Gig: Blues Boy Dan – Goin’ Up The Country at Worthenbury Village Hall: 13.12.13

Posted on: Tuesday, Dec 3, 2013

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From Pete Evans:

Hi everyone

Some news about our December gig at Worthenbury on 13th December with the rising star of the UK blues world, Blues Boy Dan Owen from Shrewsbury.

Dan first came to our attention when he turned up at a jam night in Malpas early in 2011 and blew us away. He was then only 18 years old and had the voice of a veteran blues singer. He subsequently played at the Bangor on Dee and Worthenbury festivals that year and again at Bangor in 2012.

In 2012 I recommended him to the organisers of the British Blues Awards as the best newcomer but he was unsuccessful; however, he was videoed at the event and the clip went viral and was noticed by Mick Fleetwood who became his mentor.

This year has seen a meteoric rise in his career with a trip to Nashville to be recorded by legendary American producer Vance Powell who is responsible for The White Stripes, The Kings of Leon and Buddy Guy amongst others. On return he was due to support ZZ Top but a technical hitch prevented that tour but he appeared at  top festivals Glastonbury, Reading and Bangor on Dee (!) to make up for that disappointment. To complete his year he did this time win the award for Best Newcomer at the British Blues Awards.

He now is in big demand all over the UK and tours extensively but it is very gratifying to us that he has said that no matter what happens in the future, he will always come to play for us.

The gig is anticipated to sell out as it is expected many of Dan’s Shrewsbury fans will be coming so please let me know if you are coming. Tickets are £10.

www.hookerblues.co.uk

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