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Hi, wondered if anyone could help: am looking for the name of an American blues / folksy artist I saw at the Irish centre Digbeth.
Black Afro American Deep South type of thing – actually forgotten when but must have been mid, late eighties (possibly early nineties). Oldish guy even then in the autumn of his career I’d say.
As I recall, he was solo, so name was something (but wasn’t) like: Eddie Hawkins ???
It was Ted Hawkins, absolutely awesome! It was 1988 or 89 one of the best events I had the privilege of attending.
He tragically died 1.1.1995 there’s quite a lot on youtube, but a lot out of publication due to his chaotic existence.
The Hurling Boys have played many times at the Irish Centre but don’t seem to be in your archive of Musicians/Bands!!
Memories of the Irish Centre are being right at the front at a Wedding Present gig, and sharing Dave Gedge’s orange juice that he handed to the sweaty crowd. And, not having tickets to a gig given by The Sundays, I decided to chance my luck and turned up during the band’s soundcheck in the afternoon. I slipped into the venue and stood at the back of the room and was given an exclusive performance that was even better than going to the concert itself. I remember Harriet shuffling around in her socks. Wonderful!
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