JACK Blackman will get the blues once again in Upton this summer, and that will make him a happy, record-breaking performer.

In fact, he'll be setting records at the Upton Blues Festival as the artist with the longest running consecutive appearances.

A spokesman said: "For a record ninth year in a row, Jack will be performing on the Acoustic Stage at the Memorial Hall

"Jack’s first appearance was in 2008 at 14 years old, accompanying The Blues Band’s Dave Kelly. Since then, Jack has established himself into one the most accomplished and exciting young performers on the acoustic roots scene today. His guitar playing has been described as exquisite and his songs have been generating a great deal of attention from many in the music industry including ‘Whispering’ Bob Harris, who lauded 'an exceptional guitarist who sounds just great’."

The spokesman added: "This summer is a busy one for Jack, having recently performed to approximately 25,000 revellers on the main stage at Stratford-upon-Avon River Festival, and upcoming dates including The Great British Rhythm and Blues Festival in Colne, Lancashire and Warwick Folk Festival."

The date for the diary is July 22, from 7pm.