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Launching the Scottish Blues Weekend 14 Jan 2019

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Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival launches a new annual winter Blues Festival – dedicated to the best of the Scottish Blues scene. Each year we’re going to ask a leading blues musician to select a programme and first up is Scotland’s champion of classic blues, Richard O’Donnell. He’s selected “the very best current and new generations of Scottish blues musicians in more traditional and authentic styles of blues music”, and with the added bonus of two of the very best International blues artists in the classic style, as guests for the weekend: Øyvind Stølefjell and Big Jon Atkinson.

The programme features:

Friday 22nd February

Guitar Blues: The Blue Hyenas, Jed Potts Hillman Hunters ft. Øyvind Stølefjell, Al Brown & The Bluelighters ft. Big Jon Atkinson

Kyla Brox + Blue Milk

Saturday 23rd February

The Roots of The Blues: Mud In Your Ear, ft. Øyvind Stølefjell + Toby Mottershead

Baby Isaac, ft. Big Jon Atkinson

A Celebration of Scottish Blues: The Jensen Interceptors, Tim Elliott & Sandy Tweeddale, Allan Jones

The Late Night Blues Jam

Sunday 24th February

The New Blues: Nicole Smit, Thomas Lucas, Gus Munro

Piano Blues: Øyvind Stølefjell, Richard O’Donnell, Grant McTavish, Thomas Lucas

Closing Concert: The Big Jon Atkinson Band

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