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Selected List Of Appearances

BLUES ALIVE BOXMEER FESTIVAL, Boxmeer, Netherlands, September 2016. Festival Performance.
COLOMBO JAZZ & BLUES FESTIVAL, Colombo, Sri Lanka, February 2016. Festival Performance.
SWANSEA INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL, Swansea, UK, October 2015. Festival Performance.
FIFE JAZZ FESTIVAL, St. Andrews, Scotland UK, February 2015. Festival Performance.
TINNER HILL BLUES FESTIVAL, Falls Church, Virginia USA, July 2014. Festival Performance.
BLUES WEEKENDER, Century Village, Dubai UAE, April 2014. Festival Performance.
TOLPUDDLE MARTYRS FESTIVAL, Tolpuddle, Dorset UK, July 2013. Festival Performance.
MAGIC BLUES FESTIVAL, Vallemaggia, Switzerland July 2013. Festival Performance.
KALAMAZOO GUITAR KLUB, London, February 2013. Concert Performance.
INTERNATIONAL GUITAR FESTIVAL OF GREAT BRITAIN, Wirral, Birkenhead, Nov 2012. Festival Performance.
MERLEFEST 2012, Wilkesboro, North Carolina USA, April 2012. Festival Performance.
TINNER HILL HERITAGE FOUNDATION
, Falls Church, Virginia USA, April 2012. Concert Performance.
KIRSTENBOSCH NATIONAL BOTANICAL GARDENS
, Cape Town, South Africa, Feb 2012. Concert Performance.
DUBAI INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL
, Dubai, UAE, February 2012. Festival Performance.
AMERICAN CELEBRATION OF FOLK & BLUES, University of East Anglia, Norwich, July 2011. Concert Performance.
BATH INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL
, Bath, UK, June 2011. Festival Performance.
CORRALEGJO BLUES FESTIVAL, Fuerteventura, Canary Islands, Spain, April 2011. Festival Performance.
NEWBURY ARTS CENTRE, Newbury, Berkshire, UK, February 2010. Concert.
MARLBOROUGH JAZZ FESTIVAL, Marlborough, Wiltshire, UK, July 2010. Festival Performance.
UMAG BLUES FESTIVAL, Umag, Croatia, July 2010. Festival Performance.
PIEDMONT BLUES INTENSIVE, Centrum, Port Townsend, WA USA, Oct 2009. Workshop and Concert.
KASTAV BLUES FESTIVAL
, Kastav, Croatia, August 2009. Festival Performance and Workshop.
GALA THEATRE, Durham, UK. March 2009. Concert Performance.
POCONO BLUES FESTIVAL
, Blakeslee, Pennsylvania, USA, July 2008. Festival Performance.
NORDIC GUITAR FESTIVAL
, Gothenburg, Sweden, March 2008. Festival Performance and Workshop.
CHEDIGNY BLUES FESTIVAL
, Chedigny, France, August 2007.
ST. DAVID’S HALL,
Cardiff, UK, March 2007. Performance for the Welsh National Abolition of the Slave Trade Bicentenary Event, ‘Valuing Freedom’.
TORUN BLUES FESTIVAL, Torun, Poland, November 2006. Festival performance.
BROADSTAIRS FOLK WEEK, Broadstairs, Kent, UK, August 2006. Festival and Workshop.
GLOUCESTER BLUES FESTIVAL, Gloucester, England, UK, July 2006. Festival Performance.
TRESCORE BRITISH BLUES FESTIVAL, Trescore, Italy, June 2006. Festival Performance.
DUBAI, BAHRAIN, ABU DHABI, QATAR, BALI, JAKARTA, May 2006. Middle East Tour, Festival Performance.
KASTAV BLUES CONCERT, Kastav, Croatia, August 2005. Festival Performance.
VISBY JAZZ CLUB, Gotland, Sweden, May 2005. Concert Performance and Workshop.
BLUESPARTY, Kokkola, Finland, October 2004. Festival Performance.
UPTON BLUES FESTIVAL, Upton, England, July 2004. Performance and Workshop.
MONSTERAS BLUES FESTIVAL, Monsteras, Sweden, May 2004. Performance.
STROUD BLUES AND BEYOND FESTIVAL, Stroud, England, April 2004.
HELL INTERNATIONAL BLUES FESTIVAL, Hell, Norway, September 2003.
AMERICAN FESTIVAL OF THE BLUES TOUR, United Kingdom, Apr/May 03.
METZ UNIVERSITY, Metz, France, Sept 02. Guest speaker and performer for Conference on ‘The Lyrics of African American Music’.
