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The Roger Hubbard Band
February 7 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Legendary Bluesman Roger Hubbard is with us with his band for some exceptional Friday Blues
Roger Hubbard is one of the major exponents of early blues and slide guitar.
In the 1960s he was playing at folk clubs and continuing an interest in country and delta blues,he started his own blues clubs in Lewes and Brighton. Along with regulars, Sam Mitchell and Dick Wardell, there were guest performances by Jo-Ann Kelly, Dave Kelly, Simon Prager, Steve Rye, Bob Hall, Graham Hine, Andy Fernbach and Tony McPhee.
In December 1970 Roger opened for Muddy Waters in Brighton.
Muddy Waters was quoted in SOUNDS Magazine as saying,
“Roger Hubbard is as good as any blues guitarist in the U.K. or the United States”.
His first album “Brighton Belle Blues” was recorded in 1970 by Nick Perls for his U.S. label Blue Goose which also
included new albums from the legendary bluesmen : Son House, Sam Chatmon, Yank Rachell and Bill Williams.
Larry Johnson, Jo-ann Kelly, Roy Bookbinder, John Miller, Woody Mann and Graham Hine were also on the label
“..he could be one of the most exciting acoustic guitarists to come along since John Fahey. Whatever he does, he has created in this recorda sort of monument to the full flowing of white blues scholarship…”
Timothy Ferris (editor) ROLLING STONE February 1972