Join us for an afternoon of blues, ragtime, swing, and rebetiko with Felix Slim!
One of Spain’s leading blues musicians, born in the North African enclave of Ceuta-Cadiz and based in Brooklyn, New York, Felix Slim is an entirely self-taught multi-instrumentalist and specializes in blues, ragtime and swing from the 1920s to 1940s.
Influenced by the Delta, Piedmont and Texas sound, Slim uses slide guitar, fingerpicking and standard and open tunings, and has played his dynamic versions of blues classics and original songs with echoes of flamenco, rebetiko and jazz manouche on eight albums and in over fourteen countries worldwide.
Expertly swapping between the harmonica and kazoo along with his unique singing voice complement each other, creating a fresh and distinctive yet true vintage sound. His ability to connect and involve the audience has developed a compelling live show, which combines the humor and warmth of his native Andalusia with the gritty reality of country blues.
In addition to these styles he plays electric guitar and sings in his own Felix Slim Blues Band, delivering a mix of 1950s and 1960s electric blues, swing, R&B and early soul/funk.
“In my humble opinion Felix Slim is one of the finest exponents of blues working today. His magnetic stage persona combined with his extraordinary guitar and harmonica playing are second to none. Miss him at your peril!” – Andy Davies – BBC Radio 2
Afternoon T.E.A. is a free program for seniors featuring live entertainment, lectures, classic films and more!
Register for our livestream HERE.