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St Boswells Live! Blues Night
St Boswells Live! Blues Night

St Boswells Live promises a great night of blues music on Saturday, October 5, brought to you by two of Scotland’s finest exponents of the genre.

Red Dawg, a five-piece blues rock band from the granite city of Aberdeen, sing a driving and exciting blend of originals and covers, which, says organiser Keith Farnish, “has to be experienced live to appreciate it at its best.

“Comprising a classic combination of vocals and sax, lead and rhythm guitar, bass and drums, Red Dawg have been performing for years, simply because they love doing it – and they are very, very good at what they do.”

Blue to the Bone have their roots in the raw soil of traditional blues music, with their stripped-down renditions of everything from the earliest blues classics of Sister Rosetta and Ella Fitzgerald, to the more modern sounds of Bonnie Raitt.

The trio consists of Shirley Wishart, a consummate vocalist who has supported the likes of Jack Bruce and Dr Feelgood, legendary blues harp player Bill Muir, and guitar wizard Seoras Ashby.

“There will also be a few musical surprises on the night,” Mr Farnish added, “plus the chance for anyone to get into the blues spirit by performing in the open mic spots – contact us via the web page if you would like a shot.”

Doors open at 7.30pm, for 8pm start, with BYOB.

Tickets cost £10, £5 (under 16) and £25 (family up to five) at St Boswells Post Office, or on the door of St Boswells Village Hall. Discounts are available in advance by going to www.stboswellslive.com.