Gig: Blue C in Cumbria in April
Posted on: Sunday, Mar 23, 2008
Press release for Blue C
17 April – Fletcher Christian, Cockermouth
18 April – New Inn, Hoff near Appleby
Appearing in Cumbria in April.
Raphael Callaghan and Christine Purnell bring their brand of Mersey Delta blues to Cumbria in April.
Under the name Blue C, the Liverpool slide guitar/bass duo have made a big impression on the British blues scene over the past fifteen years with their special mix of traditional blues and a collection of original blues and gospel songs.
Their song “When Will The Blues Leave” was chosen for a Best of British Blues compilation album and Callaghan’s “Someone Else’s Blues” was the first winner of the Blues Song of the Year at the Great British Blues Festival at Colne.
Their album “Swimming against the Tide” is in much demand in the America after the USA based magazine Blues Revue praised…
“the seamless combination of driving bass and highly accomplished guitar…secret ingredient is the calibre of the original compositions…a unique blues sound that has, at its heart, a thorough soaking in Anglo-Irish folk traditions”.
Blue C have worked in recent years with stars like Bonnie Raitt and Eric Bibb, but Callaghan’s own pedigree goes back to the 60’s playing harmonica with Alexis Korner and Jo Ann Kelly.
See them in Cumbria at the Fletcher Christian, Cockermouth on Thursday April 17th and at the New Inn, Hoff near Appleby on Friday April 18th, both gigs start at 900pm.