Slide Guitarist

Ben Blue Waters

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About Ben

Slide Guitarist
Keighley
Footstomping slide guitar blues, playing old blues classics, and also a few of my own songs. I have my own PA if needed.

I am an acoustic slide guitarist, playing blues classics by Howling Wolf, Son House, John Lee Hooker and many more, and also a few of my own songs. I have been a gigging musician since the late 1970's, and play regularly around Yorkshire, Lancashire and beyond, with many repeat bookings. I have my own PA system if needed.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I require car parking close to venues
I own a PA system
Musicianship
Genres:
1920s era music, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, Blues, Acoustic
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Instruments:
Slide guitar
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Event types:
Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Birthday party
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Song list

TITLE - ORIGINAL ARTIST - COMPOSER
Hoochie Coochie Man - Muddy Waters - Willie Dixon
Death Letter - Son House - Son House
Little Red Rooster - Howling Wolf - Willie Dixon
Sun Goin' Down - Son House - Son House
Pony Blues - Son House - Son House
I Ain't Superstitous - Howling Wolf - Chester Burnett
When It Blows It's Stacks - Captain Beefheart - Don Van Vliet
Ain't No Santa Claus - Captain Beefheart - Don Van Vliet
I Walk Alone - Benjamin Horrendous -Ben Waters
Preaching The Blues - Son House - Son House
Yonder Comes My Mother - Son House - Son House
Boogie Chillun - John Lee Hooker - John Lee Hooker
Back Door Man - Howling Wolf - Willie Dixon
Right Now - Isley Bros - E Jasper
Willie n' The Hand Jive - Johnny Otis - Johnny Otis
No Place To Go - Howling Wolf - Chester Burnett
Lonesome Blues - Son House - Son House
No Expectations - Rolling Stones - Jagger/Richards
Taildragger - Howling Wolf - Willie Dixon
Rollin' and Tumblin' - Muddy Waters - Muddy Waters
Old Black Snake - John Lee Hooker - John Lee Hooker
Dust My Broom - Robert Johnson - Robert Johnson
Wanna Go Home on The Mornin Train - Son House - Son House
Hobo Blues - John Lee Hooker - John Lee Hooker
Grow Fins - Captain Beefheart - Don Van Vliet
Love In Vain - Robert Johnson - Robert Johnson
John The Revealator - Son House - Traditional
Hey Little Girl - Professor Longhair - Roy Byrd
County Farm Blues - Son House - Son House
A Little Bit More - Benjamin Horrendous - Ben Waters
Thinking Blues - Bessie Smith - Bessie Smith
On The Road Again - Canned Heat - Floyd/Wilson
Born Under a Bad Sign - Albert King - Bell/Booker
Prodigal Son - Rev. Robert Wilkins - Rev. Robert Wilkins
Rolling Stone - Robert Wilkins - Robert Wilkins
That Doggone Dog - Benjamin Horrendous - Ben Waters
How Can a Poor Man Stand Such Times and Live? - Blind Alfred Reed - Alfred Reed
Big Boss Man - Jimmy Reed - Al Dixon/A Smith
Send Me to the 'Lectric Chair - Bessie Smith - George Brooks
Going Down Slow - St Louis Jimmy - Jimmy Oden
Depot Blues - Son House - Son House
Cancer Blues - Ben Blue Waters - Ben Waters
My Daddy Was a Jockey - John Lee Hooker - John Lee Hooker
Sure Nuff n Yes I Do - Captain Beefheart - Don Van Vliet
I'll Get Back to You - Ben Blue Waters - Ben Waters
I Can't Be Satisfied - Muddy Waters - Muddy Waters
Hey Porter - Johnny Cash - Johnny Cash
Good Morning Mr Railroad Man - Trad - Trad
Mean Old Highway - Sonny Boy Williamson #1 - John Lee Williamson
Grinning in Your Face - Son House - Son House
Don't Let Nobody Turn You Round - Robert Wilkins - Robert Wilkins
You'll Never Know - Ben Blue Waters - Ben Waters
Ah Feel Like Ahcid - Captain Beefheart - Don van Vliet
The Voodoo Queen - Benjamin Horrendous - Ben Waters
I Turned You On - Isley Bros - Isley Bros
Muddy Water - Bessie Smith - Richman/DeRose/Trent
Everybody Else is Upside Down - Ben Blue Waters - Ben Waters
Change My Way - Howling Wolf - Chester Burnett
Wang Dang Doodle - Howling Wolf - Willie Dixon
Standing at My Window - Arthur Crudup - Arthur Crudup

Prices

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Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£100
Up to 1 hour£165
Up to 2 hours£165
Up to 3 hours£190

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Fran M, 8 months ago

I have seen Ben Blue Waters perform at a variety of different gigs around Yorkshire and have always thoroughly enjoyed watching him. He is a brilliant performer and is consistently professional, charming and warm, with a fantastic voice. In addition to this he is a very skilled guitarist! The way he performs is also distinctive - I was once unaware that he was playing at a venue I was passing but just hearing a muffled version of him through the wall was enough for me to recognise him! I of course immediately went inside to enjoy his performance. Ben rightly receives so much appreciation from his audiences - I would highly recommend booking him, especially for audiences who love the blues!

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Paul J, 11 months ago

It was great to welcome Ben back to Mill Hey. His foot stomping blues were certainly a favourite with the crowd. Thank you Ben and hope to see you back at Mill Hey again in the future.

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From other musicians:

Doug Nissley
24th December 2016
Doug Nissley

I've performed with Ben several times and am always impressed with his abilities and knowledge of the Blues.