A show that will change the way you think of the Blues, this encompasses the up-tempo feel-good beat of ragtime, the soulful sound of gospel blues, the cheeky lyrics of hokum and the driving rhythms of Texas and the Delta, which gave birth to Rock 'n' Roll. It's Saturday night dance music, and Sunday morning gospel. It's songs about slow horses, fast women, and getting the next train out of here.
Martin Wood brings you a night of this wonderful music, guaranteed to take your blues away. There are songs from the 1930s (Robert Johnson and Tampa Red) through the 1950s (Howlin' Wolf and Muddy Waters), right through to JJ Cale and Van Morrison. The common denominator is that all the music has its feet firmly planted in the blues. And that applies to his own material and even a bit of jazz in there as well …