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….

ABC Acoustic Blues Club – Blind Willie McTell tribute with Roger Hubbard, Mick Knight & Jem Turpin 10th April 2023

William Samuel McTier (1903-59) born Thompson, Georgia USA recorded many fine blues, spirituals, ragtime, folk ballads and pop songs between 1927-56. Come and join us as Roger Hubbard….has a 12 string) Mick Knight and Jem Turpin perform a musical tribute to the legendary Blind Willie McTell


The RX Shantymen ‘Live at The Jenny Lind’ CD available Now!

Cliff Evans…The now Legendary ‘RX Shantymen’ recorded live at The Jenny Lind pub in the heart of Hastings Old Town. A donation is given to the RNLI with each CD sold. Order your CD Now! from –

Also available to buy at The Jenny Lind pub and The Jolly Fisherman for just £10.
Recorded live at the Jenny Lind pub in the heart of Hastings Old Town. The RX Shantymen (Tom Kelly, Jon Tigwell, Scott Reid and Mick Bovee) deliver their own unique renditions of 17 classic sea shanties on this amazing ‘Sing along’ CD.
Included with the CD is a beautiful glossy 8 page booklet featuring photographs taken by local photographer John Hayward plus information on the origins of shanty singing, the story of Jenny Lind, the tale of the lifeboat that became known as the ‘Ghost of Dunkirk’ and a few words from the RNLI.

ABC Acoustic Blues Club – Blind Boy Fuller Tribute – Jenny Lind. Mon 14th Nov 2022.

Mick Knight… Fulton Allen born 1904 or 7 or 9 … in Wadesboro North Carolina. He was an eclectic, popular and influential recording artist. Though he made over 120… 78rpm sides he never performed on stage preferring the street and informal gatherings. Come and join us as we recreate some of the sound of the East Coast blues of Blind Boy Fuller…..with Sister Suzie, Piers Clark, Jem Turpin, Nick Smalley and Mick Knight.

Here’s Roger Hubbard at the ABC club Hastings UK on October 10th 2022 playing a 1928 Martin 0-18 guitar. Filmed by Jon Renouf.

Graham Belchamber… it was a marvellous evening of Robert Johnson music.

Here’s another video from the ABC Acoustic Blues Club…