A solo artist since the late sixties, Chris also spent two years on the New Orleans music bar and coffee house circuit as a singer/songwriter, and ten productive years in California and Texas. His fingerpicking Texas blues guitar playing combines with a fine bluesman’s voice – intensely expressive and impressive, whether singing slow blues or driving R’n’B. Drawing on influences from John Renbourn to Bonnie Raitt, Louis Armstrong to B.B. King, Chris and Dave Ferra combine to produce some Authentic good-time blues music with a feel of New Orleans and Beyond.
Chris Berry….”mellow and melodic old style fingerpicking guitar with awesome vocals thrown in….great Texas blues.” Times Picayunne, New Orlean
Dave Ferra: guitar, slide, harmonica and vocals
Dave has played his blues, spirituals and ragtime on 12 String guitar, slide guitar, and rack harmonica for many years around the South of England. His varied blues repertoire ranges from pre-war Delta to Jimmy Reed and Corey Harris. Dave’s light timbre voice and wide instrumental range perfectly suit his raggy East Coast style. You’ll particularly love the slide and harp work! With a couple of strong solo CDs behind him, Dave joins up with Chris Berry to form Porch Swing Blues.
Dave Ferra…”acoustic blues worth investigating!” Blues in Britain magazine