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Swampcandy is a primitive blues influenced American duo from Annapolis, MD. The music they play is the dirty old Mississippi blues kind. Ruben Dobbs’ aggressive finger-picking and rhythmic style (which often adds up to sounding like more than one guitar), combined with Joey Mitchell’s bass playing, pounding kick drum and percussive bass throttling (representing the presence of […]

The first Overton-on-Dee Blues, Roots & Real Ale Festival, which took place over last weekend, was a resounding success and indeed, the Saturday was a complete sell-out – and as always Pete Evans, Paul Taylor and Ian Williams had put together an excellent varied bill – ranging from pre-war acoustic blues to the music of […]

Overton-on-Dee Blues, Roots & Real Ale Festival, May 8 & 9th The Village Hall, Overton on Dee, Wrexham, LL13 0EE Overton-on-Dee is a beautiful little old village on the Welsh borders situated approximately 8 miles south of Wrexham Friday, 8th May – 7 pm doors for 8 pm THE BLUES DUO (TOMMY ALLEN & JOHNNY HEWITT […]

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We are thrilled to put on this major gig at the superb old venue at Overton when Larry McCray with his full American band will play one of only three UK gigs on his current world tour. Possessing a superb soulful voice backing up his powerful rock and funk drenched guitar, this Arkansas native is one of the […]

When promoter, Pete Evans, hails a gig as one of the best-ever he has put on in 18 years, you know something special has just occurred . . . . and after this superb night at the lovely old village hall in Overton-on-Dee, North Wales, it would be hard to disagree with his sentiments! Opening […]

Hi Everyone We are really thrilled to be able to present to you top American band Moreland & Arbuckle who will be making their Welsh debut on the final night of their short UK tour at the large Overton-on-Dee Village Hall on Friday, 27th June, supported by The Blues Duo – Tommy Allen and Johnny Hewitt. From Wichita, Kansas, the band (a […]

Those fine folks at Worthenbury were not able to host The Black Oil Brothers this tour.  However they did manage to coordinate a gig with an alternative promoter. Black Oil Brothers Dudleston Heath and Greenhill Bank Working Men’s Club 15 Sept 2012 Alan Preston is in charge there and you must contact him by either phoning on […]

“A fierce, flamethrower guitar slinger and an exciting, soulful singer. His music has phenomenal power.”  -Chicago Sun-Times Arkansas-based blues guitarist/vocalist Michael “Iron Man” Burks, touring in support of his latest CD, IRON MAN, will perform in the region on Friday, September 2 2011. Boasting remarkable natural talent and deep-rooted soulfulness, Burks’ music is driven by […]

Overton on Dee Village Hall Friday Sept 2nd THE MICHAEL BURKS BAND Following his amazing performance, (his first ever in the UK) at Overton On Dee near Wrexham last year, Michael Burks aka The Iron Man and his full American Band are stopping off at Overton again on Friday September 2nd on his way to […]

Gig: Michael Burks – UK Tour

Posted on: Monday, Oct 25, 2010

MICHAEL “IRON MAN” BURKS HAS GIGS IN OUR REGION “A fierce, flamethrower guitar slinger and an exciting, soulful singer. His music has phenomenal power.” —Chicago Sun-Times Arkansas-based blues guitarist/vocalist Michael “Iron Man” Burks will be touring Europe and the United Kingdom between November 4 and November 28, 2010. Burks will be performing songs from his […]

MUD MORGANFIELD & BIG JOE LOUIS AND THE BLUES KINGS ‘Goin’ Up The Country’ at Overton-on-Dee Village Hall: 20.03.09 Every once in a while comes along one of those special nights of live music which will live in your memory forever – I am pleased have witnessed such an evening at Overton-on-Dee, with the only […]

Pictures from tonight’s gig

Posted on: Saturday, Mar 21, 2009

I have just returned from an excellent gig at Overton-on-Dee Village Hall organised by the Worthenbury Blues and Roots guys.  A superb sold out house saw a great show of classic Chicago blues mainly inspired by the songs of Mud’s dad McKinley Morganfield. More of my pics at the photo archive.  Review and more […]

Mud Morganfield Overton on Dee Village Hall Friday 20 March 2009 This is probably the only chance that blues fans in the north will get to see Mud Morganfield as the other 5 dates of the  tour are all in the south. When the  gang were in Arkansas last October we were sat next […]

Due to expected large crowds for one of the most popular bands in the UK the three organisers of the Goin’ Up The Country Blues and Roots club, normally held in Worthenbury, used the larger venue of Overton Village Hall in Overton on Dee, North Wales. Ian Williams has provided a selection of photos to […]

Gig: 2009 Worthenbury Programme

Posted on: Tuesday, Dec 30, 2008

Goin’ Up The Country Blues & Roots Club at Worthenbury Village Hall For tickets and info please ring 01948 770215  OR MAIL Unless stated, entry is £10, doors open @ 8pm and music starts 9pm *Please check the gig dates with us  before hand as sometimes dates do change* THINGS THEY HAVE SAID… […]