Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Catfish Keith (music)

photo by Hattie Miles 
American singer songwriter Catfish Keith is the latest guest of Spyboy upstairs at The Lamb in Old Town in December. The blues singer is on a two month tour of Europe taking in Denmark, Ireland and the UK. The Eastbourne gig is towards the the end of the tour and in the three days before he gets to us he's got Llandeilo (Wales), then the Ropetackle in Shoreham (Sussex), then Dorchester (Dorset)! Someone's knowledge of geography is even worse than mine!

Born in East Chicago, Indiana in 1962, Catfish Keith first heard blues music as a child and when he picked up the guitar as a teenager, he was inspired to pursue the deep delta blues after being converted by Son House. Following high school, Catfish hit the road, embarking on a lifelong quest as a solo performer of American roots music. He got his nickname while in the West Indies. The first of his fourteen albums was recorded in 1984 and since then he has been pretty much constantly on tour, honing his skills and working with and amazing array of fellow musicians: John Lee Hooker, Ray Charles, Robert Cray, Koko Taylor, Taj Mahal , Leo Kottke, Jessie Mae Hemphill, Johnny Shines

Upstairs at The Lamb, Sun 17th Nov, 20:00.
Tickets £17.50, available in advance by calling 01323 841414 or in person ONLY from Hailsham Pavilion.

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