Blind Boy Paxton

Festival Pass Exclusive. Blind Boy Paxton carries the torch for traditional acoustic blues and has earned a reputation for transporting audiences back to the 1920s and making them wish they could stay there for good.

He’s the most sensational newcomer in the blues since the originals left us, telling stories and jokes, easing audiences into a good time. He mixes it all in the true songster tradition: ragtime, hokum, old time, French reels, Appalachian mountain music and, of course, blues.

Recorded at Teviot Row House at the 2018 Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival, this memorable performance is definitely worth revisiting. If you missed it the first time, don’t make the same mistake this time!

This is only available as part of our Festival Pass. The deadline for purchasing a Festival Pass has now passed.


You can book online or by calling 0131 226 0019 between 10am and 6pm Monday to Friday. 

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Running time approximately 60 mins