Roots musicians to perform at Guildhall Theatre

Acoustic slide guitar maestro/singer-songwriter Martin Harley and bass player extraordinaire Daniel Kimbro will be at Derby Guildhall Theatre on February 21.

Always engaging, though never predictable, these musicians seek to push the boundaries of blues, folk and American roots music.

Original compositions, harmony vocals, constant improvisation and good-humoured banter are the cornerstones of their live show.

Both together and apart Martin and Daniel frequent the world’s stages, earning a combined experience that includes performances at Glastonbury, the Royal Albert Hall, the Grand Ole Opry, New Orleans Jazz Fest, the Blue Note Tokyo, the Transatlantic Sessions, Cognac Blues festival, and the Cayamo Cruise, among many others.

Martin grew up in South East London heavily influenced by the decades of blues music synonymous with the area since the 1960s.

From an early age Daniel performed in Appalachian and Bluegrass bands before studying double bass at East Tennessee University.

Their most recent album, Static in the Wires, was recorded in Nashville and follows their 2015 debut Live at Southern Ground.

The album features 14-time Grammy winner Jerry Douglas along with Derek Mixon (Chris Stapleton) and Micah Hulsher (Alabama Shakes, Margo Price).

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