Sun 1
Closed – private party
Mon 2
Tue 3

Heather Myles
plus Mr Plow
£10adv £12door
A critics' darling before alt-country existed, Heather Myles has cemented her place as the West Coast's distaff Dwight Yoakam. Her talents, however, stand on their own. The catch in her voice, as subtle as a neon sign, deftly exposes her softer, more nuanced side. Her inspired covers such as Glen Campbell's "By the Time I Get to Phoenix" and Julie London's "Cry Me a River" only underscore her passion for excellence.

Wed 4
Bob Cheevers
plus Keith Carter & John Short
Bob Cheevers sounds like Willie Nelson singing with the honesty of Jackson Browne and the balls of Steve Earle... but in a voice that is completely his own.” -Tom Hamilton, music promoter, Glasgow. "Bob Cheevers has forgotten more good songs than most songwriters write. A contemporary of those other masters of the songwriting art, Dan Penn and Spooner Oldham, Cheevers is the real deal and still waiting to be truly discovered. – Flyin’ Shoes Review
Thu 5
The Mustangs
plus Sam Wilkinson Band
No rock band sounds like the Mustangs. Drawing on their blues inspirations, their tight dynamic music effortlessly crosses over into uncharted rock territory, where other bands fear to tread. With their charismatic frontman, whose stage performance has been compared to both a young Pete Townshend and Paul Weller, The Mustangs are fast gaining a formidable reputation for their live performances. They have performed alongside Dr Feelgood and Wilko Johnson.
Fri 6
Los Pistoleros
plus The Dubervilles
Los Pistoleros feature some of the UK’s finest instrumental talent: Bobby Valentino, co-writer and violinist on the Bluebells’ “Young at Heart”. B.J. Cole, the greatest pedal steel player in the world having worked with Elton John, Pink Floyd and REM; Martin Belmont the original guitarist for Graham Parker & The Rumour and Nick Lowe’s Cowboy Outfit. These three great stylists are joined by ex-Doll By Doll bassist Kevin Foster and Jim Russell on drums.
Sat 7
Joanne Shaw Taylor Band
plus The Jack of Hearts
Producer and Eurythmics guitarist Dave Stewart discovered Joanne when he saw her playing at an event hosted by UB40 and his reaction was as follows;- “I have played with all sorts of blues musicians all over the world, RL Burnside in Memphis, John Lee Hooker in New York, but I have never heard a British white girl playing the blues guitar so deep and passionate. It made the hairs on the back of my neck stand on end”.
Sun 8
Nikki’s 40th Birthday Party
All welcome. Free.
Her majesty requests your presence at the bar!
Mon 9
Tue 10

Jane Taylor
plus Joel Owen
"Jane Taylor is no ordinary singer songwriter. She has this intangible magic in her voice...the kind that draws you in and holds you right there until the moment you notice that you've forgotten to breathe and then you hear her words that bizarrely seem to have been written for you. I'll defy anyone not to leave without a cd or at least humming one of her songs" - Get Rhythm.

Wed 11
Baby Long Legs
plus Refuge + The Puppets + The Fall Of Jupiter
Thu 12
David Wyatt
plus Jim Burgess
Very possibly the best up and coming singer-songwriter in the UK today, David Wyatt possesses an emotive, four octave voice, big, dramatic songs and a vagabond charm and that makes him a spellbinding and of hillarious live performer. David is currently working on a new album and piloting his barge around the canals of England.
Fri 13
The Dr Teeth Big Band
Signed to Big Bear Records the home of The Big Town Playboys this eight piece, horn driven, big band got this years Blues & Acoustic Festival All-Dayer off to a rousing start. Serving up a tasty cocktail of non-stop jump, jive, swing, blues and boogie, it won’t be long before these guys are headlining festivals in their own right and it’s an absolute pleasure to have them appear at The Musician for the first time.
Sat 14
plus Dirty Cocktail
Album launch party for De Sade's new album Infamy

Sun 15
Tia & Tommy McGraff
plus support
Mon 16
Tue 17

plus Stonevibe

Wed 18
Dean Friedman
plus Chris Conway
£12adv £15door
Dean Friedman first delighted UK audiences with his chart-topping hit, Lucky Stars. The now classic single, paved the way for a slew of hits off of Friedman's critically acclaimed album, "Well, Well" Said the Rocking Chair. Friedman has since earned a loyal, international following and his music continues to influence a new generation of contemporary artists, inspiring covers and re-workings of his songs by groups such as Barenaked Ladies, Ben Folds Five and The Blenders.
Thu 19
The Blues Demons
plus support
Fri 20
Lisa O’Kane Band
plus Kenny Edwards (Stone Pony)
£7adv £8door
This California based country singer-songwriter came to international fame in 2002 and since then has sold-out tours of Germany, Holland, Spain and the UK. O'Kane has been featured in every major country music publication in Europe and has been hailed as a roots music diva by Mojo magazine. "Reminiscent of Emmylou Harris, though not without sass and swing of her own. She jumps easily from rockin' up-tempo numbers to mirthful bluegrass and easy folk." - Nashville Scene.
Sat 21
Bourners Bender presents…
plus Beat Club, Fazed, Stonevibe, Desi Dark Child
and D.J's Phunk-Star and Dirt Flirt
£5adv £6door
New promoter Bourners Bender presents a thrill packed night of nu-rock, pop-punk and indie rock sounds featuring a five band line-up, plus DJ’s. Closing out the show are the ever popular, Green Day-esque, ska-punksters, Ictus, who having toured supporting the Specials Neville Staples are currently working on the follow up to their 2006 debut album Punk Rock For Girls.
Sun 22
Mon 23
Tue 24
The Bill Kirchen Band
plus Purple & The Rains
Bill Kirchen rules. It's just that simple. His no-nonsense guitar attack, powered by booming, bottom-heavy licks, scatters, scorching guitar runs in all directions. It's immediate, in your face and more than a little dangerous. So it’s no suprise that Nick Lowe, Elvis Costello and Emmylou Harris have all called upon Bill’s hard driving diesel-billy twang to a add biting, honky-tonk sensibility to their sound. The most exciting live electric guitar player in America bar none.
Wed 25
The Acoustic Collective presents…
Jon Budding and Ambrose Tompkins.
Thu 26

Pete Smith with Chris Williams
Jazz, blues, folk, ragtime, calypso, baroque and bluegrass get treated to Pete Smiths blistering fingerstyle technique and become playgrounds for his lightening improvisational skills. Rated as one of the country’s finest acoustic guitarists he has gained a national reputation not only as a phenomenal player but as a teacher and story teller. Equally comfortable in jazz, blues, folk and country music circles, few musicians can boast of being at home across such a wide spectrum of styles.

Fri 27
Tony Alles Bluesville
plus The Suspects
With his deep, rich voice and skilful electric and acoustic guitar talent, local blues man Tony Alles shows his deep love and appreciation for the blues, bringing a fresh and innovative sound to the genre As well as original material, he reworks classic blues standards into funky, high octane shuffles.
Sat 28

Green Mac
plus Cream Of Hendrix
Greenmac pay tribute to the extraordinary talents of Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac. With guitarists Dusty Miller and Gary Wood, Craig Jackson on bass and drummer Pete Tallent this West Yorkshire based band are impressing audiences nationwide with their take on the blues - Peter Green style and are establishing themselves as one of the best outfits around. Support comes from the equally impressive Jimi Hendrix and Cream tribute band Cream Of Hendrix.

Sun 29
Mon 30
Tue 31
The Kirby Twins Acoustic Review
The Reverie
plus Andy Whittle and Joel Owen

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