The third Lincoln Blues, Rhythm & Rock Festival takes place at the Egine Shed in the city this weekend.
The festival on Sunday, May 15, at, will showcase the quality of live music in the UK, with a line-up including a legendary name, a mix of blistering new talent, as well as a surprise or two.
Blues legends Stan Webb’s Chicken Shack will headline the day, Corky Laing adds a transatlantic flavour and there will be four other top class acts, making this a memorable festival and one not to miss.
Since the heady days of the late 1960’s, Stan Webb has released a further 15 albums together with numerous compilations.
As the 60’s gave way to the 70’s, and then the 80’s and 90’s and now today, Stan Webb and Chicken Shack show no sign of slowing down, continually touring the United Kingdom and Europe to packed houses and rave reviews.
Stan’s blistering guitar style matched with a huge stage presence have made Chicken Shack a firm favourite of rock and blues fans everywhere.
In 1997 Stan received the Blue Heart Award for services to Blues in Germany, the previous recipient had been BB King, which was a glowing testament to Stan Webb and his on-going love of playing the blues.
Since that time Stan Webb has continued to release quality CD’s (Webb and Still Live after All These Years to name but two) and a DVD recorded live in the UK.
Two 30-date tours of the UK took place in 2004 and 2006 with John Mayall, playing to sold-out houses everywhere as people flocked to see two giants of the blues scene ply their immense craft on the same stage.
Throughout a distinguished career, Stan Webb has played and recorded with the very best, including, Stevie Wonder, Howling Wolf, Taj Mahal, Peter Green and Canned Heat, whom he joined on guitar for a UK tour following the departure of the band’s guitarist.
Joining Stan Webb on the bill for this year’s event is Corky Laing plays Mountain.
Legendary Mountain drummer, songwriter, singer and raconteur, Laurence “Corky” Laing is back on the road and bringing his best work to Lincolnshire.
Also on the bill are the Stevie Nimmo Trio, Albany Down, Red Butler and The Rainbreakers.
as one half of Scotland’s highly respected Nimmo Brothers, Stevie Nimmo has been a well known and respected figure throughout the blues and roots world for over 20 years.
Albany Down are stripped-down, no nonsense rock & roll with a bit of rhythm & blues and jazz-funk to mix it up, with a vintage heartfelt sensitivity and contemporary aggressive energy.
Red Butler won the UK Blues Challenge in 2015, this year will see the band represent the UK in competition with 20 other European countries, at the Sixth European Blues Challenge in Italy.
The Rainbreakers, while recalling elements of their predecessors, have a clear foothold within the sounds of their own generation and strive to craft a melting pot of musicianship.
With this calibre of artist stepping on stage, festival goers can expect to see top class live performances and hear a range of incredible sounds with sets that incorporate a creative mix of blues, rock and R&B with a contemporary take on one or two classic songs.
The festival runs from 2pm to 10pm on the day, for ticket details, visit www.lincolnbluesfestival.co.uk/tickets