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In February 2017 SOBO set out to play their respects and participate in the International Blues Challenge held in Memphis TN.

SOBO had huge success and were acknowledged by the judges, audience and their peers making it all the way to the finals held in the world famous Orpheum Theatre.

This is the first time a band from Israel has made it to the Finals and a big rarity for any non American band.

SOBO are very proud to call themselves IBC Finalists.


SOBO is legendary in Israel for its powerful and energetic mix of Blues, Rock, R&B and Funk coupled with a unique sound of slide guitar.Whether they’re playing a cover tune or an original, that SOBO “crunch” is ever present.

“You sound great!”
Warren Haynes
Gov’t Mule, Allman Brothers
“It’s great to see the blues alive on the net, thanks.”
Marshall Chess
American record producer, the son of Leonard Chess who co-founded Chess Records


Shows

SOBO in Edmonton, Canada
Thursday, November 30th, 2017 at 6:00am
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Sobo Blues Band
Thursday, November 30th, 2017 at 6:00am
Blues on Whyte / Commercial Hotel10329 82 Avenue NW
Edmonton, AB T6E 1Z9
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SOBO is an International rock-n-blues band integrating American, Russian and Middle Eastern influences. Based in the Holy City of Jerusalem, SOBO has an International Message of Freedom. SOBO is legendary in Israel for its powerful and energetic mix of blues, rock, R&B and funk coupled with a unique sound of slide guita. It was SOB’s inspired blues jams and intense funk rhythms that helped found the still-growing Israeli blues scene. The band performed at venues all through Israel and the Netherlands during the 90s, and recorded their first album in 1998, which was received very positively in Israel.In early 2017 SOBO re scheduled to release their fourth album and have a US mini tour planned around there IBC participation as well. SOBO has shared the stage with Gov't Mul, Anna Popovi, John Lee Hooker J., Oli Brow, JC Smit, Alvon Johnson, Robert Lighthouse, andye Kane & Laura Chave, Lil Jimmy Reed, Sharon Lewis, Sergey Voronov, Blues Compan and many other great blues players.
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SOBO at Mike's Place Tel-Aviv
Friday, December 22nd, 2017 at 10:00pm
Mike's Place - Tel AvivHerbert Samuel 90
Tel Aviv, 63431
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Band

SOBO is an International rock-n-blues project integrating American, Russian and Middle Eastern influences.

Based in the Holy City of Jerusalem, SOBO has an International Message of Freedom.

SOBO is legendary in Israel for its powerful and energetic mix of blues, rock, R&B and funk coupled with a unique sound of slide guitar.

SOBO does a variety of traditional blues classics and well known rock classics as well.

SOBO does their own original songs which have a bluesy flavor, and is constantly working to produce more.

Whether they’re playing a cover tune or an original, that SOBO “crunch” is ever present.

Assaf “Sammy” Ganzman – vocals, bass guitar
Daniel “Sobodan” Kriman – slide guitar, harmonica, back vocals
Eden Bahar – drums, back vocals

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History

SOBO was founded in 1995 by song-writing team Assaf Ganzman and Daniel Kriman.

The two met when Daniel was playing at a Jerusalem Rock-’n’-Blues bar.

Sammy and Daniel jammed together for the first time that night and have been a musical team ever since. Continue reading “History”