Monday, September 29, 2008

Blues Music, not Blues Finances

Blues Trio: Dermot Rooney, Mark Braidner and Rose Devine
Wednesday October 1st at 8.30 in Rose's West End Bar, Lismore

John promises to start on time and finish by 11.00pm, so it won't be a late night, but it will move your mind from financial blues to the real blues.

Rooney, described as 'an astounding bottleneck blues guitarist', was looking for a pure blues singer for his 'Sean Nós Meets the Blues' project. He found an exceptional talent in Devine, whose distinctive voice has proved to be the perfect accompaniment to his tasty guitar work. Since Rose was introduced to early American and Gospel music, mostly through Dermot's appreciation of same. Their twentieth century acoustic blues set has broadened to include both classic blues and more contemporary songs, with Rooney's distinctive arrangements. Rooney, from North Belfast is well known on the Blues scene. Bottleneck guitarist Dermot brings a superb style of Dobro playing to some of the major songs in the Irish tradition and explores the blues and ballads of Blind Johnson, Mississippi Fred McDowell, Memphis Minnie and others. Dermot and Rose will be joined by Mark Braidner, a fabulous acoustic guitaist with an authentic approach to the playing of pure blues, ragtime, hokum and slide music.

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