Those in need of a healthy dose of blues guitar will welcome the news that Stephen Dale Petit
and his new band (with an average age of 23) are playing the 100 Club
on Saturday 8th October
's Steve Harris
as a Guest DJ and Support.
November sees the release of Stephen Dale Petit - The BBC Sessions
featuring his guest appearances on BBC Radio 2
's Paul Jones Rhythm and Blues
and Bob Harris
Shows and he will be playing tracks from the album at the show.
Petit also recently recorded in Nashville with Vance Powell
(Kings Of Leon, Willie Nelson, The Dead Weather, Buddy Guy) at the desk and is planning to follow up his two critically acclaimed albums (Guitararama
, The Crave
) with two new albums for 2012.
Not only that, but while in Nashville, Petit visited Gibson's Custom Shop
to pick up his brand new signature SG
, and what a beauty it is!
'I used the LP '62 Custom with a Maestro tailpiece as the starting point - knocked out the middle pick up, added gold Grovers, ebony fretboard - frets and custom wound burstbucker pickups and caps & pots and neck dimensions all to my spec, said Petit of his new acquisition. 'I sent 'em a piece of mahogany with the colour I wanted & added the flowerpot to the headstock. I can't say enough about how great everybody at Gibson Custom Shop were. I'm over the moon about the guitar, and played it for nearly all the recording sessions on the new album.'
If you want to see the bluesman himself in action playing his new axe, get your tickets now as they're likely to sell out fast!
Sat 8th October
100 Oxford St. London W1
Tickets £10 adv. / £12 door
Tel: 0207 636 0933