A taste of country blues
ONE of the most popular acts ever to appear at the B-Bar, Barbican Theatre, return by popular demand tonight.
International festy favourites Fitz & Cara are a husband-and-wife act who not only play a mean line in hill-style country blues and old-timey folk, they look, act and dress the part.
Glamorous Cara on drums and washboard looks like she's stepped straight out of a Fifties movie, while the hirsute Fitz on guitar appears like a character from a John Steinbeck novel.
There may be just the two of them, but the chemistry they conjure and the raw simplicity of their music, delivered with honesty and passion, made them an instant hit when they first played the B Bar as part of a series of Americana shows.
Since that first outing, the Aussie/Irish duo has returned to play the Barbican International Jazz Festival and they went on play the boutique Port Eliot Festival to great acclaim.
This time they come brandishing their new album Wiley Ways, on which they played bed pans and old leather bags, as well as their trademark drums'n'guitar.
It has been a shared passion for music that has molded this album lovingly track by track and now they want to share the scrawls and ramblings from their shed in the bush and some long, dark nights on the road.
They play from 8pm. Find out more by visiting www.hatfitzcara.net