Two brazilian bluesmen, the harmonica player Bene Junior and the guitarist Emerson Caruso are playing together for the first time. After years dedicated to electric blues, they now turn to the roots of the style, exploring Delta, Folk and Country Blues.Main influences are Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee, Sonny Boy Williamson and Little Walter
Brazilian guitarist Emerson Caruso started his musical path in the late 80s, playing rock’n’roll with several bands in Rio Grande do Sul. The most important of those was Júpiter Maçã with which he recorded the cd “A Sétima Efervescência” in 1996. His first contact with the blues was in 1994, while playing with the band “The Single Daddies”. After that he worked as a roadie for Solon Fishbone y Los Cobras. Under the influence of the bluesman’s music he turned himself completely to the blues. In 1997, in Curitiba, he played with the band “The Blues Drivers” In 2001 he started the band “Blues del Fuego”, which was one of the attractions of Natu Blues Festival 2004. In that same year he composed and recorded the cd “Blues Del Fuego”. In 2006 Emerson Caruso went to London, where he spent a year playing with the band “Lost Soul Brothers”. In 2007 the group was one of the attractions of the “FYNS MC Festival” in Odense, Denmark. Back to Brazil, in 2008 Emerson Caruso started a new acoustic project, focusing on blues’ roots, playing acoustic guitar and exploring Delta Blues techniques such as fingerpicking and slide guitar. With this project he played in Curitiba BluesJazz festival 2008. In January 2009, back to electric blues, he put together Emerson Caruso Trio, with bass player Kosta Matevski and drummer Endrigo Bettega. Right after that they recorded the cd “Blues Follows Me”, with special guests Flávio Guimarães on harmonica and Adriano Grineberg playing keyboards.