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Friday 28th February Keith Thompson Band
Keith Thompson returns to Stroud - hooray! - and this time with the band. Could it get better - well maybe.... there is a rumour that Patsy Gamble may be coming to play too!
Nobody’s Business go back to the roots of the blues with songs from those great bluesmen and women whose music has been an inspiration to so many world famous musicians from BB King to the Rolling Stones.
Nobody’s Business will transport you to the cotton fields of rural America, with fine fingerpicking country blues and ragtime guitar, sensitive harmonica and rhythm guitar – with the addition of some of their own songs to the mix.
These old blues songs recount enduring tales of hardship, love and loss, passion and jealousy – but often with great humour, and Nobody’s Business convey this with their relaxed musical style and easy rapport with their audience.
Friday 28th March DOUBLE HEADLINE ACT NIGHT - Rag Mama Rag and Dana Dixon
Two of the best at the Stroud Blues Club
DOUBLE HEADLINE NIGHT
RAG MAMA RAG create an exceptionally full and hard driving rhythmic sound which soon has audiences feet tapping. Their repertoire is 20′s and 30′s Blues based, but extremely varied, encompassing Mississippi Blues, East Coast Ragtime sounds, early White Country tunes, Original Compositions, and many other regional styles of the 20′s and 30′s period.
Touring non stop RAG MAMA RAG have played at many major festivals in Europe and beyond.
Don't lisyen to me - this is what others say...
"Dana Dixon has cemented her place as the UKs best female harmonica player" - Blues In Britain (UK)
"That girl is a harmonica wizard !" - Blues legend Lazy Lester (USA)
"Dana's vocals rock! Guitarist Dave is smoking! We love this band!" - The Blues Foundation (USA)
"The Dana Dixon Band have an abundance of talent and style...We were rocked by Dana's harmonica playing and dynamic voice... Dave Dixon is one of the best Blues guitarists you are likely to see" - Edinburgh Evening News (UK)
"Dana belts out tough R&B...her gravelly voice recalls Big Mama Thornton and Janis Joplin" - Blues Revue (USA)
Dana Dixon's timing and delivery are hard to beat...her vocals have a raw feeling, yet her control is near perfection...this is someone who sings the blues with feeling" - Blues Alive Magazine (Japan)
"Dana is a full blooded, leather lunged blues singer...a wonderfully soulful performance...outstanding slide playing...a band to look out for" - Blueprint (UK)
"Astonishing harp playing...one of the top blues harmonica players...mind blowing guitar solos...one of the best bands I have seen" - Edinburgh Festival (UK)
"Dana is an AWESOME harmonica player...I could listen to her play all day. What an awesome band" Shotgun John, wmet radio, Michigan (USA)
Friday 25th April Laurence Jones
There is a big buzz about this young man “Laurence Jones is head boy of the new blues breed” quoted Classic Rock Mag.
The "Laurence Jones Band" have played along side some big names. Walter trout invited the band to support them on his 2013 U.K tour. "Laurence is a cross between Eric Clapton & Buddy Guy he is a genius, he sure has the feel"
About time we gave him the "Stroud Seal of Approval" then!!!
Friday 30th May
Friday 27th June
JULY - No gigs this month - it's holiday time (and festivals )
AUGUST - No gigs this month - it's holiday time (and festivals )
Friday 26th September
Friday 31st October
Friday 28th November
DECEMBER - Christmas time again - so no gigs this month.