Gig: John Fairhurst + support – Telfords Warehouse, Chester – 26 Jan 2013
Posted on: Sunday, Jan 20, 2013
John Fairhurst – plus The Glendale Family support
Telford’s Warehouse, Chester
Sat 26th Jan 2013
John’s enigmatic tales relayed through intense and original blues are all told using his trademark howling vocals; think Captain Beefheart meets Tom Waits and Son House. When John Fairhurst walks onto a stage you know you are not only about to hear incredible music, but the tale of a tireless journey leaving a lasting impression wherever he stops (which is nowhere for very long!). With a bottle-neck style referencing the likes of Son House and Bukka White, comparisons to the fingerpicking of John Fahey, a heavy leaning towards the 60’s rock of Hendrix and Led Zepplin, plus the ever present influence of K. Sridhar (Indian Sarod master and mentor to John since childhood), John’s music is a real melting-pot of diverse musical traditions.
“Newcomers to John Fairhurst certainly won’t be forgetting his name in a hurry.” (Manchester Music) A new record is currently in production. Festival and tour bookings in the UK, Ireland, Europe, America and Russia are coming in thick and fast. 2012 promises to be a huge year for the John Fairhurst Band. Get on Board. This train is rolling!