In association with Churches Together in Broxbourne
We are pleased to welcome back to Hoddesdon acclaimed slide-guitarist and top performer, Bryn Haworth.
Singer-songwriter Bryn has been delighting audiences with his unique brand of rock, country and gospel blues for nearly 4 decades. Music reviewer Richard Williams calls him a "musician's musician - a first class rock musician whose music has its roots in blues and R&B ... and is particularly recognised a remarkable exponent of the slide (or bottleneck) guitar, a technique derived from the blues".
Coming to London from Lancashire in the late sixties Bryn joined "Les Fleur de Lys" a Motown/soul band linked with Atlantic Records in England. He left the band in '69 and travelled to California; from there he toured extensively in the US in various American bands and was a founder member of Wolfgang, a band formed and managed by the legendary Bill Graham, appearing with such artists as Led Zeppelin, Jefferson Airplane and Taj Mahal. In 1973 he returned to England and was signed to Island Records where he made his first LP. "Let The Days Go By".
He has been a session guitar player with top musicians including Chris de Burgh, Joan Armatrading, Cliff Richard and Gerry Rafferty. Bryn also writes his own songs, and has had several of his own compositions recorded by other artists including Lulu, Sandy Denny and Mary Black.
Bryn recorded a further album for Island ("Sunny Side Of The Street") and then continued his career as a solo recording artist with A&M Records where he recorded "Grand Arrival" and "Keep The Ball Rolling". During this period he made numerous radio and TV appearances, including sessions for John Peel and BBC's Old Grey Whistle Test, as well as touring extensivelywith such artists as Traffic, Bad Company, Gallagher & Lyle and Fairport Convention.
In 1974 Bryn and his wife Sally became Christians and this powerful experience brought a strong gospel influence into his music. Between 1988 and 1992, Bryn was on staff of a south-west London church developing worship teams and setting up a prison ministry.
Since then, Bryn has regularly performed concerts in prisons across the UK and run workshops helping inmates develop their musical skills. He has released 14 further albums including Time Out, the 2nd album recorded specifically for prison inmates and RebeI Man released autumn 2015.
In May 2019 he published Enough is Enough, a single released in response to the campaign to halt indiscriminate felling of trees.