Not Only But Also The Blues: Railroad, Lee Hall, Rhythm Doctors

Not Only But Also The Blues: Railroad, Lee Hall, Rhythm Doctors

Monday 27 September 2021
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Ashburton Arts Centre


Book tickets here – £10 or £8 or £5  you choose.

Doors and bar open 7pm – music starts 7.30pm prompt-ish!

On the last Monday of every month we feature artists based in the South West from the bluesier end of the musical spectrum. Contact organiser Mary Caffery ( if you’re interested in playing or being part of the jam.

For September’s session we have:

Ray Kemp just can’t resist the blues. He has been playing and singing for more years than he cares to remember. In the 1970s he toured Europe with many of the big names in the rock world. He was a founder member of The Travelling Bluesburys – see video here.

He’s now settled in East Devon and plays his own brand of blues now with RAILROAD, a new incarnation, which attempts to infuse traditional blues with a jazz feel.

Lee Hall
A singer/songwriter in the Mississippi Delta style, the blues flows from his soul. As he says “Bang a guitar and a microphone in his hands and I am a happy man” Playing authentic, infectious and rhythmic Delta blues, from the era of one man and a guitar

Rhythm Doctors
The house band ends the night with a jam session welcoming a guest or two to the stage. If you’re interested in playing, please contact organiser Mary Caffery in advance on

Pandemic policies. This information will be updated as things change.

Update: April 2022

  • Face masks: In the Main Hall, on the ground floor, these are recommended at all times, but are optional. Anyone who sits upstairs in the balcony MUST wear a face mask – with NO exceptions (not even those who are exempt). This is to allow people who are clinically vulnerable to have a place to sit where seats are naturally separated, so: (a) to provide a place for people who want to be as distanced as possible from others, and with anyone nearby wearing a mask; (b) as virus particles when airborne are generally heavier than air, this helps to mitigate the risk of transmission from people sitting in the balcony to audience members below.
  • The windows and doors of the venue will be open, allowing fresh air to be constantly moving through. Although we have heating, this might mean that the ambient temperature is a little cooler than some might like, and audience members should dress accordingly.
  • Please, if you can, take a Lateral Flow test before coming to the Arts Centre, and if this is positive, don’t come. These tests aim to pick up anyone who is infectious at the moment of testing, so please take the test as late as possible on the same day before coming to the Arts Centre. If you test positive, a refund or transfer of your ticket to another event can be arranged, if you let us know before the start of the event, by emailing