We have a winner for Sunday’s Sharon Shannon Concert at Bonn Harmonie. Congratulations Dorothee! For all of you unlucky entrants, there are still a few tickets available
Folk Club Bonn number 95 – ever closer on the 100 mark! John Harrison will tell you of the early days when calls were made to get musicians down to this ‘new-fangled’ idea for musical get-togethers in Bonn. 95 shows later and not only is there an anxious waiting list of performers pencilled in often months in advance, but we even have two guest stars in Stefan Mönkemeyer and Matthew Robb. One a virtuoso of melodious guitar pieces, the other a virtuoso of dark and dusty Folk Blues. The Bleak and the beautiful in fact.
They are now so much of a musical institution in Bonn that it’s hard to imagine a music scene here without Bill Baum and his partners in music The Bluesbenders. It was then, a mark of the respect Bill has gained from the Blues scene, that for his 25th Anniversary show at Bonn Harmonie, Bill was joined by a man nominated in three categories for this year’s International Blues Awards, Richie Arndt. It was guaranteed to be a good evening for Bonn Blues lovers.
You only have to look at the smiles onstage to know that these guys really are a Band of Friends. Gerry McAvoy and Ted McKenna were both a part of the Rory Gallagher band – Gerry since it’s formation in 1971 where he became such a mainstay that Rory never got round to even having him sign a contract (it was usually down to a short phone call from Rory asking “Gerry, do you fancy coming in to record an album/go on a tour…” Ted joined for several excellent 80’s Gallagher albums. The missing ‘Rory’ part of the Gallagher tribute band was found in the form of Dutch guitar wizard Marcel Scherpenzeel.
Great news for all Rock music fans here in Bonn is that next year will see a new ‘Classic Rocknacht’ at the Kunst!Rasen next year.
Headlining will be one of the most popular progressive rock bands of all time – Jethro Tull, who celebrated their Golden Jubilee in 2018- headed by the legendary Ian Anderson.
Also appearing will be the former Marillion singer and now popular solo artist Fish, with a further guest to be added soon for the show, which will take place on 17 August 2019.
The Classic Rocknacht concerts have presented some amazing music over the years, with artists including Joe Bonamassa, Golden Earring, Little Feat, Deep Purple, Gov’t Mule, Joe Satriani and Dream Theater. This will certainly be an evening not to be missed for Rockers.
Tickets already available at ww.bonnticket.de
As the poster above shows, there are some terrific Blues shows coming Bonn’s way from 2getherconcert.de: Ana Popovic, Leroy Emmanuel Trio, Sven Hammond & Band, Kai Strauss and Blues Giants (inc. Albert Castiglia and Sugaray Rayford)
Tickets are available for all shows individually, or you can get a specially priced ticket that covers all the concerts in the Blues Lovers Nights series. Five more reasons to catch a live show at The Harmonie in Bonn!
(Tickets from the usual outlets – see the poster above)
To tie in with the official release last Friday of their new Album ‘Esprit Manouche’ The Marion & Sobo Band have released a rather catchy and enjoyable video featuring the track ‘Amour Confidentiel.