The Embassy is pleased to announce there will be free concerts by Billy Branch and The Sons of Blues in Riobamba, Guayaquil, and Quito, August 15 through 21, as per the following detail:
– In Riobamba, Tuesday, August 16, 7 PM at Nuevo Auditorio de la Universidad Nacional de Chimborazo (Calle Antonio José de Sucre, Km. 1.5 de la vía a Guano)
– In Guayaquil, Thursday, August 28, 7 PM at Centro Ecuatoriano Norteamericano (Luis Urdaneta 112 y Gral. Córdova)
– In Quito, Friday, August 19, and Saturday, August 20 at 20h30 during the Quito Blues Festival (Plaza Foch)
Billy Branch is a legend of the blues genre who has recorded with Willie Dixon, Johnny Winter, Lou Rawls, Koko Taylor, Eddy Clearwater, Honeyboy Edwards, Syl Johnson, Lurrie Bell, Ronnie Baker Brooks, John Primer, and Taj Mahal, among others. He has been nominated for three Grammy Awards, was a member of the Grammy Board of Governors and a founding member of the Grammy committee for blues. Billy Branch and his band The Sons of Blues have shared their cultural legacy around the world with more than 70 international tours.
Billy Branch is a pioneer in music education. He was one of the first professional artists to design a music program for schools, the “Blues in Schools Program”.