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SMALL BLUES TRAP

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About Me:
SMALL BLUES TRAP:

Paul Karapiperis /vocals, harmonica, resonator guitar
Panagiotis Daras /electric guitar
Lefteris Besios /electric bass
Stathis Evageliou /drums

RECORDINGS-PARTICIPATION...

The Small Blues Trap band was formed in August 2004 by the need of three people to express their musical interests (Paul Karapiperis, Panagiotis Daras and Lefteris Besios). They are based at the villages of central Greece, Malesina and Martino.

-In October 2004, they recorded a CD-R that included the songs that they represent their common influences along with three original compositions. (''Small Blues Trap'').

-Between December 2004 and April 2005, the band recorded a CD with 12 original songs. The CD title is: ''Our Trap''.

-They won the first prize by participating with two songs in a music competition organized by the magazine “Virtual Studio”.

-After the addition of a new band member (George Poulos on the drums), the band started appearing in various live shows all over Greece.

-In the summer of 2006, they recorded a CD (''Crossroad Ritual'') with 12 original songs.

-Since January 2007, the band’s drummer is Stathis Evageliou.

-Two of their songs are included in the CD compilation that was released by “Diapason” magazine in May 2007.

-In September 2008, the band participates with three songs in a CD compilation titled: ''Magic Bus Sessions''.

-In April 2010 they recorded another album ("Red Snakes & Cave Bats") with 12 original songs and a song (“Buy A Dog”) that was written and previously released by Elias Zaikos .

-In Febryary 2013, they recorded their latest album ("The Longest Road I Know") which contains 10 original songs. The noted singer Georgia Sylleou sings four of the album’s songs. The album is available in both CD and LP by the “Anazitisi Records” company.

-A song of the band is included in the CD compilation released by the magazine “Jazz and Tzaz” in May 2013.

-Currently, they are working on some new songs that will be included in a new album…

CONCERTS...

The band has participated in numerous live events and festivals all over Greece. During live shows they mainly play their songs as well as a few classics composed by Willie Dixon, Howlin' Wolf, Little Walter, Albert King, Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, Sonny Boy Williamson, Jimmy Reed, T-Bone Walker, Elmore James, Tampa Red, Son House, Robert Johnson, Bo Diddley, Freddie King, Paul Butterfield, Peter Green, Tom Waits and Captain Beefheart…who continue to haunt the blues crossroads…

PRESS

The band has received encourage comments and CD reviews from the national as well as the international press. Well known magazines and newspapers have occasionally made presentations of their work.

more info: http://www.smallbluestrap.gr/press/press.html

THE SOUND

The band mixes its blues passion which is always their main ingredient in their compositions with elements from other genres of music forming a very innovative and personal sound and according to reviewers, it is identifiable and personal.
Their music is made for people who feel the call of the need to express their human and humane emotions such as love, pain, rejection, abandonment, humor, deprivation, treachery, laughter, anger, passion and sadness. In other words, the band attempts to depict the absolute make-up of the human soul and disposition. All these emotions have been diachronically expressed by the blues music whose ‘crossroads’ not only continue to exist but also retain the power to influence and inspire people like the SBT. Furthermore, the band’s main goal is to prove that the blues music is the absolute expression of the human soul and the human conscience.
Favorite Blues Artists and Bands (Please list at least a few...we use this question to weed out spammers)
S.B.T. is a band with multiple influences: classic rock, jazz and of course the blues. Artists such as Willie Dixon, Howlin' Wolf, Little Walter, Albert King, Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, Sonny Boy Williamson (1&2), Jimmy Reed, T-Bone Walker, Elmore James, Tampa Red, Son House, Robert Johnson, Bo Diddley, Buddy Guy, Freddie King, Stevie Ray Vaughan, John Campbell, Paul Butterfield, Peter Green, Tom Waits, Captain Beefheart, Jimi Hendrix, Rory Gallagher, Led Zeppelin, The Doors...and many more!
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Small Blues Trap's Blog

Somethin' Like Blues or Haunted Ballads

Posted on June 17, 2012 at 5:00am — 1 Comment

BLUES MATTERS interview

Posted on October 12, 2010 at 3:00pm

Small Blues Trap - "Red Snakes & Cave Bats"

Posted on May 12, 2010 at 7:30am — 10 Comments

Small Blues Trap-Crossroad Ritual

Posted on July 14, 2009 at 7:30am

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At 11:14am on March 6, 2012, Andre Bisson & the J-Tones said…

Awesome!

