Eric Burdon headlines at Maryport
Posted on: Sunday, Jul 19, 2009
The legendary Eric Burdon will headline Sunday July 26th at the Maryport Blues Festival, performing with The Animals. Eric replaces Taj Mahal, who was forced to cancel his European tour, including the Maryport date, for personal reasons.
Eric Burdon’s scorchingly powerful blues-rock voice was the hallmark of Sixties group The Animals. Best known for their gritty, bluesy sound and string of hits like “House of the Rising Sun”, “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood” and “We’ve Gotta Get Out of this Place”, it was Burdon’s brooding intensity that burned the indelible mark on the consciousness of a whole generation of rock ‘n’ roll listeners.
The Animals line-up comprises Billy Watts-guitar, Red Young-keyboards, Terry Wilson-Bass, Brannen Temple-drums.