Igor Prado Band (BRAZIL)
Upside Down - Feat. Steve Guyger, R.J Mischo, JJ Jackson, Ron Dziubla, Greg Wilson.
©Chico Blues Records 2007
”You are one of those handful of players, true to the form of West Coast blues but at the same expressing your own musical personality through it. Your guitar licks are imaginative and memorable – it is evident that you know guitar stylings of Junior Watson, Hollywood Fats or Pee Wee Crayton from A to Z but instead of copying them used them as a base for your own style. Very classy!”
Przemek Draheim / Blues Poland
Igor Prado fell in love with the guitar when he was 11 years old. Self-taught and left-handed, Igor learned to play the guitar upside down and backwards (with the thinnest string on top) and once he discovered the blues, he took on the most challenging undertaking – to study and play the blues in Brazil. Currently, he plays in the “Prado Blues Band”, which is a group dedicated to Blues / West Coast Swing / Jump Rhythm & Blues. The band has released 3 CD’s in Brazil and on the first semester of 2007, Igor will be releasing his first solo recording "Upsidedown" with special guests like R.J Mischo, Steve Guyger, Greg Wilson, Ron Dziubla (Sax player of Lynwood Slim, Kid Ramos), J.J Jackson and others. Igor has also played with several international artists that have been to Brazil such as Jamie Wood, Johnny Rover, Eddie C. Campbell, Steve Guyger, James Wheeler, Enrico Crivellaro, R.J Mischo, Rick Estrin (Little Charlie & The Nightcats), Phil Guy.
”Your guitar playing is equal to that of the better US guitarists in this same genre. You clearly have a deep grasp of the various early 1950s blues traditions. You play with taste, talent, energy and good attention to tone. The band are tight, and the players are very good. I enjoyed your vocals too!”
Bruce Iglauer / Alligator Records - USA
”West Coast Blues is alive and well and living in Brazil! Doubters need only spin Igor Prado Band!”
Blues Revue Magazine - USA
”Man you are a swinging maniac!!!”
Junior Watson / West Coast Guitar Monster - USA
”You really sound great!! Your band sounds really good and your vocals sound really strong!”
Rick Estrin / singer and harp player - USA