From: Bottleneck Blues [john_at_bottleneckblues_dot_com]
Sent: 09 July 2006 14:55
Subject: FW: Fri 14th July - Zaffa

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From: Bottleneck Blues [mailto:john_at_bottleneckblues_dot_com]
Sent: 09 July 2006 14:53
Subject: Fri 14th July - Zaffa
Importance: High

It's sometimes easy to become blasť about artists we have seen several times before......that's the case with Dave Sutherland perhaps.  However, the first time the Crawley Blues Club audience saw him, when he supported Delta Moon there last year, they were blown away by him.  Dave has appeared alongside such great musicians as Bert Jansch, Eric Bibb, Glenn Tilbrook & Billy Ray Cyrus & has quite a following in The States....he tours there most years, basing himself in Atlanta.  Two River Times wrote "Dave has had no less than five tracks off his superb album American Refrigerator play-listed by the BBC after a chance meeting with Radio 2's Bob Harris & Dave Cash has riddled the airwaves since acquiring his copy".  The Evening Standard went on ~ "A newcomer to me, Dave Sutherland's support slot for Eric Bibb was a revelation ~ here we have the Jamie Oliver of the Blues!"
Dave has kindly stepped into the breach & offered to perform for us at The Bottleneck in Maidstone on Friday 14th along with some friends he's played with over the years.  This will not be a traditional Blues night but a night of Americana, Folk, Country & Contemporary music with a good helping of Blues thrown in for good measure.  He is joined by Paul "Lefty" Furnace on guitar ~ Time Out said "PLF is one of those rare guitarists, fantastic on acoustic or electric, right-handed or left-handed!  His melodic riffs & fills make him the perfect guitar side-man".  Support this night is provided by a prodigious new talent Siobhan Parr who Dave has been raving about for months......"In the stage spotlight effortless vocals pour out over her guitar.....audiences this year have stumbled across a true gem.  If you don't believe me try asking an 800 strong crowd at Shepherd's Bush Empire who gave her a standing ovation.  Siobhan Parr is a true talent & she doesn't even have to try" ~ Music Times. Her credits include touring with Jimmy Cliff to recording with Alabama 3 & I can't wait to hear her.
Right guys & gels.....this really is the last gig before we close for the summer (not re-opening until Sept 26th with The Ian Siegal Band at The Roffen).  I've put this gig on in response to a clammer from several Maidstone regulars who felt left out by not having a gig in July....none of whom have booked a table!!!...........Come on folks, the bloody football's over, the tennis is finished for another year & I have it on good authority that the televised Neasden Bushkazi match has been cancelled this night so what else is there to do?  Ciaran has finished his restaurant refurbishment (you have GOT to see the new restaurant's sort of Louis 14th meets Genghis Khan....amazing!) so you don't have to brave any of the iffy establishments I sent you to last time.
Loads of stuff on Google about Siobhan.
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