Date(s) - 02/06/2018
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Old Fire Station Carlisle
In January 2017 Manchester native Norman Beaker became only one of eight 21st-century British artists to be officially recognised and inducted as a Legend in the American Heritage Society’s Blues Hall of Fame®, alongside his colleagues Jack Bruce, Peter Green, John Mayall, Jeff Beck, Keith Richards, Mick Jagger and Eric Clapton.
His legendary status should come as no surprise; Norman is one of those very first artists who with such iconic colleagues as Chris Barber, Alexis Korner, and Graham Bond helped to create the unique British Blues, R&B and Rock sound that captivated the world.
Norman kept its classic ageless signature sound alive throughout his distinguished career, whether playing solo or with a Who’s Who of blues, soul and rock from both sides of the Atlantic, including Chuck Berry, Jack Bruce, Van Morrison, Peter Green, Buddy Guy, Ruby Turner, and B.B. King, who stated, “Norman is like a white Freddie King”, testimony to Norman’s merits as a superior guitarist, vocalist and frontman.
There weren’t many of these gifted first and finest who defined the British Blues genre…and now sadly there are even fewer still.
Of these rare national treasures who still remain, none serve the music more faithfully than Norman Beaker, whose guitar, voice and original songs are as fresh and powerful as when he first began in the Northern clubs of the ’60’s…and continue as ageless and enduring as his home city itself.
Blues Hall of Fame® Legend Exhibit: Norman Beaker