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3rd Austrian Bluesharp Festival
March 23th & 24th & 25th, 2017
Spinnerei, 4050 Traun, Austria

The 3rd edition of the "Austrian Bluesharp Festival" - and it will be gorgeous. National and international artists will make these two days a hell of a party. And it is all about the blues and the blues harmonica.

Plus: 5 workshops will be held by professional harp players.
Plus: a gear and equipment fair for harp players. You can try and buy amps, microphones, instruments and other gear; also CDs, LPs...

Take a look at the festival timetable!
Klick for information about the location and tickets.


The music acts on Friday, 24th March 2017, 20:00

Blueswuzln: Fred (AT)

Foto: Robert Herbe

Fred Hölzl - Harp, Guit, Voc

Austrian guitarplayer with a great voice and a rocking harmonica.
Oldstyle Blues and Boogie, Soul, Rock.

Matyas Pribojszki Band  (HU)

Foto: Janos Nagy

Matyas Pribojszki - Harp, Voc / Ferenc Szasz - Guitar /  Daniel Molnar - Drums / Laszlo Csizmadia - Bass

The best harmonica player of Hungary with his great band.
Blues & Soul

Kai Strauss & The Electric Blues Allstars (DE)

Foto: Marc Helfert

Thomas Feldmann - Harp, Saxophon / Kai Strauss - Guitar, Voc / Mo Fuhrhop - Keys / Kevin DuVernay - Bass / Alex Lex - Drums

Int. wellknown guitarplayer with the famous "harpsucker" (take a look at his Youtube channel) and a great band - a big Blues party!



The music acts on Saturday, 25th March 2017, 20:00

Dead Tuna (US/DE)

Foto: Chris Lakriz

Hans Petzoldt - Harp / Jeff Aug - Guitar, Voc

A german harp master meets a guitar virtuoso from USA.
Rocking acoustic country Blues, trad. Folk, Americana, original songs

Boogielicious (DE)

Bertram Becher - Harp / Eeco / Rijken Rapp - Keys, Voc / David Herzl - Drums

Boogie and Blues trio form German and Netherlands - with Bertram Becher (product manager and player from Seydel harmonicas) on the harp.
Boogie from the 20th to 40th decade, in the style of the 21th century.

Steve Baker & Band (GB-DE/AT)

Steve Baker - Harp, Voc / Timo Brunnbauer - Guit, Voc / Anna Larndorfer - Keys / Domenic Gaito - Bass / Jörg Brunnbauer - Drums

London born harpmaster, one of the most influential harmonica player of these days. Well known author of harmonica books.
Blues, Folk, Soul




All workshops will be held in german language, so please take a look at our german workshop page.



The movie "Lat Blossom Blues - the Journey of Leo 'Bud' Welch"

The journey of the 81 year-old Bluesmusician Leo "Bud" Welch from Mississippi. A great idyllic movie of one of the last real Bluesman.

More info, pictures and a trailer movie can be found at

Date: 23th March 2017, 20:00, at the "Schloss Traun"




The exhibition starts on Saturday, 25th March, 15:00 in the main hall - free entry to concert start up.
The exhibitors in alphabetical sequence:




Das "Austrian Bluesharp Festival" wird unterstützt von
"C. A. Seydel Söhne - Harmonicas - Handmade in Germany since 1847"