SAINTS & SINNERS: Blues and gospel, despite their obvious differences, have always been linked, perhaps different branches from the same tree. One developing on Saturday night the other on Sunday morning.
So many blues musicians we know and love spent their early years singing in church. We would never have had the presence, power and passion of Son House, Muddy Waters or Ma Rainy “mother of the blues” without these foundations. And of course, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, who throughout her career could handle both sides with flair, influencing music far beyond gospel and blues becoming known as “the original soul sister” and “the godmother of rock and roll”.
Inspired by all these rich influences, Ben Tyzack, Constance Redgrave & Maurice McElroy from the Spikedrivers with Fran McGillivray and Mike Burke present Saints & Sinners, a concert exploring the space and harmony between spiritual music and ‘the devil’s blues’.
Five voices, a multitude of guitars, unusual percussion & even some homemade instruments create a world of soul, stories and soundscapes.
Join us for a foot-stomping, gut-wrenching, heart-soaring journey from the cross to the crossroads….and all points in-between.
Doors open 7pm, Music starts 8.30pm. The venue is mixed seated and standing. Tables are limited, and available on a first come first served basis, so if you’d like a seat, we recommend arriving early!