There's some serious foot-stomping blues planned for the Wheatsheaf Inn in Willingdon at the end of September when multi-instrumentalist John Crampton takes to the stage.
Born in London, John is self taught on national steel slide guitar, banjo and harmonica and plays raw blues and bluegrass music influenced by the likes of Howlin' Wolf, John Lee Hooker, Bukka White, John Hammond and Mississippi Fred Mcdowell. Percussion is provided by way of an also self-played stomp box and he has a powerful, gravelly voice. He has performed across the UK and Europe as well as far-flung California and Florida, Tasmania and New Zealand. Always popular locally, you can read some great reviews on his own website including comments from Hebden Blues Festival, Blues Matters and BBC Southern Counties.
Perhaps it would be best to get there early if you want a seat - the Wheatsheaf does good food too!
Wheatsheaf Inn, Sat 28th Sep, 20:30.
I think free admission but it is a pub!