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Published on 02 July 2018
Event date: 15/09/2018 19:00 Export event
It has been two decades now since Tom Gray walked into an Atlanta music store hoping to sell a 1930s Dobro. The owner said “I don’t want it, but this guy might”. The guy was Mark Johnson. As they stepped out to Tom’s van to see the guitar, the girl with Mark kept whispering, “Let’s get out of here”. Mark didn’t buy the guitar, but the two exchanged phone numbers and soon were playing slide guitar together – Mark on bottleneck and Tom on lap steel – in clubs, coffee shops and barbecue joints around Atlanta. The name “Delta Moon” came to Mark on a pilgrimage to Muddy Waters’ cabin near Clarksdale, Mississippi. Delta Moon quickly gathered a wall-full of local “best” awards. After winning the International Blues Challenge in Memphis in 2003, the band widened its travels to include the US, Canada and Europe. Bassist Franher Joseph joined Delta Moon in 2007, adding a sweet pocket and rich bass vocals.
Delta Moon return to tour in the UK during September 2018, after a 10+ year gap.
Tom Gray: vocals, lap steel, guitar, keyboards Mark Johnson: guitar, banjo, backing vocals Franher Joseph: bass, backing vocals Adam Goodhue: drums
Tickets are £12 (£14 on the door) and are available from OFS, Online and via the Old Town Hall.
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Exhibition - 28th & 29th September
Carlisle Blues/Rock Festival
Carlisle Blues / Rock Festival 10th Year Special Session
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support from Malone Sibun Band & Tom JJ Band
Doors 12.30pm Show 1pm
Tickets £20 available from OFS, Carlisle Old Town Hall & Online