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Tom Colborn

Tom Colborn began playing in his early twenties, when he was clearly old enough to know better. Dragged unceremoniously onward by his obsession, he quickly became embroiled in professional gigging. His repertoire consists of fiery Delta blues and baudy rags from the dawn of the idiom, as well as self-penned songs and instrumentals which use the old vocabulary to say new things. Over a decade of performing, he has performed at festivals including the Big Chill, The Edinburgh Fringe, Cambridge Folk Festival and Broadstairs Folk Week. He has jammed with the late great Lousiana Red, Sam Mitchell, supported Nick Harper, Little Axe, John Alcock from Fairport Convention and the Trembling Bells.