2018 – Hokahey! Records
By Phillip Smith; Aug. 18, 2018
In 1991, front man Micke Bjorklof and bassist Seppo Nuolikoski formed Micke Bjorklof & Blue Strip. With over twenty-five years under their belt, and a few personnel changes this Finnish outfit is now stronger than ever and holds court as a top tier blues band with a global fanbase. Twentyfive Live at Blues Baltica celebrates those twenty-five years of playing live music with a magnificent twenty-one track double live album recorded at Blues Baltica, the annual four-day blues festival in Eutin, Germany. Alongside Micke and Seppo, the lineup of the band consists of guitarist Ville “Lefty” Leppänen who has been with the band since 1999, drummer Teemu Vuorela, and percussionist/MalletKAT master Timo Roiko-Jokela.
Follow the links below to read previous PhillyCheeze reviews for Micke Bjorklof and Blue Strip :
Micke Bjorklof & Blue Strip - Ain’t Bad Yet
Micke Bjorklof & Blue Strip - After the Flood
Southpaw Steel ‘n’ Twang - Stat(u)e of Mind (w/ Ville “Lefty” Leppänen)
Southpaw Steel ‘n’ Twang - Hale’s Pleasure Railway (w/ Ville “Lefty” Leppänen and Micke Bjorklof)
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