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MOBO-winning, singer Zara McFarlane returns with songs from her head-turning album “Arise” released on Gilles Peterson’s Brownswood Records. She blends the deep spiritual jazz of Pharoah Sanders with dub and reggae whilst her Nina Simone and Cassandra Wilson connections are audible.

Arise for Zara McFarlane
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From Idaho come a band who make the oldest American string band traditions sound fresh and new and relevant. “The jugband tradition is alive and more than well – they bring a punky, spunky spirit to the blues and old-time” (The Herald).

Introducing Hillfolk Noir
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Playing at George Square Spiegeltent this year - a legendary live-act with an all-guns-blazing brass attack “trafficking in a free-flowing blend of jazz, hip-hop and Afrobeat, the group can resemble the world's funkiest marching band one minute, an unhinged New Orleans funeral procession the next” (Los Angeles Times).

Hypnotic Brass Ensemble
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We announce another band who will be appearing at the Festval, this year. "Enough spark to raise the dead!” (Folkworld). The Americans are masters of theirEnough spark to raise the dead!” (Folkworld). The Americans are masters of their chosen music: the classic jazz of the 1920s and 30s: from New Orleans to swing.

The California Feetwarmers are back
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We’re rolling out the red carpet for piano royalty, as the amazing Stephanie Trick and husband Paolo Alderighi return for some stunning piano virtuosity. Stephanie a classically trained pianist is now one of the leading exponents of stride piano. While Paolo is one of Italy’s foremost jazz pianists.

Stephanie Trick and Paolo Alderighi
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Delving into blues, soul, rock but with that legendary Memphis grit, Southern Avenue are leading the wave of new musicians from the iconic music producing city.  Having only a few years ago Southern Avenue are making a big name for themselves both locally and internationally.

Southern Avenue to play 2018 Festival
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Blues from Chicago

13 Apr 2018

Adding to our already impressive lineup we have a phenomenal double bill showcasing the very best of Blues from Chicago featuring Mud Morganfield Band and John Primer Band. Echoing the same sound that made his father a Blues legend, Mud Morganfield salutes Muddy Waters heritage bringing a fresh edge to song over 50 years old.

Blues from Chicago
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