After a hugely successful 25th anniversary tour with his band, Ian Siegal moves into 2017 in a gentler fashion with a 9-date solo acoustic tour of the UK starting March 17.
Among his swelling collection of awards the most recent are for his acoustic work. His 2016 British Blues Award for Best Acoustic Artist (his third) saw him elevated to the Hall of Fame for a second time; and his Best Acoustic Artist nomination in the US Blues Music Awards brought him his third nomination in these “Grammys” of the blues – an unprecedented tally for a British artist.
The venues for this solo tour are mostly intimate club-type settings (Siegal’s preference) where his interaction with the audience comes into its own. In London he will play two shows: one at The Green Note in Camden (already sold out) and four days later on 25 March at the Bulls Head in Barnes.
A visit to Nottingham (22 March) sees him reunited with The Running Horse, the legendary pub venue on Alfreton Road recently reopened as a dedicated music venue. It was here in the nineties, when resident in Nottingham, that Siegal developed a following before touring in 2003-04 with Bill Wyman and launching his recording career in 2005.
Mar 17 Belfast: Enler Delta Blues Club
Mar 18 Liverpool: Philharmonic Music Room
Mar 19 Sheffield: Greystones
Mar 20 Southampton: Platform Tavern
Mar 21 London (Camden): Green Note
Mar 22 Nottingham: Running Horse
Mar 23 Poynton: Blue Funk
Mar 24 Bury: The Met
Mar 25 London (Barnes): Bull’s Head
Soon after this tour he heads to the Caribbean with his band for the Nevis Blues Festival (7 & 8 April). He plans to record a new album during the summer.