JOHN HUNT’S QUARANTINE BLUES
Every year slide-blues guitarist John Hunt sells out huge runs of Fringe Festival shows with attentive audiences from all over the world, but for the rest of the year we are lucky enough to have him with us every Tuesday evening for his ‘After Work’ blues show… Well, since work isn’t quite the same these days, John has recorded a full gig from his kitchen that you can watch whenever you like, featuring his own original songs, handmade guitars, paintings, chicken noises, and a bottle of wine!
John’s DIY guitars are constructed from just about anything he can find; an old BBQ shelf and paper mache of old issues of Melody Maker dating back to 1986, for example. On top of his music and inventions, he’s also a painter, and you may remember his colourful jazzy paintings displayed in the bar for some time:
Check out his website for original paintings and prints, or support John directly by sending donations to paypal.me/mrjohnhunt. Artists are in a very vulnerable position financially right now, please give generously. All donations are very appreciated.
CAMPBELL NORMAND TRIO FT. SPECIAL GUEST JOHN HUNT
John Hunt has also kindly supplied us with footage from a fun gig of his with Campbell Normand’s Trio which features the late, great, Jazz Bar founder Bill Kyle on drums!
You can continue to support us and the professional musicians who are struggling right now, by donating what you might usually spend on an entry fee or a drink, or any other amount that you wish. Professional musicians and all hospitality/event staff are facing an incredibly difficult time, having seen months of steady work disappear over-night. Any donations would be extremely appreciated to help us to continue to pay our staff through our closure and support our local event staff community in any way that we can.