IT’S A Rocky road to Haworth for Diamond Dac as he returns to the village.

The singer-musician, co-headliner at the latest Blues and Roots Night at the Black Bull, has performed in a host of way-out places.

He has played 12,000 feet up in the Trap Bar in the Rocky Mountains, on Broadway, New York, in little French taverns, and on European radio stations.

At the Black Bull Saturday, November 25 he will be joined by master blues bassist Pete Taylor.

The 8pm gig will as usual begin with a set from Keighley singer-songwriter Ben Blue Waters, who is organising the event.

Ben said: “Diamond Dac started his musical life as a fascinated child listening to the radio stations on his parents’ crystal set while playing a toy banjo.

“He spent his teenage years starring in bands such as the Fugitives and the BobCats before embarking on an impressive solo career.

“Recent years have seen Dac study the world of blues music with an obsessional passion, travelling anywhere and everywhere throughout Europe and the US.

“He has listened and learned directly from the old masters, including John Jackson, Louisiana Red, Philadelphia Jerry Ricks and John Cephas, and the great modern performers including Woody Mann, Mike Dowling, John Miller and Michael Messer.”

The support act in Haworth is Leeds songwriter Joe Kemp, who mixes folk, jazz and soul.

Ben said: “He produces intricate and refreshingly different blue-eyed soul, performed in a powerful and exciting way.

“Taking influence from nature, books and the world around him, Joe offers a refreshingly different style of original music.”

Slide guitarist Ben Blue Waters will host the night and start things off with a set of blues classics by such artists as John Lee Hooker, Captain Beefheart, Son House and Howling Wolf.