Fast losing their reputation as the “best kept” blues secret in the UK, Backbone Blues Band is setting a pace to 2016 and ‘17 with a busy and varied schedule.
Although still a British rarity; they are better known in the USA than in the Thames Valley, from where most of them hail, and with their 6th annual tour of the States under their belt in October 2015, the band are tipping their hat at the next twelve months here at home.
Their reputation is growing fast and has attracted the attention of visiting American artists Loomis Hamilton and Larry Garner for whom they’ve played support, as well as the UK’s young slinger, Laurence Jones who they’ve recently shared a stage with at Reading.
Their second album ‘Which Way To The Blues’ was released in late summer 2015, and received a glowing review in Blues in Britain magazine; they said ‘an album full of highly enjoyable goodies by five guys at the top of their blues’. Their first album in 2013 ‘Made in Britain’ enjoyed similar reviews and was promoted live on the famous Sonny Payne’s radio show in Helena Arkansas, ‘King Biscuit Time’. “More of a privilege than a promotional stunt, Sonny’s a genuine hero of the blues” commented Duncan Highet, the band’s bass player and singer.