The Blues Trail
Lisa Mills, Al Hughes, Last Tango in Memphis, Deke McGee Band, Connie Lush Band and Used Blues. Plus much more.
Top class blues, with a twist of jazz and soul will be all over Falkirk Town Centre on the afternoon of Sunday 16 October with a host of great names playing informal sets in three intimate venues. With a rover ticket you can roam from venue to venue checking out the music and the atmosphere. Three and a half hours of great sounds in three venues in Falkirk Town Centre for £10.
Lisa Mills, 4pm Behind The Wall – Direct from Alabama, her guitar playing and vocals are breathy one minute and belting the next, sad and sultry, soaring and sexy, vulnerable and volatile all at the same time. And deeply Southern through and through.
Last Tango in Memphis, 3pm & 5pm Baristas – Hammond inspired, five piece playing blues grooves led by Falkirk’s blues maestro, James Rennie
Al Hughes, 3pm City Nightclub / 4pm Baristas – Al plays 6&12 string guitar and harmonica, but it’s his voice which is often singled out as the keystone of his sound. Described by one critic as sounding as if it had been aged in oak casks, it has a haunting smoky quality which is capable of conveying a huge variety of moods, from gentle and wistful, to raucous and raging.
Deke McGee Band, 2pm Baristas / 3pm Behind The Wall – Vintage rhythm n blues, swing, R&B, gospel and soul from five-piece Glasgow band featuring Mark “Deke” McGee on vocals and saxophone and Alan Brown on guitar.
Connie Lush Band, 2pm Behind The Wall / 4pm City Nightclub – Rocking and soulful rootsy sounds from the unforgettable voices of one of Britain’s foremost blues divas, Connie Lush.
Used Blues, 2pm & 5pm City Nightclub – Driving five-piece from play the Chicago blues of Buddy Guy, the Delta blues of Sonny Boy Williamson and BB King and also cover contemporary sounds from Tom Waits to Jonny Lang.