ROCKABILLY comes to Oxenhope this month closely followed by blues, country and jugband.

The High Hollers promise a rich brew of musical styles as they play the village’s latest Blues and Roots Night on January 19.

The Leeds band have been invited by Keighley blues singer-songwriter Ben Blue Waters who organises the monthly event at the Bay Horse.

He said the High Hollers, along with fellow Bay Horse performer Joe Kemp, were among Leeds’s finest acoustic acts.

Ben said: “The High Hollers played their first gig at the Packhorse Leeds in December 2009 and have been playing in and around Yorkshire ever since.

“A foot-stomping, toe-tapping, finger-clicking, cider-swilling acoustic guitar/harmonica duo, they lurch through the swamps of blues, country, rockabilly and jugband.

“They are a beat-up, white-walled, pick-up truck of a band crashing down the lanes of country, blues and rockabilly.

“From bone-shaking, foot-to-the-floor stompers, to window-down, sun-in-your-face freewheelers, this is music that moves.”

The High Hollers’ influences include Brownie McGhee, Scotty Moore, Carl Perkins, Sonny Terry, Cannon’s Jug Stompers, Sonny Boy Williamson, The Memphis Jug Band, Blind Boy Fuller, Muddy Waters, Jesse Fuller and Jimmy Reed.

Also playing on January 19 will be Leeds singer/songwriter Joe Kemp, who promises intricate and refreshingly different blue-eyed soul performed in a powerful and exciting way.

Ben said: “Joe’s songs are influenced by soul, folk, jazz, blues, world, bossa-nova/samba and electronica.”

Ben Blue Waters will host the night and play an opening set of foot-stomping slide guitar blues songs by artists such as Howling Wolf, Muddy Waters and John Lee Hooker.

The gig begins at 8pm.