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Rag Mama Rag
19/10/2018 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday 19th October 2018 – we welcome Rag Mama Rag to the Hinckey ACT.
“With a line-up which can generate the kind of rock family tree that used to be turned into a tv show, The Jigantics have fused the disparate talents of its members to hop between styles almost at will – but always with a touch of class. And just as they varied the styles, so they switched between instruments and vocals with no let-up in the impact.”
Richard Howarth, Stratford Herald
With special guest Vagabond Fires.
About Rag Mama Rag
Formed in 1991, the English duo Rag Mama Rag, have slowly and consistently built up their reputation as one of Europes finest Country Blues acts.
With an interesting and wide range of instruments, (Ashley Dow: Henderson Acoustic Guitar, National and Dobro Resonator Bottleneck Guitars, Weissenborn Acoustic Lap Steel, Ukulele and Vocals, plus Deborah Dow: Harmonica, Washboard, Percussion and Backing Vocals), Rag Mama Rag create an exceptionally full and hard driving rhythmic sound which soon has audiences feet tapping.
Their repertoire is 20s and 30s Blues based, but extremely varied, encompassing Mississippi Blues, East Coast Ragtime sounds, early White Country tunes, Original Compositions, and many other regional styles of the 20s and 30s period.
Touring non stop in Europe during the last ten years Rag Mama Rag have clocked up well over 2000 concerts and have played at many major festivals in France, Belgium and Germany.
Booking and venue details
The entrance fee for the evening was £11 for members and £12 for non-members.
The event started 8.00 pm, with doors opening at 7.30 p.m.
The Hinckley ACT
Based in the Sketchley Meadows Business Park, Hinckley ACT is a high quality music venue that offers an informal and intimate atmosphere for concerts and for the monthly club nights, where musicians can come along and ‘take the stage.’ Established by company chairman, Keith London, on the premises of his firm Advanced Carbide Tooling (A.C.T.), the venue provides full stage and seating facilities, plus top quality sound and lighting equipment.
There is a licensed bar and ample free car parking.