23rd Banbury Blues & Guitar Festival the Mill Arts Centre, Saturday, 6th March, 2010

The 23rd Banbury Blues and Guitar Festival will take place March 6th at the Mill Arts Center, Banbury, England. Featuring top UK based solo performers Jim Crawford, Tony Doughty, Roger Hubbard, Robin Chandler and The Howling Tom Cats, Sam Kelly’s Primo Blues and The Hamilton Loomis Band (USA). The Miller’s Bar performances include Jack Blackman, Paul Conley and Tony Stokes, Bex Marshall and Mellow Peaches. The Long Room offer a wide range of acoustic music including Roland Chadwick, Nik Linnik, Paul McKee, Sophie Henderson, Chris Brown and Darcy O’Mara.

Tickets / Afternoon £12 inc hot supper

Evening £18/£20 on the door

About the Performers
Millers Bar
Afternoon
2pm Tom Doughty
http://www.tomdoughty.com
Tom has established himself as one of the finest lap slide players – he is certainly one of our most original with style blues-based, but with Celtic, jazz and folk influences. “The fluency of his playing making even the most intricate picking and slide work seem simple – that elusive mix of sound, expression and feeling that only a few seem to be able to conjure up.” Rock and Reel

3pm ROGER HUBBARD
http://www.rogerhubbard.uk6.net
Recognised as one of the UK top slide players Roger has graced many major events including Glastonbury and shared the stage with Muddy Waters in 1971. In addition to his solo career, Roger is regularly performing with his band Buick 6, and devotes time to writing. His song Home Lovin’ Man was recorded by Eric Bibb on his 2003 album Natural Light.

4pm JIM CRAWFORD
http://www.jimcrawford.org.uk
Having toured much of Europe and USA captivating audiences with his intimate blues style, Jim can totally surprise an audience with his resonant barrelhouse blues vocals. A great finger picker, slide player and writer much revered by his fellow professional musicians.

The hot supper will served at approx 5pm

ADMISSION

Admission
Afternoon £12 including hot supper
Evening £18 in advance £20 on the door

Evening supporters should feel free to enter The Theatre, Millers Bar and Long Room as they wish. Programme confirmed as correct, but may be subject to change.

7.30pm Foyer performance with:-
TOMMY ALLEN & JOHNY HEWITT
http://www.myspace.com/tommyallen
The Chicago street style duo.
Tommy’s stunning guitar work blended with Johny’s Harmonica bring back the days of early delta music.

Hosts – Roland Chadwick, Richard Hamilton and Tim Porter

THE THEATRE

8pm ROBIN CHANDLER & THE HOWLING TOMCATS
http://www.howlingtomcats.tk Featuring Robin on lead guitar, harmonica and vocals this well respected 3 piece will deliver superb hard driving electric blues. “imaginative and breathtaking arrangements, Robin is an immaculate guitarist, turning moods from wild jungle dancing to the wistful and plaintive.” Blueprint Magazine

9.15pm STREETDANCE SHOWCASE
Performed by members of The K C Dance School which includes world champion Levon De Silva and other dancers from the 2009 World Championship.

9.30pm PRIMO BLUE featuring VAL COWELL http://www.sam-kelly.com
Primo Blue are a mix of funky blues, Hendrix, reggae and 70’s soul. Val takes the vocal duties, Paul Jobson plays keyboards with Tony Qunta guitar and vocals. The full sound blended by Spy on bass and leader Sam Kelly on drums

11pm HAMILTON LOOMIS BAND http://www.hamiltonloomis.com
“If blues, soul and rock can be said to form a triangle, you’ll find Hamilton Loomis right in the centre of it.” Guitar Player Magazine. This Texan sensation is at the forefront of bringing roots music into the 21st century and re-defining it for a contemporary audience. His mentor Bo Diddley said – you got to put some seasoning in what you’r doing – and this boy’s got the whole salt shaker.

MILLERS BAR

8pm JACK BLACKMAN
http://www.jackblackman.com
At 15 years old, Jack has performed over 100 gigs, and has invested heavily researching the blues by touring and playing across The Mississippi Delta.
“we have had other young musos sit in, I must say without mentioning names, you Jack were by far the best, tasteful, talented..” Dave Kelly (The Blues Band)

9.10pm MELLOW PEACHES
http://www.myspace/mellowpeaches
Two young musicians from The West Midlands, Amit and Richard are making a big impact in their local area, as skilful guitarists and clever composers. “A kicking set of acoustic roots blues, with passion and subtlety, damn good musicianship and good humour.” Upton Blues Festival.

10.10pm PAUL COWLEY & TONY STOKES http://www.paulcowley.com
Paul (vocals and guitar) and Tony (harmonica) offer a repertoire of early country, Chicago, and contemporary blues interspersed with Paul’s original compositions. Material by Mississippi John Hurt, Big Bill Broonzy and Robert Johnson will be to the fore.

11.10pm BEX MARSHALL
http://www.bexmarshall.co.uk
An explosion of blue hot acoustic slide roots/rock, poker twisted with a whipping of Bluegrass, a versatile guitarist with a unique earthy melting pot of a voice. Her music has been described as – Bonnie Raitt and Led Zep jamming in an everglade moonshine joint.
THE LONG ROOM

8pm SOPHIE HENDERSON
Sophie is a singer songwriter with a voice as sweet as sugar and lyrics as sharp as steel. One of this young lady’s high profile gigs was for the England Rugby Team, so watch out – this girl’s going to rattle your cage!

9pm CHISTOPHER BROWN is 14 and studies guitar at the Centre For Young Musicians in Lambeth. He plays the blues with a prematurely broken heart and country with all the joy of one who has seen the light. Come and see the future here & now.

9.30pm PAUL MCKEE
http://www.paulmckee.co.uk
Paul is a Berkshire based finger style guitarist with over 20 years experience. His performances are influenced by the likes of legends Chet Atkins, Jerry Reed and Tommy Emmanuel, so there are guaranteed to be plenty of toe tapping and genteel head banging.

10.30pm DARCY O’MARA is 14 and studies guitar at Frensham Heights. No traditional picking/finger style here. For Darcy the guitar is a magic box and she has been given the key.

10.30pm ROLAND CHADWICK AND NIK LINNIK
http://www.rolandchadwick.com
Tonight they present their unique brand of acoustic-shred. Inspired by the legendary McLaughlin/Di Meola/De Luca guitar trio, they’ll present some new tunes in that, “ I don’t have a life, I just practice” style culminating in the thrilling Mediterranean Sundance. The sun will break through those Banbury clouds.

Enjoy!

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