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The Creedence Collection was born out of a Hull band, Mean Eyed Cat, famous on the local scene for playing their own unique swamp/country/ bluegrass versions of well- known rock and pop tunes. There was always a selection of Creedence hits in the set, so after the usual “do you play any Queen” the request for a Creedence song was always well received.
Realising there was a taste for Creedence and Fogerty out there, Blako decided to set up The Creedence Collection to share the best of Creedence Clearwater Revival and John Fogerty.
On guitar and lead vocals is Blako (Lynn Blakeston) who started playing guitar when he was 11. In the early ’70s he was in the Hull band Uncle Sam, supporting Thin Lizzy, Chris Spedding, Hot Chocolate, The Hollies, The Merseybeats, Stealer’s Wheel and many more. From the ’70s and to this day he listens to and plays rock ‘ n’ roll and country rock music from Creedence Cleerwater Revival and Chuck Berry to Crosby Stills and Nash, and the Eagles.
He also plays the pedal steel guitar. Playing took him to Germany, Holland, Belgium, Norway, Denmark, Nashville, New York and the highlight, playing at The 1982 Country Music Festival at Wembley, where he shared the stage with Kris Kristofferson and Tammy Wynette.
Over the years he has worked with J.D. Fontana (Elvis’s drummer), James Burton (Elvis’s guitarist), Chris Hillman (The Byrds), Chas and Dave, Albert Lee (played guitar for everyone!), Al Perkins (Eagles, Rolling Stones, Emmy Lou Harris, and more), B.J. Cole (the pedal steel ‘guru’), Sonny Curtis (guitarist and songwriter with Buddy Holly) Tommy Allsup (the one who didn’t get in the plane with Buddy Holly), Walter Trout, Wilco Johnson, Steve Harley, Roy Wood and many more…
Doors/ Bars open 7.00pm
First Set 8.00pm
The Creedence Collection
A tribute to Creedence Clearwater Revival.
See The Creedence Collection tour dates
Louth Town Hall
- LN11 9NW
- 01507 354336