Saturday, May 17, 2014

Saturday night main stage mayhem

Thankfully, a few more tickets have been released to give you your final chance to be at the Blues Festival that has been voted the best in the UK for the last two years running. The Saturday night main stage line up is breathtaking!

Blues Boy Kings at 7.15pm
Photo by Peter Tarleton

Paul Lamb & The Detroit Breakdown at 8.30pm

Detroit. Few words draw up such emotion and imagery as that one word sentence. It’s really a novel on its own, and it says more about music than most books ever could. One of the things most people forget in this modern era of music is the deep root of blues that comes from Detroit. One man who hasn’t is Paul Lamb and his band The Detroit Breakdown.

Paul grew up in Detroit, listening to a mix of great rock radio like Bob Seger, Stevie Wonder, George Clinton and drew from other outside influences like Hendrix and Stevie Ray as he began to play guitar. After travelling the country seeking out his musical soul and playing with the best of the best, Paul finally found what he was looking for right there at home.

Listening to Paul Lamb and the Detroit Breakdown is a musical time capsule. It will take you through the drive and riffs of the 70’s, but also has the modern pulse that comes from recording at the legendary Rust Belt Studios(Kid Rock, Uncle Kracker) that keeps it all fresh. He’s not rehashing a memory, he’s brought this music to life.

Paul Lamb and the Detroit Breakdown on Youtube

The Motives feat. Matt Taylor at 10.00pm
Photograph copyright 2012 The Motives

“Tough urban blues with lyrics to match delivered in a style that’s as sharp as James Brown’s footwork and as solid as Alcatraz… reminiscent of those Stax-era Albert King and Little Milton songs with Booker T on keyboards.”
John Clarke, The Independent

Read more Motives and Matt stuff here.

DJ Dave Watkins at 11.30pm
DJ Dave Watkins is a British Blues Awards 2014 nominee in the Independent Blues Broadcaster category. Check him out on Facebook.

The Paddy Maguire Midnight Jam Sessions at...midnight with the Hebden Allstars until 1.30am

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