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Texas bluesman to visit the Isle

Thu 9 Jan 2014

Texas bluesman to visit the Isle

Much-loved Texas bluesman Eugene 'Hideaway' Bridges has spent most of his life on the road, living the nomadic lifestyle the rest of us can only dream of.

Now, his journey brings him to the Isle of Wight, where the gentle giant of a man with a voice as big as his stature will be playing for one night only on Friday March 14th from 7pm until 11pm.

Born in New Orleans and renowned for his entertainment abilities, Eugene has been declared by critics as possessing craftsmanship far beyond his years, and may even hold the future of blues music. 

If you enjoy classic stylings of the genre laced with elements of soul, funk, gospel and rock while delivered with an abundance of warmth and class, then this could be the perfect night out for your trip to the Isle of Wight. 

The music will be interweaved with fascinating stories about Eugene's time on the road, with the programme to feature 13 original songs and four covers.

Variety is most certainly on the cards, as the musician deftly moves from traditional stylings learned in church as a young child to heart-rending tales about life, travel and lost loves - including his treasured 1981 Datsun 720 truck Nelly Bell.

Tickets cost £11 in advance and £13 on the door and the performance will be taking place at the Quay Arts centre of performance. Support will be provided in the form of talented local act The Moonshiners, playing their Electric Chicago Blues from The Medina Delta.

Those keen to experience this unique act are advised to book in advance as tickets may well be sold out come the night of the show.ADNFCR-3083-ID-801680677-ADNFCR

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