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archive head blues 2014_November 2014_November_18_1

Two Great Walker Broad Gigs - Dorset this Weekend and Milton December 6th


Just thought I'd give you all a quick up date on two Walker Broad gigs

This Saturday November 22nd the full band will being appearing at The Square
and Compass, Worth Matravers, near Swannage in Dorset. Those of you who
have been there before will know what a great venue this is, aprt from the
quality live music schedule, they serve excellent ciders and real ales, and
don;t forget the pasties. 

Here's their rather execellent listing for the gig:|82|83|84|85|86|87/walker-broad

The lineup for this one will be :

Sandy Walker: Piano / Vocals / Penny Whistle
Andy Broad: Acoutsic and Electric Guitars
Simon Tufnail: Fretless Bass.
Alan "Blackie" Blackmore: Cajon and other percussion. 

Then on the first Saturday in December (6th) Walker Broad will appear in duo
format at the Barbones music club, a bit closer to home at the Milton
Village Hall, Milton park, Milton.

Here's the email organiser Dave Jordon sent to his email list:

It's just 3 weeks to the next acoustic music evening at Milton Village Hall.
This time it's Blues Night.

Saturday 6 December at 8pm, doors open at 7.30.  (Yes, back to Saturday!)

Barebones presents an evening of exquisite acoustic blues music, featuring:

The Pete Harris Trio.  Pete will be familiar to some of the older folkies
among us as the talented guitarist behind the famed writer of folk operas
Mick Ryan.  He was always a blueser too, though, and that's where he's been
concentrating his efforts more recently.  Normally seen out as the Pete
Harris Blues Band, a five piece electric set-up, Pete has agreed to play an
acoustic set for us with vocalist Jeradine Hume and harmonica player Jon
Vaughan.  This is such a rare event, there is no video or sound clip of this
line-up on the web.  However, you can see and hear all three of them
together in the electric band here (prepare to be impressed):

The Walker Broad Duo are Andy Broad and Sandy Walker.  They started playing
as a duo in 2010, but are more often seen as a trio or even quartet these
days.  Sandy's background is in folk/jazz/blues. Andy is very well known
locally as great blues guitarist and singer, but has also established a
following in France where he tours most years.  Andy is also involved in
jazz ventures, so I guess anything could happen.  Check them out here -
there's a tab at the top that links to videos -

There will also be some excellent surprise artistes performing short sets
for your delectation and delight. I can hardly wait! 

The usual rules apply, such as they are:

*   There is no admission charge, no tickets and no bookings.
*   There's no PA - it's entirely acoustic - and not much in the way of
lighting.  Also, the furniture is a bit hard so you might want to bring a
*   We'll have a collection where the audience is invited to contribute
what they think it's worth for a full evening of some of the best acoustic
blues around.  The money is shared out among the performers listed above and
pays for the hire of the hall.
*   Bring your own booze or soft drinks and/or nibbles.  The hall is not
licensed for the sale of intoxicating liquor.
*   All this is why we call it Barebones!

Looking forward to seeing you there, Milton Village Hall at 8pm on Saturday
6 December.  Doors open at 7.30pm.


Hope to see you at one or both of these!