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Blues Rock from the Franconian region Fürth-Erlangen in Germany.


"As Bluestrio conquer the local stages ..." brought together Fritz Mursch, Uwe Köhler and Michael Tielemann in summer 2015 as Grateful Life. Their musical work ties in with the creative sixties and seventies. Classically electrified Chicago and Texas Blues with significant rock influences, although music from this time hardly gets along without a pinch of psychedelic. Her own compositions, such as Deep In The Heart, Around The Corner, In This Bar, or Just For You merge at her concerts with themes from the early days of blues rock and the Woodstock era[1].

In the mid-19th century, protagonists such as John Lee Hooker, Robert Lee Johnson and Muddy Waters laid the foundation for today's (electric) blues. The original (delta) blues made the monotonous work on the cotton plantations more bearable and often involved love, longing and suffering. This great blues and especially the R'n'B of the sixties influence the music sustainably, even today.

The musical roots of the boys can be traced to recognizable guilds like The Allman Brothers Band, Jimi Hendrix, Peter Green, Rory Gallagher, Crosby Stills Nash & Young or the legendary The Cream.

Peter Green once wrote "Modern Electric Harmonic Blues", a description that fits also well for Grateful Life.


After various changes of the members of the group since the band was founded in 2008, 2015 saw the birth of a new Grateful Life. In the new line-up, the band now plays as a classic power trio:

Fritz Mursch Vocal, Guitar
Uwe Köhler Drums
Michael Tielemann Bass


The club and open air concerts last year have been great fun, timeless blues interpretations but always find their lover.

Thanks to all who were there and for the many positive feedback.

More gigs are planned ... Grateful Life.

[1] The legendary Woodstock Festival took place on Auguts 15. until 18. August 1969 abaabout 100 miles north of NY.