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Image: JUMPIN HOT EXHIBITION – Meschiya Lake, Gateshead Old Town Hall by Charles Holley

Spreading the joys of Americana from Acklington to Amsterdam, veteran promoters Jumpin’ Hot Club celebrate over 30 years in the music biz this year. Exponents of the very best folk, roots, blues, country, reggae and so much more, the Tyneside-based promoters will celebrate a relaunch, new websites and their tenure as one of the region’s most eclectic music lovers with an exhibition of photography from their multitude of live gigs.

The exhibition, taking place at Gosforth Civic Theatre until Sunday 11th November, will coincide with the return of East Nashville songsmith Otis Gibbs, who performs at the venue on Saturday 3rd November. An undiscovered gem on the folk scene, Gibbs’ raw and honest songwriting is complemented by an unassuming persona and a natural flair for creativity. The one-time bear wrestler, poet and painter is a long-term friend of the promoters, and JHC’s Graham Shipcote is excited to be welcoming him back. “Otis Gibbs is what Jumpin’ Hot Club wholly represents and is so unique in many, many ways.”

The exhibition, which will feature archival images of performances from the likes of Tom Waits’ backing band Wicked Grin, NOLA’s mischief maker Meschiya Lake, author and songwriter Willy Vlautin and countless others, will highlight the thrilling diversity of Jumpin’ Hot Club’s output over the years.

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