MEDICINE HEAD – John Fiddler – Live in Concert. Sunday 7th July – 6pm

MEDICINE HEAD . . .

Recalling how he met his original Medicine Head partner Peter Hope-Evans: “When I first met Pete, he had a harmonica sticking up out of his blazer pocket, his school jacket pocket. And I also had one, so we were right there from the off,” says John Fiddler.

Two have become one for some time as John Fiddler carries the radiant flame of a band who, after being discovered by John Peel and signed to his Dandelion label in the early seventies at the insistence of John Lennon, released seven studio albums during their heyday and scored a massive hit single with One And One Is One.

The blues still captures John Fiddler’s heart: “I still can’t live without Muddy Waters” he emphasises, “I have to listen to Muddy Waters and Albert King. I like this sort of minimalist viewpoint that gives a few notes like Hubert Sumlin and Howlin’ Wolf. It’s just so skeletal, spartan almost. But very emotional playing. I love Lightnin’ Hopkins. I love John Lee Hooker because he’s like a big ball of fun. John Lee always said the blues is fun, just relentless. Who needs lots of chords when you’ve got one?”

Much like his heroes, John Fiddler is a true blues warrior as his latest albums reinforce in spades:

Warriors Of Love – to put it quite simply, this is a stunning blues album that is worthy of anyone’s time – Jon Seymour (2021).

Heartwork. This album is an absolute delight and is an essential roots rock purchase with inspired interplay and real creativity – Pete Feenstra (2024).

We are delighted to welcome John Fiddler to The CAT Club for a superb evening of roots music at its very finest.

Happy Trails.

 

Unfortunately there is no disabled access to the Pigeon Loft.

No use of mobile phones permitted during this event. 

Ticket price includes £1 booking fee per ticket. (Please note that no refunds or credits are available for this event).

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£16.00

20 in stock

Start: July 7, 2024
From: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm