Budda Power Blues is
a power trio, playing the blues under the mighty influenced of the Jimi
hendrixâ€™s Band of Gypsys.
It's not a cover band
for the Band of Gypsys, but the core of that mytical band is there. Jimi
Hendrix, BB King, Stevie Wonder, Ray Charles are some of the Gurus for
this band. Lots of energy, improvisation blues and powerfull funk.
The Douro International Blues festival â€œSaturday night opens with
Portugal's own blues-rock power trio, Budda Power Blues, featuring
guitarist, vocalist and frontman, Budda, with Nico (drums, backing
vocals) and TÃ³ Barbot (bass, backing vocals). The group hails from
Braga, a town north of Gaia, and demonstrate that the influence of Jimi
Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Muddy Waters is truly international.
Wait a minute, they also do blues-style cover
versions of Henry Mancini's "Pink Panther Theme" and the Ghostbusters
theme. This has to be one of the most entertaining blues-rock power trio
cover bands I've ever seen. Great mix of musicality, creativity and
humor. Their version of Jimi's "Red House" includes a comedic section
where the volume is brought down to essentially zero and Budda acts like
he's channeling Hendrix. Sacrilege to purists, but excellent
entertainment. It's great to see and hear Budda play the only
reverse-headstock Stratocaster I've seen in Portugal.
I'm guessing it's the Jimi Hendrix