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The Half Hand Hoodoo Blues Band are a four-piece based in York. Formed in 1995 by singer/guitarist frontman Dave Smith, the band has become well known on the North of England blues circuit with a number of residences in the City of York as well as numerous appearances at the Colne and Burnley blues festivals.
The band play a mix of different blues styles from the slide of Muddy Waters “Louisiana Blues” to the swing of Eddie “Cleanhead” Vincent “Kidney Stew Blues”. A typical set often closes with a one-chord North Mississippi Blues instrumental in open G. Audience response to this tune proves that simpler can often be better!
Above all, Half Hand Hoodoo believe that blues music should be played with fire and passion: you have to give more than 100% to do it justice.
The Volunteer Arms is a totally independent free house
situated just off Holgate Road close to the centre of York.
We serve an array of fine cask ales and ciders, as well as an unusual selection of quality draught lagers, craft ales and world beers.
We feature live blues music every Saturday night
with more live music most Fridays as well.
We also have a weekly Sunday night quiz with
beer prizes and a monthly cash prize.
Sports fans will be pleased to know that we have
Sky Sports, and two TV screens.
Please drop by to see us some time,
you are guaranteed a very warm welcome!
Whilst every effort goes into ensuring this gig listing is accurate and up to date, always check with the venue before you travel.