In the begining of 1990 Pete Largo founded in Lisbon the The Downtown Bluesmen band, and started working with Jerzy Sokolowski. He also took him down to Portugal, where a TV-show on RTP and a concert in Faro at the 1993 Motorcycle-Festival, in front of 15.000 people helped put the Band on the map in Iberia.
They also played gigs in clubs, discos and open-air events.
Pete has known Jerzy from Berlin days, where in the seventies he was the front-man for the rock band, Walpurgis. "Soko" is a fine songwriter and guitarplayer, and also definitely knows his way around keyboards and the blues-harp.
From left: Jerzy Sokolowski,Voc/Guit.,Pete Largo, Joao Luis/Bass, Jorge Roque/Drums
In Portugal Pete Largo also worked as a teacher at the "Centro de Artes Interpretativas" in Trafaria (Lisbon), along side of musicians like: Eddy Goltz, David Gausden, Leo Garcia, Johnny Galvćo, Joćo Malo, Tahina Rahatari. Pete says always, that t was a great feeling injecting the blues tradition into the hearts of young students, sharing his experience on blues guitar with them and see them growing.
Eddy Goltz Leo Garcia Tahina Rahary
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