Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Nuno Midelis The Beast Brazilian Bluesman

Nuno Mindelis who was born on August 7, 1957. He is nicknamed "The Beast", and is an Angolan-born Brazilian blues guitarist and singer-songwriter.

According to the bio at Nuno

Born in Cabinda (Angola), Eastern Africa on Aug. 7, 1957, Nuno Mindelis became a guitar enthusiast at the very young age of 5. By the age of 9 he began building and playing self-made guitars.

A primary influence at that time was Otis Redding and his great rhythm section, Booker T. & The MG's, made up of Booker T., Steve Cropper, Donald "Duck" Dunn, and Al Jackson. Nuno continues to enjoy the work of these musicians to this day.

Nuno Mindelis - Live at the Montreal Intl. Jazz Festival


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