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“The Headcutters”, from Itajaí – SC, is considered to be one of the most highlighted blues bands in Brazil. Using the 40s ands 50s sound and style, they follow the legendaries Blues records labels from Chicago of that time.

The band’s name serves as tribute to the Blues idols from the 50s, such as Muddy Waters, Little Walter and Jimmi Rogers, who in that period were called “The Headhunters”. Thus, THE HEADCUTTERS comes as a reference to those great masters who were clear and strong influence to the band.

Performing very charismatic, exciting and catching concerts, the band has been gathering a faithful audience in every show since it’s beginning. Featuring Joe Marhoffer (harmonica and vocals), Ricardo Maca (guitar and vocals), Arthur “Catuto” Garcia (acoustic bass) and Leandro Cavera (drums).

The band has played in several blues festivals, produced concerts and shared stage with various national and international bigshots such as Phil Guy (irmão de Buddy Guy) Eddie C. Campbell, Gary Smith, Billy Branch, Carlos Jonhson, J.J. Jackson, Lynwood Slim, Mitch Kashmar, Donny Nichillo, Igor Prado, Blues Etílicos among others.

The Headcutters has just released their “Back To 50’s” CD, a full vintage recording accomplished through tape rolls and 50’s style valved equipments, made at Itajaí’s Historical Museum. An album that has been receiving both national and international critical acclaim, and that shows a real time travel, with all the sound and magic from the 50’s, which represented Chicago Urban Blues.

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