Katie Bradley

KENT singer-songwriter Katie Bradley came into the spotlight with her 2012 iTunes blues hit I Hear The River, which received a nomination for Best Original Song in the British Blues Awards, which came from her debut album She’s Ready.

PLAYING THE BLUES – Katie Bradley is one of the leading attractions at the Americana Festival, Fiery Bird, Woking, this weekend

Her success grew quickly as she supported and collaborated with the likes of Luther Allison, Suzanne Vega, Lucky Peterson, Taildragger, Georgie Fame and Geno Washington.

An accomplished blues harp player, her second album, Anchor Baby Sessions, has cemented her reputation to the point where she is a major attraction at the first Surrey Americana Festival in Woking this weekend.

Taking place at the Fiery Bird, the festival will run on Saturday (4pm-midnight) and Sunday  (2-10.30pm) and will also feature Dustbowl Sinners, Mantic Muddlers, Downtown Roundabout, Beth Keeping, the Will Purdue Band and many more.

LOCAL, national and touring US acts are heading to Woking this month for the Surrey Americana Festival.

IN THE GROOVE – The Mantic Muddlers are among the attractions at the Americana Festival

About 20 acts have been lined up for the event, which will take place at the Fiery Bird on Saturday and Sunday 21 and 22 September.

Among those confirmed are the Mantic Muddlers, Katie Bradley, Dustbowl Sinners, the Will Purdue Band, Phil Coleman, J Lee & The Hoodoo Skulls and Downtown Roundabout.

For tickets details and further information, please visit www.fierybirdvenue.org.uk.

For more details about acts appearing at the festival, see the 19 September edition of the News & Mail