Over the past two decades, the Osnabrück Blueslawine has gained an indispensable position in the cultural calender of the city and the wide blue yonder. Innumerable offers to play at the Blueslawine from bands and their agents near and far bear eminent evidence that the reputation of the festival has spread way beyond the city limits.
The festival is organized by a volunteer group of enthusiasts calling themselves the Bluesverstärker (the Blues Boosters). The aim of the group is just that, to boost all aspects of the Blues in the region. Right from the start Haus der Jugend" was chosen as the venue for the festival. The professional support of the operators and the cosy and intimate, almost clublike, atmosphere of this mid-sized concert hall has proven ideal for the purpose. The aspiration of the Bluesverstärker is to combine a well balanced, high class line-up with the special feel of the venue to offer the audience a night to remember.
Over the years many international stars have contributed to that effect. Blues legends like Dave Myers from Chicago, Paul Lamb & The Kingsnakes, Stan Webb´s Chicken Shack, Paul Jones Blues Band, Big Jay McNeely, Mark Hummel, Alvin Youngblood Hart, as well as aspiring stars like Meena, Lightnin' Moe, Bradley's Circus and The Brew, and of course the many superb artists from the strong regional blues scene have played the festival. Check out the Chronicle for the exhaustive history!
The Blueslawine presents the audience, the musicians and the organizers with many pleasant memories of musical highlights and encounters with impressive blues dignitaries.