The Blues Devils

The Blues Devils

About the Artist

From: * Costa Rica

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The band was formed in Costa Rica 2001, when Maurico Ledezma proposed his idea to a group of friends. At that time, Mauricio was living in Houston, Texas and decided to maintain the band as a project that would get together twice a year when he was in the country on vacation. Between 2001 and 2003 the band would play occasionally in the clubs of San Jose and the beaches of Costa Rica. In 2003, Mauricio moved to Costa Rica permanently and the band became more stable.

Maurico learnt to love the blues and play the harmonica in the streets of Houston, a city with a very rich music scene. In this city he became a regular of the local blues jams and had the chance to play as a guest in the bands of great Texas musicians such as Sonny Boy Terry, Little Ray Ybarra, Grady Gaines and Joe Guitar Hughes.

Blues Devils offer a revue of different blues styles, such as Chicago (Little Walter, Muddy Waters), the style of the great Texas guitar players such as Albert Collins, Freddie King and Stevie Ray Vaughan and the more swing-oriented style of the West Coast bands such as Wiliam Clarke, Rod Piazza and Little Charlie and the Nightcats.

The band can also play soul and classic rock tunes when the crowd and club owners request them.