GLOUCESTER BLUES FESTIVAL, Gloucester, England, Aug 02. W/shop & Concert.
WATERFORD SPRAOI FESTIVAL, Waterford, Ireland, Aug 02. W/shop & Concert.
DOVER STREET RESTAURANT, Mayfair, London, July 2002. Concert.
BURY BLUES FESTIVAL, Bury, England, June 02. Festival Performance & W/shop.
CRAWLEY FOLK FESTIVAL, Crawley, England, June 2002. Festival Performance.
HULLABALLOO INTERNATIONAL CHILDRENS FESTIVAL, Ireland, May 2002.
TRONDHEIM BLUES FESTIVAL, Trondheim, Norway, April 2002.
AMERICAN FESTIVAL OF THE BLUES TOUR, United Kingdom, Feb/Mar 02.
JERSEY FESTIVAL OF WORLD MUSIC, Jersey, Channel Isle, October 2001.
SOHO JAZZ FESTIVAL, London, England, September 2001. Concert Performance.
GLOUCESTER BLUES & HERITAGE FESTIVAL, Gloucester, England, August 2001.
NOTODDEN BLUES FESTIVAL, Notodden, Norway, Aug 01. Festival Performance.
AMSTERDAM BLUES FESTIVAL, Amsterdam, Netherlands, March 2001.
BANBURY BLUES FESTIVAL, Banbury, England, March 01. Festival Performance.
COVENTRY JAZZ FESTIVAL, Coventry, England, Aug 2000. Festival Performance.
BATH GUITAR FESTIVAL, Bath, England, August 2000. Concert Performance.
AMAL BLUES FESTIVAL, Amal, Sweden, July 2000.
STAMFORD GUITAR FESTIVAL, Stamford, England, June 2000.
BISHOPSTOCK MUSIC FEST, Exeter, England, May 2000/01. W/shop Coordinator.
BERGEN MUSIC FESTIVAL, Bergen, Norway, April 2000.
SUMPERK BLUES FESTIVAL, Sumperk, Check Republic, November 1999.
LUCERNE BLUES FESTIVAL, Lucerne, Switzerland, November 1999.
JYVASKYLA BLUES FESTIVAL, Jyvaskyla, Finland, October 1999.
CHEDIGNY BLUES FESTIVAL, Chedigny, France, August 1999.
COLNE BLUES FESTIVAL, Colne, England, August 1999. Festival Performance.
HAWTH THEATRE, Crawley, England, July 1999. Concert Performance.
MARYPORT BLUES FESTIVAL, Maryport, England, July 1999.
CENTRUM COUNTRY BLUES FEST., Port Townsend, Wash., USA, June 1999.
VAULX-en-VELIN JAZZ FESTIVAL, Lyon, France, March 1999.
HELL INTERNATIONAL BLUES FESTIVAL, Hell, Norway, September 1998.
CHICAGO BLUES FESTIVAL, Chicago, Illinois USA, June 1998.
ROVIGO BLUES FESTIVAL, Rovigo, Italy, June 1998. Festival Performance.
BELLINZONA BLUES FESTIVAL, Bellinzona, Switzerland, June 1998.
JERSEY ARTS CENTRE, Jersey, Channel Isles, May 1998. Concert Performance.
TIEL BLUES FESTIVAL, Tiel, Netherlands, March 1998. Festival Performance.
EDINBURGH BLUES FESTIVAL, Edinburgh, Scotland, August 1997.
DRESDEN BLUES FEST, Dresden, Germany, April 1997. Festival performance.
OXFORD UNIVERSITY, Oxford, England, February 1997. Guest lecturer for blues symposium on the ‘Many Styles of the Blues Guitar’.
MONAGHAN BLUES FESTIVAL, Monaghan, Ireland, September 1996.
NORTH BUCKS FOLK & BLUES FESTIVAL, Padbury, England, August 1996.
GLENROTHES HALL, Glenrothes, Scotland, May 1996. Concert Performance.
AIN’T NOTHIN’ BUT…., London, England, September 1995. Club Performance.
SOUNDTRACK RECORDING, Washington, DC, USA, 1994. Recorded soundtrack with Phil Wiggins for film documentary entitled, ‘Letters from Mound Bayou’.
MAYOR’S ARTS AWARDS, Washington, DC, USA, 1993. Featured performer.
DAISY THEATRE, Memphis, Tenn, USA, 1993. W.C. Handy Awards jam.
SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTE, Washington, DC, USA, 1992. Featured lecturer and performer for ‘Friday Evenings’ blues series.
AMERICAN UNIVERSITY, Washington, DC, 1991. Recorded soundtrack for theatre production of ‘The Sty of the Blind Pig’.
SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTE WORLD PBS SERIES, USA, 1989. Featured in the television episode entitled ‘The Living Smithsonian’ with John Cephas and John Jackson.

