Eighteen years old, a soft guitar case in his hand, entertainer/songwriter Lou Rye (Lutz Reichert) left West Germany in the ‘60s “with Bob Dylan in my heart” to savour music. He jammed with musicians around the world for seven years and attended all the major rock festivals from Monterey Pop to Woodstock.
Author of over 200 songs, creator of 10 CDs, Lou writes, plays and sings Blues, Latin, Smooth Jazz, World Music, New Age, Folk and much, much more – each with his distinctive touch. Lou and his band, The Lou Rye All Stars, have played, recorded and rubbed shoulders with the best in Detroit, Michigan, Ottawa, Ontario and now Calgary, Alberta.
Singing in boisterous discipline and laying down licks reminiscent of BB King, Etta James and Carlos Santana, for over fifty years this world-travelling troubadour has brought audiences to their feet. “Music allows me to connect with the world,” explains Lou. “I love adding to the love and light of the planet with my music. It brings joy to people.”
Art type: Live Music
What this Artist plays most of the time
Home base: Calgary, Alberta
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