For three days Tenby will rock to the sounds of blues and blues related music. One of the highlights of the festival, a free Blues trail on Saturday and Sunday around the seaside town’s many pubs, hotels and restaurants, has been expanded to meet its growing popularity.
A new event, Roots ‘n’ Shoots, has also been added to the programme at the Rugby Club on Saturday evening 14th November. It will feature artists influenced by the blues including rockabilly legend John Lewis and the goodtime Cajun/Zydeco band Whiskey River, plus Matt Woosey, who has been voted Acoustic Artist of the Year 2015 by Blues and Soul magazine.
Once again the De Valence venue will feature the headline acts. Blind Boy Paxton is the living embodiment of true blues in the 21st century playing ragtime, hokum, old-time, French reels, Appalachian mountain music, blues and more - whatever he performs sounds great. He’s witty, fast rhyming, poetic, fun, exciting, wonderfully skilled as a musician, and a fine singer.
Jo Harman is widely regarded as the most exciting and acclaimed artist to emerge in the European soul/blues scene in decades. The singer-songwriter/bandleader’s work is broadly influenced by blues, gospel, soul, country, rock and other ‘roots’. Expect more than blues from Jo and her world class band as they perform a wide range of styles including song based soul, ballads, rock and more.
For full details and to purchase tickets go to www.tenbyblues.co.uk or call 07074 102121. Tickets range from £20 per person for Saturday evening at De Valence, starting at 7.15pm, to £5 for late night session at the Fourcroft Hotel from 11.45pm.
Why not make a weekend of it? Exploring by day and music by night. Just a couple of reasons to spend 48hrs in Tenby.