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CANCELLED Blues Weekender : The Franck Ash Band

25th June / 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm

The passion and love for the Blues that was ignited in Franck when he was a child, picking up the guitar at 12 – is still alive and visible on stage today! You’ll be blown away by this understated, well-respected name on the Blues Scene. Gaining critical acclaim, touring the world and recording since the eighties. We’re delighted to have this star of the blues guitar, with us for this special Toulouse Blues Weekender.

Franck’s debut album in 1999 ‘This Must Be Love’ was released to critical acclaim across the international Blues scene, resulting in an award from the French Academy Of Jazz and an award as best European artist in 2000 by Euroblues.

As inimitably his own style Franck continued to develop a unique and versatile repertoire with a fusion of Soul, R’nB and Funk on a solid Blues ground and released ‘Beyond The Clouds’ in 2003.

2011 – ‘Caught in The Act – Live In London’ definitely shows that Franck loves being on stage and his live performances are full of energy and virtuosity. In this live recording he also truly enjoys bringing along new arrangements to great Blues standards.

This new album confirms that Franck Ash is a fine Blues artists at work in Europe today making him a regular guest at festivals.

WITH SCREAMIN’ JAY HAWKINS. 1995 – Alongside the work with his own band, Franck was also invited to become band leader and guitar player for the great Screamin’ Jay Hawkins. This lasted up until Screamin’Jay’s passing in February 2000. They toured Europe and USA (13th Chigago Blues Festival) and recorded two albums : « At Last » in Memphis Sam Phillips studio (97), and ‘Live At The Olympia’ in Paris (98).

AS SUPPORT ACT. Franck Ash was booked for : Luther Allison, Dr. John, Robert Cray, Robben Ford , Magic Slim, Taj Mahal.


25th June
8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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