Jed and Sandy's American Connection - the full film! 22 Jun 2015
It's the moment you've all been waiting for...it's Jed and Sandy's American Connection!
With EXPO funding we sent two of our favourite Scottish blues musicians, Jed Potts and Sandy Tweeddale, to the States for a festival scouting mission like no other - find the best of American blues and bring them to Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival.
And so with only passports and an ear for a good blues musician, Jed and Sandy travelled the highways and byways of the USA, from California’s San Francisco to Memphis Tennessee and Mississippi, and all documented on a video travel diary for Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival.
Gig after gig, the pair scouted the country for the very best of blues performers and have brought a stellar line up to this year’s blues programme. Memphis harmonica playing sensation Brandon Santini will join this year’s line up on 25 July, as well as young Oregon guitar slinger, Ben Rice. We’re also very excited to announce that the sensational Mr Sipp will play for three nights as a result of the tour. He’s winner of the Mississippi Blues Child award and a real class act.
The Atlantic crossover has also meant we’ve also got a number of exciting collaborations on offer. Our very own Jed and Sandy will play with a number of guests including Sandy Tweeddale with Ben Rice and Jed Potts Hillman Hunters with Brandon Santini.
Watch their American Connection film below.