“The Ride” a french blues band at Haapsalu on August 5

Augustibluus Festival

August 5, 2017


At the Haapsalu Blues Festival, do not miss the performance by the french band The Ride in a wonderful scenery !

The Ride

Phil Fernandez – guitar & vocal
Marco Cinelli – guitar & vocal
Bako Mikaelian – harmonica & vocal


Are you ready to enjoy the ride? This catchy group was born in the minds of three friends, all of them passionate about blues. They perform acoustic blues with the hints of folk and rock music. Accustomed to European scenes, from Amsterdam to London and Paris. Marco Cinelli, Pascal “Bako” Mikaelian and Philippe Fernandez are three talented musicians with many skills. Three different voices, two guitars and a harmonica create an interesting mixture of sounds and a trip to their eternal notes. “The Ride” makes a tribute to its idols without ever copying them. Tony Joe White, J.J. Cale and John Lee Hooker are just a few of their inspirations. Considering this, the trio invites you to discover their original compositions. Their wild rhythms take you away from the often deceptive cliches which associate the blues with sadness. The joy of their blues takes you for “The Ride”!




This summer the Augustibluus Festival will take place for the 24th time. Augustibluus, catering also for a more sophisticated musical palate, has gained remarkable public interest over the years and received positive criticism in several music publications. It sure has established its status among renowned blues festivals in Europe. Augustibluus continues to attract with its absolutely positive atmosphere turning the small town of Haapsalu into a musical paradise. It is a must for everyone who loves good music. The main stage is nestled in the beautiful surroundings of the ancient Episcopal Castle, featuring both big names from the United States – the cradle of blues and Europe as well as exciting projects from the local performers. The daily program offers workshops, exhibitions and traditional acoustic concerts in the old railway station. Club 56 Blues in the Haapsalu Cultural Center will keep the jam going till the early hours. There will be over 30 concerts altogether on 8 stages, music can also be enjoyed in streets and open- air cafes.



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