Blues at the Robin

Like buses, blues guitarists come along in twos.

On Wednesday 22nd July there’s a chance to see some original Louisiana blues when Lil’ Jimmy Reed brings his band to the Robin 2. One of the last surviving throwbacks to the original scene, Lil’ Jimmy’s guitar and harmonia playing have take him from a shothgun shack on the banks of the Mississippi to world tours, festival headliner status and a place in the Alabama Blues Hall of Fame. In the studio or on stage, he’s an act that no blues afficionado can afford to miss.

Tickets £14

Saturday 25th July then sees the return of one of the Robin’s favourite artists. Since her first album White Sugar was relased in 2009 Joanne Shaw Taylor has become a maintay of worldwide blues; her five studio albums have brought popular and critical acclaim as well as a host of awards. Her blistering live shows have led to world tour and an ever-expanding fanbase. Contermporary blues comes no better that this.

Tickets £17.50

Forth details of all Robin 2 shows, visit or call 01902-401211.