Guy Davis – Sold Out#

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Guy Davis once said, “I like antiques and old things, old places, that still have the dust of those who’ve gone before us lying upon them.” Blowing that dust off just enough to see its beauty is something Guy has excelled at for over twenty years of songwriting and performing. It’s no wonder his reverence for the music of the Blues Masters who’ve gone before him has been evident in every album he’s ever recorded or concert he’s given.

Guy has had his musical storytelling influenced by artists like Blind Willie McTell and Big Bill Broonzy, and his musicality from artists as diverse as Lightnin’ Hopkins and Babatunde Olatunji. However, there’s one man that Guy most credits for his harmonica techniques, by stealing and crediting from him everything that he could, and that man is the legendary Sonny Terry. Guy’s new album, Sonny & Brownie’s Last Train – A Look Back at Brownie McGhee and Sonny Terry, is an homage to these two hugely influential artists, not only on Guy’s career, but to thousands of musicians around the world. One such artist is the Italian harmonica ace, Fabrizio Poggi, who collaborates with and produced this recording.

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The Hugh Buckley Group

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The “Hugh Buckley Group” has been a working unit for a number of years now and is a vehicle for guitarist Hugh’s catalog of original compositions. The group have appeared at many festivals and have recently performed at the Sugar Club and at the NCH. The material is eclectic and includes blues, gospel, tango, calypso, latin and contemporary and old school jazz grooves. The esteemed lineup consists of Phil Ware on piano, Dan Bodwell bass, Dominic Mullan on drums and Hugh on guitar. More details at Doors 9 Music 9.30 Entry 10e

Conor Guilfoyle’s Octet

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Conor Guilfoyle Octet: Conor is one of Ireland’s foremost drummers and educators and has toured and recorded with some of the world’s greatest jazz musicians. Having led various Latin jazz and salsa bands over the last 20 years this is his first time leading a jazz ensemble. The members were all handpicked by Conor and represent some of the finest young musicians on the scene today. The music is a look back to the 1950’s to a style often associated with the west coast of America known as “Cool Jazz” as well as arrangements of hardbop classics by Horace Silver, Benny Golson and Tadd Dameron. Expect tight section playing and great soloists all underpinned with a swinging rhythm section. The Conor Guilfoyle octet is:

Conor Guilfoyle –Drums

Bill Blackmore – Trumpet

Paul Frost – Trombone

Yuzaha O Halloran – Alto

Peter Dobai – Tenor

Kelan Walsh –Baritone

Luke Howard – Piano

Barry Rycraft – Bass.

Doors 8.30 Music 9 Entry 12euro

The Cat Burglars

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Four cats with a mutual appreciation for the blues, encompassing the raw feel of the Mississippi delta and the electric sounds of Chicago, these inspired musicians have absorbed their hero’s crafts with precision and detail. From the chugging sounds of a train, to the warble of the cotton pickers voices, this blues quartet electrifies the sounds of their estranged ancestors with love and passion

Doors 9.30 Music 10 Entry 10e


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