Press Quotes

Big Gilson is the Brazilan blues pride

Bernardo Araújo, Jornal O GLOBO

It looks like UK blues fans are in for something special

D.B. – Blues in Britain

He is a top-notch guitarist with some impressive licks

Blues & Rytmn Magazine, UK

BG is the blues spitfire

Tárik de Souza, Jornal do Brasil

The Brazilian blues ambassador gets now 10 years of career better that ever

Gustavo Frank – Revista Vizoo  

His slide playing is disturbingly virtuosic…

Tim Schuller – MET MUSIC – Texas

This CD confirms Big Gilson as the best Brazilian blues guitarist

Jornal do Brasil

Excellent guitar solos full of feelings and powerful slide playing. He’s vibrato is super cool…

Guitar Player Magazine – Brazil

Good guitar work and nice slide…

Bruce Iglauer – Alligator Records

There are lots of bands out there, in America and around the world, who play the blues. They play the blues but you can tell they don’t feel the blues. Big Gilson is most definitely not one of those bands. This boy may hail from Rio, but he plays like he was born and raised in South Oak Cliff, and there is no higher testament a native Texan and lifelong blues freak can give.

John Nova Lomax – Music Independent Magazine, Houston-Texas

The king of the slide guitar…

A Tarde- Salvador, Bahia

Big Gilson is an excellent guitarist as well as a splendid slide guitarist and a fine song writer in addition. He plays a scorching electric slide.  Watch for great things to come in the future from this very fine artist…

Tom Branson (Bluesrockers – 2002)

The United States birthplace and home of the Blues has been invaded again by another bona fide “Blues Man” from a foreign shore: “Blues Man,” not just a player of blues but a musician who demonstrates through his interpretation and musicianship that blues courses through his veins with every beat of his heart…

The Delta Snake, by Michael Roberts – 2002)

This is cross-culturalism of an inspiring form. A workingman’s musical form from the USA found its way to South and presently enjoys respect from blues communities in two nations…

Tim Schuller – Dallas, Texas

this guy knows what he is doing with the his guitar…

Elias Nogueira, Jornal das Gravadoras