Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017

In October of this year (2011) we played at a festival in the beautiful Luxembourg town of Vianden. We were delighted and honoured when John Lee Hooker`s daughter  Zakiya came up on stage with us and performed Leadbelly`s traditional blues “In the Pines” . She left the stage and danced to the next tune whereupon the audience got up and joined her. A real lady with a marvellous voice! You can see the video at this link http://rag-mama-rag.com/videos/  Read More →

SUTTON BLUES COLLECTIVE Station Pub, Sutton Coldfield 4/10/06 Blues in Britain/issue 59 France based Rag Mama Rag (husband and wife team Deborah and Ashley Dow) put on a superlative performance at The Sutton Blues Collective this Wednesday.  They were exactly the right sort of act for the ambience of this club.  A complex combination of traditional country blues with songs from names such as Tampa Red, Leadbelly, Robert Johnson and Blind Boy Fuller were performed together with original songs penned by Ashley Dow,  and even a Ry cooder tune.  Ashley has a voice ideally suited to singing this... [Read more]