JACK BLACKMAN has been making waves in the UK blues scene for quite some time now, and is fast developing into one of the country’s finest exports of acoustic roots. Jack fuses a folk sensibility to summon the ghosts of blues long gone and if there is one guy qualified to give an opinion on contemporary roots music it's the BBC's Bob Harris who describes the guitar playing of Jack Blackman as 'exceptional'. Another respected voice worth paying attention to is acclaimed folk musician Martin Simpson - nominated 23 times for a BBC Radio 2 Folk Award, including nine times consecutively as Artist of The Year, Martin said of Jack Blackman ‘At last! A brilliant young guitarist coming through'. Jack has not only toured the length and breadth of the UK, he has also been to the home of the blues - the Mississippi Delta where he jammed with the late-great Tony Joe White. Perhaps the TJW influence rubbed off on him - Acoustic Magazine described Jack as sounding 'older and more careworn than his tender years should allow.'
‘Already a standout artist in this genre’ – Blues Matters,
‘A singer-songwriter at work delivering some seriously good music’ - FolkWords
'Jack Blackman's second album consolidates his position as one of the hottest prospects in blues and folk' - Rhythm and Booze
MICHAEL WOODS is a solo acoustic fingerpicking Bottleneck Blues Guitarist with four well-received albums under his belt. inspired by the great country blues guitarists like Blind Blake, Blind Boy Fuller and Rev.Gary Davis he has appeared on the acoustic stages at many of the major UK Blues festivals.
'Michael is a terrifically accomplished player.' - Blues Matters
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