Paul Jones & Dave Kelly
The Lemon Tree
5 West North Street
Dynamic, rootsy country blues to take you back to the old days down in the Mississippi Delta from these two veterans. Both are members of The Blues Band, Paul was the singer in 60s stars Manfred Man and Dave has toured extensively as a solo artist, including support slots for Howlin' Wolf and John Lee Hooker.
The Blues Band are now retiring from touring – but their two lead vocalists will continue with their Acoustic Duo concerts
Ruggedly durable and timeless, the Blues is perhaps more popular today than it has ever been. Young musicians still cut their teeth on its enticing, 12-bar appeal, but its real rewards, true virtuosity, poise and knowledge, only come with age.
Founder members of The Blues Band, Paul Jones and Dave Kelly’s tangled and colourful roots go way back into the true undergrowth of the tradition. As well as their own original material, they not only know and perform the work of the greats, ranging from Howling’ Wolf, John Lee Hooker through to Sonny Boy Williamson – they actually played alongside them, and enjoyed their friendship. After over a quarter century as presenter of his BBC Radio 2 R&B show, as a thrilling singer and harmonica maestro, what Paul Jones doesn’t know about the Blues can be written on a pinhead. The same can be said about Europe’s leading bluesman, Dave Kelly. He’s played with them all, including legends such as James Burton and Buddy Guy. Superb blues vocals combined with guitar virtuosity have elevated Dave Kelly into the higher echelon of international blues performers, where he truly belongs.
A live acoustic set by this dynamic duo is an occasion you’ll remember. If you’re a true Blues fan, everything you need is here.
14+/ Under 16’s accompanied by an adult
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