Promoting the Blues all over Europe an all over the world is something we try to do the more we can. We are happy to meet our EBU and Blues Foundation’s friends every year during IBC and EBC but we are always searching an opportunity to meet nice people everywhere we can. This year, we attempt great events and great meetings in several places like Eutin Bluesfest (Germany), Sierre Blues Festival (Switzerland), Cahors Blues Festival (France), FestiBlues International de Montréal (Quebec)… And more events are on the list before the end of the Year!
The Mississipi Blues Trail Commission- the highest Blues Authority of the Mississipi State where this music comes from – has decided to reward the Cahors Blues Festival and install a “Mississippi Blues Trail Marker” on the site where the Festival was created. This decision has been taken to acknowledge the work done for 33 years by the team of volunteers of the Cahors Blues Festival Association. This Festival is the oldest Blues Festival in France, dedicated to promote the Mississippi Blues Music and its values. France is the second country outside the USA after Norway – with the Notodden Blues Festival – to be awarded this distinction usually reserved to mark the places where iconic blues musicians were born, frequently played , recorded music or are buried.