THE DELTA TRIO

The Delta Trio is the latest project of renowned guitarist and singer Marcus Bonfanti, who is joined here by J. Darwish on double bass and Bubu DJT on drums and percussion. Dedicated to celebrating the vibrant music heritage of New Orleans, the band also explore The Blues of The American Delta and the sound of pre-war America, effortlessly tying together decades of musical invention and discovery.

With their own interpretations of these ground-breaking songs - and an impressive repertoire of bouncing blues and jumpin’ jazz - the three-piece can seamlessly move from moments of raw beauty to toe-tapping dance breaks within the blink of an eye. Fans can not only expect songs by musical pioneers such as Robert Johnson and Muddy Waters, but also the music by those that were influenced by such artists – often moving into the 60s and 70s with the music of Dr John, Taj Mahal, Tom Waits and Little Feat.

MARCUS BONFANTI

Described by The Times as ‘utterly spellbinding’, Marcus Bonfanti is a hugely talented and respected guitarist. A twice winner of the British Blues Award for Best Acoustic Performer and Best Songwriter, Marcus has toured the world backing countless famous artists as well as releasing three critically acclaimed solo albums.

Amongst many others, Marcus has worked as a guitar player with Eric Clapton, Tom Jones, Ginger Baker, Van Morrison and Ronnie Wood, as well as opening shows as a solo artist for the likes of Little Feat and Chuck Berry.

His growing reputation as one of the top performers in the UK and Europe also lead to him being asked to front the legendary rock band Ten Years After, which he has done since early 2014. Alongside the pianist Paddy Milner, Marcus also fronts the Woodstock - influenced classic rock band, Jawbone, and is now into his seventh year of fronting the Ronnie Scott’s Blues Explosion, who hold a monthly residency at the prestigious London venue.

APPEARANCES

The Delta Trio play across the bank holiday weekend with appearances in the TT Fan Park on Friday 28th and Saturday 29th – as well as Sunday 30th August as part of the Festival in a Day.