*** Please note Roland Jones has cancelled due to illness but the very talented Benjamin Bassford has stepped in***
Free Entry 4-6pm
Hailing from an old pit village outside of Mansfield, singer-songwriter Benjamin Bassford is an Acoustic Solo Artist, doused and nuanced in; Blues, Roots, Folk and Country. Benjamin’s style of performance has been compared to those of; Tom Waits, John Renbourn, Mance Lipscome, R.L. Burnside, Bob Dylan, Kelly Joe Phelps, Ry Cooder & various others. Yet despite his ecliptic mix of influences Benjamin also brings his own personal style to his work, which has led some to suggest he is beginning to define a space in the genre; entitling it ‘Blues Nior’.
Nominated for Acoustic Artist of The Year, alongside Young Artist of the Year in the 2018 UK Blues Awards, Benjamin is beginning to carve out a reputation for his live shows; while also receiving acclaim for his recordings.