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Bluesbreakers: Benji Kirkpatrick

Banjos. Ale. Fire. You’ve never heard a Hendrix covers album like this

It's a brave man who takes on the Hendrix catalogue. It’s a braver one who does so with a banjo. “I’ve been a fan since I was 11,” explains Benji Kirkpatrick, “and having tried to copy Hendrix, and to be him, when I was young, I realised it was futile. It was actually Voodoo Child that sparked this album. I was messing about on the banjo one day and realised it worked really well. So I thought maybe I could tackle a load of others, in a completely acoustic, stripped-back kind of way. It’ll probably surprise a few people…”

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