DAVE KELLY (from The Blues Band): solo and acoustic + Garry Smith

Date/Time Sun 30 Nov 2014 7:45 PM

Price Online - £11; On The Door - £12

Dave_Kelly_gifIf there is such a thing as a British “blues pedigree”,  Dave Kelly‘s sets the standard. He’s a blues craftsman – a journeyman who has served his time with the best.

In New York he jammed with Muddy Waters. He became a friend to Howlin’ Wolf and John Lee Hooker and played in their touring bands. Dave’s sister, the late Jo-Ann Kelly, first opened his ears to the blues, although his passion for rock and roll – and especially Buddy Holly’s work – remains intact.

In 1967 he joined The John Dummer Blues Band. After three albums and a solo project he continued polishing his style and technique with some of Britain’s finest players.

When The Blues Band was formed in 1979, the post of slide guitarist and joint vocalist was a foregone conclusion. Dave Kelly’s guitar and vocals form the backbone of The Blues Band’s distinctive sound.

After 21 years with the band, with his solo albums, duo tours with Paul Jones, and soundtrack work (including BBC TV’s King of the Ghetto and the Comic Strip’s Strike!) Dave is firmly established as Europe’s premier blues performer.

Dave performs “Two More Bottles of Wine”:

Garry Smith Resonator guitar player Garry Smith (shown in Alban Low’s illustration) makes a popular return to TwickFolk in the support slot.

Watch Garry perform “Moonshine & Turpentine”: