Blind Justice Page
Steve Page, aka Blind justice Page, is on a mission to rediscover the roots of Americana music, performing songs from, and inspired by, the golden age old-time music and country blues.
Long time front man for Americana band the Open Secrets, Steve returns to his blues roots with Blind Justice Page. He began as a blues musician. Then he got caught up in the whole Americana scene. Lately he has turned back towards the blues.
Steve has a theory about Americana music and the Blues. Americana has its roots in the “old-time” music that came out of the American South in the inter-war years – exactly the self-same period that Robert Johnson, Son House, Skip James and the like, were creating what we now call country blues. He thinks that at the time, old-time and blues musicians would have shared and borrowed from each other all the time. Listen carefully and you’ll hear the evidence. We only think of them as separate creatures because the nascent recording industry divided popular music on race lines – old time for white folk and blues for African-Americans.
The mission for the band is to seek inspiration the roots of all Americana music for performing and songwriting.
Steve will be running a slide guitar workshop at the Festival and you can expect plenty more of the same at the gig. It is entirely possible that the other members of the band will put in an appearance – Kevin Jones on bass and guitar, Sally Page on washboard.
See Blind Justice Page at The Falcon
Sunday 22 September – 3:00pm