In this age of dubstep and grindcore, it’s sometimes too easy to forget the very roots of today’s popular music. So it’s very reassuring to know that there are still young musicians such as the Blueswater Collective that are keeping the very spirit of the blues alive and well. With only an hour to fill, the 11 strong band soar through an array of classic blues tunes, spanning 9 decades, including hits from blues legends Muddy Waters, Big Mama Thornton, Chuck Berry and Stevie Ray Vaughn, to name but a few. With their incredibly impressive solos and big band swagger, the group has the crowd dancing and cheering for more. Who needs techno when you’ve got the blues?
theSpace on Niddry St, 5 – 27 Aug, 8.55pm (9.55pm), £6.00 – £8.50, fpp197.
tw rating 5/5