Michael Messer's Mitra
Michael Messer - Vocals, slide and lap steel guitar Manish Pingle - Indian slide guitar (Mohan veena) Gurdain Rayatt – Tabla
A unique fusion of blues slide guitar, Hindustani classical slide guitar and tabla rhythms. 'Mitra' (pronounced 'meetra') is friends, the Hindu god of friendship and alliance. Michael Messer's Mitra is a trio comprising British blues innovator and slide guitarist, Michael Messer, Hindustani slide guitar maestro from Mumbai India, Manish Pingle, and London-based tabla player, Gurdain Singh Rayatt.
An exhilarating and highly accessible fusion of blues and Hindustani classical music, with vocals, slide guitars and tabla, these three musicians from opposite sides of the globe create a fascinating musical journey, running from the banks of the Mississippi, via London, to Mumbai and the Ganges Delta.