We had so much fun on our inaugural sailing of Keeping the Blues Alive at Sea that we had no choice but to do it all over again! Keeping the Blues Alive Foundation, Joe Bonamassa, and Sixthman are so excited for round two of this incredible floating music festival. Find out what happens when some of the most celebrated names in Blues collide with the rising stars they’ve influenced during 4 days of non-stop tunes from Miami to Cozumel, Mexico. Join us February 15th – 19th, 2016 aboard Norwegian Pearl as we kick back for unparalleled musical collaborations that you can only find on the high seas.
The only thing missing from this nautical adventure is you! Music, friendship, and infinite fun await you. Don’t miss your chance to be a part of this once in a lifetime Blues experience.
A professional player at 16, playing in the house band for his father’s television talent show, Something New, Eric went on to study (psychology and Russian) at Columbia University, but “after a while it just didn’t make much sense; I didn’t understand why I was at this Ivy League school with all these kids who didn’t know anything about what I knew about,” he says now. Aged 19, he left for Paris, where a meeting with American studio guitarist Mickey Baker focused his interest in blues guitar
A few years later he moved to Sweden and settled in Stockholm, where he found a creative environment that, oddly, reminded him of his teenage days in Greenwich Village. He made a handful of albums, starting in 1972, and began meeting and playing with local musicians as well as newcomers from all over the world. He laughs: “There was a budding world music scene going on, long before it became a marketing concept.”