Lynwood Slim & The Igor Prado Band
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Rock, Blues
Los Angeles, CA
Delta Groove Records

Lynwood Slim & The Igor Prado Band

Lynwood Slim is a name synonymous with West Coast Blues. Over the years Slim has built up an impressive catalog of iconic recordings (including 1991’s Lost In America featuring Junior Watson, as well as the Big Rhythm Combo’s 1994 release Too Small To Dance with Kid Ramos), which subsequently helped him to attain world-wide renown and endeared him to a legion of fans around the globe with a devout affection for California Blues. While traveling on tour outside the U.S., Slim also obtained a considerable reputation for identifying fresh new talent, and soon found his skills and expertise enlisted to help produce numerous projects for gifted artists throughout Europe, Canada and more recently, South America.

In recent years, the Igor Prado Band has been quietly but steadily gaining their reputation as the foremost authority and leading practitioners south of the border of 1940s and 1950s style Chicago/Jump Blues. Based in Sao Paulo, Brazil, the core band is comprised of two brothers; Igor Prado (age 27) on guitar and Yuri Prado (age 26) on drums, harmoniously fortified by bassist Rodrigo Mantovani (age 28) and saxophonist Denilson Martins (age 23). As word spread regarding the group’s natural affinity for traditional American blues and roots music, the Igor Prado Band has become an increasingly popular and in demand unit for supporting many of today’s blues elite while touring South America. The band has admirably backed such esteemed artists as Eddie C. Campbell, Steve Guyger, James Wheeler, Phil Guy, Mud Morganfield (eldest son of Muddy Waters), R.J. Mischo, Gary Smith, Mark Hummel, Mitch Kashmar and Rick Estrin.

Brazilian Kicks teams up California native Lynwood Slim with the premier jump blues outfit, the Igor Prado Band from Brazil, for a surprisingly tasteful and swingin’ set of music featuring the smoldering guitar acrobatics of left-handed, upside-down guitarist Igor Prado. The resulting album is a tantalizing cocktail blend of American roots music – or as Lynwood Slim so eloquently puts it, “Jazz and Blues are different fleas on the same dog.” Hand-shaken and served straight up, this is one release guaranteed to go down smooth… Bottoms up!!!


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Little GirlBrazilian KicksPlay →
Blue BopBrazilian KicksPlay →
My Hat's On The Side Of My HeadBrazilian KicksPlay →
Maybe SomedayBrazilian KicksPlay →
Bloodshot EyesBrazilian KicksPlay →


West Coast Blues is alive and well and living in Brazil! Doubters need only spin Igor Prado Band!

— Blues Revue Magazine (Jul 14, 2011)

Fine music – fine blues – is indeed where Lynwood Slim is at, and this certainly bodes well for the future of the blues

— Rhythms Magazine (Jul 14, 2011)

Brazilian Blues, I did not know that, but turns out that blues guitarist Igor Prado is a big name in the blues world down South American way!

— Blues Matters (Jul 14, 2011)

Lynwood Slim is a master of both harmonica and vocals, and he knows how to choose - or write - a song to suit the mood

— Blue Suede News (Jul 14, 2011)