23rd - 25th AUGUST 2019

3 DAYS
1 GREAT FESTIVAL

30th ANNIVERSARY

EARLY BIRD TICKETS NOW ON SALE

23rd - 25th AUGUST 2019

3 DAYS
1 GREAT FESTIVAL
30th ANNIVERSARY

EARLY BIRD TICKETS NOW ON SALE

JACK J HUTCHINSON’S ACOUSTIC BLUES SHOWCASE

An introduction by Jack J Hutchinson

‘It is a real honour to curate the Little Theatre stage at the Great British Rhythm & Blues Festival. I grew up just down the road in Burnley, and it always feels like coming home when I play or simply attend the festival.

When Lucy Zirins asked me to take over the role of curator from her for the 2019 event, I had a pretty clear idea of the type of acts I wanted to book early on. Although I am a massive fan of traditional blues, I was keen that the stage not only represents the genre in the 21st century, but also how artists are taking it forward and connecting with a new generation.

There are a number of acts on the bill who, whilst tipping their hats to the past, offer something refreshing and contemporary. Jade Like The Stone mixes blues with opera leanings and folk. The Head Hunters Blues Band have southern rock leanings, as do Stone Thieves. Meanwhile, Katie Bradley, Dave Ferra and Barry Jackson present a more familiar take on the blues, and are no less vibrant.

What they all share is a commitment to new, original material. I am first and foremost a songwriter, and this is the type of artist that I want my stage to showcase. I hope you enjoy this incredible group of musicians and discover the talent that is on show over the course of the weekend’.​

​The Little Theatre is a ​75​ capacity venue situated in the heart of Colne. ​It’s an intimate venue, full of character and charm, with a full height stage and comfortable, cinema style seating. A hugely popular venue at the festival, this stage forms part of our ticketed event schedule.

SATURDAY

7:00pm – KATIE BRADLEY & RICHARD LANE

5:30pm – JADE LIKE THE STONE

4:15pm – THE HEAD HUNTERS BLUES BAND

3:15pm – LOUISIANA

2:15pm – TOM CROFTS

1:15pm – STONE THIEVES

SUNDAY

7:00pm – DAVE FERRA

5:30pm – BETTY & THE BOOTLEGGERS

4:15pm – O W HOULSTON

3:15pm – LEE AINLEY’S BLUES STORM

2:15pm – BARRY JACKSON

1:15pm – BENJAMIN KELLY 

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The Town Hall, Albert Road, ​Colne, BB8 0AQ​

       

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