Saturday 19:00
The Soul of Blues Eugene “Hideaway” Bridges / USA
Local legendary rock band "Keksi" has joined the blues and soul star Eugene "Hideaway" Bridges, to perform their only concert together!

Eugene "Hideaway" Bridges is an American blues and soul artist, songwriter and guitar player, who has successfully released seven albums and performed worldwide. Being a travelling nomad, his home is where his next concert is - every year his road leads from America to Australia, stopping in many concert halls and festivals in Europe, Asia and other places along the way.

Eugene’s father was the famous blues guitarist Hideaway Slim, but his mother comes from the family of the pop diva Tina Turner. Bridges always says he got his guitar skills from his father, but his voice from his mother’s side of the family. Together with his father, he started performing at the age of 5, but in his adolescent years he already formed his first band. Bridges gained his worldwide fame by performing together with legendary American bluesmen such as B.B. King and Big Joe Turner. Today he has become a blues star himself - he has won 9 US Blues Music Awards, Soul and Blues Artist of the Year Award, Album of the Year Award and many more.

In Liepaja, Bridges’ special sound will be complemented by one of the oldest and well-known rock bands in the Baltics “Keksi”, with undefeated energy and a high-quality musical performance. The band was founded 21 years ago by its former leader Aleksandrs Sircovs or “Muravei”. During these years “Keksi” has experienced a rich concert life, performing in numerous festivals both in Latvia and abroad. The group consists of seven professional musicians - Dāvis Matskins (vocals), Viktors Eunapu (electric guitar, backing vocals), Gints Žilinskis (keys), Raitis Kalniņš (drums), Roberts Martinovskis (tenor saxophone / baritone saxophone), Valters Šmits (tenor saxophone) and Aleksandrs Sircovs (bass).

Bridges' original pieces will be performed at the concert, as well as hits from the blues and soul music world, which have been able to charge and touch listeners for decades.

(Eugene 'Hideaway' Bridges live at Bluesfest Byron Bay 2012)

Concert in one part. Duration: approximately 1 hour 30 minutes.

The concert is supported by Liepaja City Municipality and the State Culture Capital Foundation. Two more "hot" events during the summer concert season at the "Great Amber":
Electro Deluxe. Funky jazz concert 8 June at 19.00;
Shayna Steele & Latvian Radio Big Band concert on 10 August at 19.00.

Tickets: starts from EUR 10.00
Ticket prices may change as the event approaches.

School children, students, teachers, seniors - 25%
Seniors with group I and II disabilities, and their carers - 50%
Family tickets - 2 adults + 2 children (or more) – 25%

Group tickets:
10-30 persons - 20%
30 and more persons - 25%

Venue: Great Hall
Organised by: Great Amber