Ida Bang & The Blue Tears is a young blues band based in Stockholm, and they have been called “the future of blues”. In 2015 they won the first Swedish Blues Challenge and were chosen to represent Sweden at European Blues Challenge 2016 in Torrita di Siena, Italy. The band was formed in 2013, and in the last years they have accomplished a lot: they have played shows at the biggest blues festivals around Sweden, released an acclaimed debut EP with five original songs, and received great reviews for their live shows. On May 27th they will release their first full-length album (through Omniwave), entitled Possibilities, which includes 11 original songs in various blues styles. 25-year-old lead singer Ida Bang sings with a unique expression and a great voice, influenced by artists such as Bonnie Raitt and Susan Tedeschi. She is one of the backup singers for the Danish, award winning blues band Thorbjørn Risager & The Black Tornado (together with Lisa Lystam she forms The Tornadettes). Their latest album “Songs from the road”, is a live CD and DVD, all of which Ida Bang took part in. She has done a lot for female blues in Sweden by forming Ladies Got The Blues, an all female tribute band to women in blues. The Blue Tears, the band backing her up, consists of four talented, young musicians with a love of blues: John Bernström and Leo Henriksson on guitars, Patrik Engström on bass, and Leo Sund on drums. Together they take this old genre to a new level, making a strong impression with every concert through their great ardor, groove and feeling.
Tracklist: 1. Come On Home (3:15) 2. People Get Lost (4:00) 3. Big Mouth (3:43) 4. Possibility (4:10) 5. Ghost (4:00) 6. At The End Of Your Street (3:05) 7. Old Love (4:19) 8. Lazy Blues (5:32) 9. Before I Leave (4:30) 10. Easy (5:34) 11. Apollo Stomp (3:36)