Blues guitarist extraordinaire, Martin Cummins of the Stonecold Hobos.
Every time I hear Martin Cummins and the Stonecold Hobos play their Delta blues and rock and roll I wonder, why the hell is there not a Blues festival in Drogheda?
Blues on the Boyne, Boyneside Blues, call it what you like but this event could be huge because the Hobos have been spreading the news and making the connections throughout the country and wider afield for a decade.
Yes, Drogheda's hardest working blues band celebrate ten fantastic years on the road this year and to celebrate they’re bringing it all back home to McHugh’s Barrel venue on the Cord Road.
In that time, the band has kept the same stellar lineup, they've released two brilliant albums, played countless memorable gigs and are a main feature of all of the big blues festivals in the country.
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These guys always put on a rousing performance. You want harmonica led, hard rocking slide guitar blues? Then you've got the best in The Stonecold Hobos.
If you feel like bringing a pressie then 10 is represented by tin or aluminium. Perhaps wrap something in tinfoil. Hobo loves cake.
If you’ve never heard the Hobos before here’s a video of them playing in one of my favourite Dublin pubs, Arthur’s on Thomas Street.