The Deadbeats return to The Bullingdon Oxford on Thursday November 15th to support the legendary bluesman Lightnin Willie and we are pretty fecking excited. Well remembered and loved in Oxford, he was a regular at The Bullingdon during the period he lived over here. Originally from Dallas Texas and now residing in the Los Angeles area Willie plays in a traditional blues format with traditional instrumentation of guitar, keyboards, accordion, bass, drums, and horns. He plays on a regular basis in LA with Grammy award winning producer/guitarist Pete Anderson who incidentally produced his new album NO BLACK NO WHITE JUST BLUES on Little Dog Records which is receiving incredibly consistent reviews and airplay worldwide.” In a world of guitar slingers, Los Angeles-based bluesman is a rare find. His guitar, a 1950 Gibson ES-5N has a rich, deep tone and Willie’s tasteful style create a sound that’s light years away from the howling Fender Stratocasters that populate so many modern blues recordings. His understated dexterity on guitar and cool, relaxed vocals form a unique style that’s simultaneously laid back and steeped in tradition. ” – ELMORE MAGAZINE 2017.
Tickets from WeGotTickets – £13 notes or £15 on the door – doors at 7pm with Oxford favourite Tony Batey kicking off shortly after – a night not to miss y’all. Lightnin’ Willie + Deadbeat Apostles <> Tony Batey