Gig: Autumn Season at Worthenbury

Posted on: Thursday, Oct 4, 2007

Goin’ Up The Country Blues & Roots Club at Worthenbury Village Hall
“The best little blues club in Europe…” Otis Taylor, Oct 2006
“I wish I could bottle your audience and take them with me” Sonny BlacK, March 2007
“You’ve got something special here” Geoff Muldaur, April 2007
“this is just like a Mississippi juke joint” Big George Brock, June 2007

For tickets and info please ring 01948 770215 www.hookerblues.co.uk
Unless stated, doors open @ 8pm and music starts 9pm

Friday October 19th CATFISH KEITH
We are delighted to welcome Keith back after Paul Rishell and Annie Raines cancelled their UK tour. Also a WC handy winner, Keith is one of the finest acoustic guitarists in the USA and his gig 12 months ago sold out rapidly. He will also be conducting a guitar workshop on Saturday morning so please contact us for details – his workshops are legendary £10
Saturday October 20th CATFISH KEITH GUITAR WORKSHOP – 10am contact for details

Saturday November 3rd THE HOKUM HOTSHOTS At long last this Geordie duo are able to return. Not only are Jim Murray and Pete Mason superb musicians playing a wide assortment of guitars, they are natural comedians who will have the audience rolling in the aisles. They specialize in old time blues, ragtime and hokum music and must not be missed. £10
+ possibly a guest from Mississippi, Louis “Gearshifter” Youngblood TBC then price will be £12

Friday November 23rd NINE BELOW ZERO (Unplugged)
Saturday November 24th TRAFFICKER & KARAC at The Rugby Club
SEE BELOW ** REGARDING THESE TWO DATES WHICH ARE TO CELEBRATE 10 YEARS OF LIVE BLUES IN WREXHAM AND WORTHENBURY

Friday December 15th ROLAND CHADWICK Classically trained Aussie guitarist Roland has played at Sydney Opera House and played with Sir George Martin, Michael Legrand and Lesley Garrett. In the contemporary scene, amongst others, he has played with John Renbourn and Jethro Tull. Another funny man bearing a striking resemblance to a certain Billy Connolly
he has been coined as half man, half guitar and will mesmerize his audience. £10

**10 YEARS OF BLUES IN WREXHAM**

In November 1997 we presented our 1st live blues gig at the rugby club when local band Joey played to 50 people. Now 10 years on and after 10 festivals and dozens of gigs featuring the best artistes from the UK, USA and Europe, Worthenbury has taken over from Wrexham but the blues remains the same … still only the best.

To celebrate 10 years we have booked a weekend of great music –

Friday November 23rd at Worthenbury, the legendary Nine Below Zero perform unplugged. They played 12 nights with Eric Clapton at The Albert Hall and have supported The Who, The Kinks and Sting on world tours as well as being Rory Gallagher’s rhythm section. And then on…

Saturday November 24th back at our old venue at Wrexham rugby club, the UK’s top blues/rock band Trafficker featuring Tommy Allen will be supported by Welsh bilingual country rock blues band Karac who starred at this year’s Worthenbury festival. Doors 7.15pm Music 8.15pm

Tickets are recommended especially for Friday’s gig at £15 and Saturday’s gig will be £9. Buy both together for £22.

Tickets have already been sold outside the area for the NBZ gig which sold out weeks in advance when they last played so please book early.
We also hope to have some memorial t shirts and cds ready for the weekend.
COME ALONG AND CELEBRATE
THE START OF 10 MORE YEARS

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