Blues Caravan 2022

Sixteen years since Ruf Records first had the brainwave of a showcase tour,
the Blues Caravan concept remains unchanged and unbeaten. Three rising
stars from the roster of Europe’s most respected boutique record label. Three
live sets that run the gamut of emotion and genre. And as the finale each
night, the mother of all live jams, with all three performers cutting loose
together and inviting the audience to do the same.

The Blues Caravan 2022 is the hit of highvelocity rock ‘n’ roll the world
so desperately needs. And these are the highly anticipated performers who’ll
be leading us out of lockdown.

Nobody sounds like Katie Henry. The singersongwriter darting between
microphone, piano and Gibson SG, alighting on genres that include rock,
roots, R&B, soul, funk and pop. You might catch flashes of a young Bonnie
Raitt in Katie’s Blues Caravan performance, but with her raw charisma, heart
onsleeve songcraft and jam chops hardwon on the NYC circuit, this is one
artist earning a reputation on her own terms.“ Music has always been about
freedom and expression for me, and when audiences leave my show feeling
expressed and more connected to themselves and each other, I know I’ve
done my job.”

Eddie 9 Volt is bringing power to the people. Still in his midtwenties, this old
soul Southern multiinstrumentalist has won over the blues circuit one jukejoint
at a time, channelling old masters like Freddie King and Buddy Guy, but
scribbling over the rulebook with his adrenalised modern take. Drawing on
material from 2019’s acclaimed debut album, Left My Soul In Memphis, and
spicing his setlist with humour and stories, Eddie won’t quit til you’re feeling
him. “My live show is all about energy, dynamics and the neverending will to
get the people movin’,”.

Through her many years of living and touring in the United States, Brussels
native Ghalia Volt has been able to soak up the grooves and vibes of the
blues like few Europeans before her. The singer and guitarist made her first big
splash fronting the New Orleansbased outfit Mama’s Boys; she solidified her
reputation as an exceptional talent with her 2019 Billboard Charting release
Mississippi Blend working with legends like grammynominated Cedric
Burnside. Early 2021, she released her One Woman Band album, recorded at
the prestigious Royal Studios in Memphis, another Billboard Charting record

showing her multiinstrumentalist skills playing drums, slide guitars and singing

On the Blues Caravan 2022, she’ll be feeding us a gumbo made out of hits
part of her 3 Ruf Records releases.