BURGESS & SLIDEThursday 23rd July , 8pm, £3 entry
Burgess and Slide are an East Bristol trio playing 21st century country blues and telling tales of the common folks lives in songs you can dance, weep and drink to.
Lead vocalist and wordsmith in chief, Burgessís voice is equal parts silk and gravel. His trademark unhurried delivery is reminiscent of Fred Neil and Jackson C. Frank, punctuated by Dylan inspired harmonica breaks. Slide Hambidge drives the music with his intricate guitar work and idiosynchratic rhythms developed before his previous career as guitarist to John E. Vistic.
Stand up bass man Bill Cramptonís deep tones make the music stomp and pump, ebb and flow. The sound is as infectious as it is intriguing.Listen
+ LEO JAMESDrawing influence from past and present folk, blues and country musicians from both sides of the Atlantic, Leoís music has been described as soulful mix of no nonsense honest song writing, warm husky vocals, intricate finger style and shimmering lap steel guitar work.
+ BECCY ELDERGentle and evocative country folk and Americana.