audience to an unforgetable journey!

PORTUGAL
22:30h

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SOFT CITY

The Oslo-based band Soft City is characterized by hard-hitting riffs, suggestive rhythms, soulful melody lines, and virtuosic solos. The band found each other in a shared fascination for music in the blues and soul genre and has since the start-up in 2018 played at several festivals and club scenes around Norway, and they represents the European Blues Challenge 2023 at the Santa Maria Blues!

SWEDEN

00:20h

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DJ HELDER F

One of the main references on the dance floors of Santa Maria, always influenced by good music and musicians, he started playing the drums at the age of 14, and later, he discovered his passion for Djing. Since then, he has developed his vocation in this area, always evolving.

PORTUGAL
02:00h

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JULY 14 2023

BIG DADDY WILSON

Born in North Carolina, discovered the blues in Europe. His music is hard to describe. The blues with a lot of Soul, a little Jazz , Reggae and Gospel, Story telling and Folk. This blues singer with his unique voice bought different styles together in a beautiful mélange, which could be called world music.”

Many of his songs are in a minor key with a slow dragging groove. Big Daddy Wilson is the real deal, a true bluesman in every sense of the word. His voice is powerful and impressive!

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
22:30h

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TOMMY CASTRO & THE PAINKILLERS

“The hardest thing to do,” says internationally beloved soul-blues rocker Tommy Castro, “is be yourself, take some chances and bring your fans along with you.” Throughout his long, constantly evolving career, guitarist, singer and songwriter Tommy Castro has always remained true to himself while exploring, growing and creating new music, and he has taken his thousands of devoted fans right along with him.

Castro is one of the brightest stars in the blues-soul genre. Voracious blues energy and ultimate soul power…impassioned vocals and pure inventiveness in his stellar guitar solos.” –Blues Music Magazine

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
00:20h

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DJ'S DISKO GROOVERS

DisKo Groovers is a project that brings together two Azorean DJs (Matti and Mr. Bridge) since 2010. Since then, between Clubs, Festivals and SunSets, their focus has always been on transmitting good energy to the dance floors wherever they go. Their sound is based on Disco and House Music.

PORTUGAL
02:00h

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JULY 15 2023

ROBBIN KAPSALIS AND VINTAGE #18

Robbin’s repertoire ranges from blues and soul standards to her scintillating originals.

The internationally acclaimed Kapsalis delivers mesmerizing performances in her trademark white boots, commanding attention alongside her stellar band, offering audiences a marvelous gumbo of musical talent mixed with charisma and passion.

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
22:30h

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VANESSA COLLIER

A blend of rock, soul and blues and is a winner of three Blues Music Awards including a win for 2022 Award for Contemporary Blues Female Artist. This year Vanessa is busy touring summer festivals highlighted by shows at the Rochester International Jazz Festival, RBC Ottawa Blues Festival, Winthrop Rhythm & Roots Festival and a two week tour of Europe. Vanessa graduated with a dual degree from the prestigious Berklee College of Music and was invited to play alongside Annie Lennox and Willie Nelson at Berklee’s commencement address. She also worked with Kathy Mattea, Bill Cooley, Patrice Rushen, and many more visiting artists while studying at Berklee. Her influences include among others Bonnie Raitt, Norah Jones and The Wood Brothers.

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
00:15h

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DJ SÉRGIO FIGUEIREDO

“You can’t overdose on music” Cheers to that🍻 

His passion for music and his good taste turned him into a DJ for festivals and theme parties. A self-confessed lover of Blues/Rock, brings back the great hits of the past, assuming a fascination with remixes of electronic music and transporting all that good energy to the public.

PORTUGAL
02:00h

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