The run up to this years festival concludes on Sunday 29th September. These monthly Sunday blues sessions have featured some amazing artists including Half Deaf Clatch (our fantastic host), Mick Pini, Dogfinger Steve, Chicago Bound, Bad Hat Harry and too many more to mention. Many thanks are extended to all involved from the festival committee.
This years festival includes some truly spectacular acts over 3 venues. Headliners include: Ian Siegal, Catfish Keith, Dan Burnett, The Alligators, Half Deaf Clatch, Tom Attah, Jonny & The Rizlas, This Way Up, Dogfinger Steve, Ben Ironshoes plus a whole host more.
What they say:
Siegal’s forte is playing to an audience. He takes command of the stage in a way very few artists alive today can match. Sweat, passion, humour, balls-to-the-wind slide guitar and a soul-infused voice big enough to fell trees! It has won him an ever-growing following of fans and a horde of female admirers.
• Contemporary Blues Album of the Year – BLUES MUSIC AWARDS NOMINATION 2012 & 2013
• Male Vocalist of the Year – BRITISH BLUES AWARDS 2011
• Blues Band of the Year – BRITISH BLUES AWARDS 2010
• Blues Album of the Year – MOJO magazine ‘09
“Awash with wit, lust and distraction…one of the most inventive Blues recordings ever made by a British artist.” MOJO
For more info go to his website – www.iansiegal.com
Cutting-edge blues singer, songwriter and bottleneck slide guitarist Catfish Keith (USA) has established himself as one of the most exciting country blues performers of our time. Catfish’s innovative style of foot-stomping, deep delta blues and American roots music has spellbound audiences the world over.
Catfish Keith is a two-time W. C. Handy Blues Award nominee for BEST ACOUSTIC BLUES ALBUM, and 2008 inductee into the BLUES HALL OF FAME, Catfish has fourteen NUMBER ONE independent radio chart-topping albums to his credit, and packs houses all over the world with his dynamic stage show. The 30-year veteran has toured the USA, UK and Europe dozens of times to wide acclaim, headlining major music festivals, and appearing with legends John Lee Hooker, Ray Charles, Robert Cray, Koko Taylor, Taj Mahal , Leo Kottke, Jessie Mae Hemphill, Johnny Shines and many, many others.
For more info go to his website – www.catfishkeith.com
Full details and tickets are available from the festival website www.beverleyblues.com – Tickets for the Ian Siegal and Catfish Keith plus support acts are limited, so people are advised to go to the website now and place their orders. Tickets for these two events are only £12.50 each per night!!
This year there will be a competition for bands/artists (all welcome), for the chance to win a free days recording in a professional studio, with sound/recording engineers and free copies of recordings all included. (Check website for more details)
There will also be two auctions. One is for a one off – limited edition cigar box guitar, hand crafted by master cigar box luthier, Dogfinger Steve of Dogfinger guitars. The second is for a one off – limited edition cajon percussion instrument, crafted by Mark Wilshire. Again, more details on the website.
The whole event takes place over 3 days. Friday night, all day and night Saturday and Sunday at the Sun Inn, Flemingate, Beverley. The Sun Inn is a free event all weekend with food available on request.
Friday Night at the Armstrongs Social Club and Saturday night at Hodgsons. These two events cost £12.50 each per event and blues fans are urged to get their orders in now!!
This is the third year of the festival, which has grown year on year, gaining a huge reputation and marking its place in the rich cultural history of the ancient market town of Beverley in East Yorkshire.
The festival is a non-profit venture and aims to collect money on behalf of Nordoff Robbins music therapy charity. It is sponsored by Beverley Town Council, Blues Matters Magazine and The Sun Inn.