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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2007 10:56 am
by garth cartwright

‘Real deal’ Delta bluesman from Clarksdale, Mississippi –

75 years in the making ….! 3 nominations at the Blues Music Awards 2007 !


Wed 20 YORK – Deep Blues Club

Thurs 21 NEWCASTLE – The Cluny

Fri 22 DARLINGTON – Darlington R&B Club

Sat 23 STAMFORD – Shake Down Blues @ The Stamford Arts Centre

Sun 24 LEICESTER – The Musician

Tues 26 SWANSEA – Tawe Delta Blues Club

Wed 27 BRACKNELL – South Hill Park Arts Centre

Thurs 28 BASINGSTOKE –SAS Sainsbury’s Blues Club
Fri 29 LONDON – Pizza on The Park

Sat 30 WORTHENBURY – Blues festival

Brock’s live shows truly shines. His rich voice, huge harmonica sound, old-skool style and crowd-pleasing performances transport concert-goers to another place and time. Brock’s audiences go home knowing that deep Mississippi blues is still very much alive!

BIG GEORGE BROCK: A 74 years old Mississippi-born, St Louis-based bluesman who grew up picking cotton, fighting anything that got in the ring (including a bear and a Mongolian giant – he beat both!), blowing blues harp and singing in juke-joints. As a harmonica-playing blues singer, he shared the stage with such blues titans as Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, Jimmy Reed and Albert King. He also operated St Louis blues clubs in the ‘50s and ‘60s which kept him close to home. As a result he remained largely unknown outside of the South’s juke joint and chitlin’ circuit scene – and unrecorded – until Roger Stolle at Cat Head in Clarksdale, Mississippi, lured him into the studio and cut 2005’s hardest rocking album Club Caravan, nominated for 2006 Blues Music (a.k.a W.C.Handy) Awards ‘Best Comeback Album of the Year’. Soon after the CD’s release in August 2005, Brock took part in the Mississippi Public Broadcasting’s ‘Native Sons’ television filming along with Pinetop Perkins, Bobby Rush and others. The comeback was in full swing. In May 2006, Brock’s story of the blues made it to the small screen via a DVD called Hard Times, directed by Damien Blaylock, and a brief tour of Italy and Switzerland followed. In August 2006, Brock’s much anticipated follow-up CD was released, named Round Two, featuring Howlin’Wolf guitarist Hubert Sumlin on two cuts.
"George is one of today’s’ few singers that can convey
the authenticity of the greats" Blues Matters Magazine

"Brock is a truly remarkable man. A down home bluesman in the great tradition….a forceful singer and harmonica player. It’s very heartening to hear downhome blues of this quality in the 21st century" fRoots Magazine

"Not exactly the way things were. But damn close!" Mojo Magazine
For more info on BIG GEORGE BROCK

Round Two € Club Caravan € Hard Times

Watch Big George Brock 'live in the street' of Clarcksdale on YOUTUBE!
Junction 2 Music

Booking Agency & Music PR
Florence Arpin – 0208 675 2501 – 0773 405 1955 -

PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2007 11:02 am
by Con Murphy
Garth, you must be reading my mind. I got this through from the BBC* the other day and was going to ask if anyone could give me an idea of what he's like before I take the plunge on the B'stoke gig.

*Basingstoke Blues Club, of course. Why, who did you think I meant?

PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2007 4:06 pm
by florence
Con - I have just received this email - i hope it will help to make your mind!

Hi just to let you know that I have a great feeling in my bones that the Big George Brock tour will be remembered for a longtime to come. Saw him and re-aquainted myself with Roger stolle last night at the Jumpin' Hot club in Newcastle. Sent Roger loads of pics.

Alll the best,
Billy Hutchinson Team Writer "Blues Matters"