Gordon Smith All Star Trio with Alan Glen & Jim Mercer

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 15/09/2017
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Location
Lyric Hammersmith


Gordon Smith was once described by the late John Peel as the ‘foremost white blues guitarist in the world” which is a hefty epithet to carry around and potentially embarrassing to such a modest character as Gordon – but there is no doubt that he is a great blues guitarist with an authentic blues voice which caught the attention of the legendary Blue Horizon label in the early 1960s.

 

He displays the influences of the blues greats – Rev Gary Davis, Robert Johnson, Lightning Hopkins, Sleepy John Estes and most obviously the great Lonnie Johnson.

 

Gordon Smith is joined by Alan Glen (ex Yardbirds and foremost UK blues harp player) and Jim Mercer on double bass – the same stellar musicians included on the acclaimed live limited edition album recorded at Brooks Blues Bar in February 2011 which will be available (£10) at the gig.