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Roots Music in Birmingham

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Town Hall presents soulful and gospel-infused folk-blues from Eric Bibb at Town Hall on 27 May to mark the release of his latest album, Booker?s Guitar, inspired by the discovery of a 1930s steel-body guitar that had belonged to Delta blues legend Booker White, an older cousin to B.B. King. Eric recorded the title track in England using White?s guitar, celebrating the connection between early 20th century blues and 21st century music live on stage.

A long awaited performance at Symphony Hall by American country star, producer and actor Kenny Rogers takes place on Sunday 13 June, with the Texan born entertainer, who has delivered memorable songs spanning rock, pop, soul and country, reprising classic hits including Lady, The Gambler, Islands in the Stream, We?ve Got Tonight and Buy Me A Rose.

Now celebrating more than 50 years of music, Kenny is set to release a new album in 2010 with long-time friend Dolly Parton.

Good-time, uptown, low-down bluesman Robert Cray returns to Symphony Hall, Birmingham on Monday 12 July following the release of new album In Time. Cray has won 5 Grammys, has been nominated for 11 more, and has collaborated with such luminaries as Eric Clapton, B.B. King, Muddy Waters, Chuck Berry and Bonnie Raitt.

Wednesday 10 November will see respected Australian guitarist Tommy Emmanuel play on the historic stage at Town Hall Birmingham as part of a UK tour. Self taught from the age of 4, the two-time Grammy nominee and ?Thumbpicker of the Year? has performed his unique and captivating finger style guitarmanship for almost five decades, demonstrating a deep passion for country and bluegrass music as well as embracing pop, jazz, blues, gospel and even classical, flamenco and aboriginal styles.