16th Jun, 2019

Triple bill in Alcester will bring sessions to an end

A TRIPLE bill of talent brings down the curtain on this year’s Tuery Sessions at The Cross Keys in Alcester.

Compere Jack Blackman has assembled British Blues giants Perry Foster, Trevor Steger, and ‘Poor’ Bob Jones for what promises to be an evening of brilliant music.

Perry Foster, nicknamed ‘The Big Daddy of British Blues’ was born in the Midlands in 1945 and learned to play listening to recordings of Big Bill Broonzy, Lead Belly, Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee on the radio.

In the 1960s he travelled to London and hung out with Cyril Davis, Long John Baldry and Alexis Korner at the legendary Eel Pie Island hotel in Twickenham. This led to a brief spell on the road with The Yardbirds.

Perry then returned to Stourbridge, and formed The Delta Blues Band which would feature some of the biggest stars of rock – notably Robert Plant later of Led Zeppelin, as well as Chris Wood later of Traffic.

“I was turned on to the blues by a guy named Perry Foster” said Robert Plant in ‘The Story of Led Zeppelin’.

Trevor Steger is a founding member of the acclaimed blues-rock band BabaJack and has played some of the UK’s most prestigious venues including the Royal Albert Hall and Shepherd’s Bush Empire, and been nominated numerous times for best harmonica player along with Best Album and Song in the British Blues Awards.

For the Tuery Sessions he’ll be stepping out on his own to perform his own brand of Blues, drawing from his love of early rural blues, punk and world music. Using slide guitar, harp and stomp box to create his unique sound.

Completing the line-up is Worcester’s elder statesman of the Blues, ‘Poor’ Bob Jones. Bob, formed The Crawling Kingsnakes in the 1960s and once famously once told Brian Jones to sack Mick Jagger in favour of Steve Winwood…

The gig is next Sunday, September 10, the music starts at 6pm and entry is free.

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