New Orleans to the Hope... via Steel City

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THE evocative style of New Orleans blues/jazz comes to the Hope Tavern this weekend.

Sheffield-based The Dale Storr Band has distinct influences of the likes of Professor Longhair, Tuts Washington, and particularly James Booker, is led by Lincolnshire-born keyboard player Dale Storr, who will be known to Tavern regulars from his appearance with Allan Nimmo.

Dale has also played with artists such as Frank White band, Eugene “Hideaway“ Bridges and highly-acclaimed New Orleans pianist Henry Butler.

Having served his apprenticeship supporting other artists, Dale has now set out to play the music that he is passionate about with his own band.

He is supported by Dave Raeburn on drums, also a regular visitor to the Tavern with Allan Nimmo, Danny Bryant and Sean Webster.

Renowned jazz bassist Chris Chapman, Ian Anderson on trumpet and Kim Mayhew on saxophone complete the line-up and ensure the authentic sound of New Orleans Blues.

The Dale Storr Band is the latest in a line of top class acts to visit the Tavern, which now has the reputation, nationally, of the must visit venue for touring Blues artists.

They will be performing this Sunday, September 25, at The Hope Tavern, on the A46 at Holton le Moor.

The session starts at 4pm and the door charge is £6.