Martin McNeill, Bottleneck Blues Band [Blues, 4 piece]
SHORTLISTED FOR CD OF THE YEAR IN THE 2020 UK BLUES AWARDS.* 'Great performer...stunning bottleneck guitarist' -- British Blues Federation chair Ashwyn Smyth.* 'One of this country's finest bottleneck blues guitarists' -- BBC presenter Stephen Foster.* 'Real blues' -- Wilko Johnson.MARTIN McNEILL is a blues singer and guitarist renowned for his passionate slide playing and for his music's upbeat, goodtime feel.Martin gigs as a solo act as well as in duo, trio or full band format (Bottleneck Blues).He performs a wide range of material including old school Delta blues, soulful ballads, jazz standards and modern folk blues.He began gigging as a teenager, meeting and playing with some of his blues heroes including US legends Fred McDowell and Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee. Other strong influences include Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, Ray Charles, Taj Mahal, Ry Cooder and Keb Mo.Martin has a very full solo guitar style, merging lead and rhythm playing, and he also plays harmonica in a rack.The solo album, Lately I've Let Things Slide, was dubbed 'British blues at its best'. This was followed by the 2019 CD Cat Squirrel, which received critical acclaim, ranked No 9 in the annual chart compiled by the Independent Blues Broadcasters Association, and was nominate in the 2020 UK Blues Awards.www.martinmcneill.co.uk
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|Band name||Martin McNeill, Bottleneck Blues Band|
|Based in||Leigh-on-Sea, Essex|
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