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US Concert & Festival Reviews

Welcome to the new Unites States concerts and festivals review section of earlyblues.com. Over time we hope to include many reviews and photographs of blues concerts and festivals in the USA - a little tricky as we are based in England, but with the help of our new US based contributor, Kirk Lang, plus our regular trips over the 'pond', we will endeavour to bring you a selection of the vast number of blues events in the States.
© Copyright 2011 Vivian Derouin. All Rights Reserved. Taj Mahal Concert Review - Feb 19,2011
- review by Kirk Lang with photos by Vivian Derouin and Kirk Lang

While Mahal can at times sound like he came straight from the Mississippi Delta, he is also heavily influenced by the music of the Caribbean, Latin America, West Africa and Hawaii.

B.B. King © Copyright 2011 Kirk Lang. All Rights Reserved. BB King Concert Review - Jan 5, 2011
- review and photos by Kirk Lang

B.B. may be in the twilight of his career, but he showed in Bridgeport - the second stop on his North American tour - that he still has a powerful voice as well as the ability to make “Lucille,” his beloved Gibson guitar, sing as good as she always has.

Hubert Sumlin © Copyright 2011 Kirk Lang. All Rights Reserved. Hubert Sumlin and The Nighthawks Concert Review - Dec 17, 2010
- review and photos by Kirk Lang

The 79-year-old Sumlin ..... had some assistance as he walked to his chair at stage left, but once he settled down and put his guitar over his neck, it was like he was a young man again. He has fingers that are meant to play the guitar and they move effortlessly around the fretboard .....

Pinetop Perkins © Copyright 2010 Pete Evans. All Rights Reserved. Arkansas Blues & Heritage Festival 2010
- review and photos by Pete Evans

Before headliner BB King and his band took to the stage he was presented with the Sonny Boy Award for services to the blues and then to the great surprise of all present, a giant banner was carried on stage and at the given moment revealed the legend “The Biscuit is back – thank you Bill Sagan and Wolfgang’s Vault.” .....

David Honeyboy Edwards © Copyright 2010 Alan White. All Rights Reserved. Chicago Blues Festival 2010 and Buddy Guy's Legends Club for the festival opening event - photos by Alan White

David 'Honeyboy' Edwards, Jody Williams, Sam Lay, Henry Gray,
Corky Siegal, Hubert Sumlin, Otis Taylor, James Cotton, Matt 'Guitar' Murphy
, Charlie Musselwhite, Billy Boy Arnold, John Primer, Lurrie Bell, Carlos Johnson, and Sugar Blue ... to name just a few at the festival .....

Plus Buddy Guy making a personal appearance at Legends .....



more soon .....

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