Gig: Martin Harley / Sam Lewis – Johnny’s Blues Club at Fogherty’s Function Room, Liverpool: Friday, 14th November
Posted on: Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014
Martin Harley (supported by Sam Lewis)
at Fogherty’s Function Room
Friday, 14th November, 2014 (doors: 7.30 pm, show: 8.30 pm)
A lifelong devotee of acoustic guitar music, especially the ageless blues/roots sounds, Martin Harley has travelled the globe absorbing a plethora of diverse influences and honing his craft into the classic songwriting style he possesses today.
Renowned for his prowess as a slide guitarist, Martin is almost unique in the UK in his playing lap slide. In other areas and styles, however, he has proved himself a master guitarist and a consistently astounding songwriter. Not only very popular in the UK, he has also earned a huge following in the US.
As in November last year, Martin will be supported by East Nashville rising star Sam Lewis, who plays a modern style of blues infused with the influences of Ray Charles and Van Morrison, in what is guaranteed to be another evening of genuine quality.
Fogherty’s Function Room is situated at 1 Blenheim Road (just off Smithdown Road) Liverpool L18 1EH. Tickets for the concert (£11 each in advance and £12 on the door) are obtainable from John Welsh on 0151 428 2855 or from www.johnnysbluesclub.co.uk. A fund of information on the region’s excellent blues scene can also be found at www.bluesinthenorthwest.com