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TOMORROW- Thursday 3rd September at The Bullfrog Blues Club, at the The Dockyard Club, Onslow Rd., Southsea. Not one, but TWO superb top U.S blues guitarists and vocalists - Dan Phelps& Matthew Fox Dan Phelps is an Illinois native who has been performing acoustic blues for over 25 years. Dan's played all over the U.S. the UK and Europe. His CD releases have met with critical acclaim in US and British blues magazines such as 'Blues Revue' and 'Blues and Rhythm' magazines. In addition to packing small clubs as well as large theaters, Dan has shared festival billing with the likes of Alvin Youngblood Hart, Woody Mann, Pat Donohue, and many others. Dan's last album has been shortlisted in the American "Bluesblast" magazine for an award for top acoustic album of the year - Steve Earle is among the nominations too! "Phelps' following is justified... with a strong, percussive attack on steel guitar and powerful vocals." ('Blues and Rhythm' magazine) Matthew Fox is a guitarist and songwriter whose Georgia and Texas roots run deep. He has steeped himself in a variety of styles from acoustic and bottleneck blues to swing and his acclaimed originals are rooted in the great Texas story-song tradition, Matthew has appeared on stages, radio programs and at workshops throughout the US, United Kingdom and Scandinavia, and is a proud endorser of Big Hollow Guitars, Diamond Bottlenecks and Elixir Strings. "Matthew is so facile with the guitar, with such an easy-going stage presence, that you don't really care what his left and right hand are doing and speaking as a guitarist watching another, you are only being carried off to where he is taking you." (John Bauman, 'Acoustic Guitar' magazine's "Guitar Talk" ) Tickets are now on sale, just £8 in advance (just visit webplus.barkingspider.abelgratis.com/tickets to reserve your ticket on line), from Street Level Music in Albert Rd., Southsea, or on the door... doors open at 8 p.m!