Events

The Dusk Brothers

17/11/2018
21:00 -23:00

Dusk Brothers play absolutely unique and original low-down swamp blues slide-guitar songs on amazing self-built instruments.
Using custom built guitars, percussive stomp-boxes with foot operated cymbals, various bits of percussion made from old oil cans etc, and valve guitar amps built from scratch in their own workshop, combined with vocal harmonies and blues harp, the brothers are two one-man-bands playing simultaneously to make an incredibly huge sound for only two men.
Since 2015 the Moncrieff brothers have been, in every sense, building their very different and distinctive sound from the ground up. You won’t see or hear anything else quite like Dusk Brothers!
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Coyote Blue

18/11/2018
17:30 -19:30

”a smokey room, rare steak bourbon laced sound..a powerful brew , one you’ll want to taste again and again. When you listen to this music be ready for it’s essence to linger in your head for days’ folkandroots.co.uk

Brewed on a boat in Bristol marina, Elliot Hall, Sarah Larkham, Pete White, Len Liechti and Howard Silverman bring their own unique blend of blues to the UK and Europe (Elliot Hall and Sarah Larkham only) in the form of ‘COYOTE BLUE’. Best known for their original, Americana music under the name of ‘Larkham and Hall, previously Elliot Hall and Rapunzel’ Elliot and Sarah have been playing blues for many years, their blues songs being a popular part of their success as professional gigging musicians. Coyote blue was set up to give the blues music they play it’s own identity.

Simply repeating old blues songs is of little interest to Elliot though he’s a great fan of the genre. In his words ‘I feel qualified to sing this music, I’ve had plenty of hard times but I come from the psychiatric ward not the plantation!’ Over the years Elliot has written over 2,000 songs and is an award winning songwriter gaining such praise as ‘A gruff rough and tumble voice this good is the kind of daydream we need in England to reignite a spark for credible new songwriters. A breathtaking and awes inspiring rogue’ from Alex Lee Thompson an NME journalist who claimed ‘this is the best collection of songs I’ve ever reviewed. It is Elliot’s original blues that form a large part of the material for Coyote blue. ‘Blues has always been a part of my DNA and the older and slower I get the closer I feel to it’

Alongside Elliot’s blues coyote blue also pay homage to the blues songs that inspired them and deliver songs normally not associated with the genre. Songs such as ‘Ode to Billie Joe’ and ‘Folsom prison blues’ are reinvented in the blues style. Other blues covers originally by artists such Son House sit alongside the jazzier ‘Georgia on my mind’ and ‘St. James infirmary’

Coyote blue are blessed with the raw power of Sarah Larkham’s voice. A singer in the Janis Joplin tradition, she was still in her teens she was offered a record deal at Rough Trade but unfortunately due to personal circumstances she wasn’t able to take the opportunity. Now she’s off the leash she’s belting out the blues with the power of a woman scorned who desperately wants to believe it’s not too late.

Whether made in their campervan or on their houseboat in Bristol Marina coyote blue offer a refreshing, new voice to the blues genre. They are available for gigs throughout the UK, US and Europe.

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The Open secrets

25/11/2018
17:30 -19:30

The Open Secrets combine the best of modern country and old-time mountain music. They write and play with an emotional intensity that is all their own.
Steve Page (vocals)
Jake Peggs (drums and vocals)
Chris Gamble (violin and keys)
Phil Amor(bass and vocals)
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Keith Warmington

02/12/2018
17:30 -19:30

The Very Popular Keith Warmington returns to The Eldon for an afternoon of Country & Blues with as always special guests!

Not One To Miss!

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First Raitt

09/12/2018
00:00 -00:00

American blues at its best

Bonnie Raitt – legendary, flame haired blues singer and bottle neck wizard. Unfortunately she’s too expensive, so instead, paying tribute to that great lady, we are proud to present:

The First Raitt Band – legendary flame haired blues singer, Caroline Tarbuck and bottle neck wizard Roger Slade plus a driving rhythm section comprising Pete Watson on keys, Ian Vallin on bass and John Furlong on drums.

If you can’t get Bonnie, then this is the band to book.

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The Hucklebuck

16/12/2018
17:30 -19:30

The Hucklebuck are a five-piece band playing straight ahead blues, with original interpretations of traditional electric styles, from early jump blues to later Texas and Chicago material, all played with real authenticity and swing.
The Hucklebuck comprises of Joe Cribb on vocals and harmonica, Luke Cawthra and Neil Smith on guitars, and the superb rhythm section of Tom Kuras, bass and Matt Brown on drums.
Collectively the band has played with some incredible roots music artists and bands in the past, such as: Pee Wee Ellis, Martha High, Andy Sheppard, Rodriguez, Phantom Limb, Marc ford, Lillian Boutte etc etc..
Catfish is a band that has evolved out of a desire to hear blues music played the way they want to hear it-Swinging, dynamic, melodic and full of bold statements

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lost Eleven

23/12/2018
17:30 -19:30

Xmas special!

Lost eleven are a 5 piece country blues band featuring an array of instruments and close 3 part harmony vocals and they are here for our annual Christmas shindig!

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