|Craig Rhind photo by Ken Ansted|
This Valentine's Day the magic is going to be the amazing pairing of our own CBBlues veteran Tom Poole with British blues bassist Craig Rhind, who just happens to be in Spain for a short visit.
Those blues fans out of Leicestershire, England will certainly know of the blues power trio called the DIRTY ROBBERS. This is Craig Rhinds current band, however he has a list of blues performer greats on is own personal roster for whom he has keep the back beat. That list includes Steve Marriott, Dr Feelgood, Carey Bell and Phil Guy (Buddy's brother) Occasional Craig gigs with Steve Gibbons, Eric Bell amd Tony McPhee.
According to Tom Poole, Craig is a "rare talent as well as a humble soul". The two of them met years ago here in Spain, but this will be the first time that they will be performing together. We are so lucky to have them at our CBBlues Matinee Valentine's Show.
Q. What is it about a blues bassline that holds your attention or grabs your mojo ?
A. I've heard it said and do tend to agree - that we don't play the notes, we play the gaps between the notes. Essentially the bass enriches and leads into the melody.
Q. How is it that you are in Spain at this time of the year?
A. I am on a "sort-of" vacation; a 'between work brea. ' I have a house here and come when I can.
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