News from The Blues Man from Thun
July 1983, Montreux Jazz Festival: The young blues aficionado Philipp Fankhauser from Thun meets a musician who will have a lasting influence on his musical career: Johnny Copeland. The way Johnny plays the blues, the themes he takes up, that’s what Philipp wants too. 40 years after this encounter and 25 years after Johnny’s much too early death, the now established blues musician Philipp Fankhauser dedicates an entire tribute album to the “Texas Twister”:
“Heebie Jeebies – The Early Songs of Johnny Copeland.”
Philipp and Alex talk about it at a place that is also special for Philipp. The Mühle Hunziken in Rubigen near Bern.