“For the fifth consecutive year in Europe“
Federico Verteramo & Jorge Costales
Available from May to June 2020
Jorge Costales, harp player and singer y Federico Verteramo, guitarist and singer are two Argentine Blues musicians with international activity who have been touring together in the last five years, performing in more than 15 countries such as Mexico, Brazil, Chile and performing more than 150 concerts throughout Europe.
They have made four consecutive tours in Europe (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019), and from April 20 until the first days of June 2020 the calendar for a new tour is open both in semi-acoustic duo format for small rooms and in Quartet, completing the musical proposal with experienced musicians of the European circuit on bass and drums for medium and large halls and festivals.
Federico Verteramo and Jorge Costales constitute one of the most active Blues projects in South America nowadays.
Locally from Buenos Aires, Argentina, they have blended in many occasions, offering shows with a wide range of blues traditional styles. While Federico leans toward the classic blues sounds, specially “Chicago Blues“, Costales provides rhythms like boogie woogie, jump blues and swing to the repertoire, identified like the “West Coast” from California.
They have made near two hundred presentations since 2015, when they first started working together, including participations in important festivals like “Vienna Blues Spring” (Austria), “Mississippi Delta Blues Festival” (Brazil), “Keep the blues Alive” (Uruguay) and “Buenos Aires Blues Festival” (Argentina) and some of the most relevant venues in Europe like Jazzland (Viena, Austria), La P’art-queterie (Fresselines, Francia), Blues-Sphere (Liege, Belgica), La Coquette (Madrid, España) among several others.
Simultaneously, the project has also served as the local band that partnered up with international musicians that have toured Argentina, such as Dylan Bishop (USA), Jorg Danielsen (Austria) and Quique Gomez (Spain) and as session musicians they have played with musicians like Tail Dragger (USA), Dave Riley (USA), Lurrie Bell (USA), amongst others.
Click here video with Dylan Bishop
This background has led to convert Jorge endorser of harmonicas of the German brand Seydel, one of the most important manufacturers in the world [Click here for more info ] and Federico of MJT Guitars.
Discography and Video
In 2018 they released the album #europabluestour, an ambitious project that in addition to the repertoire itself, incorporated the participation of some of the most prominent musicians of the continent like Jörg Danielsen (Austria), Quique Gomez (España), Bone Tee (Francia), Suzette Moncrief (España), amongst others. This album is a vivid translation of their experience as a band and their bond to the european country and its Blues whereabouts.
In 2017 Federico presented their the album called “Verteramo Trío“ which, with a powerfull sound, tried to imitate the impact that the band achieves in live performances. They recorded not only blues covers, but also originals.
In 2016 Jorge Costales released “Shock Instrumental”, his first solo album that proposes a firm travel through California Blues and that has received excellent criticism among different media.
“#EuropaBluesTour” (2018)Link Spotify Click Aqui
“Verteramo Trio” (2017) Link Spotify Click Aqui
“Shock Instrumental” (2016) Link Spotify Click Aqui
Complet Set Viena Blues Spring (Reigen, Viena, Austria)
Álbum Shock instrumental lanzamiento
Sleeping in the ground (2017, Buenos Aires)
Little Bitty Pretty One – Buenos Aires Blues Festival
Extra Jimmies, Going upside your head (Buenos Aires)
Jorge Costales – Greasy Gravy
Taill Dragger (USA) + Verteramo Trio & Jorge Costales (Buenos Aires)