Funky Blues: Benny 'Guitar' Carr
ONE man funky rockin’ blues band Benny ‘Guitar’ Carr promises to get feet tapping and major dancing with a special gig at The Cove on Friday, June 21.
As featured on BBC Radio 2 Blues Show, the local ledge is an extraordinary talented slide guitarist who’s love of the genre comes over with genuine sincerity.
Expect a range of styles from flat picking and slide whilst putting his own stamp on old numbers including Good Time tonight (Big Bill Boonzy) and Honey Suckle Rose, Ain’t Misbehaving (Fats Waller) before upping the tempo and switching to his cigar-box guitar and casting even more of his spell on his audience with some exceptional funky versions of Good Night Irene (Lead Belly) and Ready Willing and Able (Fats Domino) and Cat Fish Blues, I Just Wanna Make Love (Muddy Waters).
Sitting atop his Cajon with custom-made Dobro resonator steel, it’s quickly evident he’s a master of his instrument.
Also incorporating a tambourine on one foot and operating the Cajon peddle with the other, his co-ordination and timing is a spot on while facilitating some upbeat and funky blues.
One for the purists, he’s live from around 9pm.
Admission is free.
For more information, visit www.thecovedevon.co.uk