Diz Watson & Tony Uter

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Created by Dean Mortlock

The King Arthur, Glastonbury

Ace Records Artist Diz ‘Honeybear’ Watson, piano player, singer and entertainer, is a quintessential exponent of New Orleans-style piano, and exuberant mix of Barrelhouse, Rhythm and Blues, Rock ‘n’ Roll, and Boogie Woogie. He recorded the classic Bluecoat Man for Ace Records in 1981, featuring the legendary Lee Allen on saxophone, and in 1995 cut Tonky Honk with Big Jay McNeely. Diz has worked and opened for the likes of Chas and Dave, Clarence ‘Frogman’ Henry, Alexis Korner, Axel Swingenburger, Dr. John and the Rolling Stones.

Accompanying Diz at this gig is the Jamaican legend Tony ‘Groco’ Uter on conga drums, just a mere 87 years old, he has played with just about everyone on the British Blues ‘n’ Jazz and Caribbean scene, including Ronnie Scott, Dizzy Gillespie, Bob Marley, Rico Rodriguez and the poet Linton ‘Kwesi’ Johnson.

GLASTONBURY – The King Arthur
March 17