The 23rd Burnley International Blues Day
23rd April 2011
Press Release Date: 14th February 2011
Its official! The Burnley National
Blues Festival will stage a one day concert on 23rd April at the
Burnley Mechanics with an exciting &
featuring “home-grown” and American guitar
Soul, energy &
power it has it all!
When you’ve got the son of a blues
legend performing, you know something good is going to rub off and Bernard
Allison does his late father Luther Allison proud. Bernard a distinctive
son of the blues possesses the guitar feel and vocal intonations necessary to
carry his music into the next century. He knows the energy level necessary to
hold his audiences and combines showmanship and spontaneity to push his
performance in innovative directions.
For the first time in over a decade
Bernard Allison and his full American band return to the home of British blues
to play the Burnley National Blues Festival. Always the consummate showman he
takes his rightful place at Burnley alongside many great blues performers that
have wowed audiences for over twenty years.
Joining Bernard Allison will be
national guitar favorites Todd Sharpville & Paddy Milnor, Aynsley Lister and
recent crossover into blues-meets-well-written-rock-song territory has been well
received by press and public alike
confirming his international reputation as one of Britain’s best blues rock
guitarists a path that Chantel McGregor is now treading, with sold out signs at
Gigs all over the country indicating that on their own these are two mighty
English blues performers.
Bringing together this fantastic concert will be Todd
Sharpville, described by Mojo UK as "One of our best blues
guitarists to date". Todd returns to the blues along with the release
of his critically acclaimed new double album "Porchlight"
produced by the legendary Duke Robillard. His talent as a songwriter, singer
and guitarist borders on genius and his blend of pop sensibilities with
strong blues feeling creates a uniqueness that is truly impressive. “A
serious bluesman” – NME.
Times may be
hard and this may be a slimmed down main stage but it is as potent as ever.
This is blues is at its very best, a concert few in England have seen before.
The FREE Fringe Festival at The Bridge Beir Huis, The Talbot and The Coach &
Horses will take place as normal over the full Easter Weekend. For more
information and tickets call 01282 664400. Or log onto
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