Virgilijus Jutas – vocal, guitar, harp
Kestutis Pavalkis- keyboard
Gediminas Alekna – bass guitar
Bernardas Tomaševič – drums
Ex – members:
Tomas Maslauskas – bass guitar
Povilas Girdenis – bass guitar
Paulius Zdanavičius – keyboards
Benas Vainas – bass guitar
Ramūnas Vaitkevičius – keyboards
Virginijus Prieskenis (LOLO) – bass guitar
Olegas Sochinas – guitar
Andrej Polevikov keyboards
1994 – MC&CD “MAKING BLUES“
1995 – MC&CD “ACOUSTIC TRIO“
1997 – MC&CD “MES LIEKAME ČIA“
2001 – MC&CD
2002 – CD “LIVE IN
2005 – CD “LIVE @ TAMSTA”
The Blues Makers Biography
Blues Makers band launched their career in 1990 in
The debute CD,
“MAKING BLUES”, featuring a number of classical hits and the band’s originals
of 1990/92, was released in 1994. The band developed some new ideas in
Californian musician James Brown in 1995, resulting extensive
touring all across
In 1997, The Blues Makers broadened their repertoire with some new songs with lyrics in their mother-tongue Lithuanian and played at NIDA ’97, SERIFO ATOSTOGOS ’97, BLUES NIGHTS, PUDAS DRUSKOS, COUNTRY BLUES, ROKO MARSAS international festivals in Lithuania. The band dashed into RADIO CENTRAS Top Ten Hits with their THE SHIP OF ILLUSION song, also being featured in MUZIKINES VIESBUTIS TV project on the Lithuanian National TV Channel. Then there was the 1997 release of “MES LIEKAME ČIA” album.
1998/99, two years in a row, the band won The Best Blues Band Award at
SUMMER MARATHON Lithuanian National Music Festival. Also in 1998, Virgilijus Jutas took part in Juozas
Milasius AUKSINES GITAROS project, having great success at BIRSTONAS
1999, the B.M. played together with the
black-blues singer Jimmy Lawson (USA) at his shows in
In 2002, the together project with King Lion (
The Blues Makers began 2003 intensively touring in
the summer of 2003 B.M. had been voted the best
Lithuania Blues&Jazz band by Brodvej
Music Club’s board of members. Blues Makers toured all across
In the year of 2005 there was another CD, recorded together with the outstanding
harmonica player from the very Mississipi Delta,
Scott Albert Johnson. The same year’s summer B.M.
again toured in
In 2006, Blues Makers took part in
international Galicia Blues Festival(
In the early spring of 2007, the acoustic Duo represented Lithuania blues situation at “In The Circle Of Blues”, Music Festival, Suwalki, Poland.In march 2007 the Duo went touring to Israel, where they joined American harmonica virtuoso Dov Hammer.As for Varniai Blues Festival that year, yhe Blues Makes presented “Tribute to Eric Clapton” project together with one of the best Lithuanian guitarists G.Sulinskas.In the summer 2007, V.Jutas as the very special guest of The Road Band, another Lithuanian leading blues band, played at Alanya Jazz Days,Turkey.
On Feb. 16, 2008 Bluesmakers and Neda played a concert dedicated to Lithuanian Independence Day at Lithuanian embassy in Stockholm, Sweden. Belkin-Jutas Acoustic duo was invited and took part in Eutin Blues Festival 2008 (Germany).Traditionally, Bluesmakers presented their new program at Varniai Blues Festival, Lithuania. Then, BM successfullly appeared in Suwalki Blues Festival 2008, Poland.
As a solo artist, V.Jutas took part at Akaciju Aleja (Kulautuva, Kaunas, Lithuania) bard festival. Also, in co-operation with the renown producer Andrius Borisevicius, V.Jutas recorded several songs for his debut album called Kur Veda Sirdis (Where Heart Leads).
As a warming-up band, Bluesmakers&Roadband United Force appeared before John Mayall concert in Vilnius, Lithuania. Belkin-Jutas Acoustic Duo and saxophone player Darius Kodikas warmed up Candy Dufler and then Chris Botti.
This moment the Blues Makers ready to present new project ,,Giant of Blues”,
comprising the songs of great blues musicians like Muddy Waters, Robert Johnson, John Lee Hooker, B.B.King, Stevie Ray Vaughan and others.
2014 Varniai Blues
Festival performing with new project: Blues Makers feat. Mild Blue
2014 Varniai Blues Festival performing with new project: Blues Makers feat. Mild Blue
The BM repertoire contains blues/rock/rock’n’roll clasics,Lithuanian hits and the band’s originals
Virgilijus Jutas: mob. +
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