More acts for Maryport 2008 2/3

Posted on: Thursday, May 1, 2008

Friday July 25th to Sunday July 27th

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Sherman Roberston, Chris Farlow, Ian Parker & Ian Siegal will join Jools Holland to celebrate the 10th anniversary on Sunday 27th.
Sherman Robertson (US) first wowed Maryport in 2004 with his  zydeco, hard-swinging Texas electric blues, R&B and swampy Louisiana blues and a unique ability to play R&B, zydeco and blues with a rock edge. ”

Chris Farlowe is one of the great underrated British souls and blues influenced singers of the last forty years. His most successful was “Out of Time” which was number 1 in the UK Singles Chart in 1966. His next four singles were also well received. The most famous was “Handbags and Gladrags” (which was written by Mike d’Abo), later covered by Rod Stewart and more recently by the Stereophonics).

Drawing on an eclectic range of influences, Ian Parker  is fast becoming Britain’s best loved blues/roots performer. A songwriter genuinely literate, sometimes almost literary, Ian is an original craftsman rooted in the blues but not trapped by any desire to replicate the past. He is without doubt a relevant contemporary blues man. 

Ian Siegal is one of most respective blues artists in the UK and it has been said that had Siegal been around in the sixties he would today be accorded the same reverence as artists such as Van Morrison, Joe Cocker and Eric Clapton.

The Sunday 10th anniversary celebration programme  is now finalised. Joining Jools Holland will be four of the most popular acts who have appeared on the main stage over the last decade. The afternoon session kicks off  with the Ian Parker Band followed by the British R&B legendary voice of Chris Farlowe and Ian Siegal and the evening opens with Sherman Robertson Band.

Thank you

Maryport Blues Festival Committee

Maryport Blues Festival is organised by Maryport Festivals Ltd, a not-for-profit social enterprise business, run by volunteers.
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Registered office: The Maritime Museum, 1, Shipping Brow, Maryport, Cumbria. CA15 6AB

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