Gig: Booze ‘n’ Blues Festival – Crewe – 20 Feb 2011
Posted on: Saturday, Feb 5, 2011
Blues n Booze Festival
Sunday 20th February
The Box, Crewe
After last year’s inaugural event, Crewe’s own Booze ‘n’ Blues Festival returns to The Box in February.
The eight-hour blues-a-thon takes place across two stages.
Hokie Joint are a five piece band from Colchester, England.
On one hand we’re talking part Waits, part Wolf vocals, fuzzing slide guitar, dirty harmonica, driving bass and train-like drumming.
On the other hand it’s gut-wrenchingly emotional vocals, melancholic guitar playing, sweeping harmonica, well constructed, melodic bass and intricate, mesmerising drumming. These musicians have covered all corners of the blues that influenced them and forged together a refreshing new sound.
From perfectly executed slow blues to high-energy upbeat tracks that audiences can’t help but dance to.
The difficult task of writing blues with a catchy chorus is something that this band revel in.
A vibrant, stimulating live band, harking back to the club scene of the sixties but with a distinctively original modern approach.
Liverpool Legend Joey Shields returns having played in some top Liverpool bands since the 60s.
He will host the event & perform (in his inimitable style) some timeless blues standards including Spoonful, Terrorplane and Key to the Highway.
MojoJim & The Muddy Wulfs are also back.
A classy blues group from South Wales – they keep delivering electrifying authentic blues & scorching lives shows to thunderous applause.