Gig: Diana Lee Braithwaite, Chris Whitley & Bob Hall – Worthenbury – 15 Nov 2008
Posted on: Wednesday, Nov 5, 2008
I should also remind you that the Bob Hall show will be at “Goin’ Up The Country” at Worthenbury Village Hall the night after Bluefunk on Sat 15th Nov.
Details at http://www.hookerblues.co.uk/
Saturday November 15th
Diana Lee Braithwaite & Chris Whitley with Bob Hall
What a night this promises to be with the first appearance in Worthenbury of an African/American Blues Diva. Diana from Canada is backed by superb Canadian blues guitarist Chris and one of the world’s greatest blues pianists Bob and his partner Hilary Blythe on bass. They will cover a whole range of blues with stories and tales of the greats like Bessie Smith , Lonnie Jonson, Tampa Red, Memphis Minnie and Big Bill Broonzy. Diana’s family were escaped slaves 4 generations ago who tavelled to freedom on the “underground railroad” eventually settling in Canada, so the Blues is in her blood. She has played with John Lee Hooker, Albert Collins, Robert Cray amongst others whilst Chris was the 1st Canadian to play the Chicago Blues Festival and has played with all the greats including the legendary Lonnie Johnson. Bob needs no introduction to regulars having been at the forefront of British blues. A founder member of The Savoy Brown Blues Band, he has also played for Fleetwood Mac and played with The Rolling Stones as well as John Lee Hooker, Howlin’ Wolf and Little Walter. He also often appears with The Blues Band.£13