Gig: Fruteland Jackson – Worthenbury – 30 May 2009

Posted on: Sunday, May 24, 2009

Fruteland Jackson

GIG AT WORTHENBURY, SAT MAY 30th

FRUTELAND JACKSON with BOB HALL and HILARY BLYTHE

Goin’ Up The Country blues and roots club is delighted to welcome top American acoustic blues guitarist Fruteland Jackson to Worthenbury village hall on Saturday May 30th as part of his extensive tour of the UK and Europe.

Mississippi born but now resident of Chicago, Fruteland is a regular performer at the top venues and festivals of the USA but this is only his 2nd visit to this country.

His music is composed of all the traditional aspects of blues but it encompasses more modern issues and subjects. He is a superb guitarist and possesses a haunting voice and is very active in promoting the blues and its history amongst the younger generations in the national “Blues in the schools” programme.

Fruteland is accompanied by Bob Hall on piano and Hilary Blythe on bass.

Bob is one of the world’s top blues pianists and was a founder of the legendary Savoy Brown Blues Band in the early 60s. He has also played with Fleetwood Mac, The Rolling Stones and many of the legendary American blues men like John Lee Hooker, Howlin’ Wolf and Little Walter.

The doors open at 8pm and the music starts at 9pm . Tickets are £11 and obtainable by ringing in the evenings 01978 780807 or 01978 312755.

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