Event Description

When Brian Kramer from Brooklyn was barely out of his teens he was hanging out with legendary blues men, picking up tips and advice from folks such as Buddy Guy and Junior Wells when they would visit his hometown in N.Y.C.

Junior took a particular liking to Brian and paid careful attention in showing him the right moves and how to play from the heart.

Junior would join Brian on his first record, Brian Kramer and the Bluesmasters featuring Junior Wells, Win or Lose. He backed Brian up on almost every track and Brian backed Junior up on four of his songs.

Former Rolling Stone Mick Taylor was also part of these sessions, which were a gathering of the finest, most respected sidemen in the U.S.

Throughout the 90’s Brian toured and continued to be a fixture within the New York club scene, performing frequently with the great Blues man Larry Johnson until re-locating overseas, seeking a broader range of opportunities.

He has since travelled the globe, touring through the U.S. and Canada, throughout England, Scotland, Ireland, France, Germany, Scandinavia, South Africa, Portugal and Japan and recorded/ performed with world-class artists such as:

Eric Bibb, Taj Mahal, Alvin Youngblood Hart, Toumani Diabate, Isabella Lundgren to name just a few.

His past releases have received great acclaim and praise and many have coined the new praise “uplifting-blues” when referring to Brian’s recordings:

“ Brian Kramer produces one splendid song after another. Beautiful songs full of nostalgia, but at the same time ultra-modern. All this qualifies Brian Kramer as a reflection of the new reality of the blues in the 21st century.”

-Rootstime Magazine

 For more about Brian Kramer, where he is performing, and a more detailed bio & his discography, check out kramerblues.com

Eliza Claire (Support)

Eliza is a songwriting, multi-instrument musician based in Cornwall. Having spent the early part of her life in the wild nature of the moors, her music has been described as therapeutic and soulful.
She thoughtfully weaves music and poetry together to create beautiful, haunting melodies. Taking inspiration from folk, love and the beauty of nature, she wraps the listener up in her warm embrace of sound and takes them on a journey.
Growing up, Eliza influences ranged from Chopin to Cara Dillon. A stint in classical orchestras and theatre pits allowed her to appreciate diverse musical genres. Alongside this came a yearning for a stripped-back approach, raw and vulnerable, which encapsulates the beat she drums to now, her homecoming.

Gem Caley (support)

Gem is a Cornwall-based guitarist and songwriter. Growing up in London, she was taught to play guitar by a blues-loving bassist-turned-guitarist, an experience that continues to influence her music today. Over the years, Gem has played a variety of genres, from post-metal to pop, but when left to her own devices, she always comes back to the blues. Her songs are a mixture of reimagined classics and heartfelt originals emphasising storytelling and personal reflection.

Brian Kramer + Support

Friday 30th August 2024
8:00 pm

£15 Advance; £17 Door