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Arsen Shomakhov Trio

Explosive guitar player/songwriter/singer Arsen Shomakhov takes the blues to its next level. His original songs, flawlessly executed, mark him as an emerging artist on the international blues scene.

Arsen Shomakhov, Russian-born singer & guitar player extraordinaire, in the past five years has become a major force as a blues artist, performing for Russian Federal TV, Moscow's legendary BB King Club and blues festivals throughout Russia, USA and Canada.

In 2007, after performing at the Arkansas Blues & Heritage Festival, Arsen Shomakhov was announced as the Best Emerging Artist by the Sonny Boy Blues Society.

In 2008 Arsen Shomakhov moved to Vancouver, where he formed the Arsen Shomakhov Trio. His new album entitled "On the Move" was released on Blues Leaf Records in July 2010 and reached #1 in the Canada Roots music charts and #2 in the American top 50 Blues Chart for the week of August 6, 2010 (source: rootsmusicreport.com).

In 2010 Arsen Shomakhov was nominated for the New Artist of the Year by Maple Blues Awards.

Blues Review testifies: "Shomakhov's singing is strong and his excellent guitar work pays rare attention to tonal variety and to creating strong rhythms as well as fleet-fingered, inventive solos."

Downbeat: "Shomakhov's strengths are his formidable guitar playing across the spectrum of blues and r&b styles, his songwriting and his knack for finding good obscure material to cover"

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