Stan Webb’s Chicken Shack to head Lincoln festival

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Music fans should make tracks for Lincoln Blues, Rhythm & Rock Festival 3 .

The festival on Sunday, May 15, at city venue The Engine Shed, will showcase the quality of live music in the UK, with a line-up including a legendary name, a mix of blistering new talent...and a surprise or two.

Stan Webb’s Chicken Shack will headline, Corky Laing adds a transatlantic flavour and there will be four other top class acts, making this a memorable festival and one not to miss.

Since those heady days of the late Sixties, Stan has released a further 15 albums together with numerous compilations.

As the Sixties have given way to the Seventies, Eighties and Nineties, Stan Webb and Chicken Shack show no sign of slowing down, continually touring the United Kingdom and Europe to packed houses and rave reviews.

In 1997 Stan received the Blue Heart Award for services to Blues in Germany, the previous recipient had been BB King, which was a glowing testament to Stan Webb and his on-going love of playing the blues.

Since that time Stan Webb has continued to release quality CD’s (“Webb” and “Still Live after All These Years” to name but two) and a DVD recorded livein the UK.

Two thirty date tours of the UK took place in 2004 and 2006 with John Mayall, playing to sold out houses everywhere as people flocked to see two giants of the blues scene ply their immense craft on the same stage.

Throughout a distinguished career Stan Webb has played and recorded with the very best, including, Stevie Wonder, Howling Wolf, Taj Mahal, Peter Green and Canned Heat, whom he joined on guitar for a UK tour following the departure of the band’s guitarist.

This year’s full line up for Lincoln Blues Rhythm & Rock Festival 3 comprises:

Stan Webb’s Chicken Shack - Stan’s blistering guitar style matched with a huge stage presence have made Chicken Shack a firm favourite of rock and blues fans everywhere!

Corky Laing plays Mountain – legendary Mountain drummer, songwriter, singer and raconteur, Laurence “Corky” Laing a native of Montreal Canada, is back on the road.

Stevie Nimmo Trio - as one half of Scotland’s highly respected ‘Nimmo Brothers’, Stevie Nimmo has been a well known and respected figure throughout the blues and roots world for over 20 years!

Albany Down - stripped-down-to-the-waist no nonsense rock and roll with a bit of rhythm & blues and jazz-funk to mix it up, with a vintage heartfelt sensitivity and contemporary aggressive energy!

Red Butler - winning the UK Blues Challenge in 2015, this year will see the band represent the UK in competition with 20 other European countries, at the 6th European Blues Challenge in Italy!

The Rainbreakers - while recalling elements of their predecessors, the band has a clear foothold within the sounds of their own generation and strive to craft a melting pot of musicianship!

With this calibre of artist stepping on stage, festival goers can expect to see top class live performances and hear a range of incredible sounds with sets that incorporate a creative mix of Blues, Rock and R & B, with a contemporary take on one or two classic songs!

The festival runs from 2pm to 10pm on May 15.

Early bird tickets are on sale, priced £24. To book, visit www.lincolnbluesfestival.co.uk/tickets