14 Dec 2015

Tom Attah & The Bad Man Clan - Hebden Bridge Blues Festival 2014

If you thought that you knew all about the wonderful and charismatic Tom Attah, that cheerful geezer from Leeds who does brilliant solo guitar and travels the world with tales of Son House and Bam Bam the dancer – then think again.

Tom was back at Hebden, but this time he brought The Bad Man Clan with him.
The electric stage room was packed, with no place to swing a Hat and, like moths to the Clan's flame, they were drawn in by the dynamic sound coming from this crew. They roared, they stomped, they sang all the words to 'Born under a Bad Sign' and 'Mojo Workin' and they punched the daylights out of what little air was left in the room. Tom started at 100 miles an hour and didn't slow. With another fine guitarist and a harp alongside, as well as the back two, Tom and The Clan cooked a storm and delivered the kind of set, with encores, that festivals were invented for. Melting Hot.