The grass isn’t always greener – sometimes it’s blue!


The grass isn’t always greener – sometimes it’s blue!

Bluegrass that is! The Hawth has two fantastic nights of music coming up. The first is blue grass at it’s very best and the second in blues from one of the best guitarists in the world. Read on to find out more:

American duo Jeff and Vida head to The Hawth Studio on Tuesday 5th April at 8.15pm.

Vida’s powerful vocals and driving 1942 Gibson J-45 guitar with Jeff’s rock-n-roll approach to mandolin and guitar will get the crowds feet stomping, and “is about as perfect a combination as you’re likely to find.”

After nine years of performing and songwriting the pairs music delves into country, honky-tonk, rockabilly, even a little rock and roll. But throughout bluegrass has remained a key influence in their style and sound. Their combination of incisive songwriting, high energy arrangements, and gritty vocals stand out from much of contemporary string band music.

Then on Thursday 7th April at 8.15pm in The Hawth Studio, Aynsley Lister returns

with a solo performance (replacing the advertised performance by Stefan Grossman). Aynsley has been listed by Guitarist Magazine as one of the world’s greatest blues guitarists. He was one of only a handful of British guitarists to be included, other names mentioned were Eric Clapton, Peter Green and Gary Moore, so he is in impressive company.

In a recent issue of Classic Rock magazine, they recommended ten blues/rock artists capable of taking the genre of music to the highest level. Among those suggested were The White Stripes, John Mayer, Jonny Lang and Joe Bonamassa – The only British or European act in their top ten? Aynsley Lister.

Tickets for each gig are £13 (discounts £11) and are available from The Hawth Box Office on 01293 553636 or you can book online at

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