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* WC Handy award winners, with Lazy Lester collaboration “Lazy Lester Rides Again” (1987, reissued 2011)
* British Blues Connection Award for “Down To The Shuffle” (1991)
Led by top UK Blues singer and harmonica player Tim Elliott, award winning British Blues band Blues ‘n’ Trouble has forged an international reputation over almost 30 years as a hard driving, good time Blues and Boogie outfit.
Rising from the depths of Livingston, Scotland, in the early 1980s, Tim Elliott and Blues ‘n’ Trouble journeyed from their Edinburgh base to secure an international audience and fan base, touring incessantly and working with blues greats such as Robert Cray, Pinetop Perkins, Charlie Musselwhite, Buddy Guy and Junior Wells.
Their Chicago blues inspired sound, delivered with take-no-prisoners attitude and barely controlled energy behind Tim’s impassioned vocal and harmonica, caused BB King to remark that B ‘n’ T were “the best white blues band in the world” - an opinion reinforced by the winning of a prized WC Handy award for their collaboration with Lazy Lester (“Lazy Lester Rides Again” - re-issued on CD in 2011).
New Blues ‘n’ Trouble CD "Try Anything Twice" ranges from classic blues to psychedelia, representing the retooled and reinvigorated Blues 'n' Trouble line-up
incorporating Tim Elliott (vocals/harmonica), Sandy Tweeddale (guitar/vocals), Angus Rose (keyboards/guitar), Rod Kennard (bass) and Andy Munro (drums)
Blues ‘n’ Trouble has been making recent Festival appearances in tandem with Scottish singer Maggie Bell, and is heading for 30th anniversary celebrations with all the fire and swagger for which this top British blues band has always been renowned.
“These guys have a legitimate beef with God for
not letting them all be born in Texas, where their rumbustious, motorvating,
guitar-slamming boogie would
have made them legends by now.”
Charles Shaar Murray