Edinburgh Blues Club is a Social Enterprise established to harness popular support for a regular blues events in Edinburgh to ensure that the city and surrounding areas do not miss out on quality touring blues acts.
The club provide a monthly blues event, featuring touring blues acts from the UK and beyond, with support from the finest local blues artists. The Edinburgh Blues Club is run on a member subscription basis, where club members can pay Β£12 per month in return for access to the monthly events and newsletter. Tickets are also on public sale at Ticketweb and Tickets Scotland.
More info at http://edinburgh-blues.co.uk
Hans Theessink, is one of the fiercest acoustic players in Europe and one of the top acoustic blues stars worldwide, a man who has played with the best and is one of the best, American or European, black & white, old and young, since The 1960s. This guy is the real deal, just a bluesmaster who is as good as it gets on every level. He is literally an international blues treasure.
One Helluva Guitar Player
Hans Theessink is an international blues treasure. He is one of the world's pre-eminent pickers and his warm baritone expresses blues
A killerpicker with a magical voice
More info at https://www.facebook.com/hanstheessink
Brooks Williams hails from Statesboro, Georgia, the town made famous by country-blues legend Blind Willie McTell. Ranked in the Top 100 Acoustic Guitarists, heâs a mean finger-picker and a stunning slide guitarist. Plus, âhe has a beautiful voice,â says AmericanaUK, âthat you just melt into.â Not one easy to pigeon-hole, Brooks' music is the love-child of country-blues and Americana. fRoots says, "Soulful Americana, full-on blues and tasty rootsy grooves. He really rocks!â
He got his start in the clubs and bars in Boston USA (the same music scene that years earlier sparked the careers of Bonnie Raitt and Chris Smither) and from there he has toured in ever-widening circles for nearly three decades. In 2013 Williams was nominated best male vocalist by the UKâs foremost roots-music mavens, Spiral Earth. AmericanaUK says, âhe has a beautiful voice that you just melt into.â Heâs also ranked in the Top 100 Acoustic Guitarists. Over the years he has picked alongside Taj Mahal, John Hammond, Paul Jones, Little Feat, Maria Muldaur, Shawn Colvin and Leo Kottke, to name but a few.
More info at https://www.facebook.com/brookswilliamsguitar
Rooted in blues and soul tradition like so many Scottish singers, Al Hughes writes from his own perspective on topics which are very much of today. His influences can be clearly heard, but make no mistake, this music is modern, relevant and gathering praise from a growing number of well respected figures on the British music scene.
More info at https://www.facebook.com/al.hughes.16
FOOD PROMO: Ticket holders for this event are entitled to a 20% discount on food purchased on the show date.
Advance tickets £14 stbf from Ticketweb, Tickets Scotland. Buy online here. Over 18 only.