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Cherry on the road

Cherry with Morgan Freeman minutes after coming off stage at his Ground Zero Blues Club, Clarksdale, Mississippi

Cherry with legendary songwriter Dan Penn hanging out near Muscle Shoals Sound Studios, Alabama

Cherry with Steve Cropper after opening up for him and The Animals

Cherry onstage performing at the Silverstone British Grand Prix

Cherry recording at Abbey Road Studios guesting on Bernie Marsden's new record

Cherry hanging out in Nashville before performing at Red Rooster's Writer Night

Cherry & the band recording their BBC Radio 2 session at Maida Vale

Cherry with Bernie Marsden & Paul Jones after performing at Paul's charity gig at Cranleigh Arts Centre

"Great voice Cherry Lee!" Imelda May


Cherry with Aled Jones after coming off stage at Proms in the Park

"Thanks for supporting me, great music..." Albert Lee

"Cherry got the blues, that's why I wrote her name on my hand!..." Seasick Steve

"Real great touring with you Miss Cherry, thank you so much..." Mud Morganfield (Muddy Waters Jnr)

"Cherry, you sure can howl girl!" Hanging with Howlin' Wolf's two daughters and niece after performing at Howlin' Wolf Festival in West Point, Mississippi

Backstage with the Walter Trout Band after supporting him on his UK tour

Cherry backstage at Kentish Town Forum after performing onstage with The Quireboys

Onstage with Brad Webb & Blind Mississippi Morris at BB King's on Beale St, Memphis

Onstage at the 2010 Howlin' Wolf Memorial Festival in West Point, Mississippi

Onstage at the 2010 Howlin' Wolf Memorial Festival in West Point, Mississippi, band from l-r Grammy-award winning Billy Earheart, David Parker, Kelvin Holly (Little Richard, Pegi Young), Mike Chain, Cherry & Keith Shaddix.

Cherry onstage with her US band at the 2011 Market Street Festival in Columbus, Mississippi.

Backstage with US blues legend Super Chikan at the 2011 Market Street Festival, Columbus Mississippi
 

Well it's that time of year again where we've done some reflecting here at Cherry Jam Camp and agreed that 2013 was indeed a great year for Cherry. From performing all over the UK again at many festivals, art centres and venues, to recording at Abbey Road with Bernie 'Whitesnake' Marsden. Performing at Silverstone British Grand Prix again in front of a 8,000 something strong crowd, to performing alongside Ronnie Wood and Van Morrison at BluesFest at the Royal Albert Hall. Releasing new EP Cherry Pickin' back in the summer, to many more positive magazine reviews and radio plays all around the world. 2013 has been on to remember!

Says Cherry, "There have been many highlights of this year and as ever I continue to be thankful to have the best of the best on my team; my band who are truly at the top of their game and who are my musical family, another year with them is my highlight. I've also enjoyed working with Bernie Marsden again this year and guesting with Del Bromham of Stray too which has seen me open up for Mott The Hoople with him back in November. As ever, i'm genuinely excited to see what next year will bring. 2014 is already looking exciting. We've got a new album to put out and lots more cities to play in. I'll be returning to the US and performing with my Mississippi band too. As ever, I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for all your support, whether coming to gigs, buying my CD's, emailing requests to national radio stations, thank you for it all! You've come this far with us, you may as well stay for the best is yet to come! Happy New Year everyone, let's make it another to remember!"

What's left to say is thanks once again for all your support in 2013, we'll see you in 2014 and Cherry will be releasing her new album in the Spring. She's also on Bernie Marsden's new album Shine due out March 17th. As ever, check the gig dates to see  where you can see Cherry and her band in 2014!

HAPPY NEW YEAR and enjoy the picture collage below!