2012 Harvest Blues Acoustic Room

All The Artists will appear at the Market House in the Acoustic Room

Afternoon , Evening and Nightime shows, finished by 11pm

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Be sure to check out the Harvest Blues Booklet available at the event

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Kris Dolimore

chrisdolimoreKris’s guitar skills have always been admired in whichever genre he has played. Now those skills are honed to perfection and they need to be, he has chosen a field where his playing is at its most exposed. A man, a guitar and a voice; no room for error and nowhere to hide. With a largely acoustic repertoire, precision playing is expected and delivered.

During a career in music, spanning more than four decades, Kris Dollimore has graced some of the world’s greatest stages and has played with many international bands and artists including The Godfathers, The Damned, Dee Dee Ramone, Johnny Thunders, Adam Ant and Del Amitri. He can also include Johnny Depp, David Bowie and Chrissie Hynde amongst his many admirers.

Kris took the decision to perform as a solo artist seven years ago and has toured relentlessly, travelling the length and breadth of the UK and Europe. He has released three solo albums to date, all receiving great critical acclaim.

Please visit Kris Dolimores’ website and their Facebook page.
Playing  : Saturday 7th: 1-4pm & 7-10pm and Sunday 8th: 1-4pm & 6-9pm


Kelly Joe Phelps – Vancouver

kelly joeSince his debut album ‘Lead Me On’, came out in 1994, the Pacific Northwest based singer and songwriter has written and performed some of the most compelling slide guitar based music ever recorded. Though he spent his early years playing free jazz, he has never strayed too far from the roots music world that has become his passion. “I’d spent all this time learning improvisational music, but I’d always had an attraction to folk based music forms. So, I was listening to a lot of Chet Atkins, Merle Travis and some of the newer people like Leo Kottke and John Fahey. My music is a reflection of all the music I loved and steeped myself in. There’s a space and openness in rural music that makes sense to me.” Playing a lap slide in a style that both evoked the sounds of the ancients and pointed towards new possibilities for the instrument, Kelly Joe’s music seemed to originate in another time as he sang with the voice of an old soul, weary with experience, yet excited with all of the prospects that life brings.

Kelly Joe Phelps plays, sings, and writes the blues. HOLD UP before you lock that in – forget about songs in a twelve bar three chord progression with a two line repeat and answer rhyme structure – though he can certainly do that when he wants to. I’m talking about a feeling, a smoky, lonesome, painful – yet somehow comforting groove that lets you know that you are not alone – even when you’re blue. Play on brother.” – Steve Earle

I first became aware of Kelly Joe Phelps when my daughter (who was 9 or 10 at the time) brought home a cd (‘Lead Me On’) from the Vancouver Folk Festival. “You might like this, Dad” she said. Boy was she right. I’ve heard Kelly Joe mention that he’s been inspired by people like Roscoe Holcomb, Robert Pete Williams, Dock Boggs, Mississippi Fred McDowell, and others. He seems to have absorbed all this (and all kinds of other stuff as well) and come back with something all his own. Sounds like he’s coming from the inside out. The bottom up. He’s not just playing ‘AT’ the music or trying to recreate or imitate something that’s happened in the past. He seems to have tapped into the artery somehow. There’s a lot going on in between and behind the notes. Mystery. He’s been an inspiration to me.” – Bill Frisell

When I heard Kelly Joe the first time, I was amazed how it all made so much sense. His music is a wide world with three hundred and sixty degrees of influence…. Kelly Joe is a musical slight of hand master. He pulls world wide sounds out of his guitar.”  – Tim O’Brien

Please visit Kelly Joe Phelps website and their Facebook page.

Playing  : Friday 6th: 7-10pm, Saturday 7th: 1-4pm &  Sunday 8th: 1-4pm & 6-9pm