Performer Spotlight


Name:Arsen Shomakhov
Description:Arsen Shomakhov, Russian singer & guitar player extraordinaire, in the past five years has become a major force as a blues artist, performing for Russian Federal TV, Moscow's legendary BB King Club and numerous blues festivals throughout Russia. In 2007, after performing at the Arkansas Blues & Heritage Festival, he was announced by the Sonny Boy Blues Society as the Best Emerging Artist. In 2008 Arsen Shomakhov moved to Vancouver, where together with Adam Drake (drums) and Bruce O'Neill (electric & upright bass) he formed the Arsen Shomakhov Trio. In October 2007, after taking part in the competition at the 22nd Arkansas Blues & Heritage Festival, Arsen Shomakhov has been announced the winner in the "Emerging Artists" program. Arsen was assured a slot on the main stage for the 2008 Festival. Currently Arsen is residing in British Columbia, Canada. His new album On the Move, recorded with the best blues musicians of the Western Canada, was released on the Blues Leaf Records on July13, 2010. The album was on

Record created: 2011-08-04 12:28:07

Last modified: 2011-08-05 11:17:55

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