Events for next weekend

Posted on: Saturday, Nov 6, 2010

You still have a chance to see the best in blues next weekend.  If you don’t have plans then I recommend that those of you in the north head to Carlisle and those in the south head to Worthenbury (Overton on Dee).

Michael Burks – Overton on Dee Village Hall – 12 Nov 2010

The star of the last Three King Biscuit Festivals in Helena Arkansas, and arguably the hottest guitarist on the American blues scene at the moment Michael Burks aka The Iron Man, will be making his first ever appearance in the north at Goin’ Up The Country Blues Club at their larger venue at Overton-on-Dee Village Hall, near Wrexham on Friday November 12th.

The bluesinthenorthwest team have tirelessly raved over Burks and it was after Pete Evans had a chat with Mike Hellier of Movin’ Music, the UK’s top blues agency that the wheels were put into motion to arrange what is one of only three gigs and a Paul Jones show.

This really is a major scoop for the region and is another first for the Wrexham boys following on in the footsteps of Mud Morganfield, Jimmy Burns, James Wheeler, Otis Taylor, Fruteland Jackson, Lisa Mills and Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne amongst others who have made their first appearance either in the UK or the region at Wrexham.

Watch the YouTube below then call 01948 770215 for a ticket.

Other news – There are just a handful of tickets left for Carlisle for the Friday night and Sunday night.


Pete Evans

November 7th, 2010 at 21:59
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There are still a few tickets left for Overton on Dee but they are going daily and the gig is heading for a sell out.