R.I.P. LOUISIANA RED

ANOTHER GREAT BLUESMAN IS GONE We are very sad about the passing of one of the greatest and most beloved bluesartists; LOUISIANA RED. We had the fortune to meet him in 1996 and our work together started 2 years later when we invited him to Finland. Over the years we got to play with him…

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WENTUS 25 YEARS

WENTUS BLUES BAND 25 YEARS On saturday October 8th we celebrated our 25 years anniversary at the Snellmaninsali in our hometown during the Scandinavian Blues Party Festival. We had the honour to present guests like our ex singer Anders Sjöberg, the old finnish rocker Eero Raittinen and the great Louise Hoffsten from Sweden. Thank you…

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RIP EDDIE KIRKLAND

We are sad to inform you all that our mentor, Eddie Kirkland passed away in a car accident in Tampa, Florida on February 27th. For all of you, who like us, had shared the privilege of knowing Eddie & his music, as well as those of you who may have had a chance to play…

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NEW CD IN MARCH!

RUF RECORDS RELEASES NEW WENTUS CD! RUF Records will be releasing the next Wentus Blues Band CD “Woodstock” in March. The Cd has been recorded in Woodstock, NY at Levon Helm Studios. Read the liner-notes by Pasi Tuominen here: Wentus Blues Band – The Woodstock Album – Liner Notes A wooden, somewhat colorless house is…

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NEW CD-RELEASES!

WENTUS BLUES BAND involved in new CD_releases! First of all NIKO RIIPPA released his new solo-album “FLYING CIRCUS” this January. The CD consists of newly written own instrumental material. Niko´s fellow musicians on this CD are Robban Hagnäs on bass and also the recently much seen drummer on Wentus-shows; Robban Skoglund ( 2 Robbans =…

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DUKE ROBILLARD

TOUR WITH DUKE ROBILLARD Greetings! Sorry for not updating this site lately, we have had a hectic summer with a lot of shows in Finland, Sweden, Norway and Denmark. Highlights this summer has been so many so it´s really difficult to just name a few. At least we FINALLY got to play Notodden Blues Festival…

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MARCH FESTIVALS

FESTIVALS COMING UP IN MARCH Wentus Blues Band will perform this month at the following festivals: 13.3 JEPPIS BLUES FESTIVAL (FIN) featuring also The Wildcards (UK) and Eva Eastwood ( SWE ). 20.3 HELSINKI BLUES FESTIVAL (FIN) with Honey B & T-Bones, Blackriver Bluesman, The Refreshments (SWE) This festival will also have be the CD-Release…

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WHAT A GREAT YEAR IT WAS!

Happy New Year! We thought we will pay a little attention to what has happened and to what will happen next.  2009 was for us a great year. We had the pleasure to do many new things and to name just one highlight is too difficult.. We started the year with a really great tour…

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LOUISE HOFFSTEN & ERIC BIBB WITH WENTUS!

Howdy! The fall has arrived and the autumn leaves are falling down at least here in West Finland! Our summer was great and we had many highlights, Kaustinen Festival was a blast and also the show in our hometown with Bon´Balls and Barrence was a memorable night, the shows in Spain and Italy were great…

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SUMMERDATES ANNOUNCED

Hello Everybody! We had some really great shows this spring, the shows in Norway were great, we had an interesting nice evening at Peckas Eldkök in Sweden with great food and Niko got to play with a 57 Stratocaster there as well..  In Salla we went downhill skiing and Niko had an accident, luckily he…

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