Boneyard - Hebden Bridge Blues Festival 2012
The Hat was obliged to test the'Howlin Fox' beer and then was helped down the road to Marshall's Bar where Boneyard were kicking up the dust. You would never have noticed that they were having to deal with the absence of their Hammmond keyboard man and using a stand-in drummer. Coming from Leeds, the smart and fast front duo had a clear rapport with each other and the audience who loved the local banter and backchat.
During a wonderfully varied gig, they gave us a terrific version of' 'Superstition' with guitarist Sam Hirst soaring through a long and impressive guitar break and we were treated to some classic John Lee Hooker with an up-tempo twist on 'Boom Boom'. These guys can probably play anything and just to prove it they got everyone up with the Nashville Teens number 'Tobacco Road'. A great set to a packed house at Marshalls Bar...and it was free! Wow!