Sol Fest First Look: Dos Blues

A first look at the artists performing at this weekend's biggest event.
Only 5 more days till Sol Fest is in full gear. This time in the spotlight we have the duo Dos Blues.

Dos Blues is the duo of Guitarist Granvil Poynter and Drummer Raul Garcia. Granvil Poynter developed his blues based sound in the roadhouses of his native Arkansas and in the bars and juke joints of the Lone Star State. His gateway to the blues was the incredible work of popular artists, Eric Clapton and Stevie Ray Vaughn. Once he got a taste of this he dug deeper and discovered the marvel of the old school masters, including (amongst others) Muddy Waters, Albert King, and John Lee Hooker.

Granvil has been acknowledged with solid reviews for his album "Another Day Singing the Blues" from Big City Blues Magazine, Blues Blast Magazine, Rootstime and The Underground Blues Network.

The Texas Bluesman won Best Blues Artist in the 2014 San Antonio Music Awards. 

Fellow band mate Raul Garcia is a world class drummer in all music genres. He played for eighties band Felt Nun, who opened up for acts such as Joan Jett, Flock of Seagulls, Nu Shooz, and La Mafia. 

In 1986 he won Drummer of the Year for San Antonio from Current Magazine.

Raul has been rocking drums ever since then. When he and Granvil morphed from the Granvil Poynter band into Dos Blues something truly iconic was formed. 

Dos Blues features a blues and rock sound similar to that of The Black Keys. Except, instead of a guitar and drum set, Dos Blues is a guitar and cajon.

In the band's two month formation they opened up for ZZ Top on their 2015 tour at the Majestic Theatre in San Antonio. Their performance even earned praise from Billy Gibbons himself.

Since then Dos Blues has been rocking away. Come listen to them live this Saturday, April 11 from 3 PM to 1 AM. 

Follow Dos Blues:

Twitter - @granvilpoynter
Facebook - Granvil Poynter
Website - granvilpoynter.com
Reverbnation - Granvil Poynter
MySpace - Granvil Poynter

Listen to Dos Blues:

Website - granvilpoynter.com



0 comments :