James Leg / The Bonnevilles
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A double bill of the finest and filthiest… Heavy Garage Blues
May we introduce…
Firstly James Leg – Secondly The Bonnevilles
James Leg (aka John Wesley Myers of the Black Diamond Heavies, Lee County Killers) has just released his third solo album, Blood On The Keys.
Back in his days with the Heavies, Leg laid the foundation for his solo work with his down-n-dirty keys, fervent live performances and trademark gruff black snake moan.
Leg, the son of a Texas preacher, started playing piano when he was just six. Raised on southern gospel music, he began preaching at the church his father pastored at the age of 14. Two years later he became infected with the lure of rock-n-roll and eventually alcohol and drugs.
It was this contrast of good & evil, heaven & hell that would affect not only his music – but also his impassioned live performances evoking some sort of fervid snake-handling Pentecostal preacher in the middle of a lung- busting, jugular- popping sermon (albeit with a Fender Rhodes and you get the picture).
Where: Ramsgate Music Hall, 13 Turner Street, CT11 8NJ
Contact: 01843 591815