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An aural delight of soulful, melodic jazzy-blues, pop & folk-blues through to shake your tail-feather and boogie-blues is promised from two renowned musicians. Spider regularly performs and records across Europe and in the USA. "Sensitivity, virtuosity and imagination" (Sunday Times on Spider). "Massively exciting, naturally talented harmonica player" (Blues in Britain). Paul has worked as a session musician for many bands. His tasteful expertise has been used on numerous TV series and specials and he has shared stages with many notables including: Jools Holland, Martin Taylor and Texas

Regular price £13.00 , Concession £11.00, Family £10.00

Das dritte Sommer Open Air im wunderschönen Garten an der Klostermauer, in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Schützenverein Klosterlechfeld.

Scottish Folk und Americana vom Feinsten, zelebriert von Steve Crawford (Gesang, Gitarre) und Spider MacKenzie (Mundharmonika), beide aus Aberdeen/Schottland. Special Guest ist an diesem Abend der renommierte Geiger Johannes Epremian, bestens bekannt vom legendären Ensemble Le Clou.

Um ihr zweites Album Celticana aufzunehmen, verließen Steve und Spider ihre schottische Heimat, um zunächst in Nashville, Tennessee, zu proben, wo sie alles aufsogen, was die Muse dieser magischen Musikmetropole zu bieten hat. Die abenteuerliche Reise führte das Duo schließlich weiter zu den Moon House Studios in Austin, Texas, wo kein geringerer als Chris Cage, legendärer Musiker/Produzent und ‚Texas Musician Of The Year’, die Aufnahmen produzierte. Das Resultat ist ‘Celticana’, das die schottischen Wurzeln der Musik von Crawford/MacKenzie stilsicher in einen ur-amerikanischen Kontext setzt. Das Mastering des Albums übernahm schließlich Jerry Tubb, der unter anderem für seine Arbeit an Alben von Jonny Cash und Willie Nelson fünf Mal für einen Grammy nominiert wurde.

Steve Crawfords exzellentes Songwriting wurde über die Jahre auf zahlreichen Alben sichtbar, u.a. in der Band Ballad of Crows. Mittlerweile in Deutschland ansässig, hat sich Crawford auch in der dortigen Musik Szene als Mitglied der legendären Cajun-Band Le Clou und im Duo mit Fiddlerin Sabrina Palm etabliert. 2019 wurde das Duo mit seinem zweiten Album ‘Two’ für den renommierten Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik als bestes Folk Album nominiert.

Spider MacKenzie zählt zu den besten Mundharmonika-Spielern Großbritanniens. Er spielt regelmäßig an der Seite namhafter schottischer Musiker, die allesamt wahre Lobeshymnen auf ihn singen. Nachdem ihn dann auch die US-Musikszene entdeckte, folgten auch dort zahlreiche Tourneen als Session-Player.

Der Geiger, Gitarrist und Sänger Johannes Epremian wurde in eine deutsch-armenische Musikerfamilie geboren und verfiel schon früh den reichen Sounds und Grooves der US-Südstaaten. Cajun, Zydeco und Blues aus Louisiana sind das musikalische Terrain des charismatischen Musikers, der mit seiner Band Le Clou, im Trio Austin/Epremian/Weller, als Solist oder Studiomusiker auf beiden Seiten des Atlantiks unterwegs ist.

Normales Ticket €18:00, Schüler/ Studenten €12:00

Jul28

Steve and Spider return to the Gaststätte Jäge with special guest Johannes Epremian on fiddle / guitar / vocals. Johannes is one of the wonderful musicians in the much loved Cajun band Le Clou which also features Steve.

Nov26

After a wild night in 2019 we finally return for another Northern Shindig! BLUES, ROCK, PYSCH & BEYOND! 2 BANDS & 2 SPECIAL GUESTS!

WE'RE BACK FOR ANOTHER WILD SHINDIG! At the last gig the Blue Lamp's Sandy Brown (RIP) had taken a chance on us, and thankfully invited us back in 2020! Finally we are able to reschedule for 2021.

“...Tonight’s show was one of the best gigs in Aberdeen for years, John Bruce & Al Brown swapping sublime headlines... absolutely blown away!...” Chris Simmonds - Northern Shindig NOV 2019

SAFEHOUSE Are Edinburgh's favourite Psychedelic Blues & Southern Rock band, featuring music from The Allman Brothers to The Rolling Stones and the occasional original, with an honest and blistering sound!

