Events

Pharis & Jason Romero

19th May 2019 2019 Tickets £13.00 in adv.....

Hang Fire - Barry

Pharis & Jason Romero at the Hang Fire in Barry on - 19th May 2019,

Tickets £13.00 in advance... Doors 19.30....

The pair met at an old-time fiddle jam and later married. They have released three albums as a duo, one with the short-lived project Haints Oldtime String Band, and one collaborative album with guest fiddlers.[6] They won a Canadian Folk Music Award for New/Emerging Artist of the Year at the 8th Canadian Folk Music Awards in 2012 for A Passing Glimpse.[6] At the 9th Canadian Folk Music Awards in 2013, their album Long Gone Out West Blues was a shortlisted nominee for Traditional Album of the Year, and Pharis Romero won the award for Traditional Singer of the Year, and at the 11th Canadian Folk Music Awards in 2015 they garnered four nominations for A Wanderer I'll Stay, including Traditional Album of the Year, Traditional Singer of the Year, Vocal Group of the Year and Producer of the Year.

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Lil' Jimmy Reed

16th June 2019 Tickets Sold Out.....

Hang Frie - Barry

Lil' Jimmy Reed, Somkehouse Sessions at the Hang Fire in Barry on - 16th June 2019,

SOLD OUT... Doors 18.30....

At 80, Leon Atkins, better known as Lil’ Jimmy Reed, is the real deal, as will be attested to by anyone who has been privileged to hear his stinging guitar work, gritty vocals and haunting harmonica. A tall charismatic figure, Lil’ Jimmy epitomises the classic Louisiana down-home blues tradition. Born in the late nineteen-thirties in a shot-gun shack in Hardwood, LA, a small cotton and sawmill town on the Mississippi River, Leon grew up near a club where every night he absorbed the wail of the blues from across the street. At six he had his own guitar, made from a cigar box, and by the time he was a teenager he was proficient on both guitar and harmonica, playing local clubs around Baton Rouge. Filling-in one night for blues star Jimmy Reed earned him the sobriquet Lil’ Jimmy Reed and started him on the long path to success.

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Max and Veronica

6th July 2019 Tickets £12.00 in adv.....

West End Club - Barry

Max and Veronica at the West End Club Barry on - 6th July 2019,

Tickets £12.00 in advance... Doors 19.00....

"Good time blues is alive and well and residing in... Milan, Italy. A band with a mission" - Folk & Roots Magazine Veronica Sbergia & Max De Bernardi passionately play country blues and ragtime, hokum, jug band and rural music from the 20’s and 30’s. They like to keep this precious musical heritage alive faithfully reproducing its original sound whilst playing it with a modern twist. Using strictly acoustic instruments such ukulele, washboard, kazoo, resophonic guitars and doublebass their passion for this music is perfectly represented on their last CD "OLD STORIES FOR MODERN TIMES", that also sees contributions by other leading musicians and friends, Sugar Blue (a legendary harmonica player in the past with the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Willie Dixon and Frank Zappa) and the world master of resophonic guitar, Bob Brozman. The album is an overview of the American popular music from the early years of the last century with the Red Wine Serenaders reinterpreting great songs by artists like Big Bill Broonzy, Memphis Minnie, Jimmie Rodgers, Sidney Bechet, Lucille Bogan, Bo Carter, Delmore Brothers in their own unique style.

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Toby Walker

21st Septemebr 2019 - Tickets £12.00 in adv.....

West End Club - Barry

Toby Walker is back at the West End Club Barry on - 21st September 2019,

Tickets £12.00 in advance... Doors 19.00....

"Internationally and nationally acclaimed Toby Walker has been hailed as a roots music fingerstyle guitar wizard who has toured the US, England, Wales, France, Scotland, Germany, Belgium, Austria, Cyprus, Canada, and Holland. Walker has been featured in the New York Times, the London Sunday Times, the London BBC, Sirius-XM radio and was the 1st place recipient of the International Blues Challenge Award - Solo division - given out by the Blues Foundation in Memphis TN.

"If he doesn't get them with his phenomenal guitar playing or catchy songs, he gets them with his wonderful stories. True entertainers have an engaging spirit that puts a smile on your face. Arlo Guthrie has it, David Bromberg has it, and so does Toby"

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