Moreland & Arbuckle get to the root of the matter at The Cellars at Eastney

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Guitarist Aaron Moreland and harpist/vocalist Dustin Arbuckle have spent more than a decade exploring the edges of American roots music.

In the process, Moreland & Arbuckle have forged a relentless and haunting sound that merges Delta blues, folk, rock, traditional country, soul and numerous other echoes and murmurs from an infinitely layered musical narrative that spans more than a century.

The Moreland & Arbuckle journey began when the two met at an open-mic jam at a club in Wichita, Kansas, in 2001. Moreland had just moved into town a few months earlier from Emporia – a city located some eighty-five miles to the northeast.

Arbuckle, a native of Wichita, had been playing in a blues rock bar band at the time. He counts iconic figures like harpists Little Walter and Sonny Boy Williamson and guitarist Son House among his most profound influences.

Now with five albums and support tours with the likes of ZZ Top, George Thorogood, Jonny Lang, Buddy Guy, and Robert Cray under their belts, the duo come to The Cellars at Eastney on Sunday. Doors 7.30pm. Tickets £12 advance, £14 on the door. Go to thecellars.co.uk