It is with great honour that Sierre Blues Festival welcomes Billy F. Gibbons as its first ambassador.
It is on the occasion of the Notodden Blues Festival (Norway) that the founder of ZZ TOP met Silvio Caldelari, President of the Sierre Blues Festival, and agreed to associate his name with this festival.
The famous Texan band, which this year is celebrating its 50th anniversary and has sold over 70 million albums, honoured us by taking part in the 2017 edition of the Sierre Blues Festival. The following year, which marked the 10th edition, Billy F. Gibbons returned to the Valais with the Supersonic Blues Machine project.
“It’s an idea I thought up after his last visit to Sierre in 2018 because his passion for Blues and music in general is matched only by his desire to respect, share with and meet other people, values to which the festival adheres and to which I personally adhere. In addition to this, he obviously enjoys spending time in the Valais where he has several personal friends. From there onwards we exchanged several messages… He takes this role as ambassador very seriously and we had a long conversation before he proudly accepted it” explains Silvio Caldelari, still very moved.