A History of Early Blues Part 1

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1 Venue

The Wheaty Tin Shed at The Wheatsheaf Hotel

39 George St, Thebarton, SA, 5031

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  • Suitable for audiences who speak English as a second Language
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About this event

Travel back to the pre-Depression blues era and discover pioneer blues musicians Son House, Blind Willie Johnson, Charley Patton and more and join this multi-award winning blues trio as they pay homage to the early blues. A must-see show!

★★★★★ "These three guys are the real deal and this show is an all-round gem" GlamAdelaide.
★★★★★ "Sensational" RIU.

A History of Early Blues is an amazing performance that is equal parts music and blues history that is ably told by award-winning blues guitarist Cal Williams Jr, double-bass virtuoso Kory Horwood and acclaimed percussionist Dom Smith. This show has sold-out the last five years of the Adelaide Fringe Festival so book early to get your ticket!

Presented by:
Cal Williams Jr

"Cal Williams Jr is musically a phenomenon"-Rootstime Magazine, Belgium
Multi-award winning Blues singer/songwriter, Cal Williams Jr, combines
the gentle fingerpicking of British Folk with the raw intensity of Delta Slide
Blues to create a sound that is both intricate and powerful. Blues Blast
Magazine, USA, said “Cal Williams Jr’s guitar work is impeccable under
his gorgeous voice. A marvellous quilt of tones and textures from this
masterful player” and Rhythms magazine said that “Cal’s gentle high
tenor voice, delicate fingerpicking and snaky bottleneck fretwork evoke
the sound of Mississippi John Hurt in his exceptional guitar playing”. Cal
was recently awarded the 2014 ARBA Best Blues Soloist Award and was
voted in the Top 3 Best Blues Guitarists for the Derringers Music Awards.

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