"For the first time in the history of this country into a bluesy Brazilian record two albums followed in the land of the blues"
Ivan Marcio is responsible for an achievement: in two years recorded two albums in Chicago with the guys there. It is the First Brazilian bluesman to have this privilege.
Sure, it was not by chance. Productions of Chicago Sessions Vol 1 and Vol 2 cost perseverance, not lacking in Ivan Marcio and own money, issue any musician who intends to play blues in the country of samba.
At these times, having good contacts makes the difference. In the first study Ivan had a partnership with drummer Merle Perkins who was in Brazil in 2006, playing with Eddy Clearwater River Oysters on Jazz and Blues.
The friendship was consolidated and the project of producing a disc in gringa too. In Mecca the blues were almost thirty days playing in bars and most famous blues festival in the world, the Chicago Blues Festival.
The second time, a lot smarter, not only spent less, earned money as gigs at Wind City. The second record came in partnership with Jon McDonald, accompanying guitarist Magic Slim a few years ago. Break, got that Jon produced and sang on the CD sound.
The "Chicago Sessions" have different footprints. The first band with musicians malacos there - Michael Coleman and Michael Morrison - it's all classic with handpicked: Need My Baby (Big Walter Horton), Help Me (Sonny Boy Williamson), Blues With A Feeling (Little Walter) , Messin 'With The Kid (Junior Welles), and GABI's Shuffle, which he authored.
The two also comes packed with classic, but the choice was double, with Jon McDonald singing in bands Key To The Highway, For Women In My Life, Baby Come Back, Little Red Rooster and Walking By Myself. (Eugenio Martins Junior - Producer and Journalist)
At 13, Ivan Marcio began his career playing small bars ABC of São Paulo, and at age 18 had a short stint by Arts Foundation of São Caetano do Sul, where he studied harmony / theory, inserting the knowledge the harmonica. He graduated in Pedagogy and worked as Music Teacher at the São Bernardo do Campo in a Social Project forming more than 300 youth in five years.
For 20-year career has played in several festivals in Brazil and abroad, and has more than 10 albums recorded in the genre highlighting the albums recorded in the U.S.: Chicago Blues Sessions Volume 1 and 2 Brazilian Blues Bash, where also signs production.
"REALLY NICE SMOKIN 'BLUES HARP AND SINGER WITH A TIGHT CHICAGO BLUES BAND. ANYBODY THAT LIKES BLUES HARP WILL WANT TO HEAR HIM "
(Charlie Musselwhite, harmonica player and winner of the Grammy for best album of Blues and instrumentalist)
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