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Wednesday 22nd May 2013 14:52:00

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 Ric's help.

* 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)

Here's a link:

* Gigs & Festivals *

  • 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.

  • Monday 27th May - On stage approx. 3pm - Walker Broad
    Foodies Festival - Hampton Court Palace

    First of a few food festival we've been invited to play in May /
    June, should be a lovely day out. Blackie will be back and sat on
    his Cajon!

  • Friday 31st May - Burnt Ice
    The Bell Hotel - Wimborne

    Another new venue for Burnt Ice, the landlord Tony seems very
    enthusiastic about his music, so looking forward to what promises
    to be a great gig.

  • Saturday 1st June - Walker Broad
    Village Folk Club - Titchfield Parish Rooms.
    (Next to the Queens Head). �7.00 admission.
    Doors 7:45pm - Performance 8.00pm

    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
    a concert.

  • 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.

  • Friday 7th && Saturday 8th - Walker Broad
    Foodies Festival - Clapham Common, London.

    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

  • Saturday 22nd Burnt Ice / Walker Broad
    Private Party. (Wedding).

    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!

Thanks for reading, see you at a gig or two soon!

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