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Sun 4 Nov 2012 Price: FREE Doors Open: 15:00ShareThis
The final day of The Cluny Tenth Anniversary Weekender is handed over entirely to Jumpin’ Hot Club, one of The Cluny’s longest and most loyal outside promoters. The afternoon sees a free gig in The Cluny’s bar area, featuring Serious Sam Barrett and David Broad.
Serious Sam Barrett
Serious Sam Barrett is a solo acoustic artist drawing on a vast range of traditional idioms to create his own unique sound. His songwriting contains echoes of the great blues masters such as Bukka White and Blind Willie Mctell but also of American folk and country artists such as the Carter Family. Raised in the English folk tradition, Sam also draws heavily on English, Irish and Scottish folk music and arranges his own unique versions of traditional songs taking influence from such luminaries as Ewan Mcoll, Tim Hart and the Watersons - Leeds Music Scene
The way David Broad plays guitar, it’s a finger-twister. This man from Leeds, England, is one of the best finger pickers I’ve seen live.
-Brad Spurgeon, bradspurgeon.com
Such was the passion in his delivery and authenticity of his delta-blues-like guitar playing, tracks like St James Infirmary
Blues were utterly compelling.
…swift-fingered treatments of several pre-war standards which flow from Broad with a charm that breathes vivid new life in
to well-worn material.
-John Hepworth, leedsmusicscene.com
Broad is technically very accomplished but never showy
-Penny Broadhurst, God’s in the TV zine
He arranges and reinterprets songs about laying railroad tracks in the ‘30s as well as a middle-class white kid can possibly be
-Greg Elliot, Sandman
David also plays in Leeds City Stompers