Workshops and Teaching Experience

BLUES WEEK 2000 – 2017, University of Exeter (2000/2004), University of Northampton (2005 to 2013), University of Worcester (2015), University of Northampton (2016) & Hartpury College (2017) United Kingdom. Director, Vocals Teacher and Country Blues Guitar Instructor for week-long residential workshop.
HELL BLUES FESTIVAL
, Hell, Norway, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2015. Week long residency in primary and secondary schools throughout the Trondheim region.
FOREST OF DEAN ARTS
, Gloucestershire, England 2003. Festival Performance and week long residency discussing Blues Music and African American Culture in primary and secondary schools.
BABORO INTERNATIONAL ARTS FESTIVAL FOR CHILDREN
, Galway, Ireland 2001. Week long residency in primary and secondary schools throughout County Galway regional area.
WEXFORD COUNTY ARTS
, Enniscorthy, Ireland 2000 and 2001. Week long residency in primary and secondary schools throughout the area.
BERGEN MUSIC FESTIVAL
, Bergen, Norway, 2000. Week long residency in primary and secondary schools throughout the regional area.
CENTRUM COUNTRY BLUES WEEK
, Port Townsend, Wash., USA, 1999. Blues Guitar Instructor for week-long workshop teaching traditional east coast country blues.
AUGUSTA HERITAGE WORKSHOP
, Elkins, WVA, USA, 1989-94. Coordinator and Beginning Blues Guitar teacher for annual week-long workshop.
PUGET SOUND GUITAR WORKSHOP
, Seattle, WA, USA, 1987. Assistant instructor for week-long workshop teaching Traditional East Coast Blues Guitar.

Other Experience

GFM, GLOUCESTER RADIO. Gloucester, UK, July to Oct 2007. Presenter of weekly FM Radio programme called ’2 Hours of Blues’.
BBC RADIO 4, MARCH 2003
. United Kingdom, Presenter of 3 Part Series called, ‘Deep Blue’.
EUROPEAN BLUES ASSOCIATION
, Cheltenham, UK,1999 to present. Founder, Director of Development, Secretary.
FEDERAL CITY BLUES CONNECTION
, Washington DC, USA 1992-95. Founder of community based organization promoting African-American culture through the use of blues music.
DC BLUES
FESTIVAL, Washington DC, USA 1988-90. Director of the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Annual D.C. Blues Festival event.