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Blues News From Portsmouth - May / June 2013 - Folk Clubs, Festivals and more...
Welcome to this month's newsletter, the end of May and beginning of
June are particularly busy with a wide range of events happening
from Bar Gigs to Folk Clubs and from Food Festivals to Blues
Festivals with venues ranging from village halls to palaces to farms!
* European Tours *
Walker Broad are touring Germany in July and Andy Broad will be in
France in August, check the website giglist for details. We're
always interested in any contact info suggestions for venues info
you might have, thanks to those of you who have helped out that
way, added an extra gig to the French tour just last week thanks to
* Time Lapse Video - Self Portrait with Kalamazoo *
I'm made a time-laspe video of a self portrait of myself (if you'll
excuse the tautology) playing my 1939 Kalamazoo guitar. The video
has an improvised guitar soundtrack, variations on some folk / jazz
themes in 3/4 6/8, recorded in one take on my Matthew Carter guitar
(The Kalamazoo is just a little old for anything but slide)
Saturday 25th May - Burnt Ice
The Seahorse, Broadsands Drive,
Gosport, Hampshire,PO12 2TJ
First gig here for our old friend Warren (who used to run the
Railway in Gosport in days of yore). Blackie will be up in London
reprising his role as an Olympic drummer, so we'll have guest a
guest drummer, Jerry, standing in.
The Village Folk has now moved to a lovely new venue in Titchfield,
The Parish Room is right next door to The Queens Head, so buy your
self a beer in the Pub and bring it through to the hall. The Hall
itself is a nice sized room with good acoustics, a great place for
Sunday 2nd June - Lunchtime 12:00 noon Andy Broad Sunday Blues Jam
The Auckland Arms, Netley Road, Southsea.
Looking forward to another great Jam, last months raised the bar
yet again for attendance and variety. All players and listeners
welcome, even if you don't play purist blues, a little folk and
jazz is quite welcome too. Get there for 12:00 if you'd like to
play 12:30 to listen.
Another great festival of food and music, we'll be on stage at
15:30 on Friday and 17:30 on the Saturday.
Sunday 9th June - Andy Broad Solo.
Blues At The Red, The Red Lion Stevenage.
A return visit to this great blues club in Stevenage, I've revamped
the solo set a bit adding a couple of numbers by Mississippi John
Hurt and even a Martin Simpson song, along with my originals and
some old favourites.
Thursday 20th June - King Rollo & Co. (with Andy Broad lead
Blues On the Farm - Chichester.
I'm really pleased to have been asked to join Rollo, Ruby & Co. at
this great festival, I'll be providing the lead guitar as a
counterpoint to Rollo's acoustic. Great to add Blues On The Farm to
my list of festival appearances.
Friday 21st June - The West Side Blues Band
The R.M.A. Tavern, Eastney.
Due to a range of other musical commitments of the various members
of the west Side we have been as active this year, so it will be
great to get together at one of our regular gigs. Come down and
This one is invite only, but if you'd like some quality music at
your own party / event get in touch, we can provide anything from
solo blues, laid back jazz, to full on blues bands or a combination
of the lot!