24th Mar, 2019

Evening of blues to bring taste of America to city

Worcester Editorial 15th Jul, 2014 Updated: 19th Oct, 2016

AN EVENING of country blues and rattling slide based Americana is set to bring the sound of the banks of the Mississippi alive in Worcester next month.

City band Wooden Horse bring their show to Huntingdon Hall on Friday, August 15 at 8pm.

Originally founded three years ago by Jamie Knight (lead vocals, guitar and stomp) and Ben Church (slide guitar, harmonica and vocals), the Worcester based duo have now teamed up with Stuart McIlroy, who takes on piano duties, blending his boogie style with the original duo’s unique blues sound.

Combine Stuart’s piano playing with Jamie’s distinctive and wonderfully careworn baritone lead vocals, plus slide guitar, stomp box, banjo, harmonica, and some beautiful harmonising, and you have a musical feast of a sound that has been delighting audiences and critics alike.

Their latest album This Kind Of Trouble was listed in Classic Rock Blues magazine’s Top 50 Blues Albums list for 2013, the album being described as, “…a stunning set of rootsy Americana and rattle-and-buzz country-blues.”

Since their self-released debut album What Comes Around in 2012 they have supported the likes of Joan Armatrading and Sandi Thom, and this Autumn will see the band support the great Joan Armatrading once again for three dates of a national tour that she has called her ‘final major tour’.

She said of the band: “With their blend of blues, bluegrass and Americana – Wooden Horse go down a storm”.

It can only be a matter of time before Wooden Horse will be playing to enthralled, packed out clubs in Austin or Nashville, so catch them on their own doorstep while they are here.

Tickets cost £13.50 and are available from the Box Office on 01905 611427.

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