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Guy Verlinde & The Artisans of Solace

Over the past decade, Guy Verlinde has dominated the Belgian blues scene and toured Europe non-stop with his band The Mighty Gators. He recorded 12 albums in 11 years and played at numerous prestigious clubs & international festivals where he shared the bill with greats such as: B.B. King, John Fogerty, Tony Joe White, Santana, John Hiatt, Canned Heat, Jeff Beck … In recent years he mainly toured in a small line-up, where he performed the acoustic listening songs of his album "All Is Forgiven".

His new album "Standing In The Light of a Brand-new Day" is a new step in his musical and lyrical evolution. His love for acoustic music remains unchanged, but as the album is more arranged, he felt the need to invite additional musicians to play these songs live in front of an audience.

The Artisans of Solace are a group of top-notch musicians with whom he traveled many musical miles in the past. The rhythm section consists of Karl Zosel (bass) and Benoit Maddens (percussion), who were also the backbone of “The Mighty Gators”. Nils De Caster (violin, mandolin, lap steel) and Olivier Vander Bauwede (harmonica, guitar, keys) are two versatile multi-instrumentalists who are masters of coloring with sound.

Guy Verlinde and the artisans of solace