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Tuery Sessions back at the Cross Keys in Alcester

Ross Crawford 10th Mar, 2017

STEP back to the juke joints and speakeasies of the 1920s and ‘30s at the Cross Keys, Alcester for the first Tuery Sessions music night of 2017 when two of the finest exponents of early blues guitar picking from the American South (via West Yorkshire), Gerry Cooper and Mr CD Wallum will each be playing a set.

Originally from Newcastle upon Tyne, Gerry Cooper has lived and worked in West Yorkshire for many years, playing many kinds of music with many different people.

However, his first love has always been solo acoustic blues.

His album, Follow The River, features 14 tracks, including the title track which was nominated in the Songwriter category of The British Blues Awards in 2013.

He plays 6- and 12-string acoustic guitars, resonator guitar, mandolin, ukulele, harmonica and even been known to pick 5-string banjo, but not in the presence of ladies…

Mr CD Wallum has become widely know as one of the UK’s most authentic voices in vintage and traditional Americana bringing him rave reviews from R2 (Rock ‘n’ Reel) Magazine, fRoots, and American Roots Music.

As always, the evening will close with a jam session and there will also be the famous raffle with a cornucopia of strangely wonderful and bewildering prizes to be won. All that for free.

It’s all happening this Sunday, March 12, and the music starts at 6pm.


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