Stompin' Dave & Lucy Piper
An exciting new collaboration sees Bridport vocalist and instrumentalist Stompin' Dave joined by Exeter session drummer Lucy Piper.
"In other parts of the world they have cyclones, tornadoes and hurricanes, in the UK we have Stompin' Dave" Blues In The South.
Stompin' Dave has worked exclusively as a musician, he has released over thirty albums and made well over two hundred and fifty festival appearances, including some major ones such as Glastonbury, Camp Bestival, and Bestival.
A former member of former UK Blues Band of the Year, The Producers. Dave was nominated for a British Blues Award in 2014. "Stompin' Dave is a master of all kinds of American roots...a formidable musician and a true original." The Telegraph.
Declared by The Guardian as "one of the UK's leading blues drummers" Lucy Piper has over the past few years spent many nights performing in Mississippi, USA 'juke joints' alongside many top musicians, including the multi Blues Music Award nominee Watermelon Slim, and Robert Kimbrough Senior, son of one of the all time greats of hill country blues, Junior Kimbrough.
In 2019 and 2020 Lucy worked with double Grammy Award winning label Ruf Records on their annual 'Blues Caravan'. As well as appearing on Ryan Perry's album High Risk, Low Reward which was nominated for a Blues Music Award 2020. (Universally recognized as the highest award in blues music.)
In the UK Lucy currently performs with a plethora of different artists. She has recently appeared with many great performers including Adam Sweet, Ben Waters, Liam Ward and Sons Of The Delta, as well as her own Exeter based band Southern Fried Groove Queens. Last spring Lucy toured with folk duo Sounds of the Sirens.
Lucy is a former member of the band Junkyard angels, fronted by Julian Piper "One of the UK's foremost champions of African American blues" The Guardian. The band performed across the UK and Europe often as the backing band for touring blues musicians from the USA.
For more information on Lucy visit: https://www.lucypiperdrums.com
Earlier this year Dave and Lucy released an album Nothing But Trouble featuring eleven original Stompin' Dave songs. The album was described as "one mighty little gem...The sound is authentic, with a richness that's as good as any of the best blues albums." in Blues In Britain magazine.
Dave & Lucy have just completed another album We Can Talk In Person Blues. Featuring fifteen more original Stompin' Dave songs. It's available here!