Gig: Lyndon Anderson Band – Warrington Blues Club – 24 April
Posted on: Saturday, Apr 18, 2009
The Lyndon Anderson Band
Warrington Blues Club at Burtonwood Catholic Club
Clay / Phipps Lane,Burtonwood. WA54HQ
01925 636 450 for info
Doors open 8pm
£10 on the door
When it comes to the blues, The Lyndon Anderson Band have all the bases covered, whether it’s a 1950’s Chess classic, a chunk of New Orleans funk, rocking Texas shuffles, jazz influenced west coast swing or one of their many originals, they play it all with style, authority and taste. From Lightning Hopkins to the Meters and beyond, they mix up a red hot gumbo of groove with tunes from the likes of Muddy Waters, Little Walter, Junior Wells, Freddie King and many many more.
Whether he’s blasting out lightning fast chromatic runs or digging deep down into a bent note, there’s no mistaking Lyndon is a true heavyweight of the harp. He blends elements of jazz, blues and funk whilst still remaining true to tradition. Considered by many to be one of the top players on the scene today, his emotional and intense playing is unmistakably one of a kind.
Dynamite harp, soulful, muscular vocals, boogaloo guitar work, songwriter, producer; the list goes on, but all that needs to be said is that Lyndon is without doubt the real thing. You know something must be good when you win praise from the likes of Sugar Blue and Paul Lamb.
Blessed with the uncanny ability to coax the spirit of Pat Hare, Magic Sam, Wes Motgomery and even Link Wray (to name a few) from his fretboard. His stinging leads, tight ensemble playing, professionalism and live experience (having backed such greats as Dr Ross, Guitar Shorty, Linda Gail Lewis, Sonny Leyland) are exactly the qualities that make him the consummate guitarist. Together with femme fatale bass player Christine Wilson and master skinsman Kev Hodge they produce their own distinctive brand of blues described as: ” a sure cure for the rhythmically deficient “
Audiences further afield are just now starting to discover what their native Tyneside fans have known for some time that the L-A-B are without doubt one of the most original, innovative and exciting acts touring the blues circuit today.