Gig: Paul Lamb and Johnny Dickinson – Blackpool – 27 Mar

Posted on: Tuesday, Mar 18, 2008

Johnny Dickinson  

This is the kind of post that makes you wish that you lived closer to Blackpool.  Both Johnny Dickinson and Paul Lamb are at the top of their respective games and I am sure that it will be magical to see them together.  Of course they are buddies from way back.  Johnny was the singer in the first incarnation that I saw of Paul Lamb and the Kingsnakes (or the Paul Lamb Blues Band as I think that they were called at the time).  I have great memories of those early gigs in Leeds (The Grove?) and Manchester at the Band on the Wall.  In Huddersfield I was ideally situated for either.  Really, for me, Paul was the first “proper” harmonica player that I ever saw live.  I great experience for a learner in the 1980s.

Anyway, enough of the rambling memories.  Let’s move to the present day when Paul and Johnny are pushing ahead with their careers.  The last one of the two that I saw was a simply stunning performance by Johnny Dickinson back in 2007.  There is a review in the archives and you may click here to refresh your memory.

This month there is a one-off short acoustic tour by two of the finest blues musicians in the UK, and only one chance to see them in the North West.

Europes foremost blues harmonica exponent,  Paul Lamb, teams up with “the most potent slide player in the UK” Johnny Dickinson for six shows at the end of March.

On Thursday March 27th they are appearing at The Lawrence House Studio, Grand Theatre, Blackpool. Tickets are available, priced £10, from the box office at 01253 290190 or online at

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