Entertainment

BLUES AT THE HAWTH

The Hawth Studio plays host to blues from both sides of the Atlantic, with a line up of the some of the best musicians around that will delight everyone who has come to know The Hawth as the place for great Blues.
On Friday 4 October the Will Wilde Band kick off a season of blues. Wilde’s hard-edged harmonica steals the spotlight from the traditional rock guitar, with a sound that owes as much to Jimmy Page or Ritchie Blackmore as it does to Sonny Boy Williamson or Little Walter. Always pushing forward, evolving and redefining his sound, Wilde is now ready to take the rock world by storm.
A singer, songwriter, acoustic fingerstyle and slide guitarist, Paul Cowley was originally inspired by the country blues of Lightnin Hopkins, Mississippi John Hurt, Robert Johnson, Big Bill Broonzy and others. He’ll be performing on Friday 18 October.
Thursday 7 November sees Ian Siegal play Unplugged. The UK bluesman recently scooped Best Male Vocalist and Best Acoustic Artist in the UK Blues Awards – adding to a long list of previous accolades. Come along and experience this unplugged performance of his songs with passion, humour, incendiary slide guitar and a soul-infused voice big enough to fell trees.
Southern soul, Americana, gospel and blues – Mississippi native, Lisa Mills, takes the best of each of these genres and utterly transforms them. By taking all those ingredients and adding the occasional dollop of jazz inflection, Mills serves up her own savoury-sweet mix on Wednesday 13 November.
On Friday 15 November, the Acoustic Blues Houseparty brings together three blues stars to deliver one unforgettable performance. This is a unique opportunity to see the great line-up of Eddie Martin (harmonica), Brooks Williams (bottleneck slide guitar) and Michael Roach (country blues guitar) together.
One of the most original, innovative and exciting bands around, Spikedrivers’ combination of gutsy slide guitar, rock-solid bass, infectious grooves and highly distinctive vocals, creates a sound that is uniquely their own. A journey, from southern juke-joints and lazy front porches to the huge open spaces of dust bowls and railroad tracks disappearing into the distance – catch this Hawth favourite on Friday 13 December.
Last but not least, Kent DuChaine is back creating that link with a bygone era of Robert Johnson and his travelling companion Johnny Shines, who used to hobo from town to town. Witness his gig on Friday 31 January and be transported back to the Delta of the 1930s.
Tickets for each show are £16 (unreserved) and are available from The Hawth Box Office: 01293 553636 and online: www.hawth.co.uk

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