How To Lose Your Blues With The Blues

How To Lose Your Blues With The Blues

Fri 1 Mar 7:30PM - 90 mins + interval

presented by Martin Wood

Suitable for

Adults/Older Children (10+)

Ticket prices

£14.00 Standard / £12.00 Standard in advance

A show that will change the way you think of the Blues: We tend to think of the Blues as being a sad and lonely style of music, with its roots in the misery of slavery. The truth is very different: In reality, it encompasses the up-tempo feel-good beat of ragtime, the soulful sound of gospel blues, the cheeky lyrics of hokum and the driving rhythms of Texas and the Delta, which gave birth to Rock 'n' Roll. It's Saturday night dance music, and Sunday morning gospel. It's songs about slow horses, fast women, and getting the next train out of here. Blues is the Healer, as John Lee Hooker said. And that's the point of this great show.

Martin Wood brings you a night of this wonderful music, guaranteed to take your blues away. There are songs from the 1930s (Robert Johnson and Tampa Red) through the 1950s (Howlin' Wolf and Muddy Waters), right through to JJ Cale and Van Morrison. Clap your hands, stamp your feet and sing along!

'Great recordings - and lovely to see and hear Martin performing!' Audience Member


Twyford Village Hall


Box office

01664 840774 or online tickets visit

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Additional info

Licensed bar, raffle. Doors open 7pm, street parking.


Live & Local affirms that when a disabled person’s access requirements require them being accompanied to a performance, that person and their personal assistant should be able to purchase two tickets at a total cost of no more than the cost of a one full-priced ticket. Our Promoters are advised that this is best practice supported by legal precedent.


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