Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Gigs in May

Usually at around this time of year I'm preparing to leave for New Orleans and Memphis to experience the musical extravaganza that makes up Jazzfest, the Beale Street Festival and the Ponderosa Stomp. There are some great acts on this year, especially in Memphis where Jerry Lee Lewis, Little Richard, Bo Diddley, James Brown and B B King are all scheduled to appear at Beale Street, but sadly I can't make the trip this time.
Fortunately there's some excellent music in London during May and I hope to make up for missing the US trip with a few good gigs closer to home. Among the gigs worth seeing are:
May 5th - Janet Kay and Carroll Thompson - Jazz Cafe
May 9th - Charlie Musselwhite - Jazz Cafe
May 10th - North Mississippi Allstars - The Garage
May 15th - Betty Lavette - Jazz Cafe
May 19th - Rambling Jack Elliot - The Borderline
May 20th/21st - Robert Cray - Jazz Cafe
May 24th - Chris Farlowe - The Borderline
May 25th - Jackie deShannon - Dingwalls
May 25th - John Hammond - Jazz Cafe
May 27th - The Ethiopians, Heptones, Silvertones, Melodians, Big Youth and Angela Stewart - The Forum
June 1st - Dan Penn and Spooner Oldham - St James's Church, Piccadilly.


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