Tickets £12 (£10 Concessions)
Ari is a world-renowned performer of 1920s and 1930s country blues and ragtime guitar.
His incredibly authentic approach has won acclaim worldwide and has toured the United States, sharing the bill with some of the great names in the history of fingerpicking guitar – Taj Mahal, Dave Van Ronk (an inspiration for the hit Coen Brothers film Inside Lllewyn Davis) and the legendary Doc Watson. He has also performed on stage with blues hero John Jackson.
Ari will be performing two 45-minute solo sets and each show will be opened by a 45 minute set by Blue John and Dr Phil. Dr Phil (vocals/guitar/bass) is Dr Philip Ratcliffe, a name well known to country blues fans worldwide as he is the author of the acclaimed biography Mississippi John Hurt: His Life, His Times, His Blues. Dr Phil is also a radio broadcaster and a songster and musician in his own right – specialising in the music of the Deep South – and has opened for Georgia blues musician Kent Duchaine. He will team up with Blue John (vocals/guitar), who is John Gregory, owner of Blue John Media. Blue John has previously opened shows for the Fabulous Thunderbirds, Martin Taylor, Nine Below Zero, Michael Messer, Marcus Bonfanti and many more, as well as selling out his own headline country blues guitar concerts. He is also an established guitar tutor.