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Lightnin' Willie and The Poor Boys (USA)

We welcome American veterans Lightnin' Willie and The Poorboys the bigest little band on Earth,to The Red Arrow Music Club. No Black, No White just Blues.

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Lightnin' Willie and The Poor Boys (USA)

Time & Location

30 Aug 2022, 20:00

Ramsgate, 19 Newington Rd, Ramsgate CT11 0QX, UK

About the event

Lightnin' Willie is a veteran  bluesman with in excess of twenty years of touring experience.  Originally from Dallas Texas he now resides in the Los Angeles area.  Willie plays in a traditional blues format with traditional  instrumentation i.e. guitar, keyboards, accordion, bass, drums, and  horns. He plays on a regular basis in the Los Angeles area with Grammy  award winning producer/guitarist Pete Anderson who incidentally produced  his new album NO BLACK NO WHITE JUST BLUES on Little Dog Records which is receiving incredibly consistent reviews and airplay worldwide.  "  It features ten clever and powerful self-penned compositions that  explore the haunting expressions of human feelings that inhabit the  blues alongside a fair share of wit. He writes  songs in a concisely  crisp manner. He sings with rich, full-bodied character, while  playing guitar with sizable skill "- VIVASCENE.   " The  great grooves, understated guitar, vocals, and lyrics fit perfectly in  the genre without seeming old and tired make for one of the best listens  of 2017 "- VINTAGE GUITAR MAGAZINE/DECEMBER 2017.  In a  world of guitar slingers, Los Angeles-based bluesman is a rare find.  His guitar, a 1950 Gibson ES-5N has a rich, deep tone and Willie's  tasteful style create a sound that's light years away from the howling  Fender Stratocasters that populate so many modern blues recordings. His  understated dexterity on guitar and cool, relaxed vocals form a unique  style that's simultaneously laid back and steeped in tradition. " - ELMORE MAGAZINE 2017.

Lightnin' Willie has a distinctive  approach to his music. He is a songwriter, singer and guitarist in that  order. The sound is an irresistible blend of tradition and spontaneous  creativity, with a deliciously insidious emphasis on the groove. It is a  compelling, hard swinging brand of blues that, whenever he performs,   packs the floor--his audience can't not dance. He has gone from the low  down beer joints to become a staple on the international circuit here  and abroad, with wild stops along the the way, from London's Royal  Albert Hall Igniter Series to Willie Nelson's infamous 4th of July  Picnic, where he appeared along side Paula Nelson, Willie, Bob Dylan,  Leon Russell. Touring the United States and Europe for over twenty years  has given him the relaxed, confident and sometimes humorous quality of a  seasoned performer.  These attributes have won him stacks of  enthusiastic praise from the press while landing his original tunes on  numerous film and television soundtracks.  Lightnin' Willie has  the unique knack of bringing his audience into his 'living room' and  making everyone comfortable while forgetting their problems for a couple  of hours.  At a recent show with legendary blues man Robert Cray they  played to a packed house receiving a well deserved standing ovation.  2018 will find Willie on tour supporting his latest album No Black No  White Just Blues both here in the U.S and a fall tour of Europe.

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