news from the blues

Exceptional joy of playing unites those five established musicians from Austria, Germany and England.




December, 14th 2021:

Wintermarkt im Prater

Sunday, 19:00 h – 20:30 h

Riesenradplatz 2, 1020 Wien

Free Entrance!

January, 8th 2022:

Louisiana Blues Pub

Saturday, 20:00 h – 23:00 h

Prinz-Eugen-Strasse 4, 1040 Wien

Admission: Pay as You Wish!


Vienna Blues Company plays a program that honors beloved blues classics and brings little known but must-hear tunes to the stage. Original songs complete the picture. The band pays tribute to the various traditions of the blues, but also explores new contemporary fronts with stylistic confidence.

Meet the band

These musicians know how to use their virtuosity in a smart and brilliant way only to worship the blues and its archaic essence. True to the motto: “Now and then less is more!”

Jo Leupold

piano & lead vocals

Gerd Schubert

harp & vocals

Joe Schirl

electric bass

Jordie Blossom

electric guitar

Michael Loidl

drums & percussions



“Not just die-hard blues fans will be carried away by the band’s enthusiasm.”

“The artful playing of the blues harmonica infuses the powerful groove of the rhythm section with an unparalleled exciting character note.”

“First and foremost, Blues is the music of in-between tones and nuances. Within typical 8 or 12-bar forms, the band brings an intoxicating richness of color to the ear.”

“A lead voice somewhere between Van Morrison and Tom Waits.”


Vienna, known as the city of music and located in the heart of Europe has always had a strong relation to blue. For the longest time, life in this city had been affected by the mighty river Danube, which – as blue as it could be – eventually pours into the sea in a giant delta. It was as early as in the 1890s, when for the first time ever Blues and syncopated rhythms made its appearance in town. Side by side with the performance of folk inspired music like the Schrammel brothers or the melodies of Robert Stolz and Fritz Kreisler.


It is of no surprise that in a melting pot like Vienna, five quite established musicians from here and there (where they call the waters Elbe and Thames) joined forces to add some new pages to the already extensive story of the Blues. Since there are no signs that pain and suffering might go away from mankind anytime soon, the Blues remains the narrator of and the cure to adversity and hardship. Telling the tales of life at the river from deep down South and the Delta to “The Gates” of Chicago, as well as from the Danube to the Thames, still is essential as healing power to many people.


With their stunning performance the Vienna Blues Company impressively points a unique way to exuberating joy and thrilling playfulness. See them live and in color!

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October, 2nd 2021:

Chairs Meet Music

Showroom Ferrocom – Sitwell
2351 Wiener Neudorf

September, 25th 2021

Louisiana Blues Pub

Saturday, 19:00 – 23:00 h

1040 Wien, Prinz-Eugen-Strasse 4

Reservations: 0664-9929 5373

Admission: Pay as You Wish



September, 19th 2021:

d’JÄM im Schloss Kohfidisch

7512 Kohfidisch

“Deny & Resist” – an original tune by Jo Leupold (c) 2021 performed by Vienna Blues Company live at Kohfidisch d’JÄM.

“Whammer Jammer” by Magic Dick/The J. Geils Band (c) 1971 performed by Vienna Blues Company live at Kohfidisch d’JÄM. 






September 3rd, 2021:

Cafe Stadler

Wiener Neustadt, AUSTRIA

“Chainsmoking” by Jacob Banks (c) 2017 Interscope Records – performed by Vienna Blues Company featuring as guest Adam Skalski on guitar.

July, 29th 2021:

Louisiana Blues Pub


July, 15th 2021:

MIDI Cafe & Bistrot


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Photos with kind permission of Christian Partsch (c) 2021.

Photos by Jelly Neuber (c) 2021