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John Crampton

April 21 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

john Crampton

” … John is one of those idiosyncratic British musicians like Lol Coxhill or Evan Parker maybe, who have taken a musical form, in this case blues, and adapted and evolved it into their own peculiar voice … john’s music is essentially blues but replaces the characteristics with his own idioms: shuffling 12 bar blues rhythm are replaced with up tempo 4/4 metronomically measured out on a simple foot pedal … instead of a formulaic flattened guitar chords, john’s playing is an eclectic mix of flamenco, west African ju-ju slide, country and punk … the tin guitar occasionally treated as a percussion instrument augmented by hand claps and foot taps … layered over this is Crampton’s gritty, growled minimal vocal and harmonica playing which again avoids blues stereotypes and harmonically adds to the range of the music creating a “big sound” like an irish string section moving loosely along with the guitars …”

Stalker Magazine


April 21, 2019
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm