Musician for the legendary Johnny Copeland in the 1990s, this Swiss bluesman so impressed Claude Nobs that he was invited to play with B.B. King at his last Montreux concert in 2011. The next year, Philipp Fankhauser played Miles Davis Hall, a performance immortalized on vinyl and DVD. In 2017 the singer and guitarist recorded his fifteenth album, I’ll be around, in Mississippi, where it all started... Produced by Dennis Walker, garnering three Grammy Awards, this record is even more sublime due to the presence of three Alabama vocalists. Between blues and soul, I’ll be around conveys raw emotion. Deservedly so: nearly every track was recorded in a single take! Back at the Festival where he discovered Willie Dixon, Albert Collins, and Stevie Ray Vaughan as a youth, Philipp Fankhauser conjures the soul of his idols through his own compositions and blues classics.