Sid Griffin plus The Seagrass Band

SID GRIFFIN plus THE SEAGRASS BAND – Cellar Arts Club, Worthing – Friday 2nd February

Double bill feat. pioneer of Alt.Country and one of Britain’s best new Bluegrass bands

AMA (Americana Music Association) award winner SID GRIFFIN led indie rock heroes the Long Ryders, credited by many as founders of alt-country. Their 1984 their album ‘Native Sons’ reached number 1 on the UK Indie Charts and number 4 in the US. After relocating to the UK, Griffin toured extensively with the Coal Porters, as well writing, broadcasting and record producing.

“His intimate acoustic shows are consistently memorable” The Sunday Times

“Sid Griffin was playing Americana years before the term was invented and that pioneer spirit shines on…”
– Billy Bragg

Opening the show, and then joining Griffin at the end of the night for some rabble-rousing bluegrass numbers, Brighton’s THE SEAGRASS BAND. Fronted by Dave Taggart (Belinda Carlisle band, Jimmy Nail band, Baz Warne [Stranglers] duo), featuring members of the Coal Porters and the Guy Chadwick [House of Love] Band and Paul Bishop, described by Record Collector Magazine as the Jimi Hendrix of the banjo.

Cellar Arts Club, 70 Marine Parade, Worthing BN11 3QB (

Friday 2nd February 2024 – Tickets £10 adv (+bf)


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