Latemouth Blake

Vintage Blues

 

Showcasing the genius of 1920's and 1930's acoustic blues. Latemouth Blake pays homage to legendary artists such as Mississippi John Hurt, Blind Blake, Big Bill Broonzy, Blind Boy Fuller, Bo Carter, and Robert Johnson.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

upcoming gigs

 

2016

 

Fri 18th Mar, Valley Folk Club, Pontardawe, WALES

 

Blues is the name given to both a music that originated in African-American communities of the "Deep South" of the United States around the end of the 19th century. The first appearance of the blues is often dated between 1870 and 1900, in the 1920s due to the popularity of artists such as Blind Lemon Jefferson, and Blind Blake the blues became a major element of American popular music.

Featuring elaborate ragtime-based finger picking guitar, lyrics ripe with double entendres, and skulduggery. Pre-War Blues is filled with all kinds of inspired tales and poetry, truly one of the great treasures of music.

Based in Dorset, England, UK, Latemouth Blake is the vintage blues alto ego of Stompin' Dave Allen. Nominated for a British Blues Award 2014, Dave has worked exclusively as a musician since leaving university with a first class BA honours degree in Music in 2000 and joining Bournemouth based band The Producers, UK Blues Band of the Year award winners 1998-2001.

"He knows his blues, and delivers them with style." Blues Matters 2014

"a man in love with and at home with his craft." Blues In Britain 2014

past gigs

2013

Sun. 22nd Dec., The Royal Portland Arms, Portland, DORSET

Tues. 31st Dec., 131 The Promenade, Cheltenham, GLOUSTERSHIRE

2014

Tues. 21st Jan., The Golden Lion, BRISTOL

Sat. 8th Feb., The Pound Inn, Coxley, SOMERSET

Tues. 11th Mar., Prologue Bar, The Barnfield Theatre, DEVON

Sat. 15th Mar., The Woodman Inn, Bridport, DORSET

Tues. 25th Mar., Prologue Bar, The Barnfield Theatre, DEVON

Sun. 23rd Mar., The Royal Portland Arms, Portland, DORSET

Sun. 13th Apr., Platform Tavern, Southampton, HAMPSHIRE

Sun. 11th May. The Three Compasses, Charminster, DORSET

Sun. 25th May, Fanny's Meadow, SOMERSET

Thu. 29th May, Brewdog Shoreditch, LONDON

Fri. 8th Aug., The Illchester Arms, Abbotsbury, DORSET

Sun. 10th Aug., Platform Tavern, Southampton, HAMPSHIRE

Sat. 20th Sep., The Bell, Ash, SOMERSET

Sun. 28th Sep., Southsea Folk Roots & Blues Weekend, HAMPSHIRE

Sun. 12th Oct., The Royal Portland Arms, Portland, DORSET

Tue. 21st Oct., The Golden Lion, BRISTOL

Fri. 24th Oct., Mr Kyps, Poole, DORSET

Sun. 2nd Nov., The Three Compasses, Charminster, DORSET

Sun. 30th Nov., Durnovaria, Dorchester, DORSET

Thu. 11th Dec. The Dolphin, St. Deny's, HAMPSHIRE

2015

Sun. 4th Jan., Durnovaria, Dorchester, DORSET

Thu. 22nd Jan., Platform Tavern, Southampton, HAMPSHIRE

Sun. 1st Mar, Durnovaria, Dorchester, DORSET

Fri. 12th June, The Wine Barrel, Truro, CORNWALL

 

Sat. 20th June, Molly's Den, The Customs House, West Bay, DORSET

 

Fri. 7th Aug. The Wine Barrel, Truro, CORNWALL

 

Fri. 11th Sep., The Greyhound, Corfe Caste, DORSET

 

Fri. 30th Oct., The Wine Barrel, Truro, CORNWALL

 

Sun. 15th Nov., The Green Note, LONDON