Aynsley Lister – Cool Britannia

Lister-31-EditIt’s only  9pm and Aynsley Lister is already signing CD’s at the Harmonie.  No it wasn’t the shortest set yet at a live concert – just a broken snare drum that had the show on hold.  After all the Rockpalast video chaos recently I was expecting a more relaxing evening out.  It was a Monday after all.  Trust the genial guitarman from Leicester to keep me on my toes.

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Thomas Ruf in Interview

Thomas Ruf in Bonn 2011

RUF Records currently feature an excellent interview with Founder and CEO Thomas Ruf on their website.

Ruf shares his memories of legends  Luther Allison and Louisiana Red, suggests that the heart of  Blues Music comes from Musicians playing for love rather than money, and reveals ‘ghostly goings on’ during a recording on Beale Street…