ABC Acoustic Blues Club, West Street Ramblers tribute – Jenny Lind Monday 10th June 2024

Mick Knight… ABC takes its holidays in July and August but first we have one more show. The West Street Ramblers are Piers Clark and Keith Baxter they play Oldtime/ Blues/Jazz and American fiddle tunes on mandolin and guitars. Piers will join me for a tribute to the Beale Street Sheiks, they were Frank Stokes and Dan Sane the great early Memphis guitar duo. If you like oldtime guitar pickin’ come and enjoy this totally acoustic evening of music. Thanks to everyone for supporting the club and we hope to return in September.

ABC Acoustic Blues Club – Rev Gary Davis tribute Monday 13th May 2024 upstairs at The Jenny Lind.

Mick Knight…..Before he became “The Rev”…Gary Davis said of himself, I was a blues cat.  He played blues anywhere he could at party’s, dances and on the streets of the Carolina’s. His one blues 78 from 1935 is definitive of the east coast style of guitar playing. His musical ideas were spread mostly by the recordings of his early student Fulton Allen known as Blind Boy Fuller. Come and join us for this totally acoustic evening of music and stories fifty two years after the passing of “The Rev”.

ABC Acoustic Blues Club with John Pearson Jem Turpin and Mick Knight – Jenny Lind Monday 8th April 2024

Mick Knight… John Pearson continues in the tradition of the early country blues players who are his inspiration. He has worked with many of the leading British and American exponents of this music including Alexis Korner, Davey Graham, Jo Ann Kelly, Bert Jansch, Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee, Louisiana Red, Rory Gallagher, Big Moose Walker, Woody Mann, Wizz Jones, Cephas and Wiggins, and Roy Rogers and his Delta Rhythm Kings. John Pearson is not a stranger to Hastings music scene having performed here over many years. He will be joined by his harmonica partner for many of those gigs Jem Turpin. Don’t miss this totally acoustic evening, come on down to  the Jenny and join us.

ABC Acoustic Blues Club – Greenwich Village Blues – Jenny Lind 11th March 2024

Mick Knight… This time ABC takes a look at a small part of the storied history of New York City’s Greenwich Village. During the 1960’s folk boom thousands of singers, musicians, writers, poets, activists and other outsiders passed through Greenwich Village. We will be glancing at Bob Dylan, Dave Van Ronk, Stephen Stills, The Clancy Brothers, Rev. Gary Davis, Mississippi John Hurt and more. Come on down to the club for this special evening of totally acoustic music

ABC Acoustic Blues Club – Upstairs at The Jenny. 8th January 2024

Blasting off into another year with Kelvin and Gary, strangers who became friends, they will star again at the ABC. Piers Clark will keep them in check in the first half but who knows after the break….Come and witness this exciting totally acoustic show. Don’t hesitate or be late. Arrive early to be in the thick of it!  Mick Knight

ABC Acoustic Blues Club – Acoustic Elmore James. Jenny Lind 13th November 2023

Elmore James is known as the ‘King Of The Slide Guitar’. He was also one of the greatest blues singers. His influence on blues and popular music has been profound and lasting. ABC take on the challenge of Acoustic Elmore James this month. Stripped down electric blues played totally acoustic, as at a Mississippi jook joint on a Blue Monday night. See you there. Mick Knight

Charles Wise… Fancy this — do we need to book ?

Alan Esdaile… No, but arrive early as its above the Jenny Lind, very popular and limited space.

Bob Barton… No, just turn up

ABC Acoustic Blues Club – Texas Blues – Jenny Lind Monday 9th October 2023

Mick Knight… This month we are focusing on Texas blues. Featuring music from Blind Lemon Jefferson, Blind Willie Johnson, Leadbelly, Lightnin’ Hopkins and Mance Lipscomb. Thanks to everyone for your support. Having an interest in Blues and Ragtime music and for arriving early for the best seats….

Will Cornell… (he lives in Texas) Dang! I thought this was a new joint around HERE! Alright we’re going to retaliate with a Brit Invasion night somewhere here that night.

Neil Cartwright… Ha! Andy Bannister!! Where has he been hiding? Nice to see your name again.

ABC Acoustic Blues Club is back! Monday 11th September 2023

Mick Knight… ABC returns from its holiday with this tribute to blues musics one and only Arthur Blake. Blind Blake (1896/1934) was ragtime blues guitars foremost guitar player of the 1920’s. Featuring the hits Diddie Wa Diddie, Police Dog Blues, That Will Happen No More and He’s In The Jailhouse Now. These will be attempted by three old friends joined by more… (old and new friends). Come along to this fun evening of totally acoustic music ….arrive early for the best seats….