The U.S. Embassy in Quito and the U.S. Consulate in Guayaquil have publicly invited people to attend to the following free concerts, featuring Chicago blues guitarist Lurrie Bell, sponsored by the Quito Blues Festival 2015, la Casa de la Cultura Núcleo del Chimborazo and el Centro Ecuatoriano Norteamericano de Guayaquil:
Riobamba: Tuesday, August 4th, 19h00, Alfonso Chávez Theater, la Casa de la Cultura Núcleo del Chimborazo (Rocafuerte y 10 de agosto).
Guayaquil: Wednesday, August 5th, 19h00, Centro Ecuatoriano Norteamericano (Luis Urdaneta 112 y Gral. Córdova).
Quito – Quito Blues Festival:
-Thursday, August 6th, 19h00, Parque El Arbolito (Av. 6 de Diciembre y Patria).
-Friday, August 7th, 19h00, Parque El Arbolito
Lurrie learned to play guitar at just 5 years old, inspired by his father, the famous harmonica player Carey Bell. He grew up surrounded by Chicago blues legends such as Eddie Taylor, Big Walter Horton, Eddie C. Campblell, Eddie Clearwater, Lovie Lee, Sunnyland Slim, Jimmy Dawkins, and renowned Muddy Waters.
According to the Boston Globe, Lurrie Bell is “the son of Chicago blues who epitomizes blues culture and is the Windy City’s best guitarist.”
He has received several awards throughout his career, including: Best Traditional Blues Album for Chicago Blues: A Living History, The (Revolution Continues) in 2012; 2013 Blues Prix de L’Academie de Jazz de France; Best Guitarist 2014; Best Blues CD of 2014 for “Blues in My Soul”; Best Traditional Blues Male Artist- 2015 Blues Music Awards.