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2018 IBC Award Winner

ARTUR MENEZES

Winner of the "Albert King Award" for Best Guitarist and 3rd place on Band Category at the International Blues Challenge 2018, Artur Menezes is a high-energetic guitarist and plays with such a feeling that impresses the crowds. Based in Los Angeles, the brazilian artist is making his name playing around US and he is releasing his 4th album, produced by Josh Smith.
In addition to performing the traditional blues with expertise and respect, he also plays modern blues, mixing with other styles.
Recently, Artur shared the stage with Joe Satriani in a festival in Brazil for a 20 thousand people audience. He also opened for the grammy winner Bobby Rush in LA.
Two years ago, when he was still living in Brazil, Artur was the headline of inumerous festivals. In 2014, headline at Augustibluus Festival in Estonia and played in clubs in UK. In 2015, he had a tour in Mexico and in 2013 in Argentina.
In 2012, Artur played the opening shows for Buddy Guy's South American tour in Brazil. Artur lived in Chicago in 2006, 2007 and 2011, jamming in many blues clubs with great artists. That's where he met and played with Buddy Guy in his club (Buddy Guy's Legends).

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