Big Gilson – Way Down In Hastings

Big Gilson

supplied by Eric Cawthraw


photo source: Jorge Medeiros

Eric Cawthraw… There is a song about Hastings – yes our Hastings, not in NZ or anywhere else, but good old Hastings by the sea East Sussex! So we are up there along side NY NY, San Francisco, The Road to Mandalay et all. The song is called ‘Way Down in Hastings’ by Big Gilson – a Brazilian blues guitarist. I believe he did live over here for a while and had a girlfriend in town. I’ve been told he has played with Johnny Winter in the past, (well, that is a bit tricky now – sadly). I did get to see him in French’s a few years back.

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