SP2 is world-class blues & roots acclaimed singers, songwriters, guitarists Steve Payne and Paul Hobday. Steve and Paul form a powerful roots/blues/boogie duo, playing original compositions appearing in folk/blues clubs and festivals throughout Europe and the UK. They will be joined by our friend and yours, Al Lerman.
Steve Payne has been described by many as one of the most unique guitarists, multi-instrumentalists and singer/songwriter/performers of the modern day Blues/Roots genre.
He has joined the ranks of the “almost legendary” in the Roots/Blues community, and has shared the stage and bill with many of the greats of the Blues and Folk world, including BB King, Dr John and countless others.
Paul Hobday has worked for many years as a songwriter and renowned ‘gun for hire’ guitar player, working with bands and singer/songwriters performing live and in the studio.
He owns and runs his own studio ‘ from his home in Chepstow where he specializes in recording acoustic artists. In 2011, Paul joined Steve Payne for his regular “Easter Run” tour of Germany and the Netherlands, in 2011 and they have played together as a duo ever since, touring in Ireland and Canada as well as Europe.
Al Lerman is no stranger to the Old Church Theatre. Outside of his 2X Juno Award winning band Fathead, Al has built a solid career touring as an solo blues/roots artist, accompanying himself on acoustic guitar and rack harmonica. Considered among the top harmonica players in the country, his prowess on the instrument has earned him several Maple Blues nominations.