One of Spain’s leading blues musicians, born in the North African enclave of Ceuta-Cadiz and based nowadays in Brooklyn, New York, Felix Slim is an entirely self-taught multi-instrumentalist and specializes in blues, ragtime and swing from the 1920s to 1940s.
Influenced by the Delta, Piedmont and Texas sound, Slim uses slide guitar, fingerpicking and standard and open tunings, and has played his dynamic versions of blues classics and original songs with echoes of flamenco, rebetiko and jazz manouche on seven albums and in over ten countries worldwide.
Expertly swapping between the harmonica and kazoo along with his unique singing voice complement each other, creating a fresh and distinctive yet true vintage sound. His ability to connect and involve the audience has developed a compelling live show, which combines the humor and warmth of his native Andalusia with the gritty reality of country blues.
In addition to these styles he plays electric guitar and sings in his own Felix Slim Blues Band, delivering a mix of 1950s and 1960s electric blues, swing, r&b and early soul/funk.
Throughout his career Felix has shared the stage and studio with a range of other renowned artists, such as Mingo Balaguer, Raimundo Amador, Bob Margolin, Bob Corritore, Gunhild Carling, David Langlois, Eddie C. Campbell, Antonio Serrano, Bob Stroger, Mayteana Morales, Tamar Korn, Kenny Wayne, Brandon Isaak, John del Toro Richardson, Wes Lee, Bobby Radcliff, Dave Riley, Victor Puertas, Binky Griptite, Tony Braunagel, Norman Jackson Band, Halle Tchoe and many others.
Mr. Slim has spent the last 20 years touring, recording and evolving an inimitable style. He has given clinics and master classes
bringing his music to venues and festivals to the United States, Spain, Portugal, France, Italy, England, Greece, Turkey, Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Colombia, South Korea and Morocco.