NOT THE SAME BLUES CRAP

FIVE YEARS OF NTSOBC >> >   >> >   >> > To celebrate five glorious years of cranked up, primal blues mayhem >> Europe¹s premier blues promoters Not The Same Old Blues Crap has put together >> Five Years  of NTSOBC, a mini-festival of eight rockin¹ shows throughout >> September and October that reflect the diversity of NTSOBC¹s history. >> T-Model Ford kicks off the programme with a two date residency at The >> Luminaire on Friday 11 & Saturday 12 September. T-Model¹s  Fat Possum label >> mate and one man band extraordinaire Bob Log III  plays on Tues 15 September >> with Delta Blues legend David Honeyboy Edwards playing on Friday 25 >> September,  again  both shows are at The Luminaire. On Monday 28 September we >> head over to West London  to Bush Hall for a show with our favourite Country >> noir husband & wife duo AKA The Handsome Family. Then back to The Luminaire >> on Tuesday 29 September for the NTSOBC debut of the Agnostic Mountain Gospel >> Choir. On Wednesday 30 September te magnificent  Kelly Joe Phelps  also makes >> his  NTSOBC debut at our inaugural show at the beautiful Union Chapel in >> Islington.  Five Years of NTSOBC is brought to an uproarious close at Cargo >> in Shoreditch on Thursday 1 October with The Jim Jones Revue. >> >   >> > Named after Fat Possum Records series of budget sampler records Not The >> Same Old Blues Crap dedicated its self to bringing blues and blues influenced >> music to a wider audience than just die hard blues aficionados. Since the >> first Not The Same Old Blues Crap show at The Windmill in Brixton on Tuesday >> 13 April 2004 NTSOBC has promoted countless  events and tours in addition to >> programming and producing three Spitz Festival of Blues festivals. NTSOBC has >> also worked with The Open House Festival in Belfast for the last couple of >> years and programmed a stage at The Leicester Blues Festival at De Montfort >> Hall last year. Hopefully in some way we have come close to achieving our >> original aim with NTSOBC shows packed with an audience that goes from teenage >> hipsters to silver surfing groovers. >> >   >> > Before the first NTSOBC show in Brixton NTSOBC promoter Rupert Orton >> contacted Fat Possum and asked them if would be ok to ³borrow² the name Not >> The Same Old Blues Crap for his new club night. Fat Possum partner Bruce >> Watson emailed back to say sure, as long as the shows were in the spirit of >> the label. Then a few weeks later Bruce called Rupert and asked if he¹d be >> interested in putting on T-Model Ford in London after a date had fallen >> through. Rupert immediately said yes and then went about finding a venue >> which turned out to be The Spitz. This was the start of a close relationship >> with NTSOBC & The Spitz till its closure in September 2007. Its was also the >> start of a relationship with T-Model Ford that continues to this day and we >> are delighted  that T-Model will be the opening of this series of Five Year >> Anniversary shows with a two date residency at The Luminaire on 11 & 12 >> September. These shows will also be the start of T-Model¹s third NTSOBC month >> long tour which will see him travel across the UK, Ireland, France, >> Switzerland and Belgium. >> >   >> > Bob Log will be embarking on his third NTSOBC tour and fifth NTSOBC show at >> the Fifth Anniversary Festival on Tuesday 15 September. Bob¹s stage show is >> utterly unique and quite unlike anything you will have ever experienced >> before. Bob takes to the stage in a tight fitting jump suit wearing a crash >> helmet with telephone glued on to it to use as a microphone. He then  sings >> and plays guitar, drums and triggers drum machines simultaneously! Bob also >> played a show that was the scene of NTSOBC¹s first and last blind stage >> diver!!! >> > David Honeyboy Edwards plays at The Luminaire on Friday 25 September and is >> quite simply a living piece of blues history. This date will be his third >> NTSOBC show and is part of his third NTSOBC tour. Honeyboy is an incredible >> 94 years old and has lived through every era of the blues from the 1930¹s >> onwards when he used to hobo with Robert Johnson and was as legend has it >> actually playing a Juke Joint with Johnson when he was poisoned and murdered. >> >   >> > The Handsome Family are not blues but they do share the genres melancholic >> sadness with their tales of country noir. Brett and Rennie Sparks are >> veterans of two previous NTSOBC shows including our biggest event to date at >> The Islington Academy in May this year. The New Mexico marries couple have >> recorded a series of albums that has established them as one of America¹s >> fines songwriting partnerships and hailed as ³country music¹s answer to the >> White Stripes. >> >   >> > The Agnostic Mountain Gospel Choir make their NTSOBC debut at The Luminaire >> on Tuesday 29 September. The AMGC hail from Canada but are fast picking up a >> fan base in the UK which includes Mark