|Friday 05 September 2014 @ 09:00pm : -
Taking inspiration from the great delta players such as Robert Johnson, Blind Willie McTell, Son House and Mississippi John Hurt, Andy Broad combines their raw syncopation with the sounds of Chicago (e.g. Muddy Waters and Howling Wolf) and the modern song writing approach of the likes of Robert Cray welding the whole into a powerful music for the modern day.
Equally at home on Acoustic and Electric guitar, playing both slide and fretted styles, Andy considers his music to be Urban rather than Country Blues, after all he lives in the City Of Portsmouth and has never been near a cotton field in his life! The subject matter of his music reflects this urban perspective, whilst remaining very much in the traditions of the music.
“Saw Andy play at Dixieland, Verteuil on Friday. Our whole party blown away by his guitar playing. Never seen anything like it live. Fantastic!!” - Pete - Walker Broad Website Blog Comment
"... a rollicking bit of slide ... " - CHRIS BROOM - The News
“If you are into Acoustic Blues, this album is a must” - Adrian Blacklee - Blues Matters
"clever and acomplished guitar work embelished with a resonant clear vocal ... some fine slide" - Bob Chaffey - Blues In Britain Magazine Issue 123
"Ohhhh yeah ... nice and bouncy ... and bluesy ... and just down right good ... You can tell when a craftsman is not only making a piece of art ... but when he is enjoying his work during the process ... labor becomes play ... and the creation shines ever so brightly ... The sound is not just sound ... but a vehicle to carry the inner smile of the creator to the outer receptor of the listener and travel all the way through and back out again ... only leaving behind a little piece of that art for the listener to recall and enjoy many times over ... such is the case with this thoroughly great tune ... Keep ''em coming Andy - Sam Cat - Review @ IAC Music
“If I didn''t already know he wrote it, I''d bet money "From The Roots On Down" is one of the legendary lost Robert Johnson tracks. Sweet slide work, too. From Andy''s album of the same title....” - Streetcorner Serenade @IAC Music
“Monday was blues day with respected artist Andy Broad delivering some superb picking and stupendous vocals ...” - Russell Hill - Maverick Magazine ( Review Of Southsea Folk & Roots Festival)
“Catchy Grooving Riff jumps out at you right away, nice ! real fine vocals by Andy, certainly got the chops going on with a definite killer feel and dynamite action on that guitar, loved the listen ,total in the pocket feel, great stuff” - Bryon Tosof - Blues Music Is Truth
“Yea, I like it” - Folken Blues & Americana Review @ IACMusic.com
“Blues is what Andy does..... and he does it Well! ” - We Got Da Blues Station @ IACMusic.com
"Hi Eddie, Just to let you know, Great set from Andy Broad last night, really enjoyable played with real commitment and feeling. Thanks for booking him, must repeat. Rick" - R.... - Audience Feedback From The Poacher
"The first set was acoustic, Andy has an excellent voice and is an accomplished guitarist ... I can''t wait for them to come back I even purchased the CD ."M.... - Audience Feedback From The Poacher