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The Bourne Music Club are massively excited to be able to welcome true legends from Chicago; Billy Branch and John Primer with upcoming Chicago legend Jamiah Rogers. Special guests will be Giles Robson & Mississippi MacDonald

  • Date: 19/01/2023 07:00 PM
  • Location The Appleyard, Avenue of Remembrance, Sittingbourne ME10 4DE, UK (Map)
  • More Info: THE APPLEYARD

Price: £20.00


Doors open 7pm

JOHN PRIMER has undisputedly helped build the sound and style of Chicago blues as we know it today. John Primer is a Chicago Blues Living Legend.

Moving to Chicago in 1963, he started on that path of becoming a great bluesman. John was taught by the founding fathers of the blues! Starting out with his own band the Maintainers with Pat Rushing on Maxwell Street, he then moved on to play with the legendary Sammy Lawhorn and Junior Wells at Theresa's Lounge. He worked hard and impressed Willie Dixon enough to go on tour with him and his Chicago Blues All-Stars Band. At this point he was known and John's dream finally came true in 1981 when he got to play with his idol, Muddy Waters! Muddy called for him to lead his band and changed his life forever. After Muddy’s untimely death, he joined up with Magic Slim & The Teardrops for the next 14 years, traveling all over the world.

BILLY BRANCH was discovered by Willie Dixon, the "father of modern Chicago  Blues," while Billy was still in college. Willie encouraged Billy to finish  his college education, which he did, but instead of going to law school after  receiving his political science degree,

Billy began touring with the Willie  Dixon Chicago All-Stars. This gave Billy the unique opportunity to travel and  work as an under study for the legendary Carey Bell who was planning to leave  the All-Stars and form his own band. When Carey took his leave, the young Billy  Branch took his place, touring with Willie Dixon for 6 years. 

 Since those early days, Billy has played on over 300 different recordings including 15 albums under his own name.  Billy has recorded with Willie Dixon, Johnny Winter, Keb' Mo, Lou Rawls, Koko Taylor, Eddy Clearwater, Honeyboy Edwards, Syl Johnson, Lurrie Bell, Ronnie Baker Brooks, John Primer, and Taj Mahal, just to name a few.


JAMIAH ROGERS Band is one of the Midwest's hottest bands and local favorites in the Chicago area. The band consist of Jamiah Rogers, lead vocals and guitar, Dionte Skinner, drums, and Tony Rogers, background vocals and bass guitar. In 2015, the Jamiah Rogers Band recorded their second CD, Winners Never Quit, 10 original songs written and produced by Jamiah.

Memphis Blues Music Award Winner GILES ROBSON plays and sings dirty straight harp driven old school blues, both electrically and acoustically.... the timeless qualities of which never fail to win over audiences. Robson is famous for his own world leading, attention grabbing and critically acclaimed harmonica playing.

"There are many living harmonica players of note, from Stevie Wonder to Giles Robson and back again" Paul Jones, BBC Radio 2

Mississippi MacDonald is a 3 times British Blues Awards nominee, from London, England. 

“Mississippi MacDonald represents the next generation of great guitarists who hail from the UK…wholly authentic, he’s earned the right to claim the name” Living Blues, USA

“Hell Yeah!….fabulous, very Albert King circa his Stax days and in my world, it doesnt get much better than that”, Blues Matters!

“**** – Superior soul-blues singing and songwriting” Mojo, Issue 345

“…one of the finest modern bluesmen in the UK…” Blues In Britain