ITALIAN duo Veronica Sbergia & Max De Bernardi play country blues and ragtime, hokum, jug band and rural music of the American Deep South from the 20s and 30s reinterpreting great songs by the likes of Big Bill Broonzy
, Memphis Minnie, Jimmie Rodgers, Sidney Bechet, Lucille Bogan, Bo Carter and the Delmore Brothers in their own unique style.
The annual Blues on the Fox event, which is in its 22nd year, pays tribute to musicians John Lee "Sonny Boy" Williamson, Tampa Red, Big Bill Broonzy
and others who recorded their historic sound at the Leland Hotel in downtown Aurora.
But it was from going to those Thursday nights that I first learned about the Meters, Snooks Eeglin, Dr John, Big Bill Broonzy
, Sidney Bechet, Cab Calloway, the immortal Vic Parker and so many more.
"Her record collection consisted of lots of old blues and Bob Dylan, Big Bill Broonzy
, Hank Williams and Billie Holiday.
1948, are shot from a medium distance; two pictures of blues musicians, Big Bill Broonzy
, 1946-48, and Sonny Terry, ca.
They introduced me to Big Bill Broonzy
, to Ma Rainey, to Mavis Staples, and to other great musical artists.
Or, as the blues musician Big Bill Broonzy
He was always playing Hey Hey Baby by Big Bill Broonzy
when I was young.
Artists featured on this musical marathon include Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, Leadbelly, Bessie Smith, Mississippi John Hurt, Lonnie Johnson, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Sonny Terry, Big Bill Broonzy
, Blind Willie McTell and Big Joe Williams.
The Brindley - 7.30pm, PS20 GUITAr master steve Howe started out listening to segovia, Julian Bream, Big Bill Broonzy
and Albert Lee.
"I liked Willie Dixon and Bill Broonzy
and all those guys, and so they immediately appealed to me with their music," he adds.
Not only were there two distinctive and contrasting vocalists on show but the instrumental work from rhythm section, twin-lead guitars and Phil's harmonica on some Big Bill Broonzy
songs, never dipped below magnificent in a two-hour plus show.