Artists who will be appearing at the Hawth

Jim Crawford 'Sugar Cane'

He is a quiet and humble man who has been heard to say that he’d rather go fishing with his dog for company than perform live. He has, nonetheless, toured much of Europe and the States captivating audiences with his intimate folk/blues style. Softly spoken, Jim has for years has been revered among professional musicians as a consummate finger-picker and slide guitarist. He also has a great baritone voice and his performances are always punctuated by humour and raconteur stories that hold the audience mesmerised.

Aynsley Lister 'Mad man blues' @ the Hawth

Aynsley Lister is one of the UK’s hottest contemporary blues guitarists – many consider him to be among the best in the world. Tonight he performs up close and personal in a stripped-down solo set, intimate setting.

Aynsley has been thrilling Hawth audiences for years being the only artist to play ten years consecutively.

‘superb’ The Times

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.