Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Monday, May 30, 2011
Sunday, May 29, 2011
( £20 on the door)
You can also catch performances at our free Juke Joints (see our JUKE JOINTS page for more information). You can also visit the Art Exhibition by Steve 'Pablo' Jones and buy T Shirts, advance Tickets and obtain information from the friendly staff at our Festival Office in Albert Street.
Saturday, May 28, 2011
Headlining the Festival is the performance this evening by Lance Lopez and his band at the Hebden Bridge Picture House, 2030 - 0000. Supported by Bex Marshall and Krissy Matthews. £20 on the door
Meanwhile at the Trades Club 2030 - 0100am we have Tony Dowler's Hellhounds, Crybaby & the Hoochie Coochie Boys and Dan Hudson. This will be followed by the irrepressible Paddy Maguire and his Midnight Jam Session with guests artists from the day.
(£10 adv / £12 door).
A fantastic start to the first HBBF, with well received performances all over Hebden Bridge at all our venues, and standing room only at the Hebden Bridge Trades Club. Headlined by Jon Amor Blues Group and Poor Boy.
This was followed at midnight by a inspiring and historic Paddy Maguires Midnight Jam Session, with guests including Lance Lopez and Chris Gipson from the USA, Jon Amor, Hooson and more. What an evening!
We still have tickets available for most of our events if you pay on the door.
Friday, May 27, 2011
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Jon Amor Blues Group - Headlining the opening night at The Trades Club, Friday 27th May
Larry Miller - Headlining the Marquee in the Park, Saturday 28th May
Lance Lopez - Headlining the Hebden Bridge Picture House, Saturday 28th May
Tony Dowler's Hellhounds - Headlining The Trades Club, Saturday 28th May
24 Pesos - Headlining the Marquee in the Park, Sunday 29th May
Chantel McGregor - Headlining the Women of Blues, Hebden Bridge Picture House, Sunday 29th May
Paddy Milner & Marcus Bonfanti - Headlining The Trades Club, Sunday 29th May
P-A-U-L - Headlining The Trades Club, Monday 30th May
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Sunday, May 22, 2011
Friday, May 20, 2011
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Sunday, May 15, 2011
Not much is known about the early years of one of the most influential Blues players. Born sometime in 1911 in Hazlehurst, Mississippi, he was a wandering musician until his untimely death in 1938, said to have been poisoned by a jealous husband.
Fortunately for the world, Johnson recorded several albums in the last years before his death. It wasn’t until his records were re-released in 1961 that his work became successful, reaching a worldwide audience, and influencing new generations of musicians and music lovers alike.
To celebrate the event, Hebden Blues Festival are running a competition. The winning submission will be drawn from a hat at the private launch party on 20th May, and the lucky winner will receive two tickets to see our headline act, Lance Lopez, performing at the Picture House on 28th May.
According to his death certificate, what is the name of the church where Robert Johnson is buried?
Entries should be received by us no later than the end of 19th May, either by email to email@example.com or by post to Competition, Hebden Blues, Unit 3B, Beehive Mills, Hebble End, Hebden Bridge, HX76HJ. Competition winners will be notified on 20th May. Please include Name, Address and a daytime telephone number.
Thursday, May 12, 2011
This represents a saving of over 40% compared with buying on the day.
The 'early bird' offer of 10% off for 2-3 events and 25% for 4 or more events still stands, if you cant make it for the whole weekend and wish to buy tickets individually.
Call the ticket line on 01422 845522.
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
It's where artists from each day will get the chance to jam together, possibly for the first and only time. This is your chance to catch a bit of Blues history in the making!.
"Paddy Maguire's Midnight Jam Sessions" take place around midnight, at the end of each day, 27th-30th, at the Trades Club on Holme Street.
Friday, May 6, 2011
"A spiritual four year journey through heartache, abandonment and racial divide told through the parallel stories of two blues artists. One seeking to discover what will make him whole again while the other is desperate to hold onto what he already has".
The official website for the film can be found here
The viewing will be at the Hebden Bridge Trades Club on Holme St, 1pm to 5pm.
The trip to Britain will be Lance’s first visit to the UK and, amazingly, playing at the Hebden Bridge Blues Festival will be his first performance in the country. Born in Louisiana, Lance is now Texas through and through. Lance’s ancestors originally came from England and Wales, and so it very much feels like he is returning to his roots. He also holds British artists in high regard, particularly Eric Clapton, Led Zeppelin, Jeff Beck and Matt Schofield. “British music has shaped American music, we grew up on it. Coming to the UK is a big deal for me. I’ve toured all over Europe, but never made it to Britain before”.
Lance will be playing at the Hebden Bridge Picture House on 28th May.