Judging by the lineup of the current Tel Aviv Blues Festival (runs through July 16) the sector appears to be in rude health in these here parts. The indisputable star of the whole four-day shebang is Buddy Guy, the octogenarian Chicago- based legend who – geographic incongruity notwithstanding – will pack ‘em in at the Caesarea amphitheater on the opening night.
But there will be plenty of good down-and-dirty blues endeavor to be had across Tel Aviv, at all size and manner of establishment. The venues hosting blues shows this week include Levontin 7, Bar Giora, Mike’s Place and Haezor. The performer roster includes veteran acts such as vocalists-guitarists Ronnie Peterson and Avner Strauss, as well as members of the younger crowd, like the Betty Bears, David Peretz and Dani Dorchin. The latter will strut his stuff at Haezor on July 16 (8:30 p.m.).