Milford Blues Night

The Blues Night at Milford in June was such a success; they are going to do it again. The second Blues Night will be on Saturday 12 October. The headline performers will be Lewis Cohen and Ben Somers, a highly energetic and entertaining duo, comprising Lewis Cohen on guitar and vocals and Ben Somers on double bass and vocals.

Lewis Cohen is one of the brightest rising stars among British blues players. Much of his material is from the 1920s and 1930s, the golden age of early blues recordings when Charlie Patton, Leroy Carr, Robert Johnson, Bukka White, Son House and other seminal artists were prominent. Lewis will dip into this bountiful reserve and present his own interpretations with vitality, swing and panache. Combined with the masterful, driving rhythms of Ben Somers on double bass, this talented duo is powerful and energetic. Their repertoire also includes Americana and bluegrass 

The event will be at The Milford Community Centre, a splendid music venue which stages folk, jazz and many other performances. The show will again be hosted by Bob Long; a local bluesman with a liking for early, acoustic blues, ragtime and jug band music Bob explains, “ The turnout last time and the feedback from the audience has prompted us to do it again. We have in mind to make this a regular but infrequent event, every few months”. In addition to the Lewis Cohen/Ben Somers duo, there will be support from local blues musicians.

The show starts at 8pm and tickets (£8 in advance and on the door) are bookable at Box Office 01590 644861