Lamarr who has had them in for a >> couple of sessions and Seasick Steve. Seasick Steve is a stadium filling >> superstar now but way back in 2004 NTSOBC booked his first UK tour and he >> played The Spitz Festival of Blues in 2006 & 2007. >> >   >> > Another act making his NTSOBC debut is the stellar Kelly Joe Phelps who >> will be playing our inaugural show at the beautiful Union Chapel  in >> Islington. Kelly is a true sonic pioneer and who reinvents  acoustic country >> blues with every album he releases. Whether it be the blistering slide guitar >> works of his early career, 2007¹s gem Tunesmith Retrofit or his current >> record Western Bell, Phelps has looked to consistently challenge the >> confinements of the blues genre and we are proud to have Kelly playing a show >> with NTSOBC. >> >   >> > Five Years of NTSOBC  is drawn to a  close by The Jim Jones Revue at Cargo >> in Shoreditch East London appropriately  just round the corner from the old >> Spitz site. The Jim Jones Revue are a supercharged rock ¹n¹ roll maelstrom >> and have been described as ³James Brown fronting the MC5 with Little Richard >> guesting on piano².  This show concludes The Jim Jones Revue¹s debut UK >> > tour. >> >   >> > Friday 11 & Saturday 12 September >> >   >> > T-MODEL FORD >> > + Honkeyfinger (Fri) >> > + Big Joe Louis (Sat) >> > + Andy Weaver (Both nights) >> >   >> > Adv £ 15.00/Door £ 17.50 >> >   >> > The Luminaire >> > 311 Kilburn High Road, London, NW3 7JR >> > 7.30 pm >> >   >> >   >> > T-Model Ford played the second ever NTSOBC show in April 2004 so we are >> delighted he is opening this series of shows a for two date residency at The >> Luminaire. T-Model is a legendary Fat Possum recording artist who learnt to >> play the guitar in his late fifties after his third wife left him. Inspired >> by his hero¹s Howlin¹ Wolf, Muddy Waters and John Lee Hooker, he has played >> out in the Mississippi Delta ever since. Basically, if you¹re looking to >> experience one real deal authentic gangster blues player in your lifetime, >> T-Model is your man. Or in his own words, ³T-Model Ford is going to remember >> you sorry fuckers how it¹s done.² >> >   >> > www.myspace.com/tmodelfordandgravelroad >> >   >> > Tuesday 15 September >> >   >> > BOB LOG III >> > + Russell & The Wolves >> >   >> > Adv £ 12.50/Door £ 15.00 >> >   >> > The Luminaire >> > 311 Kilburn High Road, London, NW3 7JR >> > 7.30 pm >> >   >> > Bob Log III is another NTSOBC veteran who first we first put on at The >> Spitz One Man Band Festival in December 2005. Bob¹s live show is quite unlike >> anything you will have ever seen before. He plays clad in an extra tight >> jumpsuit and signature motorcycle helmet with telephone/microphone attached. >> He unfailingly sweats up a river while kicking on a kick drum, stomping his >> homemade foot cymbal and playing slide on an old archtop guitar. A whirlwind >> of dextrous limbs and digits, this super star sonic  showman has to be seen >> to be believed. Yet beyond these mesmerizing visuals, lies the true reason >> for Bob Log¹s international, cult status and superhero adorationŠŠ. He is >> quite simply an incredible, virtuoso slide guitar player. >> >   >> > www.boblog111.com www.myspace.com/boblog111 >> >   >> > Friday 25 September >> >   >> > DAVID HONEYBOY EDWARDS >> > + Les Copeland >> >   >> > Adv £ 15.00/£ 17.50 >> >   >> > The Luminaire >> > 311 Kilburn High Road, London, NW3 7JR >> > 7.30 pm >> >   >> > David ³Honeyboy² Edwards is literally a living piece of Delta blues >> history. Before Seasick Steve, Fat Possum, the sixties British blues boom, >> before even Muddy Waters and Howlin¹ Wolf, Honeyboy was among a group of >> pre-war itinerant Mississippi Delta blues musicians who wrote the blues >> template in the 1930¹s. Honeyboy is the last of these original Delta blues >> musicians still playing regularly.  David Honeyboy Edwards was a contemporary >> of Robert Johnson who was as legend has it,  actually present when Johnson >> was poisoned and murdered. Born in the heart of the Mississippi Delta in >> 1915, Honeyboy rejected the expected life of a share cropper and hooked up >> with Delta bluesman Big Joe Williams and followed him hopping and hoboing the >> freight trains of blues folk lore such as the Pea Vine, the Southern and the >> Yellow Dog. He then learned to play guitar and sing on the dusty street >> corners of small Southern towns and the bars and whore houses of New >> Orleans.