BluesBeaten Redshaw
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He may be young, but Bluesbeaten Redshaw has achieved more in his 19 years than many manage in a lifetime. He picked up his first guitar aged 11 and after a year of lessons he was already experimenting with slightly more unusual instruments, like the now infamous one string Diddley Bow. Lessons abandoned, the talented young man taught himself all there was to know about Cigar box guitars, including building them in his shed out of sweet tins, petrol cans and pretty much anything else he could lay his hands on. All the while listening to an eclectic mix of music from Seasick Steve and Bob Log III to the more traditional Merle Travis.

By 14 he was already on the live music scene, playing local pubs and shows and amazing people with his unusual mix of blues, country with some punk and folk thrown in for good measure. From there it only got better for the young Yorkshire lad with the big sound. A couple of years later he was offered the chance of a drive a 1948 Ferguson tractor from his home in North Yorkshire, 1500 miles across Europe to a small village in Switzerland. This being Bluesbeaten Redshaw there were, of course, many gigs planned en route! This massive musical adventure was filmed for a documentary which has led to many TV and radio interviews in Europe especially. To date he has played two stages at Glastonbury, various festivals all over the UK and Europe and travelled around the home of Country music, Tennessee, collecting new fans at every gig. All this achieved by the tender age of 18.

More recently he has played the amazing BluesRules festival in Switzerland, wowing the crowds as well as many others during the weeks worth of promotional gigs in Paris and Geneva to name but two.

Not too shabby for a young Yorkshire lad who has always said "I could probably have done it better" Well have a listen to his music and I'm sure you'll disagree!