Multi award-winning blues man Ian Siegal to perform in Derbyshire Dales

Ian Siegal
Ian Siegal

Top British blues award artist Ian Siegal will be performing in Matlock Bath.

He has won eight British Blues Awards (BBAs) and was crowned acoustic artist of the year in the 2015 BBAs.

Ian will play at The Fishpond on October 29 where his show will take in the American folklore of songwriters such as Guy Clarke and Townes Van Zandt and his own genre-defying songs.

Now living in Amsterdam as a convenient base for his extensive touring around Europe, his visit to Matlock Bath is part of an 11-date solo tour of the UK finishing at the London Folk & Roots festival on Nov 2.

Ian will be supported by local alt-folk artist Jamie Beau who makes music with various wooden boxes and a mouth. Describing his music, Jamie says “I play a guitar, stomp pedal, cajon, cuatro de Puerto Rico, drums, percussion…. I’m always looking for new and unusual sounds. If you can bang it and twang it, I’ll have a good go at playing it!”

Tickets for the concert are £15, via the Fishpond website or by calling 01629 55006.