To date, Sean Keefe is the only person ever to appear on the TV show Countdown while wearing a hat, and the only man ever to navigate the entire 42 – mile length of the Lancaster Canal in a Pedalo, stopping off to play a gig at every venue along the way.
“The first time I placed a slide upon my little finger and dragged it along some steel strings, I knew that this was all I wanted to hear for the rest of my life“. Since then, he’s been living up to the great blues tradition, playing his brand of fingerpicked slide guitar wherever he goes, rooted in the great rock n roll music that he loves, and the folk and blues that it came from.
Going from playing wherever he can get a beer and something to eat to prestigious venues up and down the country, Sean’s been picking the blues and bringing his own unique style to every show, and has recently supported acts such as Evan Dando, Thunder, and Martin Barre Of Jethro Tull. You’re as likely to hear a Lightnin’ Hopkins acoustic workout as you are to hear a Jazz version of the Star Wars Cantina Theme, as likely to hear a Springsteen – esque ballad as a reel written in the appalachian Mountains before your Grandfather was even born. And using only a Battered Taylor guitar or a handmade Strumstick, Sean continually reinvents and reinterprets his own music in a manner that you’ll struggle to stop your foot tapping along to.
Live Music Bar
Overlooking Montpellier Gardens, one of the town centre’s most picturesque locations, the vividly painted Blues Bar packs an unlikely punch amongst its more gentile neighbours.
However, due to its unique, welcoming vibe, its insistence in providing high quality, free live music every night of the week, and the incredible support of its customers, the bar has developed a strong position in the community, as licensees Simon and Sharon Colgan, explain:
"The Blues Bar is not just a pub, it has a defined character that has aged extremely well," says Simon. "It is the only live music venue in Harrogate that has kept its identity during the past 21 years and it continues to attract new customers and performers from miles around."
Modelled on an Amsterdam cafe´ bar it has been going for more than 20 years.
LIVE music every night + 3 Bands on a Sunday..
GIN bar upstairs with 60+ Gins to choose from..
The home of YORKSHIRE TAPAS.
Whilst every effort goes into ensuring this gig listing is accurate and up to date, always check with the venue before you travel.