3 June: Trevor Babajack Trio [Bare Blues and Rural Roots]
‘Howling Wolf meets Screaming Jay Hawkins…carried on the wings of wailing slide guitar’ Richard Wall – Blues in Britain
Since first coming to prominence as one half of the multi-award-winning band ‘Babajack’, Trevor Babajack Steger has established himself as a highly sought-after performer on the British Blues and Roots scene. His travels have taken him the length of the UK, across Europe and Africa, headlining Blues and Roots festivals, and from little French cafés to The Royal Albert Hall.
Trevor’s music is influenced by his passion for early rural Blues, mixed with the sounds of rhythmic African roots, in what can only be described as his own genre of original and seemingly improvised music, that makes him a thrilling and unique artist. He has an immediacy and charisma that draws you close to the music, demanding your attention. His haunting voice, style of slide guitar and harp playing has earnt him recognition in The UK Blues Awards, The British Blues Awards and Blues & Roots Radio Awards as one of Britain’s best harmonica players and acoustic Blues artists.
As well as playing songs from his back catalogue, Trevor will be performing music from his recently released album ‘Not Far To Go’. This is a new collection of self-penned, original songs reflecting on life, lust and disappointment, which will make you perhaps laugh out loud, simply cry but certainly tap your feet. He will be accompanied by deliciously soaring violin playing from Jo Chambers and the energetic and driving percussion of Jesse Benns, enhancing the overall sound in a subtle but effective way. The only thing better than listening to Trevor, is to watch him playing live, to witness the transformation he undergoes during each performance.
‘It’s easy to imagine the spirits of long-gone Blues legends catching a fleeting ride on Trevor’s music, nodding in approval that their legacy is in safe hands’ Blues in Britain
‘Trevor Babajack Steger with only his guitar, harp, voice and stomp box remind us how powerful a writer and performer he is.’ Liz Aitken – Blues Doodles
‘Trevor’s vocal, guitar and stomp skills combined with Jo Chambers on violin and Jesse Benns on cajon made sure we witnessed an incredible musical evening.’ The Coulston Club, London (November 2022)