ARTISAN BLUES

Handmade Blues since 1969 - see our Facebook page

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BLUES AND R&B FROM THE 1930S – 1990S 

THAMES VALLEY DELTA STYLE

Artisan Blues - The Trio, is pleased to announce the arrival of Johnny “Honky-Tonk” Hinkes who is bringing his vocal skills and amazing guitar playing to the Project. Johnny, Mike Abbott and myself are looking forward to the debut gig of the restructured Trio on:

Sunday 14th November

New Theatre Piano Bar Oxford (6.15 – 7.15)

as the pre-concert entertainment for the Jools Holland Show

Oh and we`re still looking for that elusive Drummer.


ARTISAN BLUES SOLO/DUO/TRIO 

Singer/guitarist Johnny "Honky Tonk" Hinkes

Singer/Bass Player Mike Abbott

Singer/Harp Player/Guitarist Fancy Wootton

The Trio has more than 150 years professional experience playing in the UK, Europe and the USA with Country Artists, Blues Artists, Singer Songwriters, Various Theatre Projects either solo or as part of a group since the 1970s

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ARTISAN BLUES IS SPONSORED BY:

Smart Guitars - https://www.smartguitars.co.uk

Strings Direct - https://www.stringsdirect.co.uk

 

DUO/TRIO GIGS

2021

Saturday 28th August - The Duo, OXFEST, Red Lion, Old Marston
Sunday 14th November - The Trio, New Theatre Piano Bar Oxford (6.15 – 7.15) as the pre-concert entertainment for the Jools Holland Show
Sunday 21st November - The Trio, Oxford City Festival, Sunday Social at The Bullingdon

 

FANCY WOOTTON

Started gigging in 1969, either solo or band member on: Harp, slide or fun lovin` rhythm. Either in the UK, mainland Europe or the USA, he has opened for, guested with or toured with: Jesse Guitar Taylor, Butch Hancock and The Sunspots, John Campbell, Freddie King, Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee, Cousin Joe Pleasant, Fabulous Thunderbirds, U P Wilson, David Evans, Sleep LaBeef, Omar Dykes.  Plus there`s an album he started back in the 90s lying around somewhere in a studio in Austin or California. He stopped playing full time in 2000 only to emerge again in  early 2016 and says "I`m having a fine time. Love playing in Oxfordshire, Yorkshire and Haarlem NL, always on the lookout for new areas." 

U.P. Wilson said "I try to lose him, but his rhythm is still there!".

Nick Lowe said "Usually you only hear a Rhythm player like him in Texas".

Jesse "Guitar" Taylor said "sometimes when he`s playing harp, I think there`s a brass section behind me"

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GIGS 2021

Artisan Blues - Fancy Wootton  solo


Saturday August 28th -  Jericho Street Fair, Oxford

Sunday August 29th - Oxford Summer Fest, The Fox, Boars Hill Oxford

 
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Singer/songwriter/Drummer Larry Reddington - the elder statesman 1941 - 2021.

Larry was a well known and much loved drummer in Oxford and was a founder member of

Artisan Blues - The Trio. His death was a blow to Fancy and Mike, but with the arrival of Johnny,

they are ready to blow away those blues cobwebs once more.

The photo is a lasting memory of Larry`s smile