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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
 

What a year 2016 has been! Cherry has spent 7 months of the year overseas in blocks of 3 touring with her jazz band taking in 17 countries, as well as performing with the Cherry Lee Mewis band in the UK at numerous festivals and with the Del Bromham Blues Devils Band and Think Floyd too.

Keep an eye on the tour page for 2017 dates, Cherry will be spending the first 4 months of the year on a world tour with her jazz band taking in countries such as Australia, New Zealand, Hawaii, Japan, China, and Dubai among many others. You can be sure to get daily updates from Cherry's Facebook and Twitter pages, not forgetting her personal favourite, Instagram so you can follow along on her journey.

Plans for 2017 include a Spring tour when Cherry returns, an EP release of Cherry's BBC session from Radio 2 along with Nashville mixes of 3 tracks from the Catch My Drift album, a special DVD release, and a new album later in the year too. Lots going on and plenty to look forward to!

Enjoy the pics below of last weekend's shows which saw Cherry join Del Bromham at The Beaverwood in Kent, and Cherry's Christmas show with her band at Bedford Esquires. Many thanks to Andy Reynolds and Trev Earl for the pics.

Here's to another fantastic year ahead and once again, thank you for all your support in 2016.

We hope you all have a very Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year!