The King Biscuit Boys bring the blues to town

King Biscuit Boys to Forest Folk and Roots in Cranfield on Friday (Feb 16).

“Back in September 2016 they supported American bluesman John Emil and went down such a storm we’ve been waiting to get them back ever since,” organisers said.

The King Biscuit Boys are acoustic blues duo Jonathan and Craig.

They hooked up in 2011 and since then have been playing full on acoustic blues covers and original material inspired by the great blues artists of the 40's and 50's - they like to come and entertain.

The Blues is a very broad-church and you can expect to hear just about all styles from the early raw Delta and various pre-war styles through the post war emergence of the electric styles – with a bit of psychedelia and rock-blues thrown in for good measure.

Influences include Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee, Junior Wells & Buddy Guy and just about all other harmonica and guitar blues duos.

They play a collection of acoustic originals & reworked standards, often with humorous twists in a variety of styles.

Jonathan handles the vocals and guitar parts while Craig is the one who adds the virtuosity from various instruments including harmonica, washboard, melodica and just maybe, HandPan & spoons along with resonator guitars.

Craig wants to play the piano more as well, but Jonathan’s Fiat 500 won’t cope with fitting that in the boot!

Aacoustic artist Mitchell Taylor, who recently featured at Scribal Gathering’s Billy Bragg night, will open the night.
Mitchell’s original material is in the harder-edged folk-punk style with a bluesy twist.

The College Arms Bar opens at 7.30pm, and the music goes live from 8pm.


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