Lake Orta – Ameno Blues Festival

Posted on 5th June, by sapori in What’s up. No Comments

Lake Orta – Ameno Blues Festival

Ameno Blues 2012 – Lake Orta

from June  22nd to July 14th 2012

Friday 13th July 2012 -


 “America’s Hottest Accordion” winner, Dwayne (Dopsie) Rubin, plays a unique, high energy style of zydeco. Dwayne hails from one of the most influential Zydeco families in the world. Although inspired by tradition, he has developed his own high energy style that defies existing stereotypes and blazes a refreshingly distinct path for 21st century Zydeco music. This singer/songwriter and accordionist has performed all over the world since debuting his band, Dwayne Dopsie and the Zydeco Hellraisers, at age 19.Dwayne, born March 3, 1979 in Lafayette, Louisiana, was the last of eight children.  Dwayne attributes his musical ablilities to his father, Rockin’ Dopise, Sr., a pioneer of Zydeco music.  As a small child, Dwayne was  interested in the washboard, but quickly realized he had  incredible talent with an accordion.  He has played the accordion since age seven and states, ”This is my calling - Zydeco music is in my blood and it is my heart and soul.”  As a tribute to his late father,  the most influential person in his life,  Dwayne plans to record an album of his Dad’s greatest Zydeco hits.Dwayne and his Hellraisers recorded a live CD released September 2011 which features a limited edition double LP album as a bonus. Currently, they are in the studio wrapping up their 6th studio album that will be released Fall 2011.”Dwayne takes the instruments and traditions of zydeco to new levels infusing blues, soul and funk with a driving rub-board rhythm. The Zydeco Hellraisers’ sound is relentless, pulsating and funky, easily appealing to fans of all genres.” – Toledo City Paper

Ameno Blues, traveling festival now in its eighth edition, is scheduled from June 22 to July 14, 2012.

Here is the programme:

Friday, June 22, Lido di Gozzano: T. Rogers Blues Band and, from New Orleans, Luke Winslow King
Friday, June 29: Hook Herrera, Johnny O’Clock and Fabio Marza Band with the participation of The Kid
Saturday, June 30: Paolo Bonfanti and Dave Kelly
Thursday, July 5: Zakiya Hooker, daughter of the great John Lee, and Latvian Blues Band
Friday, July 13: Zydeco Hellraisers, Dwayne Dopsie, Carl Wyatt and Maurizio Bestetti
Saturday, July 14: Mz Dee, accompanied by Maurizio Pugno, Alberto Marsico and Gio Rossi.

Tickets: € 10.00
June 29: € 12.00
Under 14 and over 70: free admission
Subscription 5 nights: € 40.00

All details on

Concerts start at 21.00

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