ON Saturday, July 22, UK blues singer-songwriter Jack Blackman will be setting records at Upton Blues Festival as the artist with the longest running consecutive appearances.
For a record ninth year in a row, Jack will be performing on the Acoustic Stage at the Memorial Hall at 7pm.
Jack, who runs the Tuery Sessions at the Cross Keys in Alcester, was just 14 years old when he appeared on stage in 2008 accompanying The Blues Band’s Dave Kelly.
Since then he has established himself into one the most accomplished and exciting young performers on the acoustic roots scene today.
His guitar playing has been described as ‘exquisite’ (Fatea Magazine, 2013), and his songs have been generating a great deal of attention from many in the music industry including ‘Whispering’ Bob Harris, who lauded an ‘exceptional guitarist, sounds just great!’
This summer is a busy one for Jack, having recently performed to approximately 25,000 revellers on the main stage at Stratford-upon-Avon River Festival, and upcoming dates including The Great British Rhythm and Blues Festival in Colne, Lancashire and Warwick Folk Festival.
He’ll also be at the Tuery Sessions this Sunday, July 9 with guests Claire Boswell and blues, americana and reggae outfit Mesa.
It’s all happening at the Cross Keys with the music starting at 6pm.