Tag Archives: Leek Blues and Americana

Jeffrey Foucault

In two decades on the road Jeffrey Foucault has become one of the most distinctive voices in American music, refining a sound instantly recognizable for its simplicity and emotional power, a decidedly Midwestern amalgam of blues, country, rock’n’roll, and folk.

Peak District Big Band

Swing and jazz recreating some classics from the big band era as well as their takes on more contemporary music including TV and movie theme tunes. The set will include numbers from their traditional big band repertoire, including works from the library of Basie, Ellington and Goodman.

The Achievers

One of the most critically acclaimed bands on the UK roots and Blues scene, the Achievers finely crafted, clever songs and their own brand of ‘dancefloor gospel’ blues has catapulted them to big stage appearances and won many fans in the industry.
In this not to be missed gig they will play an intimate set in the Foxlowe Café with proceeds to Approach Dementia.

George Borowski and Band

Following a fantastic response to his act on the festival fringe in recent years we are delighted to showcase George as headline act. George has played with several bands including Sad Café, Meat Loaf and Teenage Fanclub. With his own fan club containing several international legends across all genres George is a champion of the underdog, a songwriter without peer…a National Treasure.

The Achievers

The Achievers’ band leader Steve Ferbrache had no intention of being in a band, let alone leading one. After busking around the coffee houses of New York, Boston and Philadelphia and a decade or so on the London Blues & Roots scene (where he opened for James Hunter, Seasick Steve and others) he figured he was a solo act, and always would be. That was to change in 2013 when two separate chance encounters brought him together with drummer Aron Attwood and Harmonica player Rufus Fry – at that time they were all strangers to each other.

Jerry Joseph

Jerry Joseph is a musician who lives in Portland Oregon, but he’s often gone. He’s been inducted into the Oregon Music Hall of Fame but is still rather obscure to a lot of people. He plays well over 150 shows a year in the usual places. Across America. Sometimes in Europe, Mexico, and Central America. Then there’s these other places he plays—Lebanon, Israel, Kurdish Iraq, India, and Afghanistan. All over the Middle East, often in war zones and refugee camps.

Son of Dave

Son of Dave is a Bluesman. Not traditional, but has begun a new tradition perhaps. Playing harmonica, layering up beatbox grooves, stomping and playing percussion, then writing passionate growling infectious songs overtop, he defies category. A truly maverick Bluesman.