2011 Harvest Blues Main Stage

Harvest Blues Main Stage

Diana Braithwaite, Chris Whiteley and Bob Hall

bob-hall diana-BraithwaiteClassic Blues Show!  Featuring internationally renowned blues recording artists: Diana Braithwaite and Chris Whiteley with ace piano player, two-time British Blues Award winner –Bob Hall. 8-time national blues award winners Braithwaite and Whiteley’s album DeltaPhonic recently reached #1 on XM satellite radio, B.B. Kings Bluesville.

America’s Blues Revue Magazine called them “Masters of Old School Blues”. Winner of Chicago’s African-American Women in the Arts Award, Diana Braithwaite’s authentic sound led her into the company of stalwarts Mel Brown, Albert Collins, and John Lee Hooker. Kansas-born multi-instrumentalist, Chris Whiteley, appeared on Saturday Night Live and toured and recorded with Blind John Davis, SonnyLand Slim, and Leon Redbone. Appearing in New York City August 2011.  “Authentic Red Hot Blues!!”
Please visit  Bob HallDiana Braithwaite and Chris Whiteley and Braithwaite and Whiteley websites for more information

Doors: 9.30pm On stage Friday & Sat: 10.30 Suday: 10.00pm  Nightly Ticket: €20


Friday 2nd September

Boo Boo Davis – Mississippi

67x100Boo Boo Davis is a survivor and belongs to the last generations of musicians that write and play the blues based on first-hand experience of a hard life in the Mississippi Delta.

Please visit Boo Boo Davis website or facebook for more information

Doors: 9.30pm On Stage : 11.30pm  Friday Night Ticket: €20

Friday 2nd September

Sharrie Williams & the wise guys – Michigan

67x100 (1)“Sharrie Williams vibrant, gospel – drenched voice with interesting arrangements and splendid song writing… “Sharrie Williams clear and passionate delivery is absolutely compelling. The urgency, honesty, integrity and rich texture with which Williams belts out her deeply felt blues will surely earn her the respect she deserves among fans and critics alike. Record company executives, are you listening?”

— Leslie Ann Knight,  Blues in Britain

Please visit Sharie Williams website or facebook for more information

Doors: 9.30pm On Stage : 1.30pm  Friday Night Ticket: €20

Saturday 3rd September

Mud Morganfield – Chicago

101x100” After instructing the band to “take their time”, his rendition of “King Bee” and “You Can’t Lose What You Never Had” was so similar to his father’s vocal style and energy that it was downright spooky, in the most enjoyable way. “.

Please visit Mud Morganfield website or facebook for more information

Doors: 9.30pm On Stage : 11.30pm Saturday Night Ticket: €20

Saturday 3rd September

Smokin’ Joe Kubek featuring Bnois King – Texas

133x100In 1989, Kubek met guitarist/vocalist Bnois King at a Monday night Dallas jam session. The two became fast friends, and melded their seemingly divergent styles—Kubek a rocking and fierce picker and….

Please visit Smokin’ Joe Kubek website or facebook and Myspace for more information

Doors: 9.30pm On Stage : 1.30am  Saturday Night Ticket: €20

Sunday 4th September

Duke Robillard – Rhode Island

90x100After playing in various bands and working for Guild guitars, he co-founded Roomful of Blues with pianist Al Copley in 1967. He has also been a member of The Fabulous Thunderbirds which included Kim Wilson, replacing Jimmie Vaughan. Also experienced in Jazz, Swing, Rock and Roll and modern electric blues forms, Robillard is generally regarded as a guitar player keeping the blues.

Please visit Duke Robbillard website or facebook for more information

Doors: 9.30pm On Stage : 9.30pm Sunday Night Ticket: €20

Sunday 4th September

Michael “Iron man” Burks – Milwaukee

100x100Guitarist/vocalist/songwriter Michael “Iron Man” Burks stands tall as a major contemporary blues figure. With a nickname earned by his hours-long, intensely physical performances, fearsome guitar attack, tough, smoky vocals and the thousands of miles logged behind the wheel of his touring van, Burks is a modern blues hero.

Please visit Michael Burks website or facebook for more information

Doors: 9.30pm On Stage : 9.30pm Sunday Night Ticket: €20


The Main Stage will be held in the Marquee which will be located at the new car park opposite Monaghan Shopping Centre – also known as “Dan McNally’s yard”
The Marquee opens at 9.30pm each night.  A band from the blues trail will entertain you at the bar area until the first main act comes on stage at11:30pm.

Ticket prices 2011: Friday: €20, Saturday: €20, Sunday: €20

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