Saturday 13 July
Ian Siegal Band, Stacy Mitchart solo, Baby Isaac: Ian Siegal is an extraordinary artist. “Awash with wit, lust and distraction…the cleverest writer and most magnetic performer of Blues in the UK” (MOJO). His love of nascent rock ‘n’ rollers like Little Richard and Elvis; blues titans such as Muddy Waters and Howlin’ Wolf; the experimentalism of Tom Waits; and all the fine roots music coming out of the Southern States; combine to fuel a powerful voice and magnetic stage presence. One of Memphis’ most popular blues guitarists/singers, Mitchhart plays a solo set and Baby Isaac bring their unique mix of Blues, Swing, and R&B
Saturday 20 July
Maggie Bell Band, Jensen Interceptors, Simon Kennedy Band: Scottish blues-rock singer Maggie Bell first gained prominence fronting 70s Scots rock heroes, Stone the Crows, and her raunchy, high energy style has electrified audiences all over the world in a career of 50 years. Amazingly, she’s still touring; constantly preaching the blues, with all of her powers intact, often, as tonight, in the company of a band featuring guitarist, Sandy Tweeddale. Opening the concert is driving Chicago and Memphis blues from Jensen Interceptors, fronted by the supercharged vocals and harmonica of Gary Martin and the gospel-tinged, funky and guitar-led blues of Simon Kennedy.