Gig: Another stunning 2011 lineup for Worthenbury

Posted on: Saturday, Jan 15, 2011

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The Worthenbury guys have released the lineup details for winter, spring and summer 2011. Once again it’s a cracking set of shows.

Goin’ Up The Country Blues & Roots Club at Worthenbury Village Hall
“the village hall that rocks” as featured in The Guardian June 5th 2010
“one of Britain’s finest blues venues” Paul Jones, BBC Radio 2, Dec 6th 2010

For tickets and info please ring 01948 770215 OR MAIL pete@hookerblues.co.uk www.hookerblues.co.uk
Unless stated, entry is £10, doors open @ 8pm and music starts 9pm

THINGS THEY HAVE SAID…
“The best little blues club in Europe…” Otis Taylor, Oct 2006
“I wish I could bottle your audience and take them with me” Sonny BlacK, March 2007
“You’ve got something special here” Geoff Muldaur, April 2007
“This is just like a Mississippi juke joint” Big George Brock, June 2007
“I’ll be back, I guarantee that” Harper July 2007
“We’d love to come back if you’ll have us” Gerry McAvoy (Nine Below Zero) Jan 2007
“The best gig we’ve done in ages” The Spikedrivers Feb 2008
“I’ve been looking forward so much to coming here- it’s cracking” Jim Crawford March 2008
“Had a great time – been raving about the club ever since” Roland Chadwick March 2008
“Playing your club is an absolute true blessing for any artist” Little Toby Walker Sept 2008
“Thank goodness there are still blues clubs like this” Dave Kelly & Paul Jones Jan 2009
“This is unreservedly one of the best places I’ve ever played at” Peter Price Feb 2009
“This really is an amazing little place” Bob Hall & Fruteland Jackson June 2009
“What a brilliant place – I’d love to record a live cd here” Woody Mann Sept 2009
“That sure is one unique venue!” Mike Thomas – Cadillac Kings December 2009
“I’ve heard so much about this place – it’s wonderful – Mike Hellier December 2009
“I feel at home – just like an Alabama juke joint”- Shar-Baby May 2010
“the best gig I did in all of 2009 was here in Worthenbury” Rory Ellis June 2010

Friday Jan 28th KENT DUCHAINE and LEADBESSIE
One of our favourite American acoustic guitarists with his legendary battered old National Steel guitar Leadbessie makes a welcome return. He has toured the UK, Europe and the USA extensively over the years building a huge reputation including playing with legends like Johnny Shines and Bukka White. £10

Friday Feb 18th MICHAEL ROACH guitar and JOHNNY MARS harmonica
This is a very exciting gig bringing together the combined talents of two very fine expatriate African/American musicians. Michael, a very accomplished guitarist originally from Washington DC is an expert in the Piedmont style of playing mastering his skills from legends like John Jackson and John Cephas. Johnny Mars the son of a North Carolina sharecropper moved to Greenwich Village in the 60s and then to San Francisco playing alongside bands like Santana, Paul Butterfield Band and also BB King, Earl Hooker and Jesse Fuller. Both are now resident in the UK and get together to put down some real down home blues £12

Frid March 11th THE SPIKEDRIVERS
This brilliant Anglo American Irish band who had to cancel their gig in December due to the snow are rebooked for this date. Their last gig in Worthenbury 3 years ago sold out and we’re sure that this one will do so due to their immense popularity. £10

Frid April 15th ROLAND CHADWICK plus support TERRAPLANE BLUES
Three years ago this amazing Aussie wowed his with his acoustic guitar mastery. Classically trained he has diversely played with The Liverpool Philharmonic and Boston Symphony Orchestras, Lesley Garrett and Sir George Martin to Jethro Tull, John Renbourn and Level 42. You will get Robert Johnson to Led Zeppelin in his set all brilliantly performed in a witty engaging manner. Support is from Terraplane Blues, the local acoustic blues trio who played superbly at last year’s Worthenbury Festival – 7.15 for 8pm start £10

Sat APRIL 23rd/Sun 24th BANGOR BLUES and BOOZE FESTIVAL
We have been asked to organize the music for this real ale and blues extravaganza at The Buck Hotel in Bangor on Dee over the Easter weekend. Some great acts in store – full line-up to be announced.

Frid May 6th BILL SHEFFIELD and DAVE SAUNDERS
Bill, the brilliant acoustic blues and Americana guitarist from Atlanta plays our club for the 1st time in some years accompanied by Dave Saunders from top blues band The Producers on bass. A stunning guitarist and vocalist with great stage presence. £10

Frid JUNE 10th THE BLACK OIL BROTHERS
This acoustic 4 piece band from Chicago played a short set last year in support to Alabama’s Shar Baby and captivated the sell out crowd with their musicianship and superb harmonies. Playing a great mix of blues, Americana, country and roots music they are playing a whole show of their own this time. £10

SAT JULY 2nd THE 7th WORTHENBURY BLUES and ROOTS FESTIVAL
Note for your calendar -booked so far – The Martin Harley Band, Northsyde, Hokie Joint, Forty4, Blues Highway and Tom Doughty. More great acts to follow

FRID SEPT 2nd THE MICHAEL BURKS BAND at OVERTON on DEE -details to follow

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