From shot-gun shack and cotton-field to festival main stage, the prodigious talents of Lil’ Jimmy Reed have taken him a long way from the Mississippi river. One of the last surviving performers of classic Louisiana down-home blues, Lil’ Jimmy’s stinging guitar work, gritty vocals and haunting harmonica have been taking Europe by storm. His music has won him many awards and an induction into the Blues Hall of Fame.
Lil’ Jimmy’s band, the ‘A’ Team, includes Bob Hall, an award-winning pianist and founder member of several famous British blues bands including The Groundhogs and Savoy Brown. He has accompanied many world-class bluesmen – John Lee Hooker, Howlin’ Wolf, Chuck Berry and Little Walter, to name just a few. His partner, diminutive dynamo Hilary Blythe, is an outstanding blues and gospel singer and rock steady bassist.
A real treat for Blues lovers!
“You put on a hell of a show” Harvest Blues Festival Director
Support from Jon Shaban, hailing from Cape Town, South Africa, Jon has released 3 solo albums and toured venues all over the world with his band The Shabs. Jon has also recently moved to Guernsey, and we’re super excited to welcome him to the St James stage andf the local music scene.
Doors: 7pm | Music 8pm
All ages welcome, under 14s to be accompanied by an adult. Seating at tables in the hall.