AL BROWN is arguably one of the finest and truest blues guitarists in the UK today. Joining Safehouse for the first time at the first Shindig, and for the 2020 Edinburgh Winter Blues Weekend (By Ed Jazz & Blues Fest) AL is staying on board!

SPIDER MACKENZIE, Much celebrated Aberdonian harmonica player, will be our shining addition to 2021's Shindig! A stunningly tasteful and intricate player.

BROKEN WINDOWS Hosting this event in their usual style of peaceful debauchery. Original, live spirited music & songs fronted by singer/songwriter Liz Jones. They will be joined by Spider & Al making this show a real one off.

£13 if booked early, General admission £15, On the doors £16

Nov20

Martin and his band the Daintees celebrate the 30th anniversary of their classic album Salutation Road with a nation wide tour. Having featured in Martin's newly released album "Howdy Honcho" and video "Harmonica Man". Spider is delighted to be joining Martin & the Daintees to participate in what will be an evening of wonderful music and joyous fun.

£23.50 to £25.60

Steve and Spider – Blue Lamp – Doors open 6pm. Show time 7pm

In 2019 to record their long awaited second album ‘Celticana’, they relocated first to Nashville to rehearse in the city’s historic East Side, soaking up all the muse this musical heartland has to offer. From there they travelled on to Moon House Studios in Austin, Texas to work with veteran musician-producer and former Texan musician of the year Chris Gage. The result is music stylistically drenched in Americana set to lyrics that spin stories from the Scottish motherland. The album was released in June 2020 to critical acclaim from press and radio. Tonight, the duo will play tracks from “Celticana” along with other favourites. The show was originally planned for 2020 but circumstances prevented this. They are super excited to once again be back at The Lampie.

"A fresh and upbeat collection, just what we need at the moment" - BBC Radio NAN GAIDHEAL

"As good a combination of vocal, guitar and harmonica as you're likely to hear" - Folking.com

"I just listened to "Celticana" with Spider MacKenzie and Steve Crawford. The CD is full of great songs, great vocals and Spider's harmonica is a high spot. Put an ear on this one. You'll be glad you did" - Charlie McCoy most recorded harmonica player in history, Grammy-winning, Country Music Hall of Fame legend.

“Spider Mackenzie’s harmonica emotes the feelings that emerge from the lyrics and music of Steve Crawford. Together, the Scottish pair has introduced a version of Americana music that raises the bar for everyone.” - Texas Lifestyle Magazine

Book before October there is an “early bird” sales price of £10 rather than £12.50

Oct16

Martin and his band the Daintees celebrate the 30th anniversary of their classic album Salutation Road with a nation wide tour. Having featured in Martin's newly released album "Howdy Honcho" and video "Harmonica Man". Spider is delighted to be joining Martin & the Daintees to participate in what will be an evening of wonderful music and joyous fun.

Tel: 0131 556 7060 Reservation: thevoodoorooms.com, opentable.co.uk General Admission: £19.25 (£17.50)

Oct15

Martin and his band the Daintees celebrate the 30th anniversary of their classic album Salutation Road with a nation wide tour. Having featured in Martin's newly released album "Howdy Honcho" and video "Harmonica Man". Spider is delighted to be joining Martin & the Daintees to participate in what will be an evening of wonderful music and joyous fun.

£18.50

Oct14

Martin and his band the Daintees celebrate the 30th anniversary of their classic album Salutation Road with a nation wide tour. Having featured in Martin's newly released album "Howdy Honcho" and video "Harmonica Man". Spider is delighted to be joining Martin & the Daintees to participate in what will be an evening of wonderful music and joyous fun.

£16.50

Oct2

Martin and his band the Daintees celebrate the 30th anniversary of their classic album Salutation Road with a nation wide tour. Having featured in Martin's newly released album "Howdy Honcho" and video "Harmonica Man". Spider is delighted to be joining Martin & the Daintees to participate in what will be an evening of wonderful music and joyous fun.

£24.75 (£22.50)

Aug9

This pair of renowned musicians met and regularly play in Texas. Their show is a one-night only concert of world-class American folk and blues seasoned with Texas rock 'n roll. Danny's guitar & voice touches the pulse of the listener, complemented by Spider's virtuoso harmonica. "Sensitivity virtuosity and imagination" (Sunday Times on Spider). "Showcases Danny Britt's versatility and talent" (New Texas Magazine). "'Massively exciting naturally talented harmonica player" (Blues in Britain). "Powerful vocalist and a sensitive interpreter of lyrics" (Country Music Gazette on Danny).