" Through my BBC 6Music radio show I'm really aware of an ever increasing audience for roots and blues music . The UK doesn't have an equivalent of the legendary New Orleans or Newport Jazz Festivals; this being music made to be performed live, the idea of a real Rhythm and Blues Festival such as Red Rooster will create a great excitement, with both audience and live acts queuing up to be there "
Cerys Matthews, BBC 6 Music DJ
Welcome to Red Rooster...
A whisky sippin', guitar strummin', banjo pickin', rib suckin', weekend of Southern blues and country in the heart of Suffolk County.
We’re awful particular ‘bout the kind of music we play, which is why only the finest Rhythm & Blues, Americana, Roots and Country musicians make it onto our bill.
Bringing the South to Suffolk
In all our long rambling and weary travels we’re yet to find a place that draws us like the American Deep South.
Now… It ain’t no secret that a weekend dedicated to the sweet sounds of the South is about as scarce as hen’s teeth on this side of the pond. All the music clubs here are run by folks so dumb they couldn’t pour water out of a boot with the instructions on the heel. While most of your DJ’s and pop-starlets couldn't carry a tune if they had a bucket with a lid on it.
But that’s where we come in. You see, we had this idea about bringing the South to Suffolk and throwing a party out in the woods, with the sky up there, the sun hotter than a 2-dollar pistol; or, at night, all speckled with stars. A place where music would play on from dusk till dawn and folks would dance and writhe like mountain snakes with a belly full of rye.
Southern style and taste influences everything we do here at Red Rooster. The festival grounds are about as pretty as a Tennessee sunrise, so when you’re done partying, you can just find your own private patch of nature and loll around like a bump on a log.
So, if you like your music Dixie and your chicken Southern-fried, hitch yourself a ride down to Suffolk County and Red Rooster...