Big Night For The Blues

David Leggatt
Glasgow Evening Times
Big night for the Blues

A rave is in store for Glasgow's folk and blues fans in the Woodside Halls tomorrow night. The star of the show, titled BLUES FOLK, is John Martyn, a young Glasgow singer-composer whose songs have made a big impact on the national folk scene. Many well-known performers including Julie Felix are considering John's songs as possible recording material.

Another big attraction will be multi-instrumentalists Billy Connolly and Tommy Harvey. The two boys have been together for only a short time but a show in the Close Theatre and a programme with Matt McGinn on B.B.C.2 have helped to establish them quickly.

The programme's special guest is the young coloured singer from Los Angeles, Dorris Henderson. Dorris, a firm favourite in Scotland, sings blues and spirituals of her native country. The show starts at 7.30 p.m.


Material kindly provided by John Neil Munro. "This is the first mention I can find of John Martyn in the local media."