THE BLACK Bull in Haworth will host an acoustic afternoon on Sunday, January 28.

Two duos will provide the music – from Leeds come the High Hollers and from Knaresborough come Steamtown, with organiser Ben Blue Waters beginning at 2.30pm with a solo set.

Ben said: “The High Hollers are a foot-stomping, toe-tapping, finger-clicking, cider-swilling acoustic guitar/harmonica duo who will be lurching through the swamps of blues, country, rockabilly and jugband.”

The act features Sleepy Kev Bishop on harmonica and vocals and Moortown Slim on guitar and vocals.

Steamtown play self-penned Yorkshire Americana on banjo, guitar, harmonica and suitcase kick drum.

Jeff Whiley and Elli Brodie met at their local acoustic club and have been playing together since February 2016.

As well as regularly playing live in Leeds, York and Knaresborough, they spent a few days in the studio last summer recording their first album Waiting at the Station featuring songs about love, drinking and trains. The next character”

Ben is a solo acoustic slide guitar player and singer, performing classic blues songs from the 1920s onwards, along with some originals.

He has been playing music and gigging since the 1970s, sometimes in bands, sometimes solo, and in various genres from R&B to punk to avant garde.

Along the way he has always maintained a deep love of the simple country blues of artists like Son House and Robert Johnson, and the urban blues of Howling Wolf, Muddy Waters and John Lee Hooker.