Thursday, October 19th, 2017

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Please find below a couple of new videos of concerts we gave within the last year Highlights from a recent concert in Rouen Rag Mama Rag Concert a Saint Julien de lampon  Read More →

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 →

Article in La Depeche du Midi 24/08/11 http://www.ladepeche.fr/article/2011/08/24/1152284-leobard-abbaye-nouvelle-soiree-jazz-et-blues.html Gary Brooker and his group supported by  the duo Rag Mama Rag Saturday, August 20, the Association for the Protection of the Abbaye Nouvelle in Leobard, France, chaired by Paul Barrière, offered an evening of Jazz and Blues, with the opening act, the duo “Rag Mama Rag” followed by Gary Brooker and Judy Blair. The first part of the evening was superb. The duo, Ashley and Deborah Dow, using several instruments each (Acoustic... [Read more]

Exciting news folks.! Yesterday, to our total delight we discovered that our song  “Final Hour Blues”  from our Rag Mama Rag album “Struttin` and Strollin` has been used in the American action movie “Drive Angry” http://www.driveangry3d.com/ The film, released earlier this year, stars Nicolas Cage and Amber Heard and was directed by Patrick Lussier. The film was shot in 3-D and special effects were created by Gary Tunnicliffe. Paradise FX posesses the real 3-D cameras, which Lussier used for his film. The three cars driven by Nicolas Cage in the film are a... [Read more]

Hi Folks, We recently arrived back from our UK/Spain tour. We were away for almost 5 weeks and clocked up around 4000 kilometres on our camping car. Unfortunately the Rag Mama Rag mobile broke down on us in Kent, leaving us without home and transport for 8 days. Needless to say we had to hire another vehicle and spent several nights in some rather expensive hotels. Fortunately my sister (Ashley`s) offered us a room for four or five nights during the tour, so lots of thanks to her. The whole episode set us back almost £2000. C`est la vie! Despite all of this the tours went well and we had some... [Read more]

The weekend of the 7,8 of May 2010, Rag Mama Rag performed at the Festival “My Blues Berry Nights”. Held in Bourges in the Berry region of France the evenings were a great success for all of the musicians and the organisers “L`Association des Tons Tons”. Before the concert on the 8/05  Rag Mama Rag gave an interview to French television channel FRANCE3. Although it was not expected, the French TV team stayed and filmed the entire concert. You can watch the interview and excerpts from the concert on the video below  Read More →

We have just returned from a two week stay in Benin in west Africa. We were there to play at The Sekanami  festival which was a week long event in the town of Adjarra.  http://sekanami.org/ The festival took place nearby to a local school.  We played to a vast crowd of enthusiastic Beninois who joined us  during the choruses of  “Minnie the Moocher” and “Freight Train”.  This was the first time we have played in Africa and we have to say that the experience was very much an eye opener. Benin does have a lot of poverty but we rarely saw anyone who complained and the... [Read more]

On the 9th of february Rag Mama Rag will participate in a concert with 6 other groups to raise money to help the earthquake victims in Haiti. The concert starts at 8pm and will be taking place at L`Espace valentre in Cahors. The musicians performing are Gary Brooker (Procol Harum) Judy Blair Quartet Rag Mama Rag Toubib Jazz Band -jazz Dr. Cha-jazz Francesca Graziano & Limmie Snell- rhythm & blues Mark Newman & Michel Griffin-folk Tickets will be available sur place on the night of the concert or to reserve in advance please phone 05 65 21 23 62 – 06 74 49 70 49  Read More →

Rag Mama Rag recently played at the Issoudun Guitar Festival in France. During their concert they performed the old ukulele hit “I`ll see you in my dreams”.  The famous version of the song was  first recorded in the 1930s by Ukulele Ike and more recently by Joe Brown during the tribute concert given to George Harrison. This video is now on their website .  Read More →