Laurent Couturier & The Rusty Mikes are an eclectic group of musicians brought together by shared passion for honoring and preserving the vintage blues sound. Anchored by a loose Delta rhythm that tells stories of hard times, bad love and no luck, the band have built a dedicated following up and down the East Coast, from Maine to Washington, DC. Laurent Couturier & The Rusty Mikes play in a style you would hear in a back alley cafe or a juke joint, honoring such great musicians as Howlin’ Wolf, Muddy Waters and James Cotton. A group of former engineers, lawyers and doctors who play for the sheer pleasure of music, their take on the genre helps you to forget your troubles and reminds you that you’re never alone. Making their second consecutive trip to the Festival, Laurent Couturier & The Rusty Mikes will take us on a time travelling trip through to the best days of blues.