6th June 2024

Hard Travellin’ – 60 Years of Friendship

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Hard Travellin’ 60 Years of Friendship Two of the world’s finest contemporary blues artists Dave Kelly & Bob Hall with Hilary Blythe

Friends since they met sixty years ago, Dave and Bob have both had illustrious international careers and won many awards for their artistry. Down the years they have worked on critically acclaimed joint projects, played in each other’s bands and appeared together on numerous recordings. Expect an evening of great blues & boogie, original songs, entertaining stories and even a little country.

Dave Kelly, outstanding singer, guitarist and songwriter, is a founder member of The Blues Band and a multiple music award winner. Dave cut his teeth in the backing bands of Howlin’ Wolf and John Lee Hooker, and has recorded with Son House and played with Buddy Guy and Muddy Waters. The Blues Band have released around twenty albums, and Dave has fifteen more solo or with his own Dave Kelly Band featuring blues, country and his own original compositions.

Bob Hall, pianist, mandolinist, singer, and songwriter is a founder member of The Groundhogs and Savoy Brown and leader of Rocket 88 (with Charlie Watts) and The British Blues All Stars (with Peter Green and Long John Baldry). Bob has also accompanied Howlin’ Wolf and John Lee Hooker and a host of blues stars including Little Walter, Lightnin’ Slim and Homesick James. He has played on over a hundred albums, including four solo piano albums and dozens more as band leader or co-leader.

Complimenting the duo is Hilary Blythe on bass and guitar, an emotive singer of classic blues and Bob’s partner off-stage. A well-known performer on the folk scene, Hilary’s rock-solid bass is also an integral part of The A-Team, accompanying Lil’ Jimmy Reed, last of the original Louisiana bluesmen, on his UK and international tours.

“A beautiful, varied set to delight any traditional blues fan with entertaining and highly informative commentary between songs. Wonderful.”
Newbury News Oct 2022

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