Ladies and Gentlemen: Ian Siegal has entered the building. If you know the name, but not the game, it’s high time you made his acquaintance. He’s the British Blues Hall of Famer, seven-times British Blues Awards winner, two-times European Blues Awards winner, USA Blues Music Awards nominee and feted by everyone from Mojo to Classic Rock. He is also the only non-American to make an appearance in the much-acclaimed film Take Me To The River, which tracks the influence of the Memphis music scene.
But don’t expect him to dine out on his press cuttings or sit polishing his trophies. For Siegal, it’s all about the next show, the next song and the next great record.
In 2014 he assembled a new band – his best ever, says Ian - and in March he is touring in support of a live album recorded with this group of young musicians.
“A national treasure.”
He owns every song. Whether it’s full-on southern rock or late-night Americana, he nails it. This is essential listening.
Awash with wit, lust and distraction…..the cleverest writer and most magnetic performer of Blues in the UK.