Walter Freter aka "Mojo" (* 28. September 1958 in Betzdorf, Sieg * Cologne, NRW) known as the lead guitar player for The BRC Blues Band and the early JUKE & THE BLUE JOINT.
JUKE AND THE BLUE JOINT & The BRC Bluesband was founded in November ´90 and after playing appr. 1000 gigs in GERMANY, ITALY, NETHERLANDS, AUSTRIA etc. the band is recommended as one of the most interesting performing acts of the german blues scene.
• B.B. KING - JEAN SHY - BLOOD SWEAT & TEARS
• LUCKY PETERSON - ANGELA BROWN - CHRIS FARLOW
• INGA RUMPF - LUTHER ALLISON - ERROL DIXON
• BLUES COMPANY - MITCHEL FORMAN & CHUCK LOEB BAND
• DAS DRITTE OHR - DIE ZÖLLNER – RAUSCH
• JOACHIM KÜHN QUARTETT - ALEX ORIENTAL EXPERIENCE
• PAUL LAMB & THE KINGSNAKES - PAUL FIELD
• ABI WALLENSTEIN & STEVE BAKER
A definite highlight was a concert with the great B.B. KING, in december ´94, which J&TBJ has been the opening act for. B.B. KING was realy impressed and invited the band after the show in his dressing room and this is his comment:
"I´m no critic. I never would say this music is bad - this music is good. I listen to all kind of music. I listen to jazz of famous jazz musicians and it doesn´t move me. I listen to blues of famous players and it doesn´t moves me. But, yeah, this music does! This music really moves me. You have a unusual sound, …. really, a unusual sound. I love this kind of modern blues!
You can count on me, if you like you can use what I said in your papers - I mean what I say. What you are doing is very good. You have a good beat, good arrangements, good horns, good musicians - everybody, it´s well done, the harp is great - what you want more ?
Gentlemen, I'm really sorry that I only could listen to your music for a short time. But I tell you - what I heard was really excellent! Absolutely"
Statements of outstanding musicians:
"That's it! Excellent Performance!"
"Hey, this is a fantastic band! I really enjoyed to play with them! Damn - what a gig!"
"This band is excellent, definitly!"
"This band is really on the way. Great band - and the harp player is incredible!"
"I heard this music and thought: Damn, what a band is this ? A few weeks ago I had recordings with Koko Taylor and Albert Collins and I tell you this band is good too ! Call me, Frank, if you are sick - I would love to sit in"
"Wow, good fat beat - I like it!"
Sterling W. Reaveley, Promoter Columbus/USA:
"The best German blues band I ever heard!"
Dennis Chambers / Gary Grainger:
"Pretty good, ….pretty good!! Please send me this CD.
It sounds great, good played and it's modern. Fucking good."
Toscho' Todorovic, Blues Company:
"Sehr gute Produktion. Gerade für ein CD-Debüt ein unglaublich hohes Niveau."
Dieter Kropp, Radio Bremen:
"Sehr gute Band. Erstaunlich modern und vielseitig. Wirklich eine CD, die sich positiv aus der Masse hervorhebt."
Detlev Hoegen, Crosscut Rec./Radio Bremen:
"Gefällt mir ausgesprochen gut. Für unsere Breitengrade ungewohnt kalifornisch; sprich laid back, virtuos und perfekt im Klang."
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