Earl of blues drops in

Earl Thomas brings his Coffee House Show to The Hope Tavern
Earl Thomas brings his Coffee House Show to The Hope Tavern

THE Hope Tavern Blues Session this Sunday, June 24, promises to be a very special occasion with the appearance of American Earl Thomas and Eddie Angel before they head back to the states for gigs in San Francisco.

The Coffeehouse Show is described as fast-paced, comical, thought-provoking musical storytelling and conversation.

Guitarist Eddie Angel and vocalist Earl Thomas perform an eclectic mix of songs written by a diverse group of artists, from Tracy Chapman to Robert Johnson and Kris Kristofferson, and even a little Earl Thomas.

Earl Thomas began his career in San Diego, made his European debut at the renowned Montreux Jazz Festival, and is now a legend on the international blues scene.

He has two Grammy nominations and his intriguing mix of blues, rock, soul, gospel and funk has taken the top spot at blues festivals, concert venues, theatres and nightclubs on two continents.

Respected and admired by fans and peers alike, he is also an award-winning songwriter, scoring hits for Etta James, Solomon Burke and, most recently, Sir Tom Jones, whose outstanding cover of ‘Git Me Some’ has become a YouTube sensation.

With the anger of Albert King and the lyricism of BB, the swing of Count Basie and the yearning of early Clapton, Eddie Angel has become one of the UK’s finest blues musicians.

His ability to improvise with fierce passion, formidable tone and liquid phrasing has made him one of the most recognized blues greats on the UK scene.

This is a great opportunity to see these artists up close in the intimate atmosphere of the Hope Tavern at Holton le Moor.

The show starts at 4pm and the door charge is £9.