A History of Early Blues Part 2

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1 Venue

The Wheaty Tin Shed at The Wheatsheaf Hotel

39 George St, Thebarton, SA, 5031

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Performance accessibility

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

Explore the songs and stories that make up the post-Depression blues era with the multi-award winning Cal Williams Jr Blues Trio and discover the raw energy of Robert Johnson, Mississippi John Hurt, Rev Gary Davis and more in this five-star dynamic and interactive show.

"Exceptional Musicianship" Kryzstoff Raw.
"Music at it's best" GlamAdelaide.

Part music performance, part history lesson, 'A History of Early Blues' is the sell-out fringe sensation that has won five-stars in each of the five years it has been running. Join award-winning blues guitarist and songwriter Cal Williams Jr, double-bass virtuoso Kory Horwood and acclaimed percussionist Dom Smith and they journey through the early delta blues! Book early as this show will sell-out!

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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