Solon Fishbone

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Solon Fishbone is the preeminent leader and vitally important pioneer of Blues music in Brazil. A true guitar wizard, Fishbone's dynamic, explosive style catapulted him to the top of the burgeoning Brazilian Blues scene, quickly becoming a regular headline performer at major Blues festivals and events. "Solon Fishbone y Los Cobras" have played to enthusiastic audiences throughout Brazil and South America for 20 years and were largely responsible for the boom of the Blues in Porto Alegre and southern Brazil.

Though the Blues is where his heart is, Fishbone's influences are far-reaching, ranging from traditional Blues Masters Albert, BB and Freddie King, Eric Clapton and the Vaughan Brothers to Jazz Masters Jimmy Smith, Kenny Burrell, Wes Montgomery and John Coltrane as well as contemporary guitar greats such as Carlos Santana, Ronnie Earl and Robin Ford.

Solon's latest album, "Fish Tones", features band mates Cristiano Bertolucci on drums and John Maldonado on keyboards as well as special appearances by several other Blues artist friends.

"Fish Tones" brings together all of Solon's musical influences, creating a kind of musical mosaic that encompasses Jazz, on "Red Top", Delta Blues on "For Mother Earth" featuring Gaspero Harmonica, Texas blues on Freddie King's, "See See Baby", featuring Brazilian Blues singer Azimbujia, and "I Love The Woman", featuring harmonicist Ale Ravanello. "Fish Tones" opening track, "What's On Your Mind", features special guest appearances by Brazilian harmonica virtuoso Alex Rossi and Mississippi native, guitarist and founding member of the Brazilian Blues band, "Blues Etilicos", Greg Wilson.

Solon pays tribute to seminal Blues Masters Albert Collins on the tune, "C" As In Collins", and BB King with his traditional tune, "The Woman I Love". "Fish Tones" also showcases several original tunes including classic low down shuffle, "She's So Hard To Find", and Latin inspired instrumental tracks, "Por La Isla" and "Cool Breezes".

Solon Fishbone
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