At 12:59am on October 14, 2010, FREDRICK "JORONOMO" BURKS,JR. said…
GREETINGS FROM JORONOMO BURKS & THE VOODOO BLUES BAND,VERY COOL MUSIC,I ENJOYED YOUR PAGE.BEST REGARDS.JORONOMO BURKS.
At 8:26am on July 14, 2010, Grandpa_Erik said…
Hey, my summer greeting is a homemade video with The Bluesmates. Hope life is great for you. Have a fantastic summer my friend. Love and respect. Grandpa_Erik
At 9:01am on July 1, 2010, Thomas D. Strickland said…
Hello! Small Blues Trap,
thank you for excepting my friend request.I hope 2010 will be a great year for you.Have A ''GREAT ROCK'N WEEKEND'' Enjoy!

Your Friend, Thomas
At 2:08pm on March 31, 2010, Music Lover said…
incredible!
At 3:48am on March 29, 2010, JIMMY LLOYD REA said…
Keep playin' the real deal Blues before it goes away. Respect to you.--Jimmy Lloyd Rea
At 9:17pm on March 18, 2010, Cath Butler said…
Thanks for finding me - it's a pleasure to meet you here!
Cheers
Cath x
At 3:02pm on February 25, 2010, neal seamon aka wannabe said…
comments
At 2:53pm on February 25, 2010, Anita Erras said…
Hello from Germany to Greece! Thank you for friendrequest:-)))
At 4:59pm on February 10, 2010, Miella D said…
Kalispera friends, so great Blues music!
Light and happiness,
Miella
At 12:15pm on February 5, 2010, Marc Lane Hickey said…
Nice sounds, guys. Keep groovin' and thanks for the friend request!
At 4:41am on January 20, 2010, JIMMY LLOYD REA said…
Keep playin' the BLUES !!!!!!!!!!!
At 6:39pm on January 18, 2010, jeff the horse horsey said…
hey thanks for the add.......myspace.com/jeffthehorsehorsey for trax
At 12:13am on January 11, 2010, Brad Vickers said…
Thanks for your friendship. Happy New Year!
-Brad Vickers & His Vestapolitans
At 9:38am on January 6, 2010, JIMMY LLOYD REA said…
Play the BLUES in 2010 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
At 2:53pm on December 19, 2009, Grandpa_Erik said…
Now I feel it is the right time to thank you for your friendship and support in 2009. Still busy in studio, still working hard to get something we can call our own stile.
The 30th of december last year it suddenly appear a lighting sceanery on heaven. Luckely I managed to grab a camera and save the image. It was almost like the creator came down in his greatness. With this photo I want to wish you and yours a merry christmas and a happy, new year full of posibilities and great moments.
Peace, love and respect.

At 7:55pm on November 25, 2009, Ianbluz said…
Grandpa Erik is right when he says "we forget to pause" - My friend has a lovely phrase "enjoy the moment" and that is something that will change your life philosophy from looking for the 'green grass' to evaluating what green grass you might already have. Be at peace with yourself and then meet the world - it is much the best way and makes challenges easier to deal with.
Like your chilled out music Small Blues Trap. Keep on rockin'
At 2:57am on November 25, 2009, Brenda White said…
Hey Blues Trap,

Thanks from sending a little love my way and I dig your Delta Blues sound.

Much love,
B. White
At 5:39pm on November 24, 2009, Yuri Storozhuk said…
Hi from Ukraine,
Cool site, guys!

2 Grandpa_Erik
Yep the world is a beautiful thing!

Still...the sun is the same in a relative way... etc.

Good luck!
At 4:59am on November 20, 2009, Grandpa_Erik said…
Every day we are jumping from one task to another – looking at the watch as a guide. No wonder heart attack is one of the main causes to death. We forget to pause, to look around and to enjoy friendship and family. The world is beautiful – you only have to allow yourself to see it - to experience it. Look at the watch, painted by Jette – given the title “Time is relative”.

(www.jette.biz)
Take care my friend, make time and have a great weekend.
Love and respect. Grandpa_Erik
 
 
 

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