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Colne Rhythm & Blues Festival 2008
Jim's Acoustic Blues Café
Presented by Mississippi Max Haymes

  Saturday, 23rd August  
Her debut at Jim’s and low-down and classy, and I mean classy, blues from Bessie Smith on down!
  2.00pm - 2.30pm DAI THOMAS
Scorchin’ Delta Blues on an old steel gittar. And a whole lot more besides!
  2.30pm - 3.00pm LONESOME AL
Mellow an’ easy blues with some real nice finger pickin’ too-don’t you know?
  3.00pm - 3.30pm DAVE SPEIGHT
East Texas blues guitar with keening vocals-check ‘im out!
  3.30pm - 4.00pm TBA
  4.00pm - 4.30pm PROFESSOR FRANK
Blues piano an’ boogie to beat the band and hear him holler them old ’44 blues’ –my hook’s in the water!
  Mo’ ver’ fine women’s blues with hot fiddle +old string bass. Ah! Beat it out, gal!
  5.00pm - 5.30pm WMD
Hellhound Rex and Hoot Owl Robin do Delta blues-hokum-Texas-on down. With guitars, harps, washboards & kazoos.
Also introducing 14-year old
HARPMAN JACK He’s frightnin’ how he can blow that thing. Sure glad I don’t play!
  5.30pm - 6.00pm ALLAN JONES
 Oh! Take us away back down that river, boy.
On the Rappahannock- Blind Blake, Ramblin’ Thomas, you name it- he’s got it.  One mean an’ cool axe-swingin’ daddy!
  Sunday, 24th August  
  12.30pm - 1.00pm J.J.-JUMPIN’ JEFF
Excellent guitar man - a star from The Robert Gillow, Lancaster - I mean this cat is good!
  1.00pm - 1.30pm DOUBLE ‘D’
Another debut at Jim’s with twin guitar blues in tradition of Memphis Minnie/Kansas Joe, Garfield Akers/Joe Calicott, Frank Stokes/Dan Sane,
et al. Rare in acoustic blues today.
  1.30pm - 2.00pm BLUES EXPERIENCE
Rob and Mark  with bootin’ sax, rolling boogie piano and eldritch guitar!
Now, dig this!
  2.00pm - 2.30pm C.D. JAMES
Some strong vocals from Chris and fine slide – where do all these fine cats come from??
  2.30pm - 3.00pm CHARLIE MITTON
Fine finger-pickin’ an some tasty slide from a guy who knows the Blues
  3.00pm - 3.30pm DAVE KING
Beautiful and sensitive rural blues with his easy rider/box/axe. This is mighty fine I tell you people - just mighty fine I tell you. Mmm-mmm!
  3.30pm - 4.00pm WENDY & TERRY
Blues from Memphis Minnie thru Charley Patton & Cab Calloway to boot! These cats have talent + feeling! Have mercy now. I mean just what IS wrong with the Mill??
  4.00pm - 4.30pm KEITH DAVIS
A blues slide guitar king from Bristol - nope not Tennessee. Don’t miss this cat!
  4.30pm - 5.00pm BANJO SLIM
Blues cats don’t just play guitar, don’t you know.  Nossir! Martin can pick along with the rest but he also plays a steel banjo-mandolin that takes you right back to Third an’ Beal - I mean down in Memphis “Ten with the ‘C’ ” PLUS a stormin’ banjo from Papa Charlie Jackson on down. Like what’s happening? He’s too much!
  5.00pm - 5.30pm GRAHAM ROBINSON
They keep on comin’, good blues-diggin’ peoples. Graham dishes out way-down in Bull City (Durham, North Carolina) blues to beat the
band. Have yew got the ‘Thousand Women Blues???
  5.30pm - 6.00pm TBA
  Monday, 25th August  
  12.30pm - 1.00pm TBA
  1.00pm - 1.30pm TBA
  1.30pm - 2.00pm TBA
  2.00pm - 2.30pm SPICE ‘N GUMBO
With pie-anner and accordion-ala Walter Rhodes? Shades of Loosey-ana!
We got ‘em all!
  2.30pm - 3.00pm TBA
One of finest blues singers with wicked guitar an’ throbbing bull-fiddle. Welcome back Bill and Del - it won’t be long now!
  3.30pm - 4.00pm TBA
  4.00pm - 4.30pm PETE RYDER
Swinging ragtime guitar man. I mean cross the Rappahannock - yes!
Remember skiffle? Well it goes back to the Blues in the 1920s.
Wotta lineup:

(vocals, kazoo, various percussion), STEVE (vocals, gtr.,)     LAWRENCE (gtr.), ADRIAN (double bass), ROBIN (washboard).
‘Cos the Blues will make you happy too - yes indeed!
  5.00pm - 5.30pm NIX PIXIE
Nicole with some real cool  laid-back blues from Bessie to Julie London - oh! Cry me a river, gal.
  5.30pm - 6.00pm DAI THOMAS
Some mo’ heavy Delta blues at its finest and very sensitive stuff from Blind Gary Davis, Luke Jordan, etc.

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