Matt Woosey Band
with: Son Of John
Friday 26 January 2018
8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
£8 in advance £10 on the door
Matt Woosey left for Germany in 2015 and decided to stay. He formed a band of local guys and has enjoyed a great deal of success touring in Europe for the last 3 years. Mainly known as a solo performer here in the UK, Matt is keen to show what he has to offer with a full band. Stylistically varying between cool-ambient and Matt’s trademark powerful blues-tinged acoustic onslaughts, this evening at The Marrs Bar promises to delight hardened fans and newcomers alike. The band plays songs form Matt’s entire 10 album catalogue, bringing new life to old favourites and vintage vibes to brand new material.
“One of the acts that is currently lighting up the British scene”, Paul Jones, BBC Radio 2
“Like the British Blues pioneers before him, he is rearranging the Blues and reminding American audiences it doesn’t have to be formulaic and tedious”, Jim Kanavy, Blues Blast Magazine, USA
“What makes Matt rather special is the sheer originality of his playing and singing”, Music-News.com
“Matt Woosey’s guitar playing is simply brilliant”, AmericanaUK
Son of John is the moniker of Worcestershire based folk singer/ songwriter Jacob Johnson. This 26 year old has taken a keen interest in Folk music from both sides of the Atlantic. As a finger-style guitarist he has spent many years studying the stylistic flourishes and tunings of players like Martin Simpson & John Martyn – drawing similarities with other acoustic guitarists like Martin Carthy, Nic Jones & Nick Drake.
“..a series of intricately and sometimes delicately orchestrated, vignettes and ballads that switch in a heartbeat from reference points as diverse as Appalachian Bluegrass to the arid string patterns of the Maghreb.” – Slap Magazine