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Big Joe Bone + Out of Order

Saturday 31st January 2015

Ridgbourne Mid-Wales Blues Club, Llandrindod Wells

There's some definite un-Victorian rumblings being felt in this Mid-Welsh Victorian town of Llandrindod Wells. In a pub called The Ridgebourne Inn on the outskirts of the town, something is astir. Not only is it the home of the Spa Riders Motorcycle club, it also boasts a new monthly blues night hosted by Chris Rogers.

The first one happened last week with new local band 'Out of Order' kicking things off. Trundling through a set of blues covers with a few mistakes here and there, and with some original material in the pipeline, this new band had folks dancing and singing ....... I say that only because yours truly is the bass player, well, a little bit of self promotion does now harm, does it?

The main act was a Londoner, now based in Aberystwyth, who does gigs all over the country and yet this was his first 'local' gig, being only 40 miles to travel. He is Big Joe Bone and gave us a good two hour set of blues, Americana and roots tunes with a unique stomp box to keep the beat. Judging by the attendance and the vibe, it looks like this is going to go places, watch this space for further gigs and details or go to the facebook page here and here is Big Joe's facebook page where there is a list of his gigs. He's a busy fellow!

The next gig at the Ridgbourne Mid-Wales Blues club is Darren Eedens on the 28th of February. Also many thanks to Anna Lisa Coleman for the photos as I was a bit busy!

Andy Towell

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