Ubangi Stomp Club presents:
ALVIN YOUNGBLOOD HART
CROW BLACK CHICKEN
The cosmic American love child of Howlin Wolf and Link Wray! Known as a “musician’s musician,” Alvin Youngblood Hart’s praises have been sung by everyone from Bob Dylan to guitar gods Eric Clapton & Mick Taylor. Alvin Youngblood Hart has been nominated for and received a Grammy Award.
Since the release of his 1996 debut recording, the all-acoustic BIG MAMA’S DOOR, Hart has relayed his eclectic musical message around the world.
A devout follower of the “no barriers” approach carved out by veteran performers like Gatemouth Brown and the late great Doug Sahm, Hart aims to delight the masses and points to challenge the so-called blues purists.
Based on the strength of his record debut and the allure of his live shows, Hart received five nominations at the 1997 W.C. Handy Blues Awards. He was nominated for Best New Artist, Best Acoustic Artist, and Best Traditional Blues Artist and his album (BIG MAMA’S DOOR) was nominated for both Acoustic Album of the Year and Traditional Album of the Year. He received the award for Best New Artist. Hart also received two Living Blues Awards that same year. Alvin Youngblood has recorded with celebrated producer Jim Dickinson with START WITH THE SOUL, a record hailed as a new-breed Southern Rock classic; this album was chosen by the New York Times as one of the top 10 releases of 2000, as well as the BBC’s Blues Record of the Year. Hart shared Living Blues Magazine’s best guitarist honours with fellow road dog Big Jack Johnson.
His album MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKER is a rock guitar free-for-all, paying homage to fallen and missing rockers like Phil Lynott and Sly Stone. Hart’s songwriting, singing and electric guitar prowess are all championed on this project and showcase the versatility he continuously strives to offer his fans and profession.
Hart collaborated with several Memphis area musicians in the Craig Brewer cult hit film “Black Snake Moan” by both serving as a guitar tutor to the film’s leading actor, Samuel L. Jackson, and recording a duet with the film’s female lead, Christina Ricci, for the film’s riveting soundtrack. He also toured with Rock-n-Roll legend Bo Diddley for what turned out to be Diddley’s final American tour.
Hart joined forces with friends Luther Dickinson (North Mississippi Allstars, Black Crowes) and Jimbo Mathus (Squirrel Nut Zippers, Tri-State Coalition) to form “The South Memphis String Band”. The fun-loving trio was quickly dubbed by the media as an “acoustic super group”. The 2011 Blues Music Awards (The Blues Foundation) nominated their record for “Best Acoustic Album”. The group released a second album in the spring of 2012. A third record is in the making.
When not touring solo or plugged in with his revered rock trio “Alvin Youngblood Hart’s Muscle Theory”, Hart enjoys researching, collecting, repairing and modifying obscure musical equipment.
CROW BLACK CHICKEN
Since forming in 2009, Crow Black Chicken have earned back-pats aplenty for their dirty southern blues sound. This power trio of Christy O Hanlon (Vocals, Guitar), Stephen McGrath (Bass) and Gev Barrett (Drums, Backing vocals) combine elements of folk,hard rock and the blues of bands like Gov’t Mule to create their greasy no bullshit blues rock sound.
CBC gained their first big break by winning the All Ireland battle for Glastonbury in 2011 thanks to their EP “Organic” and their raw live show. Since the release of debut album “Electric Soup” in 2012, the trio from Ireland’s deep south have won the adoration of many playing major festivals and countless venues across Ireland and Europe. Their sophomore LP “Rumble Shake” reached #12 in the Irish charts solidifying CBC as Ireland’s foremost original blues rock act.
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