Leadbelly’s Thursdays Busking Blues – John Drain

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10th August 2017 @ 20:00 Europe/London Timezone
Leadbelly's Bar and
Montreal House
Market Square, London SE16 7AQ
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Leadbelly's Thursday Busking Blues - John DrainLeadbelly’s Thursdays Busking Blues

Leadbelly’s Thursdays Busking Blues are intimate music sessions at this new bar and kitchen venue in Deal Porters Square in Canada Water, a few steps from the library and the underground station.

Leadbelly’s Bar and the Superglad team bring the best of blues music to Rotherhithe. This week is  John Drain, Authentic Delta Blues

John Drain, Authentic Delta Blues

Born in London John began noisily busking Delta Blues on it’s busy streets competing with the steady stream of packed buses and heavy congestion to sell home made albums and perform for change in front of shop windows. Moving then towards open-mic nights, galleries, pubs and eventually getting involved in burlesque clubs as a musical interlude between acts. From there an increased curiosity in different styles of music developed from Folk to Soul and Jazz while still developing and being fascinated by the Delta Blues style.

Along the way John met and played with wonderful musicians and often performs as a duo with the excellent Harmonica player Marco Farris. John Drain’s two previous albums which can be purchased for £5 each. Just email us at electriclovesu@hotmail.com

Currently John is working on several new projects, that should start being released this year.
You can listen to some extracts of them as well as some examples of traditional blues songs and live material on SoundCloud at  www.soundcloud.com/john-drain
Or see a collection of simple home recordings on YouTube of covers ranging from Jazz and Soul to Blues, Folk and popular classics at  www.youtube.com/user/alhazed


About Superglad

Superglad Music LogoSuperglad is the promotional team that has formed after 10 years of promoting live music events in Southwark namely at The Gladstone Arms.

In addition they have collaborated with other organisations over the years providing live music events at various galleries, exhibitions and installations.

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Leadbelly’s Bar and Kitchen

Leadbelly’s is brought to you by The Rotherhithe Pub Company, founded by Paul Graham in 2010. With over 30 years experience in the hospitality industry, Paul is passionate about finding unique spaces to create independent neighbourhood bars and restaurants focused around fresh, seasonal produce and quirky design.

Having taken over The Mayflower in Rotherhithe in 2010, Paul and his team have turned the much loved local into one of London’s best pubs, renowned for it’s classic British dishes using local ingredients and it’s great range of well-kept traditional ales. For more information about The Mayflower click here.

Leadbelly’s is Paul’s latest venture, bringing a contemporary bar and dining space to the area, perfect for relaxed eating and drinking. All our food is fresh, with a focus on well-sourced ingredients; from brunch to lunch, to bar bites and Sunday roasts.
Leadbelly – Where did you sleep last night
Huddie Ledbetter, a.k.a. Lead Belly, was an American folk and blues musician notable for his strong vocals and twelve-string guitar.

In New York City, February 1944, he recorded what is arguably his most familiar song “Where Did You Sleep Last Night?”. The song became particularly well known 50 years later when covered by Nirvana in their iconic 1994 MTV Unplugged session. Today the lyrics are immortalised in pink neon lights at Leadbelly’s Bar & Kitchen, London.

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