-Thus began an astonishing life story that tracks the history of the >> blues. >> >   >> > www.davidhoneyboyedwards.com >> >   >> > Monday 28 September >> >   >> > THE HANDSOME FAMILY >> > + Special guests >> >   >> > Adv £ 15/Door £ 15.00 >> >   >> > Bush Hall >> > 310 Uxbridge Road, London, W12 7LJ >> > Over the last two decades New Mexico based husband and wife duo Brett and >> Rennie Sparks (aka The Handsome Family) have recorded a series of albums that >> has established them as one of America's finest songwriting partnerships and >> has seen them hailed as "country music's answer to the White Stripes" and by >> Greil Marcus as "the Beatles of the folk world". Until relatively recently >> this married couple of twenty years were a well kept secret but a punishing >> tour schedule and word of mouth has meant sell-out concerts across the UK and >> Europe and extensive coverage in the national press. The new album Honey Moon >> (their eighth) is a collection of love songs written in celebration of their >> twentieth wedding anniversary but as this is the Handsome Family it'll be a >> collection of love songs like no other before. >> >  >> > www.handsomefamily.com www.myspace.com/thehandsomefamily >> >  >> >   >> > Tuesday 29 September >> >   >> > AGNOSTIC MOUNTAIN GOSPEL CHOIR >> > + Special guests >> >   >> > Adv £ 7/ Door £ 9 >> >   >> > The Luminaire >> > 311 Kilburn High Road, London, NW3 7LJ >> > 7.30 pm >> >   >> > People often mention whiskey, brimstone, the Mississippi Delta and the >> Appalachian Mountains when they talk about the music of the Agnostic Mountain >> Gospel Choir. There are few bands who conjure the intensity of the original >> blues and folk music pioneers while uniting roots and rock audiences. The >> Agnostics are one of them. Hollering, growling, and high, lonesome keening. >> Duelling slide guitars, tin can banjo, frenetic finger picking, sheet metal >> percussion, and pounding upright bass. That¹s The Agnostics. Since 2001 The >> Agnostics have fostered a devoted following in their native Canada and >> garnered impressive reviews for their first two releases, ŒSt. Hubert¹ (2003) >> and ŒFighting and Onions¹ (2005). Word spread across the prairies and over >> the Atlantic. Mark Lamarr is a convert ­ they played a rambunctious BBC Radio >> 2 session for him last year ­ and so is the new blues legend, Seasick Steve. >> After gigs together at the Open House Festival in Belfast in 2006 and 2007 >> Steve proclaimed them ³my new favourite band.² >> >   >> > PRESS >> >   >> > ³...thrilling and alarmingly authentic² 4/5 Uncut >> >   >> > ³Šan album that sounds as old as the hills and as deep and dark as the >> muddy Mississippi.² 4/5 The Independent >> >   >> > www.theagnostics.com www.myspace.com/agnosticmgc >> >   >> >   >> > Wednesday 29 September >> >   >> > KELLY JOE PHELPS >> > + Lucy Ann Sale >> >   >> > Adv £ 15.00/ Door £ 17.50 >> >   >> > The Union Chapel >> > Compton Avenue (off Upper Street), London, N1 2XD >> > 8.00pm >> >   >> > Kelly Joe Phelps will be playing the first NTSOBC show at the beautiful >> Union Chapel in Islington, North London. Kelly is a true sonic pioneer and >> has reinvented  acoustic country blues again and again and again. Driven by >> limitless  ideas and influence and astonishing dexterity he has produced >> records that have always been difficult to classify or pigeon hole.  Whether >> it be the blistering slide guitar works of his early career, 2007¹s gem >> Tunesmith Retrofit or his current record Western Bell, Phelps has looked to >> consistently challenge the confinements of the blues genre. >> >   >> > www.kellyjoephelps.net >> >   >> >   >> > Thursday 1 October >> >   >> > THE JIM JONES REVUE >> > + Russell & The Wolves >> >   >> > Adv £ 10/ Door £ 12.50 >> >   >> > Cargo >> > 83 Rivington Street, London, EC2A 3AY >> > 7.30 pm >> >   >> > In two short years The Jim Jones Revue have gone from supporting Heavy >> Trash at The 2007 Spitz Festival of Blues to ramming The 100 Club so hard in >> June there was a queue stretching  down Oxford Street to Tottenham Court Road >> tube station! Onstage The Jim Jones Revue are an astonishing phenomenon and >> have been described as ³James Brown fronting the MC5 with Little Richard >> guesting on piano². This show concludes the inaugural JJR UK tour and >> coincides with the release of their new AA single ³Burning Your House >> Down/Elemental² which is featured on ³Here To Save Your Soul: The Singles², a >> mini album compilation in physical format of all the JJR singles to date >> released by Punk Rock Blues Records on October 5. >> >   >> > "The Jim Jones Revue are the real deal: a rip-snorting progeny of Raw Power >> & Little Richard, they deliver unabashed classic rock n' roll at a stampeding >> tempo with whiplash rhythms, blistering riffage and over the top vein popping >> vocals that would make King Kong's head explode. Pure sweaty pleasure." >> >  >> > -Jim Sclavunos (Bad Seeds/Grinderman), August 2009 >> >   >> > www.jimjonesrevue.com www.myspace.com/thejimjonesrevue >> >   >> > ALL TICKETS >> >   >> > NTSOBC box office: 0844 477 1000 >> >   >> > Online:  www.wegottickets.com & www.ticketweb.co.uk >> >   >> > FURTHER INFORMATION >> >   >> > For further information on these shows, Not The Same Old Blues and Punk >> Rock Blues Records go to www.punkrockblues.co.uk and >> www.myspace.com/notthesameoldbluescrap >> >   >> >  
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