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Stuart Macbeth

Century old blues and jazz from Stuart Macbeth (piano/vocal) and Carlo Matassa (guitar) stars of The Original Rabbit Foot Spasm Band.

Stuart is a singer, writer and bandleader with a lifelong passion for old jazz and blues music. He performs historical material with a quartet – and quirky original songs with his seven piece group, The Original Rabbit Foot Spasm Band – named after the blues troupe which once claimed Bessie Smith as a member, and the spasm bands that lined the streets of New Orleans playing homemade instruments. Bold, brassy and imaginative, The Original Rabbit Foot Spasm Band have been moving feet in the dancehalls of  Europe since 2007.  

Historic repertoire includes 1920s classics like “St Louis Blues”, “Careless Love”, “Gimme A Pigfoot and a Bottle of Beer” and ’30s standards such as “On The Sunny Side of the Street” and “If I Had You”.

"The authentic sound of New Orleans - possibly during a hurricane"  - Nightshift Magazine

Earlier Event: March 12
Nick Giles
Later Event: March 26
Cyrus Gabrysch