Changes at Maryport

Posted on: Saturday, Jul 5, 2008

I’m only going for the Saturday so this does not really affect me.

Friday July 25th to Sunday July 27th 2008

Alvin Youngblood Hart’s Muscle Theory will perform at the Maryport Blues Festival on Friday July 25th, supporting Chuck Berry and replacing the previously billed Shemekia Copeland.

Internationally, Alvin is a highly acclaimed guitarist and singer

‘Dizzyingly versatile.’ Mojo magazine;
 ‘Alvin Youngblood Hart plays a music that is deft and beauteous, cool and classic . . . an intense and charismatic live performer. ‘ Time Out magazine
‘Best Guitar Player ‘ and  ‘Most Outstanding Blues Singer’ chosen by the Living Blues Readers’ Poll, 2004

Known as a ‘musician’s musician’, Alvin Youngblood Hart’s praises have been sung by everyone from Ben Harper to Brit guitar gods Eric Clapton and Mick Taylor. Since his multi-award-winning 1996 debut album, the all-acoustic Big Mama’s Door, Hart has carried his musical message all over the world, performing at international venues from the Hollywood Bowl to London’s Royal Albert Hall. His 1998 album Territory embraced numerous genres including roots, ska, folk, swamp music and Louisiana soul, earning the Downbeat Magazine Critics’ Poll Award for Best Blues Album. Hart then teamed up with producer Jim Dickinson to begin recording Start with the Soul, which would be hailed as a new breed Southern Rock classic. This album, Alvin’s best-selling record to date, was chosen in the New York Times Top 10 releases of 2000 as well as winning the BBC’s Blues Record of the Year. Today, Alvin continues to tour the globe both as a solo artist and with his mighty Muscle Theory Band.

Don’t miss him on the main stage on Friday evening.

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