19:00 – DOORS
20:00 – RAMON GOOSE
21:00 – OTIS GRAND & THE BIG BLUES BAND
23:00 – CURFEW
January Blues Festival presents
OTIS GRAND & THE BIG BLUES BAND
+ special guests: Ramon Goose
“One of the Greatest Blues Guitarists of all time” – Guitarist Magazine
“Otis Grand is Britain’s Best Blues Guitarist since Peter Green” – Blueprint Magazine
“You play like I used to when I was young” – BB King
Otis Grand has played a major role in the evolution of the modern blues scene in Britain. After the decline of the British blues boom of the 60’s, Otis arrived on the scene and formed his 10-pieces Rhythm and Blues band, and firmly established his act and style of blues in Britain.
Guitarist Otis Grand has been playing blues guitar since the age of 13 – Otis says: “I never listened to any one but B.B.King and Robert Johnson for a very long time, and I am glad I’ve missed out on all the heavy blues/rock/acid thing that was going on in the 60’s. This way I have preserved the deep blues roots of my playing style, which now goes with me in whatever musical journey I am attempting.”
In 1988, Otis Grand released his first album ‘Always Hot’ with his big band. The band quickly dominated the UK blues scene. Otis has also appeared as an opening act for such major stars as John Lee Hooker, B.B.King, Albert Collins, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and Steve Winwood.
Ramon Goose Official Site is an English guitarist, singer and producer, known for his work with the West African Blues Project and the hip hop blues band NuBlues, for his mastery of the slide guitar, and for producing albums for American blues artists.