Time: June 05, 2018 19:00
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Shuggie Otis


“Guitar legend Shuggie Otis has had to postpone his European tour in September 2017 due to unforeseen circumstances. However, the new UK dates have already been announced and tickets already purchased will still be valid for the 2018 shows.” AGMP presents SHUGGIE OTIS + special support LIAM BAILEY “His Trippy R&B Jams are equal to Marvin Gaye’s and Curtis Mayfield’s, but somehow more contemporary sounding – closer to D’Angelo meets DJ Shadow” – David Byrne, Talking Heads. Shuggie Otis was compared, at the age of 15, with Jimi Hendrix and the great Kings of blues guitar (B.B. King, Albert King). Shuggie went on to make two expansive, genre-defying, deeply curious albums, 1971’s “Freedom Flight” and 1974’s “Inspiration Information”.

The records, essentially crafted as a one-man band, floored Sly Stone, gave The Brothers Johnson their most enduring hit (“Strawberry Letter 23”) and predated the stylistic synthesist Prince by half a decade. Shuggie Otis, son of the rhythm and blues bandleader Johnny Otis, was a guitar prodigy, cutting sessions with Frank Zappa and Al Kooper whilst still a teenager. AGMP are proud to present the legendary Shuggie Otis in concert with his full USA band. *Please note, due to illness Shuggie Otis original date for Saturday 27 May has been postponed to Tuesday 5 September. All original tickets remain valid, or refunds will be available from point of purchase.*

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