Bluesfest is thrilled to welcome Con Brio back to the festival in 2018. Known for their fiery live shows, Con Brio is a living, evolving testament to the power of soul, fronted by the phenomenal Ziek McCarter, a charismatic, undeniably gifted showman whose stage presence calls to mind the charisma of a young Michael Jackson or James Brown.
Based in San Francisco and named after a musical direction meaning “with spirit”, Con Brio has a relentless drive for experimentation, for pushing their technical ability higher, for reaching beyond the familiar, which has turned them into the genre bending band they are today.
In 2013, the longstanding rhythm section of keyboardist Micah Dubreuil, bassist Jonathan Kirchner and drummer Andrew Laubacher were joined by incomparable guitar slinger Benjamin Andrews as well as the fireworks of the “Hallelujah Horns” Marcus Stephens & Brendan Liu and you have the skill and confidence that comes from years of stage time and deeply-established musical partnerships with the thirst and energy of a rising star.
Their incendiary performances sent shockwaves through Bluesfest when they played in 2016, so don’t miss this extraordinary band bring music to life.
“One of the best live acts seen in recent memory”
- Death and Taxes
Con Brio play Bluesfest on on Friday 30st, Saturday 31st March and Monday 2nd April.