Alvin Youngblood Hart (USA)


& Special Guest Paul Greene
Friday 26 August Bangalow A&I Hall

Grammy Award & W.C Handy Award Winner is doing a Solo Austraia Tour this year !

The Cosmic American Love Child Of Howlin’ Wolf and Link Wray!!! Known as a “musician’s musician”, Alvin Youngblood Hart’s praises have been sung by everyone from legendary songsmith Bob Dylan to Brit guitar gods Eric Clapton & Mick Taylor. A giant of modern blues-rock, the Mississippi native has won a WC Handy Award, a Grammy and two Living Blues awards.

His albums, full of guitar-driven numbers regularly go top 10, win critics awards and expand his legion of fans. Since his 1996 debut recording, the all-acoustic ‘Big Mama’s Door,’ Hart has carried his musical message the world over. His 1998 release, ‘Territory’, a rousing tribute to all forms of American music, received the Downbeat Magazine Critics Poll Award for Best Blues Album (and it wasn’t even a Blues album!). In the summer of ’99 Hart teamed with producer Jim Dickinson to begin recording ‘Start With The Soul’. The record would be hailed as a new breed Southern Rock classic & Alvin’s return to the “sacred garage”. It was chosen in the New York Times top 10 releases of 2000 as well as the BBC’s Blues Record Of the Year.

2005 saw the release of the self produced ‘Motivational Speaker’, a rock guitar free for all paying homage to fallen & missing rockers like Phil Lynott and Sly Stone. In 2006 he took some time out to work on the soundtrack to the Craig Brewer film ‘Black Snake Moan’ by serving as a guitar tutor to star Samuel L. Jackson and recording a duet with the film’s female lead. In the fall of that year Hart joined Austin dynamo Ruthie Foster and rock n roll legend Bo Diddley for a 2 month coast to coast US tour.

The summer of 2007 saw Alvin hit the big screen as a juke joint musician in the Denzel Washington directed film, ‘The Great Debators’.

Hart continues to tour the globe and this winter, Australia will get the opportunity to witness up close and personal the immense talents of a man whose music stretches the limits of modern blues…

Tix: Pre $35 / $40 at door
Doors: 7pm / 8pm, Byron Music, Barebones Bangalow, Mullum Books, All Music & Vision Ballina & Lismore..

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