Gig: Eddie Gartry – The Academy, Buckley – 22 May 2009

Posted on: Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Eddie Gartry Blues State UK

The Academy Buckley

22 May 2009

This week sees mid Wales British RnB outfit Eddie Gartry Blue State at the Academy in Buckley.

A SURPRISE FROM THE HEART OF WALES…… Amidst the scenic hills and picturesque landscape along the Welsh/English border, (where the magic mushrooms grow and beer is still £1.80 a pint) a very interesting secret has been harboured. Until now, that is. Recently, this area has been reverberating to the sound of a particular brand of blues music. Coincidentally, this same locality appears to be the home ground, and meeting place for a band of very dedicated musicians. A group it seems, who have one important and mutual obsession in common, a lifetime of devotion to playing blues music; their way. Apparently, these guys have all toured the World, individually backing many famous names along the way, but for them to congregate in this obscure neck of the woods seems peculiar. However, to their local fans, their unique brand of hard blues is extremely welcome. Pretty young boys, brought up in a world of karaoke, they are not. But their reverent approach to blues music, irrespective of fashion, sets them aside from most of today’s ‘programmed’ entertainers.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pqJ2hV42Cns

http://www.dance-hall.info

http://www.myspace.com/eddygartry



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Jimbo

May 23rd, 2009 at 08:21
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Deffo one of the best bands at the academy so far, and only 23 people turned up ????? I just don’t get it !!!!!!!!!

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Ken

May 23rd, 2009 at 10:30
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I was full of cold so gave it a miss myself. I think that a lot of blues fans in the region were split between this gig and the free entry recording session of the Cadillac Kings in Oswestry.

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Jimbo

May 24th, 2009 at 11:14
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Hi Ken, Yes maybe your’e right also the Warrington fest may have put people off too, although I still think the main reason is that not many real blues fans are aware of the venue yet, if you take “the dancers” out of the equation, that doesn’t leave too many “listeners”, I know all the gigs are listed on here, and I’ve given it a shout on last.fm in the hope of enticing some new customers/punters..I think Buckley people in general are tone deaf when it comes to music, and it would be a shame if it all goes pear shaped after waiting so long for some decent live music in the town, also another problem is free pub gigs, The Jalapenos were on in town on saturday night, so people aren’t going to pay when they can see an equally good gig for nothing ???