South Africa’s ‘Harmonica Player Extraordinaire” is back in the Helderberg! Go and party at The Cafe Racer (above 711 on Somerset West Main Rd.) with Lonesome Dave Ferguson on Friday 12th August.
Fantastic food, Awesome atmosphere, Bar specials.
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Harmonica player Dave Ferguson has been playing extensively in and around Cape Town and beyond since the early 90s as well as a 12 year stint in the UK (including Nashville, Memphis, Australia & others). Other international live and session work has been with UK Alt. Country fore-runners The Arlenes, Emily Barker, Sophia, John Townes Van Zandt, Bob Margolin (Muddy Waters), Michelle Shocked, Candye Kane, Mickey Harte, Lucky Oceans (Asleep at the Wheel, The Zydecats), Dave Clarke and Winston Delandro (Blues of Cain, Shaka Kahn, Joan Armatrading and Bob Marley), Brian Robertson (Thin Lizzy), Ian Siegal, Jimmy Dludlu, Prime Circle, Taxi Violence, Bed on bricks, A-King, Red Earth and Rust, Valiant Swart, Ollie Viljoen etc.
Early 2007 saw the launch of his solo show arising from a close association with his friend Benjamin Darvill (aka Son of Dave). This enabled Ferguson to find a voice and created a vehicle for songwriting with an unique sound & approach which has led to a growing cult following. Dave Ferguson has taken his solo show all over South Africa (as well as Namibia, France, the UK and Italy) including all the major South African Rock & Blues Festivals (Oppikoppi, Splashy Fen, Up The Creek, Rocking The Daisies, The Table Mountain Blues Summit, Voodoo Lounge Blues Fest, Big Blues and even the two main Trance festivals: Earthdance and Rezonance).
Ferguson also opened for The Lemonhead’s Evan Dando, Gemma Ray, Candye Kane (US Blues Singer of The Year 2008) & played with Michelle Shocked as well as doing a private performance at the request of the Counting Crows while they were on tour.
Dave has an endorsement with Seydel Harmonicas and has done a live looping clinic for Boss to launch their new RC-30 pedal.
Dave Ferguson is currently based in Italy and the UK where he has been performing as well as shows in other parts of Europe including a prime slot at Balla Coi Cinghialli (Italy2011) and opening the Main Stage at The Rollright Fayre (UK 2012).