Duo bringing rhythm and American blue to Wooler

Rag Mama Rag's Ashley and Deborah Dow use a diverse range of instruments
Rag Mama Rag's Ashley and Deborah Dow use a diverse range of instruments

Blues fans can take a tour of 1920s and 1930s America in Wooler next weekend when Rag Mama Rag bring their show to the Cheviot Centre.

The duo’s blues-based but extremely varied repertoire takes in Mississippi Blues, East Coast Ragtime sounds, early White Country tunes, American folk and many other regional styles.

Rag Mama Rag’s Ashley and Deborah Dow use a diverse range of instruments including ukulele, washboard, Hawaiian guitar, acoustic guitar, harmonica and national steel guitar to create a full and hard driving rhythmic sound.

The Highlights touring concert will raise funds for the Glendale Festival, part of the Glendale Gateway Trust, which provides a free day of live music, street entertainment and fun for locals and visitors every July.

“Doors open around 7pm and we’d love people to come a little early and enjoy a glass of wine and a chat before the show,” said festival chairman Bob Snooks.

The Rag Mama Rag show is at Cheviot Centre, Wooler on Saturday October 25. Tickets cost £7 for adults, £6 for concessions and a family ticket is available at £18. To book tickets either ring 01668 282406 or email ggtadmin@wooler.org.uk or call in at the Cheviot Centre in Padgepool Place, Wooler. Tickets will also be available on the door.