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Cherry Lee Mewis: BIO
She's a 5ft nothing 25-year old white girl from North Wales who has helped turn roots and blues music into a cool, swinging fusion that's both classic and stylishly modern.
It's two years on from Cherry's first blues effort, the critically acclaimed Little Girl Blue, which helped introduce a whole new audience to the dynamic sound of Cherry Lee Mewis, firmly securing Cherry's place as one of the rising stars on the UK Blues scene today, taking her music from the tiny clubs of Bedford, to festivals in the UK and Europe, such as Italy's Tropea Blues Festival, Shetland Blues Festival, The Barbican International Jazz & Blues Festival and Cambridge Rock Festival, naming just a few.
The winter of 2008 saw Cherry finally pack her bags for good and
leave her tiny village hometown in north Wales, to her adopted home of
Bedford. "I've been making music here since I was 17, so it's not
totally alien to me, but moving permanently away from family and loved
ones was and it left me facing totally new life experiences..."
"Many of the oldest blues records contain gritty, realistic lyrics,
no censored versions! I put my whole self into every single one of these
tracks, I feel like i'm inside of them...."
Like most great blues performers, Cherry is best experienced live and highlights of 2010 have included supporting Walter Trout, performing at the Howlin' Wolf Memorial Festival in West Point, Mississippi, being special guest of Blind Mississippi Morris in the legendary BB King's on the one and only Beale St, and supporting Mud Morganfield (Muddy Waters Jnr) on his UK tour.
The great hobo bluesman himself, Seasick Steve says, "The only people
who are going to keep the blues alive and kicking are the kids picking
it up, these young bands out there - they got all the future."