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Linton Music Festival 2008: More Bands - More Music!

Friday 20th June


The Revolutionaires Influenced by the likes of Louis Jordan, Little Richard, Chuck Berry and Roy Brown The Revolutionaires are a sizzlin’ hot 1950’s R&B combo that have scorched a trail across the live music venues of this land. Don’t be late – a great way to rock up a storm on a Friday night !.


  Slowburner Slowburner are a 4-piece live blues band who play R&B the way that Brits are not supposed to be able to. Calling upon a deep love and understanding of traditional blues fused with an unparalleled level of performance experience, the band have built a reputation as one of the UK's very best live acts.
Those who saw Slowburner last year will know of their fine reputation.


  The Blockheads Headlining Friday night, The Blockheads need no introduction. Formed in 1977 to promote Ian Durys' album 'New Boots and Panties, they have both a formidable history & pedigree. Linton looks forward to all the hits, old & new, plus much more.


Saturday 21st June Joanne Shaw-Taylor She spent a summer touring Europe with the super group D. U. P. with fellow band members Dave Stewart (Eurythmics). Candy Dulfer (Prine) and Jimmy Cliff. If you can imagine the love child of Stevie Ray Vaughan and Dusty Springfield then you are beginning to get a feel for Joanne's mixture of fiery guitar playing, sultry vocals and 100% pure soul.


  NuBlues Ramon Goose has been described as the 'cream of the UK's emerging blues stars'.  In his NuBlues guise he has forged a hip ‘nu’ sound  influenced by Mississippi Delta blues & Chicago Blues then fusing it with Hip Hop loops and grooves. His CD “Dreams of a Blues Man” is an all time classic.


  Climax Blues Band After thirty-five years of almost continuous gigging and recording, the Climax Blues Band remains one of the most consistently entertaining of all the outfits to emerge from the British blues boom of the late sixties.

Founded, and still led, by singer and multi-instrumentalist Colin Cooper, the band remain one of the most convincing blues outfits around 


  Big Blind Influenced by the likes of ‘The Hoax’, ‘Stevie Ray & Jimmie Vaughan’, ‘Lester Butler’ & ‘Howlin Wolf’; but playing stunningly original material, Big Blind have received rave reviews. They landed a recording contract within their first 8 months and have produced their internationally acclaimed debut CD “Dressed to Win” in record breaking time


  The Stumble What can we say – we broke our own rules to bring them back to Linton. If you saw The Stumble in 2007 then you know they are the complete outfit combining stage presence and superb musicianship with stunningly original material.  Catch this band live at Linton again, you’ll be glad you did !


  King Pleasure And The Biscuit Boys Rough, tough and always rocking, the legendary King Pleasure & The Biscuit Boys' hit Linton with their zany stage show which belies the fact that here is the finest, most authentic Rhythm Blues band ever to come from outside the USA. Just about the perfect close out Saturday night.


Sunday 22nd June Ramon Goose Band The other guise of Ramon Goose.  Ramon has toured all over Europe with the likes of Eric Burdon, Blind Boys of Alabama, Eric Bibb and many other artists. Fluent in many styles as a guitarist. but preferring to veer towards but is sure to dazzle with his acoustic, slide and electric guitar skills


  DC Fontana Turned-on music to quake your bones & pluck your heartstrings with rhythm & bruise from deep within their collective soul . . . . DC Fontana are a mighty musical massive on a mission. The DCs tumble, twist & turn to produce a vibed-up sound that defies those who would pigeon hole them.


  British Blues Quintet The first part of our Sunday double headline - kick back and listen to the legendary soundsof 5 master musicians that will rock you to your roots. Featuring Maggie Bell (Stone The Crows), Colin Hodgkinson (Back Door & Spencer Davis Group), Miller Anderson (Keef Hartley Band & Spencer Davis Group) Zoot Money (Big Roll Band) and Colin Allen (Stone The Crows). We promise you a full on set of blistering blues.


  The Animals Again no introduction necessary for the 2nd part of our Sunday double headline. Formed in Newcastle-on-Tyne, a port city and coal-mining hub in northeast England during the 1960’s, the Animals reflected their upbringing with brawling, blues-based rock and roll. Linton will 2008 close to the classic sounds of “Gotta Get Out of This Place”, “It’s My Life”,
“Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood”, “Don’t Bring Me Down” and the timeless “House of the rising Sun


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