The Özdemirs – Introducing The Özdemirs


The Özdemirs - Introducing The Özdemirs

The Özdemirs – Introducing The Özdemirs
Format: CD
Label: Continental Europe – Continental Record Services
Release: 2023

Release date: March 24, 2023

THE ÖZDEMIRS – that would be bass player Erkan Özdemir, a definite strongholder in the European bluesscene and his sons Kenan (guitar) and Levent (drums)

Father Erkan has been roaming the European blues stomping fields for well over 20 years with many bands, like Memo Gonzalez’ Bluescasters. No wonder the two young Özdemirs were infected with the blues virus from their earliest childhood.

And from listening to all original blues styles from the 50’s and 60’s they also discovered all types of American roots music from artists such as Al Green, James Brown, The Meters, Bootsy Collins. So soul, funk and of course all sorts of blues all ended up in their musical vocabulary.

It was quite inevitable for Erkan to found a new unit: The Özdemirs. After touring European blues stages under their own name, they very quickly became one of the most sought after backing bands and as such they have toured with Johnny Rawls, Kirk Fletcher, Shawn Pittman , Memo Gonzalez, Sugaray Rayford, Mike Morgan, Holland K Smith, Trudy Lynn, Angela Brown on all sorts of stages in Norway, Denmark, Germany, The Netherlands, France, Belgium and Switzerland. About time they make their own album.

6 mei: Moulin Blues – Ospel


01. Teach Me
02. Tired Of My Tears
03. That’s How It Is
04. Simply Beautiful
05. Tell Me What’s On Your Mind
06. Burnt Toast & Black Coffee
07. I’m Gonna Tear Your Playhouse Down
08. Midnight Blues
09. Heap See (Trudy Lynn)
10. Tell Me What’s On Your Mind (instr.)