Artists who will be appearing at the Hawth


The Spikedrivers have been regulars at the club since their first appearance in 2002. In 2017 they celebrated their 25th anniversary as a band and we were fortunate enough to have them play for us at the Hawth. They also recorded a live double album called 'Front Porch Swing', which captured the essence of the band. It is fitting that they return for what will be the 25th anniversary of the club.

Kent DuChaine performing @ the CBC festival

Kent is a latter day wandering minstrel, back in the day he would be riding the blinds with guitar strapped to his back. He is the real deal and the hardest working performer on the circuit and an entertainer par excellence. 

Kent is performing a self penned track '16 gauge steel' an epitaph to the legendary Johnny Shines who Kent played with and ran the backroads until his death, where he was laid to rest in the eponymous casket. This provides a direct link between Kent, Johnny & Robert Johnson and the stories told are enthralling.

Danny Kyle 'Travellin' man'

I first met Danny many years ago at John Adam's Bottleneck club in Maidstone and he blew me away. A number of years later my great friend Mike Dowling told me of a young guitarist who had travelled to Wyoming to stay with him and play. 

This number is an old Pink Anderson classic that was often played by Ben Andrews, who he played with often. Danny is an incredible talent and needs to be seen and heard to fully appreciate his talents.

Ben Tyzack & Guy Tortora 'Police Dog blues'

Ben & Guy are superb as solo musicians and together they are greater than the some of the parts. I have known both of them for many years and was instrumental in them getting together having played at the Hawth blues festival in 2010.

Ben Tyzack 'Deep river blues'

Could not resist this clip and I did not realise it was out there with Ben playing the Doc Watson classic 'Deep river blues'. This was at the 2015 Crawley Blues festival, sit back and enjoy.

Brooks Williams 'Statesboro' blues'

Fitting that we have Brooks playing about his hometown in Statesborough Georgia. This was from a live EP of tracks that he played in 2010 at the Crawley Blues festival. Just love the picking and the voice is sublime.