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    TimHo

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    £14

    TimHo

    on Islebuy since June 2015 Other ads of seller

    Alvin Youngblood Hart

    Postcode - Added: Friday, 5 June, 2015, Item ID: 4258
    Price:
    £ 14

    American Grammy award winning blues Artist, Alvin Youngblood Hart will be performing at Quay Arts, Newport on Friday 7th August as part of his UK solo tour, from 7.30pm. The cosmic American love child of Howlin’ Wolf and Link Wray! Known as a "musician's musician," Alvin Youngblood Hart's praises have been sung by everyone from Bob Dylan to Brit guitar gods Eric Clapton & Mick Taylor. Since the release of his 1996 debut recording, the all-acoustic BIG MAMA'S DOOR, Hart has relayed his eclectic musical message around the world. An avid roots music performer and connoisseur, Hart continues in the path laid down by acoustic blues practitioners like Taj Mahal, Guy Davis, but his roots go back much further than that, to the classic stylings of Bukka White, Charley Patton, Leadbelly, and Blind Willie McTell. Hart aims to delight the masses and points to challenge the so-called blues purists. Based on the strength of his record debut and the allure of his live shows, Hart received five nominations at the 1997 W.C. Handy Blues Awards. He was nominated for Best New Artist, Best Acoustic Artist, and Best Traditional Blues Artist and his album, ‘Big Mama’s Door’ was nominated for both Acoustic Album of the Year and Traditional Album of the Year. He received the award for Best New Artist. Hart also received two Living Blues Awards that same year. This is a rare opportunity to see Alvin perform in an intimate venue at Quay Arts rather than his usual 1000+ stadiums. Don’t miss it and let’s all be educated with a master class. “Boy got thunder in his hands! Sure does!”... “Alvin Youngblood Hart is that rare breed who brings cultural awareness and artistic expression into a vibrant, natural marriage. His skills as a multi-instrumentalist command attention. His grasp of the idioms, tone, humour, joy and breadth of the Afro-American acoustic music tradition is extraordinary. His music is pure pleasure and surprise.” TAJ MAHAL “...one of the most original and exciting artists of this generation.” RETRO “Impressive isn't the word. His is a huge talent.” LONDON INDEPENDENT “Hart's eclecticism puts him in a class of his own.” THE INDEPENDENT Support from The MoonShiners: “Electric Chicago Blues from The Medina Delta...” Fusing together influences from the Chicago blues of Muddy Waters / Little Walter to the Folk-Rock-Americana of Bob Dylan & The Band, The MoonShiners deliver a strong set of good-time music. Tickets £14 advance, £15 on the door. Box Office 01983 822490 or online at www.quayarts.org