History

Jimiway blues festival started many years ago

Jimiway blues festival started many years ago but origins reaches 1994. That time my son Oskar encouraged me to come back into playing the blues. Then some projects came up: "Jimiway" concerts, rhythm & blues band Fire Band and "Jimiway" association of blues and rock 70.  We had 25th edition of Jimiway festiwal in 2006. The first four were organized as concerts. Festival has been held in OCK (Cultural Centre in Ostrow). The town authorities appreciate our music and help financially to make it better.

Benedykt Kunicki

Festival is begins with "Who Knows" song

Festival is begins with "Who Knows" song by Jimi Hendrix - our spirit patron. That song became our anthem also performed by the town authorities and children choir Do-Re-Mi. Each festiwal day is finished with jam session together with the bands and all willing musicians.

Bands appeared on Jimiway blues festival:

  • Fire Band
  • Pivo
  • Free Blues Band
  • Tortilla Flat
  • Green Grass
  • Slawek Wierzcholski i Nocna Zmiana Bluesa
  • Leszek Cichoński  & Workshop
  • Czerwony Kogutek
  • Freeman
  • Swawolny Dyzio
  • Blues Forever
  • Easy Rider
  • RMI
  • Who Knows
  • Ślimak Pędziwiatr
  • Mietek Blues Band
  • Izo-Top
  • Irek Dudek
  • Paweł Szymański
  • Murphy Blues
  • After Blues 
  • Plaster
  • Looz Blues
  • Dżem
  • Wielka Łódź
  • Gang Olsena
  • Ścigani
  • Kraków Street Band
  • Wielebny Blues Band
  • Blues Doctors
  • Riders
  • Magda Piskorczyk & Band
  • Siódma w Nocy
  • Krock
  • Obstawa Prezydenta
  • Easy Street
  • Devil Blues
  • Karolina Cygonek & Tomi Blues Kapela
  • Boogie Chilli
  • Hoodoo Band
  • Coolish Supersession
  • Boogie Boys
  • Moo Moo Milk
  • Śląska Grupa Bluesowa
  • Hard Times
  • Shaki'n Dudi
  • Virgis Jutas & Bogdan Topolski
  • Romek Puchowski
  • Przytuła i Kruk
  • Blues Flowers
  • Teksasy
  • Bogdan Szweda & Easy Rider
  • Outsider Blues
  • Blue Machine
  • Kasa Chorych
  • Hendrix Resurrection
  • Outsider
  • Bluesferajna
  • Marek Wojtowicz
  • Nie Strzelać do Pianisty
  • Harmonijkowy Atak
  • Cotton Wing
  • Dr.Blues & Soul Re Vision
  • Bluesmaszyna
  • Szulerzy
  • Why Ducky?
  • Wes Galczynski and Power Train
  • Open Blues
  • Niebieska Sowa
  • Jerry's Fingers
  • Tandeta Blues Band
  • Tipsy Driver
  • Riders
  • Tadeusz  Nalepa
  • The Best
  • Cree
  • Feelin'żanka
  • JJ Band
  • Seven B
  • Anika
  • Bluesmobile
  • Terraplane
  • The Young Blood Fire
  • Blues Time

World artists:

  • Dead Camel Blues Band-Czechy
  • Road Band –Litwa
  • Chris Farlowe & Norman Beaker Band – GB
  • Lord Bishop-USA/GB
  • Nina Van Horn & Her Band - USA/F
  • Dave Hole & Band - AUS
  • Rob Tognoni - AUS
  • The Road Dawgz -Holandia
  • Wheatbread Johnson –USA
  • Dave Ellis Blues Band - USA
  • Carlos Johnson-USA
  • David Lamar-USA
  • Vance Kelly & The Backstreet Blues Band - USA
  • Stan Skibby-USA
  • John Broadway Tucker-USA
  • Rusty Wright - USA
  • Coco Montoya - USA
  • Lucky Peterson - USA
  • Mr. Sipp - USA
  • Mississippi Heat – USA
  • Bill Perry Band - USA
  • Larry Garner & Band - USA
  • Philip Sayce-USA
  • Sharrie Williams-USA
  • Sherman Robertson - USA
  • Alvon Johnson Band - USA
  • Terry Evans - USA
  • Smokin' Joe Kubek & Bnois King - USA
  • Kenny Neal Band - USA
  • Joe Louis Walker - USA
  • Popa Chubby - USA
  • Tommy Castro and The Painkillers- USA
  • Nick Moss - USA
  • Curtis Salgado - USA
  • Eb Davis - USA
  • John Nemeth - USA
  • Larry McCray - USA
  • Li'l Ed - USA
Blues gave me what I lacked: love, hope for all my days
B.K.
They are living behind the wall, doing something, maybe sleeping Wake them up with the music, let them hear such sound.
B.K