The Terraplanes

Backwell Festival

The Terraplanes

Influenced by the juke joints of the Mississippi Delta and the R n B invasion of Britain in the 1960s, the Terraplanes close our Tent Stage on Sunday with a set of Old Time Blues and some R n B.

The Terraplanes were formed in 2013 when blues guitarist and singer songwriter Nick Scrase met Eduardo Allen..a Portuguese harmonica player living in Bristol …at an open mic night in The Greenhouse on Park Street.

Scrase was playing an old country blues song when Allen (who always carried a harmonica in his pocket) jumped up on stage and joined in. The pair quickly became friends with a shared appreciation for authentic Delta Blues.

They took their name from legendary bluesman Robert Johnson’s first record “Terraplane Blues” (a masterclass in Johnson’s distinctive finger picking bottleneck guitar style).

The pair played as a duo and recorded an acoustic blues E.P and performed at Bristol venues such as The Old Duke, Mr Wolfs, The Gallimaufry, Under the Stars and LeftBank on Bristol’s Gloucester Rd and it was at The LeftBank that they did their first gig as a 4 piece with Andrew Wood on bass and Tom Turner on drums.

Have a listen to these guys playing I’ve got My Mojo Working – a festival favourite!

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