Preview: Jack Blackman & Steve Pledger @ Claypath Delicatessen, Durham / The Engine Room, North Shields | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Showcasers of all that is great and good in folk, blues and acoustic music, Down By The River, bring an artist who has been making waves in the UK live music scene to the North-East for two shows. 

Jack Blackman is a roots artist who uses a folk sensibility to create blues music that evokes memories of some of genres finest. ‘Whispering’ Bob Harris called him “exceptional” and BBC Radio 2 Folk Award favourite Martin Simpson called him “brilliant”, so expect a show filled with awe-inspiring musicianship and songcraft.

Supporting Jack is Steve Pledger, a protest singer compared to the likes of Billy Bragg (who he supported in 2018) and Ewan MacColl. He draws from a wide range of influences (including Graham Parker, Cat Stevens, Rush, Sam Cooke and Bruce Springsteen), all of which inform his distinctive sound.

The shows take place at Claypath Delicatessen, Durham on Saturday 19th March and The Engine Room, North Shields on Sunday 20th March. Tickets are available here.

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